Mixed Media Art


Marjolein Burbank | Textile Art

Today I am interviewing Textile Artist Marjolein Burbank who’s work is constructed using TEXT. Let us explore her UNDER/OVER WEAR collection which demonstrates ‘WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN START TAKING UP SPACE?’

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peace love embroidery

Peace, Love & Embroidery | Textile Art

Retro, quirky and colourful, this collection of designs totally hits the fashion trend embroidery market. With 250 motifs, there is plenty to discover and choose from. Within this book, you will fine cakes, dogs…even the odd mushroom! Choose your theme and look it up!

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How To Create A Hanging Sleeve | Textile Art

When considering the hanging of your textile you have two choices – an inner wooden framework (see previous post) or a HANGING SLEEVE. This can be a stand alone feature – a fur backdrop for the 3D flower halo in Jesus 2, an extension of the overall design – Button embellishment in Cancer 2: Mastectomy or housing a title and signature – ”Skeletal frames take on the shape of old bones, brittle and cold. Naked now, fully exposed” Autumn 2. Let us explore HOW TO CREATE A HANGING SLEEVE – YOU WILL NEED

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Today I am interviewing Textile Artist Jessica Kinnersley who’s work is structured by ‘FOUND OBJECTS’, ”forgotton things … weathered by age … repurposed and reworked” to produce ”nostalgic, slow stitched textile creations…unique, personal and precious”. Let us explore how she creates her unique textile pieces.

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Framed Structure | Textile Art

When considering the hanging of your textile creation you have two options – a FRAMED STRUCTURE or a hanging sleeve. I have used both with very different results. Today we will explore how to wrap your textile around a wooden frame, HANGING TEXTILES and consider STORAGE and POSTAGE options.

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International Women’s Day | Textile Art

Textile Artist Christine Cunningham celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) with the ‘SEX KITTEN’ series, a collection of A3 panels exposing the derogatory names given to women because of their sexual independence. Names are based upon my own personal experience. Created from recycled materials with beautiful print embellished in beads and sequins, capturing the essence of a woman’s beauty. Explore how to create a panel using traditional techniques, choosing recycled fabrics, embellishing vintage and modern prints, celebrating bold and subtle colour, using beads and sequins to enhance.

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Abstract Vagina Studies | Textile Art

The Womanhood Collection embraces sexuality and explores the female form with ‘ABSTRACT VAGINA STUDIES’. Ready made pockets can be molded and contoured or new creations machine stitched. Let us explore these versatile 3D sculptures in terms of structure, texture, and colour.

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A Festive Window | Textile Art

My Religious Collection is inspired by the classical architecture, stonework and stained glass windows. Using traditional techniques of padded applique and patchwork produce strong textile designs to be adorned in light reflective embellishment. Let us explore how to create a festive window.

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The Essence of Woman - Fertility

The Essense Of Woman | Textile Art

As Christmas approaches we are expected to embrace all that is required of us – finding and wrapping the perfect gift, decorating the home with festive cheer, throwing lavish parties, cooking beautiful meals while dressed to impress… All of this with enthusiasm and grace. Where do we get the extra energy? We are naturally driven to achieve perfection in all areas of our lives. Let us explore THE ESSENCE OF WOMAN and celebrate all that we are.

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Abstract India | Textile Art

With Diwali approaching let us celebrate all that India has to offer with abstract images of Buddha, Temples and Elephants created from recycled materials using traditional methods of quilted applique and patchwork embellished in light reflective jewels, beads, mirrors and sequins.

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