Mixed Media Art

Book Review - Seasons of Life Quilt by Sandra Mollon

Seasons of Life Quilt | Art Quilt

Take on your next quilting feat with a champion quilt! From expert quilter Sandra L. Mollon, recreate the ‘Seasons of Life’ quilt, which is now a part of a permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky, USA.

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Playful Free-Form Embroidery

Playful Free-Form Embroidery | Textile Art

Playful Free-Form Embroidery – Stitch Stories with Texture, Pattern and Color by Laura Wasilowski teaches you how to create bold and colourful narrative embroideries. Christine Cunningham reviews it and says the book “demonstrates how to build texture and colour in easy steps which is effective and achievable over a period of time.” Find out more at Mr X Stitch!

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Book Review - The Sewing Room Sampler Quilt by Yoko Saito

The Sewing Room Sampler Quilt | Textile Art

The Sewing Room Sampler Quilt combines two of Yoko Saito’s favourites: blocks featuring traditional quilting motifs, such as stars and houses, plus one-of-a-kind sewing-themed applique designs. You can use the block and applique designs individually, or combine them to create this quilting masterpiece. Step-by-step colour instructions illustrate how to piece the 16 blocks together and assemble the quilt. Full-size templates of the 8 applique motifs are included on pattern sheets.

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Cross Stitch Wildflowers and Grasses by Hisako Nishisu

Cross Stitch Wildflowers and Grasses | Textile Art

Book Review – Hisako Nishisu invites you to try her new collection of Cross Stitch Wildflowers and Grasses, designs inspired by beauty and simplicity. There are over 30 stunning motifs to choose from, so whether you admire the lily of the valley or the violet, or prefer to stitch the Japanese silverleaf, there is sure to be a project that will catch your eye. After a gallery of beautifully photographed embroideries, a cross stitch overview is provided outlining the tools, materials and techniques needed for completing these charming samplers. This is followed by a clear, full-page chart for each design. Once your floral sampler is finished, frame it and hang it for a beautiful addition to any room, or use the designs to add pretty motifs to your linens, clothing and accessories.

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Interview - Disposable Beauty

Valeria Faundez | Textile Art

Today I am interviewing contemporary textile artist Valeria Faundez who’s embroidery canvases are microwave food trays, domestic plastic bottles and kitchen utensils. Her still life exhibitions elevate everyday objects from mass consumerism to a sculptural platform, challenging traditional concepts of what is ‘ART’? Let us explore her beautiful collection of traditional embroidery and stitch set against a backdrop of disposable product.

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Book Review - The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches

The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches | Textile Art Book Review

The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches delves into the creative process of collecting and storing natural items, exploring pattern, texture, media and markings to cultivate the final design. Dyeing, embellishing and stamping transform fabrics into vibrant, textured artworks using a combination of traditional hand stitching, machine stitching, and other media. A step-by step guide of techniques explores Jan’s stitched landscape, memory cloths and bird sculptures. Each project includes a break down of materials, tools and techniques used providing inspiration for your own textile artwork.

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Interview - Sculptures

Elodie Antoine | Textile Art

Today I am interviewing textile artist Elodie Antoine and her abstract 3D sculptures and objects. It’s fun to have work which is open to interpretation. Let us explore the motivation behind the artworks.

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Interview - The Grotesque

Kasie Campbell | Textile Art

Today I am interviewing Kasie Campbell and her exploration into the grotesque feminine forms she creates and inhabits in her performance art, challenging ‘acceptable’ female beauty.

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