Category Archives for Textile art

Does my work look happy?

I have mentioned before how I recently took part in an online workshop through Fibrearttakestwo with Clare Benn and recently she wrote this very inspirational post about her working practice. It really is a very good and inspirational read explaining how Clare lets her work speak to her – in this post she is actually […]

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Gwen John – Bridging the Gap

My new work is inspired by the “The Little Interior” paintings by Gwen John.  I have taken the subject of still life and landscape to represent the barriers that female artists faced in the late 19th early 20th centuries – the bottles represent the barriers, the landscape representing the freedom beyond.   Below are a […]

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T.S.G: Making 50

The Textile Study Group, formerly The Practical Studies Group, celebrated their fiftieth anniversary with an exhibition, initially in Peebles and more recently at The Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, which I visited just over a week ago. The group was established in 1973 by Constance Howard to support embroidery tutors. At the gallery the […]

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The Needle and the Pen

This is the title of my work for the Bridging the Gap exhibition taken from a quote by Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818) referred to as “Monk” Lewis because of the success of his 1796 Gothic Novel The Monk. You could say he was not a fan of female writers, opining that the needle not the […]

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Cover to Cover – ‘A Modern Way to Live’

This story begins with a dining set. Combining two households is never easy and making choices about which possessions can be ‘let go’ and those that will be in the next new home is challenging. There were some things that I knew were going to be non-negotiable and the largest of these was a Alvar […]

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