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9 Textile Artists inspired by Food you HAVE to follow

9 Textile Artists Inspired by Food You HAVE to Follow

The world of art has always been a vast canvas for creative expression. Throughout our Textile Artists you HAVE to Follow series we’ve demonstrated that inspiration has no bounds and can come from the most unexpected of places. And what could be more quintessentially human and more universally relatable than

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Mastery Embroidery crewelwork by Chloe Savage

Chloe Savage: A Woven Legacy of Excellence

Chloe Savage is a master embroiderer, textile artist, and educator based in Bristol. She stands as a luminary in the realm of embroidery, earning her esteemed reputation through an unwavering commitment to her craft and an exceptional mastery of the delicate art form. Renowned for her meticulous attention to detail

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An interview with Cas Holmes and School of Stitched Textiles

Cas Holmes: A Stitch in Time

Originally published July 19, 2019 and updated with new work and new podcast in October 2023. As one of the UK’s most popular mixed media artists, Cas Holmes needs no introduction. Her accomplishments include the publication of several books, work in public and private collections and countless international exhibits.  Cas’

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Flora Embroidery with Olga Prinku

Olga Prinku: Flora Embroidery

Olga Prinku is a contemporary artist known for her unique and intricate floral artistry. Born in Romania and now living in the UK, she has always been enchanted by the rich heritage of hand embroidery and weaving which she incorporates into her innovative approach to crafting and design. Paired with

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The Nettle Dress made by Allan Brown. A clip from the new film

Textile Talk Allan Brown

We recently caught up with Textile Artist Allan Brown on our Podcast – Textile Talk. Following his wife’s death, he spent seven years making a dress entirely from locally foraged stinging nettles: A process he describes as ‘transformational’. His journey and process of creating the dress and its personal importance

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Meredith Woolnough interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Meredith Woolnough: A Natural Talent

Originally published November 27, 2019 and updated in September 2023. Meredith Woolnough is an internationally acclaimed, award winning artist and author from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide. Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells Meredith’s

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Ashleigh Wempe: A Mosaic Masterclass

Ashleigh Wempe: A Mosaic Masterclass

The words ‘creative’ and ‘perfectionist’ don’t typically go hand-in-hand, but for Ashleigh Wempe, knitting is one of the few ways to appease both traits of her personality. As an analytical, strategic thinker who thrives on solving problems and hard-work, Ashleigh Wempe is best known for her beautiful, modern and vibrant

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Jessica Grady interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Jessica Grady: Tactile Embroidery

Jessica Grady is a prominent textile artist known for her innovative approach to creating stunning and tactile textile artworks. Based in Yorkshire, Grady creates pieces that explore both colour and form. By using traditional embroidery methods, interlaced with recycled objects, she invites her audience to view her work in close

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Carolyn Forster, Quilt author and maker, combining the old with the new

Carolyn Forster: Quilting the Old With the New

With a career spanning several decades, Carolyn Forster is one of the best-selling authors on quilting. Having studied Textiles at the University of Bath and later obtaining a City and Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting, her work is regularly featured in Today’s Quilter magazine.  By infusing old techniques with contemporary designs she

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10 Textile Artists inspired by the Ocean

10 Textile Artists Inspired by the Ocean

The ocean has always been incredibly inspiring. Its vastness evokes a sense of mystery, awe and wonder, while its tranquillity and serenity provides a place of solace and reflection. Home to a remarkable array of marine life, from colourful coral to majestic whales and other exotic creatures, it’s not surprising

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