Mister Finch: Flora, Fauna and Fantasy.

Our second instalment of our ‘Men in Textiles’ series comes from the fantastically fascinating artist, Mister Finch.   Completely self taught, Mister Finch is a published author and highly imaginative textile artist, widely known for the creation of his distinctive (and adorable) creatures. His success is undoubtedly down to his …

Collages of Inspiration: Mandy Pattullo

Mandy Pattullo is an inspiring British textile artist, based near Hadrian’s Wall in the picturesque countryside of Northumberland. Today we talk to Mandy about discovering her inner creative voice, drawing inspiration from nature, and the environment around her and pursuing her dreams and visions – the very principles we try …

Sam Barsky and his Landmark Knitting

When we interviewed Kaffe Fassett we couldn’t have ever anticipated the response we got from fans and followers. Although Kaffe is a formidable artist in his own right we recognise the need to hear from more male contemporary textile artists. For this reason we’ve created a new series of inspirational …

A Look at the Latest Book Releases

We’ve been taking a look at some of the latest books to have been released over the last few months and we’re pleased to say that you won’t be disappointed. Our book selection covers a range of techniques covering; dying fabric, crocheting doilies, sculpting in fabric and everything in between. …

A Pioneer Of Textile Art: Maggie Grey

Maggie Grey is a contemporary British textile artist. As the former editor of The World of Embroidery magazine for the Embroiderers’ Guild and the current editor of Workshop on the Web – which is now a series of leading publications for D4Daisy Books – she is often referred to as an …

Victoria Potrovitza: Drawing With Threads

Contemporary fibre artist, Victoria Potrovitza grew up in Romania where she was exposed to hand embroidery and traditional creative textiles. With an MS in architecture Victoria is arguably a naturally gifted artist and visionary. Although her calling was always in textiles it was only through experimentation and exploration  that Victoria …

Kaffe Fassett: Creating in Colour

It’s fair to say that our next interview is with someone who needs no introduction. After following this artist for years several of our students – and us included – said that they had often referred to his work and drawn much inspiration from his unique designs. So, we decided …

Pam Holland: Detail, Travel & Textiles

Today we explore the works and many talents of textiles artists, illustrator, teacher, photographer and author, Pam Holland. As a self-confessed lover of travel, we find out how Pam uses both her experiences and photography to add intricate details to her quilts and find out more about her fascinating style.

Sue Brown & the ‘Catalyst for my Creativity’

Sue Brown has been a professional artist and printmaker for nearly 20 years. Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire much of her work is inspired by nature. Although Sue specialises in Collagraph printmaking she continues to explore new interests and techniques that are going to produce highly creative and deeply textural surfaces. …