Hilary is an award winning textile artist and quilter who works with a wide range of textiles and mixed media.
Hilary loves to design and make her own materials using fabric, paper and paint. Then she uses these together with commercial materials to produce quilts and collages that reflect the beauty she sees in the world around her.
Her passions are colour, form and imagery and she wants to share her experience of these elements: vivid and graphic. She sees a beautiful world, despite its ugly aspects, and is driven to depict this vision as she thinks it’s life affirming, healing, and important. She says “we are all artists, lacking only in the confidence to utilise this gift.” Hilary feels we should all allow ourselves ‘play time’ as well as give ourselves permission to be ‘messy and creative’ !!!!
Using hand-painted and commercial fabrics which are then stitched into collage.
- Use a low-sheen adhesive to bond everything down
- Don’t let rules dictate what you try, be creative
- Make it personal
In this interview with Hilary (who is an awarded winning textile artist and quilter) we get to learn what inspires Hilary, how important it is for her to be creative and interestingly enough how she feels we should all allow ourselves ‘play time’ and also for some of us to give ourselves permissi...
Messy play for adults is one of the ways that Hilary describes her workshop. She was kind enough to allow us to interrupt her day and we get to see the work achieved by a number of her students.
Hilary was showing how to use screen printing in a simple way which can then be used as the basis for ...
If you are watching the taster of this, you will have a flavor of the work of a variety of textile artists, and you will be able to enjoy the work of the rest of the group in Part 2.
Valerie is joined by Hilary Beattie, who acted as host and guided around the exhibition, where you can enjoy work ...
If you are watching the taster of this, you will have a flavor of the work from a lofty of textile artists with the help of Edwina Mackinnon, and you will be able to enjoy the work of the rest of the group in Part 1.
Valerie is joined by Hilary Beattie, who acted as host and guided around the exh...