10 Textile Portrait Artists You HAVE to Follow

10 Textiles Portrait Artists you HAVE to follow is the latest addition to our Artists you HAVE to follow series. We’ve already looked at leading Knit & Crochet, Quilt, Embroidery and Felt artists and discovered a treasure trove of modern fibre art inspiration.  These contemporary textile artists are innovative, daring, …

Sarah Payne’s Quilt Career

Sarah Payne is the On Air TV Sewing demonstrator for the shopping channel Create and Craft TV. She is also an author, teacher, designer, and quilter. After giving up her ‘tedious but lucrative career in IT’ in 2011 to pursue her crafty dreams, Sarah now designs her own fabrics range …

Catherine Redford: Inspiring Individualism

Catherine Redford is probably best known as a quilter. But her love of learning and developing new techniques has undoubtedly secured her reputation as a truly multifaceted fibre artist. Growing up in the UK, Catherine Redford learned how to knit and sew; techniques she uses to enrich her quilts with …

Jan Horrox: The Versatility of Cloth Dolls

Jan Horrox is a serial crafter! Born during the second World War she occupied herself with painting, drawing, knitting and sewing. These skills would later come in useful when making cloth dolls: an artform that demands versatility. Her love of the creative pursuits would follow her throughout her life even …

Kay Dennis: A True Facilitator of Stumpwork Education

If you’re a fan of stumpwork embroidery, there’s no doubt you will have heard of Kay Dennis! Throughout her career – spanning more than three decades – Kay Dennis has taught 100s of stumpwork students. She continues to reach and inspire a new generation of budding artists through her popular published books, …

Bag Yourself a Pattern! Patterns By Mrs H

Cornwall based pattern designer, Samantha Hussey- commonly known as Mrs H – could be described as quintessentially British. However with a worldwide following of ‘bagineers’ (fans), her patterns have global appeal! Mrs H is the founder of Sewing Patters by Mrs H and The Bag Retreat. She also co-hosts the Bag of the …

Happy Embroidery: Carina Envoldsen-Harris

Carina Envoldsen-Harris is an embroidery designer, author of 5 books and a teacher. She’s on a mission to help newbie embroiderers one stitch at a time. Her self-titled Craftblog is brimming with beautiful beginner friendly patterns, tutorials, and stitch-a-longs: a delightful treasure trove of helpful resources for all budding textile crafters. …

A Collage of Stories: Roxanne Evans Stout

Roxanne Evans Stout describes herself as an ‘artist and teacher, wanderer and dreamer garden dweller and river walker, child of the forest… daughter of the sea.’ It’s therefore no surprise that much of her work is inspired by her love of nature and the outdoors. Roxanne lives and creates in …

Julie Campbell: The Anatomy of Embroidery Art

Julie Campbell Julie Campbell began embroidering in 2017! In the space of 3 short years Julie Campbell has perfected her craft. Now, her anatomical designs are adored by nearly 80 thousand dedicated instagram followers. Needless to say, Campbell’s work is synonymous with the exploration of anatomy. You can expect lots …

Deborah Wirsu: Thread Sketching in Action

Deborah Wirsu is the founder of Thread Sketching in Action; a site dedicated to helping crafters create beautiful stitched textile art. Like most modern day business owners, Deborah requires a combination of skills to successfully run her business. At Thread Sketching in Action she is the self-professed chief creator, teacher, writer, …