Tactile, yet is it Textile? Welcome to the world of Rebecca Fairley, a practicing artist and Textiles degree tutor. Studying for her own BA a few years ago made her push the boundaries of her own practice. She uses Textile materials, such as leather and knitted surfaces to create imprints in materials such as concrete. In other words she has created her own “Tactile Language” with an unconventional material, which most of us walk over a million times a day and take for granted.
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As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'