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Articles on TextileArtist.org cover a wide range of subjects including the history of textile art, best textile art books, websites, resources, exhibitions, galleries, textile design training, and events.

We also feature items by some of the world’s top textile and fibre artists offering insights into their range of textile art techniques and methods; artists using recycled materials, floral textile artists, artists inspired by travel and much more.

Advice from practitioners is also prominent, with articles on how to hang textile art, using sketchbooks, finding inspiration and submitting work to galleries.

4 years ago

Anne Kelly: Tool kit

Anne Kelly: Tool kit
Welcome to the fourth edition of ‘Tool kit’, a new series for TextileArtist.org. In this series, we take a look at some of the favourite tools us ...
4 years ago

Michael Crompton: Textile weaver

Michael Crompton: Textile weaver
Raised in Radcliffe, near Manchester, Michael Crompton is an accomplished textile weaver with a particular focus on cotton. His grandmother taught him from a young age to avoid working in the mills as she had. Years later, an enlightened teacher at his school taugh ...
4 years ago

Stewart Kelly interview: Drawing the human form

Stewart Kelly interview: Drawing the human form
With dozens of group and solo exhibitions over the past 15 years, Stewart Kelly has certainly made a name for himself in the world of textile art. Stewart’s work observes and documents the human form, recording its contours and expressions. The drawn and stitched ...
4 years ago

Nigel Cheney: Tool kit

Nigel Cheney: Tool kit
‘Tool kit’ is a new series for TextileArtist.org. Each edition will explore some of the primary tools used by our favourite textile artists, in ...

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