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Mary Carson: How hand stitch can heal

Mary Carson: How hand stitch can heal

2015 was very tough for Mary Carson. Early in the year, her beloved brother died from brain cancer and in December her mother passed away after suffering from Parkinson’s and dementia. Mary’s world was turned upside down and she struggled to escape her sad thoughts. That’s when she found sanctuary in…

Emily Tull: From paint to stitch

Emily Tull: From paint to stitch

Hailed by Small Business Saturday UK as one of the most talented artists they’ve ever come across, Kent-based painter Emily Tull has forged an enviable reputation for herself over the last 20 years – most recently for her embroidered images. Originally specialising as a painter in her Fine Art degree,…

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….

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…

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