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
  • Meet Fran Rose - a Passionate Beader

    Beading has been a passion for Fran for a number of years now, and she shares this with her local beading group in Lincolnshire.
    Over the years numerous patterns have been created, and Fran has now combined these into several books.
    Project 1 book is entitled ‘Nice & Easy’, which does what it say...

  • Meet Karen Nicol - Textile Artist

    Karen Nicol is an embroidery and mixed media textile artist working in gallery, fashion and interiors with a London based design and production studio established for over twenty five years. She specialises in Irish, Cornelly, Multihead, beading and hand embroidery. She likes to challenge the bou...

  • Meet Kate Findlay - Textile Artist

    In this interview Valerie learns about Kate’s love of the scientific and her use of interesting materials, not always associated with textile art, such as fibre optics.
    More About Kate Findlay:
    I am a teacher and textile artist living in Reading, Berkshire, UK. I teach part time, and devote as mu...

  • Meet Tess Grace from the Arty Crafty Place

    Tess Grace and her colleagues are passionate about block printing and in this interview we learn just how varied that can be.

    Block printing is simple and can be done onto pretty much any surfac. Fabric is traditionally the medium that Valerie has enjoyed working with, but there is the opportu...

  • Interview with Kate Findlay – Textile Artist

    Kate shows Valerie that she has been very busy during lockdown. She has produced a small range of beautiful applique kits featuring birds and also a super little coffee table style book that features pictures of her landscapes and therefore her textile journey. Then we get to learn more about her...

  • Meet Mary Gamester at the West Country Quilt & Textile Show 2016

    This interview was filmed in 2016 on our stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show held at Bristol.
    Mary loves to transfer paint. With her artistic background she has found this is the medium that appeals to her creative nature. She shares this love through teaching and workshops.
    Mary als...

  • Interview with Gillian Harris at the Fluff-a-Torium

    Valerie gets to learn all about the wet felt courses that Gillian runs at her shop in Dorking.
    You can learn how to make wet felt pictures, which are great for beginners, even if you can’t draw, Valerie thinks they are perfect to her!
    There are beginners courses in making felt bags and t-cosies, ...

  • Interview with Kate Findlay - Textile Artist

    Kate is a member of the Thames Valley Contemporary Quilters, which in turn is part of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. She has a day-job of being a primary school teacher, but her love of textiles and art clearly shines through her work.
    As an artist she combines her love of drawing with ...

  • Interview with Hilary Beattie - Textile Artist

    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...