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Stacey Chapman: Lifelike portraits with recycled fabric scraps

Stacey Chapman: Lifelike portraits with recycled fabric scraps

Following her urge to create realistic portraits, Stacey Chapman creates images of people and animals using freehand machine embroidery and collage. Along with a running theme of portraits and fashion, she likes to collect and include found scraps of materials, each of which hold their own piece of history. After…

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,…

Anouk Desloges: Stitching mysterious themes

Anouk Desloges: Stitching mysterious themes

Anouk expresses her inner most emotions through stitch and mixed media. Finding your niche in a creative world can be fraught with challenges especially when living alone in a large and impersonal city far from family and friends. In this interview, Anouk shares with us the life-changing moments that influenced…

Isobel Currie: From conception to creation

Isobel Currie: From conception to creation

Isobel Currie’s love of thread and fine work was nurtured by her mother and developed in her studies at Manchester Polytechnic, now Manchester Metropolitan University. She creates breathtakingly intricate work using simple, traditional hand stitches, which she puts her own twist on by exploring their three-dimensional potential. In this article,…

Chloe Redfern: A creative voyage of discovery

Chloe Redfern: A creative voyage of discovery

Since completing her year of fine arts, Chloe Redfern has been on a creative voyage of discovery. The textile artist has tried everything from bookbinding to collage and believes that this has guided her creative practice; helping her to find her passion for hand embroidered hoop art. The daughter of…

Zoe Gilbertson: Breaking rules within boundaries.

Zoe Gilbertson: Breaking rules within boundaries.

Using needlepoint and spray paint to create abstract contemporary art. Embroidery artist, lecturer and fashion designer Zoe Gilbertson creates energy-filled abstract art using spray-painted canvas with tapestry wool stitches. Her path into textile art started with an early interest in fashion design and textiles from around the world. She develops…

Conquering ‘blank page’ syndrome

Conquering ‘blank page’ syndrome

You have a ‘heart and soul’ passion for textiles. You long to develop your own visual vocabulary using the stitch techniques you love. You know deep down that you have the potential to express something unique and meaningful through the medium. And yet you find yourself staring hopelessly at a…

Julie French: From conception to creation

Julie French: From conception to creation

Textile Artist Julie French’s work focuses on the wild side of nature, dance and motion. Each piece is unique. Using the sewing machine as a tool for continuous line drawing, Julie’s work explores movement and texture with often unpredictable outcomes, which have been likened to ink illustration. The speed and capricious…

Kelly Kozma: Full circle

Kelly Kozma: Full circle

Mixed media artist Kelly Kozma, grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design. Kelly has participated in several solo and group shows in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and Miami, Florida for Art Basel. Her current work combines drawing, painting and hand…

Fulvia Luciano: Textural scribbles

Fulvia Luciano: Textural scribbles

Fulvia Luciano is an artist residing in South Carolina, USA. Using her own photographs and illustrations as a starting point for her art, she paints, prints and stitches cloth and paper, layering bold lines, brush strokes, graffiti, and raw edges. Fulvia’s work has been shown nationally and abroad, in juried exhibitions and…

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