My work is based mainly on forms from nature. I make textile wall art, batik scarves, textile brooches and fascinators.
My inspiration is the natural world, woodlands, waterfalls, mountains- landscapes- and the rocks that underlie and define them. I use a variety of hand-dyed wools fibres and fabrics to “paint” with wool, using each tuft of wool like a brushstroke, then wet-felt, machine and hand embroider the resulting fabric to bring out the movement and detail in the subject. The felting process often brings out unexpected characteristics or qualities of the type of fleece, yarn or fibre used, so I incorporate these into the design to develop deeply textured felt “paintings”. As wool is such a versatile material, I also use a variety of natural wools to make free-standing sculptural vessels incorporating natural and sometimes man-made objects. Each different breed of sheep produces wool with different characteristics and these I try to match with the inclusions used.
Works in inks, acrylics, earth pigments, dyes and pastels on cloth and paper with the enhancement of stitch and word. Inspired by the richness of the earth and all it has to offer in the forms of organic texture, natural colour and heritage. Maggie has studied at local colleges and under renowned tutors in the field of design and mark making. In love with colour, she enjoys playing around with it in all its forms to produce her works which are mainly abstract in nature. Maggie is an Associate Member of The Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen and can be seen at Malvern Spring and Autumn Shows, The three Choirs Festival and Dore Abbey as part of the English Choral Experience; She is a member of The Shropshire Visual Art Network and regularly exhibits in the Street Gallery in Shrewsbury.
I design all of my own artwork, using a variety of mixed media to create, including textiles, print making, collage and sculpture. Inspiration comes from my surrounding environment, particularly the area where I live, which borders the Montgomery canal and River Severn. Situated in beautiful countryside, it has an abundance of flora, fauna and wildlife.
Jenny is a textile artist and tutor living in Shropshire. She works with Batik, hot wax resist, mainly on tissue paper combining it with bleach, inks and dyes and sometimes stitch to create beautiful surfaces and textures. Landscape, it’s shapes, details, colours and textures are her main source of inspiration, particularly of Shropshire and the borders of Wales where she lives. Jenny also creates wet and needle felted landscapes adding machine embroidery to add an illustrative quality to her work. Recent work has involved creating more sculptural relief surfaces to emphasise the shape and form of the landscape. She is a member of The Batik Guild, The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and The Embroiderers Guild. She runs courses and workshops and gives talks about her work.
I have been making and teaching lacemaking since 1981. I specialise in bobbin lacemaking though I also do some needle lace. I do Torchon which is made in many countries and regarded as a good type for beginners. I also do Bedfordshire and Bucks Point which are traditional English laces and have recently started to learn Milanese , which as its name suggests , is an Italian lace.
I use the traditional white and ecru thread but I also like to work in colour. I also like to do wall hanging, framed work and fans as well as the usual handkerchiefs.
I was commissioned to write ”Torchon Lace a Manual of Techniques.” which was published in in 1991and has been in print ever since.
My display will feature samples of a variety of laces and I will have a Torchon bookmark on my lace pillow to demonstrate the techniques which apply to all bobbin laces.
I am exhibiting on Saturday, in the library.
As a printmaker and visual artist, I use a variety of printmaking techniques as well as other visual media. My current work is inspired by how patterns in nature are reproduced in our culture, from mathematics to religion to the domestic. It is about time and our place in it, inheritance and the life cycle, and is in the form of screen prints, etchings, collagraphs and textiles.