Flo Snook

It is not just the sea but the influences made by man to the coastline e.g. piers, fishing cottages that are represented in you work, discuss. I am fascinated by people's relationship to the sea. I love to observe how we live and work with it, how…


Jenny Bowker

‘Hashim’  - image by Patricia Bolto Can you discuss your former training in science and the direct advantages this has played in relation to patchwork? I worked for thirteen years in the field of Electron Microscopy, first in research on bees’…


Amy Nguyen

Please comment on your relationship with Mary Edna Fraser and where it has led you? Mary Edna Fraser and I connected after I graduated from college. I had decided to stay in Charleston SC to work and was custom sewing for a local company. Mary Edna…


Meg Little

Explain the importance your move to Cornwall, in the UK, was to the development of your art in rug making? I moved to Cornwall in 1984 right after getting my Masters Degree from Rhode Island School of Design. I walked into Plymouth College of Art…


Alex Friedman

You have a BA, Art History / Fine Art degree. How has this influenced your tapestry? What was your artistic background? As a child I loved to draw. I spent hours drawing imaginary places and animals but, quite practically, I also made a number of…


Martha Fieber

You call your work, ‘Landscapes in Thread’. Can you discuss this? My work is all landscapes. Some are realistic and some abstract. By far, the majority of materials used in my finished image is thread. I use hand dyed linen for backgrounds and the…


Barbara Heller

Explain how you personally have promoted tapestry both locally and internationally? The most visible way I promote tapestry is by weaving in the corner window of my studio on Granville Island, an area of Vancouver that many tourists and locals visit…


Luanne Rimel

Discuss why you tend to work in series? The content of my work deals with Time, i.e. the passage of time, memory, remembrance, decay, and even persistence. When I become absorbed an idea, I seek out forms that resonate this idea. I begin to…


Tracy Krumm

Childhood experiences passed on by Grandmothers have influenced the direction of your artwork, please comment? By teaching me to crochet, tat, embroider and sew, my grandmothers introduced me to the legacy of women's work. These activities bonded us…


Patrick Ahern

How did you break down this major misconception about who does crochet? I never thought crochet was something I could not do because it wasn’t what men were supposed to do. When I first started crocheting, I did it to impress a girl – so I wasn’t…