Interviews with Textile Art Artists

Interviews with Textile Art Artists

It is always great to find out more about your favourite artists. What they think about when coming up with designs. Their motivations. Helpful hints and tips. Watch these interviews for a special insight into the artist and their work.

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Interviews with Textile Art Artists
  • Fanadoo with Jennie Rayment

    In November 2018 Jennie is part of the Justhands-on.tv retreat at the Warbrook House Hotel, Everlsley, Hants. And in this short video we get to discover the projects that Jennie is sharing. She is combining Fans and Flowers to create a table runner and a small quilt or just cushions.

    The fabri...

  • Interview with Lesley Brankin

    Lesley Brankin is a freelance needlecraft designer. She lives and works in Malvern, Worcestershire, UK. During the last fourteen years she has built up a solid reputation for her innovative design work. In addition, she has published more than 200 designs of needlework and patchwork. From May 200...

  • Meet Craig Joubert- Marbling 4 Fun

    This craft is easy and fun to do for all ages – Craig believes 3years and upwards.  The results are pretty-much instant, and dry to the touch.
    You can mix your own colours, so perfect if you want something to blend with your home decor; and you can add words with stencilling;  add texture with em...

  • Meet Mary Gamester

    In this interview we get to enjoy a wide range of products and textile items, that Mary has made and teaches. Also we will see two lovely quilts. First quilt used transfer painting. And second was made for the ‘Secret Message’ exhibition at Blechley Park. In this one she uses flexible polyfilla t...

  • The Gentle(ish) Art of Gelli Printing by Hilary Beattie

    Jamie Malden of Colouricious loves to play with block prints and has discovered that Gelli plates can add a new dimension. Do you want to know how? Well she feels that Hilary Beattie really shows you how in her book they met when Hilary was busy rummaging in the hedgerows for leaves.
    And who knew...

  • Cwilt Cymru exhibition with Judy Fairless

    Judy Fairless was kind enough to tell us about the exhibition and the contributors and we learn how they all made small sample books, so that the visitors could enjoy the feel of the textiles as well as learn about the design process for the larger pieces.
    There are currently 10 members of the gr...

  • Meet Linda Seward - Textile Author and Quilter

    This is a delightful interview with Linda who is a well known quilt artist and author of several books, the latest of which is The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting. She is also a member of the Contemporary Quilt Group.
    Here are some of the items that we get to see:
    Acid Etching in a workshop with K...

  • Meet Helen Deighan - a Multi-Talented Lady

    A little bit about Helen Deighan
    As a professional textile artist, she’s been making quilts since 1984.
    Initially working from existing patterns, she soon started developing her designs. And, when she couldn’t find the right color or shade to fit – she dyed her own. You can watch her workshops he...

  • Meet Cherrilyn Tyler - Textile Artist

    Meet Cherrilyn Tyler a textile artist for over 30 years. She loves to use soluble fabric and free motion stitching to create her exquisite art installations. And as you'll hear each installation tells a story.

    When working with 1920's clothes, she realised that she has an interest not in cloth...

  • Meet Janet Harker - Textile Artist

    Janet shares with Valerie a little bit of her textile and patchwork history. We documented this with pictures of the quilts and projects she has made over the years, starting back in 1979.

    Janet initially was inspired by log cabin and applique and combined these in a series of quilts and proje...

  • Meet Annie Bielecka - Jones - Textile Artist

    Annie is from Snowdonia and much of her textile work reflects the landscape that surrounded her during her childhood. Now she lives in Wivenhoe, just on the outskirts of Colchester in Essex, and again the local landscape of sea, rivers and fields influences her work.

    However, landscapes are no...

  • Meet Jamie Malden of Colouricious

    Jamie loves to share her passion about block printing and shows Valerie how versatile and exciting this can be. This ancient art of textile printing is still practised in many part of the world, but particularly in Jaipur, which Jamie loves to visit.
    The blocks are varied not only in design but a...

  • Thames Valley Contemporary Textiles Exhibition - Worn Threads

    This has become a touring exhibition entitled ‘Worn Threads’ and we thank Marion Robertson for being our hostess and showing us around the exhibition.
    We start off with Marion’s own piece which was/is inspired by the handbag she used back in the 1960s when she attended a wedding (and there are pi...

  • Meet Dorothy Crossley - Textile Artist

    Meet Dorothy the talented mother of Kate Crossley (known for her textile 3D pieces). Dorothy loves to work on pieces that allow her to exaggerate the traditional tapestry stitches which she feels make the whole piece richer.
    Dorothy explains difference between embroidery tapestry and the traditio...

  • Meet Kathleen Laurel-Sage - Textile Artist

    Kathleen is a freelance textile artist, designer and enthusiastic embroiderer. Her inspirations are captured from carvings and ornate plasterwork depicting patterns from the natural environment found around her.
    Her fascination for working with organza fabrics has produced work that ranges from c...

  • Meet Kate Crossley - Textile Artist

    The wonderful grandfather clock was the winer of the Quilt Creations section of the Festival of Quilts 2014 which was sponsored by VivEbooks.
    Kate made the whole of the clock either from recycled bits and pieces – such as clock hands or from cardboard and foam board so while the item looks very h...

  • Meet Linda Seward and the Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting

    When information meets inspiration: this book will more than earn it’s place on your bookshelf for years to come. Great for both beginners and those with some textile expertize.
    Linda shares with us some of the content of her latest book, which took several years in the making, but you can’t help...

  • Meet Dee Paramour -Textile Demonstrator

    Using deColourant
    Dee demonstrates how to use the deColourant product together with deColourant Plus.
    deColourant is a discharge medium that takes the color away from natural fiber fabrics, and paper, rather like bleach would, but without harming the material and is entirely non-toxic.
    Colorant P...

  • Meet Valentina Brunn - Textile Artist

    Valentina Brunn started her art career at Ealing School of Art, completing a 3 year degree course in fashion design and this is when her interest in textiles began.
    Shortly after, she found herself travelling the world and residing in Rio de Janeiro, the Sudan and Beirut, but on returning to the ...

  • Meet Angela Daymond - Textile Dyer

    Using dyes from plants, flower and vegetables
    Discover a whole new use for the plants and flowers from your garden and even the vegetables from your kitchen. Angela shows you some of the results from everyday items. For example, daffodils, tulips, onion skips and rosehips, that give her fabrics t...

  • Meet Myfanwy Hart

    Myfanwy was fortunate enough to study City & Guilds Creative Embroidery at Woking with Marion Brookes, followed by the course at Windsor with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. Regular masterclasses with the late Vicky Lugg and Constance Howard followed.
    Workshops
    Myfanwy now runs workshops in Hamps...

  • Meet Winy-Smit Vuijk - Textile Artist

    Winy Smit-Vuijk is a conceptual textile artist, who explores themes dealing with motherhood, ancestors, and relationships. In this knitted work, she represents her expanding family through the generations in which repeat patterns are recognizable, but overlaid with the individuals’ characteristic...

  • Meet Sue Munday - Textile Artist and Tutor

    Suzanne currently lives and works in West Sussex where she offers courses in machine embroidery, how to use your embroidery machine, and janome software.
    As a textile artist and tutor Sue uses photography as a source of inspiration. Which is carried over into her work and led to combining her lov...

  • Meet Carolyn Sinclair

    Jennie Rayment with Carolyn Sinclair look at some of her favourite projects and talk about how she made them.
    So, you will hear how Carolyn made silk fibre objects with the help of a microwave, buttons with the help of computerised embroidery software on her machine, lights out of cat food pouche...