Textile Art

Ruth Tabancay | Mixed Media

Today’s Future Heirlooms Interview is with artist Ruth Tabancay. Ruth is most know for her innovative works using tea bags as her material but in her newest works she is delving into the realm of embroidery. Read on for more!

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Maggy Rozycki Hiltner - Mother's Day Present - Mixed Media

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner | Hand Embroidery

Todays Future Heirlooms Interview is with Maggy Rozycki Hiltner. Maggie uses nostalgic figures and imagery to make some playful but poignant remarks about childhood, gender, expectations, friendships, sex, and love. Read on for more!

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Textile Art Creation

How Do I Prepare For Textile Art Creation?

A new textile creation is very exciting. You will have your idea (often part of a theme), done your research, gathered fabrics in your chosen colour palette and have selected embellishments to add texture and detail. The preparation in advance can make the project less overwhelming by breaking it down into stages. Let us look at simplifying the process of creating a new textile by exploring colour, size, using a framework, depth, the finishing process, hanging a textile, themed works, visibility, photography, creating prints and having a workable timetable that suits you.

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Skin - Creating a textured landscape

How To Create Skin in Textile Art

Creating a textured landscape to represent skin can be easily achieved by layering a variety of materials to create a contoured surface within a chosen colour palette. Contrasting dense blocks of colour with layers of light reflective surfaces creates depth as light travels over the surface throughout the day. Fabrics offer a huge variety in texture, but other materials can be very effective.

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