Posts in art textiles
Inspiration and Outcome

In September, Claire looks back at her photographic images and selects some where inspiration turned in to outcome.., and some that did not!  Proof that there’ll never be enough time to realise all of the ideas we have; some just have to be enjoyed.., and let go of.

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Material Girls - Quilts as Art

Three leading contemporary artists who use quilts as their medium - Nancy Crow, Pauline Burbidge and Diana Harrison - are in the spotlight in ‘Her Quiet Materials’ blog this month.

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Woven Stories - Four Contemporary Weavers

Weaving (including tapestry weaving) is one of the earliest textile techniques. The fibre used would historically include silk, cotton, wool, linen, hemp or rags although today’s weavers also use and recycle materials such as plastic and wire. Whatever the yarn being used, they’re laced together on a loom to form cloth. Read about four extraordinary artists using weaving in their work today:  Marcel Marois, Fiona Rutherford, Jo Barker and Ptolemy Mann.

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Hung, Drawn but not Tortured

The story of the artistic practices of binding, wrapping and hanging thread, cloth or fibre; to celebrate the 'Summer of Christo and Jeanne Claude’ in London this year.

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