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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…

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…

Patrizia Polese: 3D art of the loom

Patrizia Polese: 3D art of the loom

Initiated by her traditional Italian family’s evening ritual of communal embroidery and crocheting sessions, the textile art of Patrizia Polese today commands a place in international exhibitions with her 2 and 3-dimensional woven art forms. Using yarn, wire and other natural materials, she is inspired by creatures, plants and minerals…

Kieta Jackson: Extraordinary woven wire sculptures

Kieta Jackson: Extraordinary woven wire sculptures

Kieta Jackson fashions intriguing sculptured artefacts using woven metal strands and sheet copper that weathers over time. She weaves fine gauge wire on a loom to produce a tactile fabric that is both hard and soft at the same time. This material is then manipulated into sculpted shapes reminiscent of…

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…

Zetta Kanta: Impressionist wool

Zetta Kanta: Impressionist wool

Latvian born, award-winning fibre artist, Zetta Kanta, uses only natural fibres for her tactile wallhangings. Working from her home in Melbourne, Australia, she uses wool and silk to create impressionist-style, modern wallhangings and tapestries that resemble paintings, rather than a non-woven fabric. It was only after six years of travelling…

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….

Bernie Leahy: Stitched lines and paint to interpret the human form

Bernie Leahy: Stitched lines and paint to interpret the human form

Bernie Leahy’s artworks combine techniques from all areas of art, bonded together with a love of life drawing. She makes use of a wide range of materials and processes including stitch, paint, bronze, plaster, gold leaf, diamonds, glass, text, silver, video and sound. Bernie explores themes of connectivity, passion and…

Melissa Zexter: From conception to creation

Melissa Zexter: From conception to creation

American textile artist Melissa Zexter combines her love of the technical aspects of photography with the more meditative process of embroidery. The results are unique, hand-crafted photographic objects that examine issues of identity, memory, personal experience and technology. Melissa began adding embroidery to her photographs after attending an artist’s residency…

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