Tag Archives: Textiles

Nick Cave – HEARD•NY

Nick Cave – HEARD•NY This performative textile art installation in New York’s Grand central train station looks absolutely magical. I’ve come across Nick’s work before and it never fails to inspire. For HEARD•NY, artist Nick Cave will transform Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with a herd of thirty colorful life-size horses that will peacefully “graze” […]

Retro Computer Game Needlecraft

Retro Computer Game Needlecraft Per Fahger’s choice of retro computer games as inspiration for his needlecraft is a perfect match. The pixelated imagery of these long fogotten computer games of the 80s and 90s maps easily onto the grip based systems that are used to create needlecraft patterns. Per´s choice of material, technique and color […]

Embroidery Artist Roanna Wells

Embroidery Artist Rosanna Wells These embroidered drawing by Rosanna Wells are wonderfully delicate. These images are taken from a series entitled ‘Interpersonal Spacial Arrangements‘. Each image has been created from an aerial view of a significant gathering/event. The main image above for example was created in response to an election protest, in Bolotnaya Square, Moscow […]

Gillian Travis – Quilting Workshop

Gillian Travis – Contemporary Quilting Workshop The ‘Teasels, Cow Parsley and Seed Heads Workshop’ hosted by the Cutting Edge textile group will be facilitated by award winning textile artist Gillian Travis on Thursday 27 June 2013 at Ystradowen Village Hall, near Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan. Gillian is an experienced textiles tutor, who uses innovative textile […]

Leigh Martin’s Knitted Forms of Funghi

Leigh Martin’s Knitted Forms of Funghi These knitted forms of funghi by Leigh Martin are rather beautiful. She is pursuing a project entitled ’52 Forms of Funghi’ throughout 2013 whilst challenging herself to knit new structures based upon the organisms that can be found all around us. The main image above is take from Leigh’s […]

Animated Embroidery

Animated Embroidery I’m a little late blogging this animated embroidery as it was uploaded for Valentines day last week. This video was put together by Etsy and features textile art by Megan Whitmarsh, music by Becky Stark & Peter Glantz and animation by Matthew Salata. I like the idea of animating embroidery. This approach id […]

A Walk in the Secret Garden

A Walk in the Secret Garden A Walk in the Secret Garden are a pair of machine and hand embroidered shoes created by textile artist Nell Burns of Nell’s Embroidery. These shoes, inspired by the book ‘The Secret Garden’ really are exquisite. They have been created through a process of freestyle machine embroidery and hand […]