Multi-Media Textiles: Where Anything Goes Of the three textile pathways, followed at Loughborough University, multi-media textiles is the hardest to define. Students experiment with a range of textile techniques including: applique, beading, crochet, fabric manipulation, felting, hand and machine knit, hand and machine stitch, macrame, patchwork, and quilting. They may also use non-textiles techniques such as: ceramics, laser […]
Exhibitions featuring textile crafts, including knitting, crochet, weaving and printing.
Print, But Not Just Textiles As a former scientist, I love dye labs! Scientific precision melded with creative flair to produce beautiful colours. Textiles students, who specialise in Print, will print textiles and may other surfaces, for example wall paper. In this post I’m going to show you the work of some of the final year students […]
Woven Textiles You may have noticed that I have not been blogging so frequently recently. Posts have been planned, photos taken, but there has not been the time to pull it all together. There have been many reasons for this, all good! One of the things occupying some of my time has been working at […]
So Much Inspiration! I love to visit exhibitions to refresh my creative juices and to inspire future work. Although, I work primarily in knit and crochet, I’m inspired by all textile disciplines. The exhibitions at the Knitting and Stitching Shows are an opportunity to see a wide variety of work by both new and experienced […]
A New Show for Me! There are so many yarn, fibre and textile festivals in Britain, it would be impossible to go to all of them. Yesterday I went to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London. Although I’ve been to Knitting and Stitching Shows at Alexandra Palace a few times and Harrogate many […]
A few weeks ago I visited the MA Expo at the School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University. This is where students show key pieces of work made during their Masters degrees. It’s always interesting because there is a great variety of work being displayed, which reflects the range of MA courses offered at NTU. Here […]
My first visit to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London was to see the exhibition ‘Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour’. Do I need to tell you Kaffe’s life story? Just in case you are not familiar here is a summary. Kaffe Fassett was born in California and became an artist. As a young […]