Author Archives: Mary Carson

1 week ago

Marilyn Rathbone: Going for the Gold in textile art

Marilyn Rathbone: Going for the Gold in textile art

Imagine tackling your next textile art project as an athlete would. Setting daily, weekly and monthly goals. Tracking your progress in meeting those goals. Researching and analysing what does and does not work. That’s exactly the challenge textile artist Marilyn Rathbone undertook when the Olympics came to London in 2012….

1 week ago

Lightview Pro XL: I can really see clearly now!

Lightview Pro XL: I can really see clearly now!

A strange thing happened about a year ago: my stitches were getting smaller. Stranger still, neither my technique nor my materials had changed. Not wanting to admit to waning eyesight, I instead decided “lighting” was the problem. So I scoured the Internet for fellow stitchers’ task lamp reviews, and I…

2 weeks ago

Caroline Bartlett: From conception to creation

Caroline Bartlett:  From conception to creation

Caroline Bartlett could be described as a “historian in stitch.” Her passion for exploring the historical, social and cultural associations of textiles result in art installations that take your breath away. Her work entitled “Stilled” is a prime example. As you’ll discover in this article, every material choice—from threads to…

1 month ago

Emily Jo Gibbs: From conception to creation

Emily Jo Gibbs:  From conception to creation

Emily Jo Gibbs notices the little things, and that’s what makes her work remarkable. Whether noticing the shape of a knobbly stick or the worn handle of a well-used tool, Emily Jo creates hand-stitched textiles with a delicate graphic quality. Emily literally builds layers of sheer beauty, creating simple yet…

2 months ago

Flox den Hartog Jager: Angels and demons in stitch and print

Flox den Hartog Jager: Angels and demons in stitch and print

Like many who pick up a needle and thread, Flox den Hartog Jager was introduced to the practical side of stitch from quite a young age. However, she insists it was her mother’s intellectual pursuit of studying symbols, religion and mythology that has had the greatest influence on her work….

3 months ago

Ailish Henderson: Using fine art techniques in a textile way

Ailish Henderson: Using fine art techniques in a textile way

Until she went to college to study fine art, Ailish Henderson had never picked up a needle. No amount of encouragement from her mother who sewed quite a bit could persuade her to do so. Ailish preferred fine art techniques, especially related to drawing and painting. But after entering college,…

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