Eleanor Bolton

Sailors, Scouts and Girl Guilds all know about knots, now Eleanor Bolton uses historical knotting and coiling techniques to make contemporary jewellery. Eleanor Bolton keeps these traditional crafts alive and relevant, while pushing the boundaries…


Sidhart Sodhani

How did the Dye School coming into being?  I have been running a natural dye manufacturing and retail business over the past four and a half years and in 2016 when I felt that not enough people knew about natural dyes and natural dyeing, my brother…


Annika Ekdahl

Why did you specialize in tapestry?  All throughout my childhood and teens I drew and painted, but the Green Wave winds in the 1970s awoke my longing for natural materials and a wish to master what previous generations had been able to. I learned…


Helen Richman

You have an ancient craft that you give a modern take to doing bespoke pieces. Can you give some insight into a small but precious piece you have worked on recently? I have recently finished writing a book on the embroidery technique known as…


Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė

Can you explain how you first began this combination of metal and embroidery? I will admit that this is one of the most popular questions I get asked. Therefore, it is not surprising that you are asking me the same thing. So... Art critics and…


Kristy Kun

Can you please comment on the statement, ‘Harnessed by the warmth and touch of her hands, wool emerges in a new dimension?’ I really can't stop my hands from touching and transforming wool. The wild fibers take shape in my dreams, processes own my…


Barbara Burns

Can you expand on your relationship with fashion and your tapestry Revolution! Fashion Series? For about 10 years, I volunteered at a local historical society and museum. The museum had a large, chaotic collection of costumes, textiles and…


Outi Martikainen

Your work has changed greatly since you completed Textile Art and Design in 1999. Can you point out several of the milestones? The whole way through my early works shown in public until to recently have been digital weavings, purely working and…


Louise Saxton

You do not see your work as textile art, rather Mixed Media Assemblage can you expand on this? I describe myself as an “assemblage artist”, as my work is assembled from countless textiles fragments held together by delicate lace-pins. I also…


Pamela MacGregor

Explain how you were introduced to felt and the possibilities it presents to you artistically? I was an art teacher for 28 years in a public school. I took classes or workshops to keep my teaching certificate current.  My first felting workshop was…