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A selection of textile artists I have recently discovered..


Shizuko Kimura is a Japanese artist who creates life drawings.  she uses no preliminary sketches or photographs but simply works directly from life using a needle and thread using speed itself as a medium to capture the ‘essence of the subject’.

I particularly like the detail she creates using the thread, she uses a huge variety of line creating subtlety and strength alternately in her drawings.  I aspire to this.

Edith Durham revisited (detail). 2001, hand embroidery. cotton, muslin, paper, linen.


I know very little about Caroline Bartlett but I enjoy these layered prints on silk crepeline in tensioned embroidery hoops.  I have tried to print on to fine translucent on to fabric with limited success..

Caroline Bartlett. Bodies of Knowledge, Volume 5: Arbiters of Taste
1934 encyclopaedia, embroidery hoops, printed silk crepeline, silk, wadding, pins; 34 x 84 x 5cm. Photo: Michael Wicks


Do-Ho Suh (b. 1962, Seoul, Korea) is a sculpture and installation artist.

“Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity. His work explores the relation between individuality, collectivity, and anonymity”.  (Kwon, Miwon, “The Other Otherness: The Art of Do Ho Suh,” Serpentine Gallery and Seattle Art Museum, 2002).

For more information on Do-Ho Suh – see link to his New York gallery : Lehmann Maupin

Do-Ho Suh, Perfect Home II, 2003


Linda Hutchins is a textiles artist based in Portland, Oregan.  What I particularly love about her work is the evidence of engineering knowledge which runs through her work, due to having studied engineering prior to art school.  Using her textile work of objects (personal to her) constructed from organza, she has developed them further into photograms which have an incredibly delicate aesthetic quality – in opposition to their original form in life – i.e. a hammer head.  She has also created a body of work creating linear patters with a typewriter which are very cool.

Linda Hutchins, One Hammer, 2011, pigment print on paper


Timorous Beasties is a design led manufacturing company based in Glasgow, who specialise in fabrics and wallpapers. Timorous Beasties was founded in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons.

Despite not being intrinsically drawn to the commercial interiors side of textiles, I am absolutely blown away by some of their designs.  I love the finite execution of their wallpapers, and the creativity that has gone into morphing existing objects and creatures into fantastical imagery.

Timorous Beasties, 2012, Iguana Wallpaper


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