Quilty Pleasures – Val Jackson


When is a quilt a quilt?

Meet Val Jackson, who uses inspiration from the connections between clothing and memory to create her one off pieces.

She came into the textile world a little later than hoped, training to become an English teacher before realising her true vocation as a textile artist.

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When are you going to grow up? (2006)

Many of her pieces are inspired by her own family and cultural links with her home area of the Mersey.  She illustrates her quilted garments with machine embroidery and text…

See more of her work here.

 


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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. I had my first solo exhibition in March 2016 and have been part of numerous group exhibitions.  Currently I am columnist for textile art publication “Be Creative with Workbox”; 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.' Come meet me at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at The Biscuit factory in Gateshead, June 22nd/23rd 2018.