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Artistry in Stitch and Design

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Comments by Jill Flower, see more on JillFlower.com Jill is an experimental textile artist and has an interest in all aspects of Embroidery. The illustrative painter uses his brush and oils, acrylics, pastel and other mediums to create his ‘work of art’. Similarly, the needle is the textile artist’s brush or pencil and the wealth …

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What are we debating?

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Thoughts by Cas Holmes from www.casholmestextiles.co.uk Stitch as Art..why are we still debating this issue? In the 1980’s whilst studying for my Fine Arts degree I presented a research essay titled The Sex of the Artist Matters’ and where this was tied in women’s connection to stitch the domestic and issues of re-use there were …

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Of course Embroidery is Art!

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Alice Kettle – our Guild President shares her views on the art behind embroidery and textile works. I wonder if it really matters if embroidery is art or not? What seems more important is a questioning of material, an understanding of process and an opening up of ideas. Creativity captures experience and imagination which becomes …

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I am a Textile Artist

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Alison Holt shares her views further on www.alisonholt.com Alison Holt is a UK contemporary textile artist specialising in freehand machine embroidery. Embroidery is art…of course it is. Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. I am an artist, a textile artist. That describes who I am and what I do: …

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Is Embroidery Art?

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James Hunting considers the question – Is stitch art? His answer – If we want it to be….. ‘It is art’ This is one of those statements that engenders so much discussion and debate, most frequently started by, and involving ‘fine artists’ or practitioners who have followed a ‘fine art’ qualification or pathway. Personally, I think the …