Sarah Gwyer: Textile Pop Art

We recently featured Sarah Gwyer in our blog, Portrait Artists You HAVE to Follow. When researching for the piece we came across Sarah’s work and were hooked by her contemporary and striking style. Sarah Gwyer is well-known for her iconic, bling, celeb portraits which address themes around celebrity status, consumerism …

Ingrid Sanchez: Brush Dancing Approach to Design

Mexican-British watercolour artist and designer, Ingrid Sanchez, joins us today to talk to us about her work and her latest book release, DIY Watercolour Christmas. Inspired by her love of nature, meditation, yoga and fuelled by tea, she shares her work and approach to designing. Ingrid Sanchez works from her home …

Needle Painting with Trish Burr

Trish Burr Trish Burr is a self-taught embroidery artist specialising in needle painting and Whitework embroidery. Working out of her home studio in Cape Town, South Africa, Trish creates patterns, embroidery kits and materials for embroidery enthusiasts. Trish’s ability to effortlessly blend colours and create stunning life-like pieces has made …

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, Hand Embroidery, Machine Embroidery, Artists Inspired by Nature, and Felt artists and discovered a treasure trove of modern fibre art inspiration.  These contemporary …

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. …