Being creative has always been an integral part of being myself. It is a meditation, relaxation & escape from the stresses of everyday life rolled into one. For me, it is a vital part of life’s balance; I believe creativity is as important as exercise and eating well in order to stay healthy. Allowing yourself the time to be creative can be a challenge, but the rewards far outweigh the … Continue reading
I started out with the support of The Princes Trust in 2012, after completing my BA Hons degree in Surface and Textiles Design. I also studied City and Guilds interior design, where I learnt technical drawing. I enjoy combining the two skills of sewing and technical drawing together to create bespoke and individual works of art. I am drawn towards architecture and I appreciate all the different periods and styles, … Continue reading
My painting is usually inspired by plants and gardens, taking a botanical approach. Sometimes my paintings inspire my embroidery, which is usually traditional hand embroidery although sometimes I experiment in both disciplines! ‘Profits from my work go to charity and I am currently supporting a community in a very poor region of Nicaragua, whom I am visiting in January 2018, Please see our blog https://2newhorizons4ometepe.blogspot.co.uk/ Also see my creativity blog … Continue reading
Esther loves any creative medium, in particular textiles and pen-and-ink; intricate details in drawings often translate well into fabrics. Esther’s favourite subject is buildings; she uses appliqué to recreate these in fabrics, adding individual touches like pearls for a 30th anniversary, a plane for a pilot, or a welcoming cat in the window, to make commissions as personal as possible. Esther uses the same technique to recreate cars in fabric; … Continue reading
Iris Bishop is an artist and designer with an innovative approach to textile design, combining weaving, knitting, knotting and other ‘sculptural’ techniques. She loves to incorporate new, vintage and re-cycled materials into her work, making every garment and accessory a unique ‘piece’. The HAOS ‘Art Trail’ and ‘Art Fair’ exhibitions present a wonderful opportunity to show seasonal
Edith’s textile based sculpture and paintings display a distinct element. Talisman, & totems are recurring theme’s imbuing a sense of mystery and otherness to her work. The textile sculptures are hand constructed from fabric and embroidered and embellished with thread. Standing alone or in familial groups, they are at once both intriguing and humorous, leading the observer to wonder at their inner thoughts and meaning.