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In Ghana, types of cloth and the design of textiles are about more than just fashion. Woven Kente cloth is a great status symbol, marking wealth and, in the past, office - something to be worn on important occasions and by important people. Adinkra is a printed fabric, hand-made and worn mainly for funerals, which are very important celebrations in Ghana. The tracks on this album introduce the Kente weavers and Adinkra workers, show the creative processes behind the textiles they make, and r ...
 
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For any creative person there is nothing better than being in the state of flow; when you are so engaged with your work that time disappears and there is no other place you would rather be. This is a true sign of being on the right path, of having found your special creative outlet and it is a beautiful thing.This week on TextileStories it was wond…
 
Have you ever started working in a medium, transferring your approach from another only to discover that suddenly you have passed through the looking glass and into a whole new creative world?In this episode, Australian artist Paula Hart shares her journey working on large-scale public art pieces in a variety of media such as painted murals and las…
 
Lace is something which for many, conjures up images of doilies or Elizabethan collars or Marie Antoinette all covered in sumptuous ruffles…but it is also a unique and very special artform which is alive and well thanks to the innovative work of artists like Veronika Irvine who joined me to discuss her explorations of the possibilities of algorithm…
 
Welcome to the new season of TextileStories. I have a line up of fascinating and diverse stories for you this season and am so delighted to open with this conversation with Australian sculptor Anita Larkin.Anita’s sculptures bring together an extraordinary combination of materials and sensations to explore the themes of mending, healing, memory, an…
 
Sydney-based artist Michele Morcos would describe herself as a mark maker. With her initial background in drawing and painting, learning the art of coil weaving some years ago from a group of indigenous weavers gave her a way to take her mark making into 3-dimensions.From a textile perspective it was fascinating to hear how Michele has absorbed wea…
 
This week we are back with an episode outlining the changes which will be happening so that we can continue to connect during this time of social distancing. For our followers around the world we will probably be closer as the coronavirus pandemic pushes me to get over my inhibitions and really show up on social media; speaking face to face on YouT…
 
The work of South African artist Kim Lieberman takes us on a journey; seeking to investigate communication and interaction between people her work has an extraordinary global vision which dissects figuratively and at times literally the currency of connection. Through drawing, sculpture, stitching and lace, Lieberman explores responsibility, genero…
 
Bringing together two of the major fields of traditional craft & design – Textiles and Wood – designer Isabel Avendaño Hazbún creates functional and nonfunctional art objects which open up new dialogues about material, dress and identity.Her innovative and often surprising use of materials offers a refreshing and unique take on both crafts which is…
 
Sometimes an artist travels far and wide to discover that in the end all roads lead home. Jordanian designer and artist Ishraq Zraikat has had an incredible professional journey so far; studying architecture in the United States, textile design in Italy, working as a designer in architecture and fashion and even as a design journalist in New York h…
 
Love, passion, courage, triumph, transcendence…there are eternal themes which are common to art across cultures and centuries. Another eternal theme, death, has been a source of inspiration to many artists and so it should perhaps not be so surprising that an organization which arranges funerals should seek the collaboration of an artist in residen…
 
It is the best feeling in the world to see a student graduate and find their true path and the joy it brings me to see Leesha Arora, founder and creative director of Prune India, finding so much success and fulfilment in her work is priceless. I first met Leesha in 2012 when she came to Milan with a group of her classmates to do Summer School. It w…
 
Some of you know me as a teacher & researcher, others as a tour leader or as a blogger and now pod-caster, but I am also a cancer survivor and as today is international cancer survivor’s day I wanted to do a short episode that I have had in the back of my mind for a couple of years…So now that I am a whole 32cm from my chemo coiffure, I thought it …
 
So many textile stories, and particularly lace stories, are about women, their work and their often-unrecognized artistic contribution to their culture and their time. Thankfully some of these stories are collected and recorded by scholars allowing us a great insight into some seemingly small lives which actually had significant impact on the texti…
 
Many of you are probably already familiar with the fragile, haunting, crochet sculptures of artist Caitlin McCormack. So many images of her beautiful work have gone viral in recent years, but do you know the story behind them and where her creative journey is leading her? This week on TextileStories I had the pleasure of speaking with Caitlin about…
 
Starting out as a creative soul unsure of which path to take in life, after completing her very hands-on studies in costume design at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an internship at the prestigious Hand & Lock embroidery workshop in 2010 led to a successful and fascinating career within the company, becoming Production Director in 2014.T…
 
From a child with mis-matched socks to being recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune’s 2018 Chicagoans of the year, Sky Cubacub is the founder - and heart and soul – of Rebirth Garments; a clothing line for people on the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. Rebirth Garments is more than a clothing brand, it is a movement centred around a con…
 
A couple of weeks ago I posted some SEM photographs of threads taken from 17th Century needle laces on Instagram and it sparked quite a bit of discussion and many questions, so for this episode of TextileStories I wanted to tell the story of some of the research I have done looking at thread samples taken from 17th century laces. It is amazing what…
 
The idea of lace music, or a lace album might first seem strange, but anyone who makes bobbin lace, or has been in a space where people are making bobbin lace knows that this craft has its own very special music; the sound of wooden bobbins dancing as a lace maker works is both beautiful and hypnotic, so it might not be such a huge leap after all…O…
 
I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Australian contemporary basket maker and sculptor Catriona Pollard who in this interview shares with us some of her personal journey coming from the world of business to rediscover a part of herself through the art of basketry. Catriona's organic sculptures offer an opportunity to reflect on our own i…
 
To start off our 2018 series I caught up with the heroic English lace maker Jane Atkinson to discuss her journey into the craft, her inspiration and approach to lace design and her exciting new exhibition which will be held at Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset, in September. Jane and I have also been cooking up some lace surprises for our listeners in wh…
 
It was a real pleasure to speak with with designer Ali Rauf this week on TextileStories. He recently did Australia very proud taking home second prize in the fashion section of Hand & Lock's international embroidery prize with his own over the top contemporary take on shisha embroidery.Join us as we discuss Ali's childhood travelling around the Mid…
 
This week on TextileStories I was delighted to catch up with the amazingly talented embroiderer Elena Thornton who recently took home three prizes from this year's prestigious Hand & Lock Embroidery awardsTo hear more TextileStories subscribe to our channel or visit: http://www.textilesupport.net/blogTo see more of Elena's work go to: https://www.e…
 
This week on TextileStories I had the pleasure of chatting with mixed media artist and new lace maker Maggie Hensel-Brown about her textile journey which has led her to recently discover the art of needle lace which is taking her practise in a whimsical and meaningful new direction.To hear more TextileStories subscribe to our channel or visit: http…
 
This week on TextileStories I was joined by jeweller, enamellist and lace maker Alicia Jane Boswell. She discusses how she came to work with metal and eventually textile techniques and how working with these helped her to create a sense of connection to the women in her family and a sense of home.To hear more TextileStories subscribe to our channel…
 
A conversation with young independent fashion designer Cora Bellotto. Cora discusses her journey so far, her thoughts about slow and sustainable fashion and where she would like to take her label next...To hear more TextileStories subscribe to our channel or visit: http://www.textilesupport.net/blogTo see more of Cora's creations go to: http://www.…
 
An interview with the inspirational British embroidery artist Diana Springall; discussing her career, her decision to make her vast collection available online and her mission to raise the status of embroidery as a form of artistic expression.To hear more TextileStories subscribe to our channel or visit: http://www.textilesupport.net/blogTo see Dia…
 
This week's TextileStory is a conversation with master metal smith Cheri Dunnigan; join us as we discuss inspiration, technique, wire knitting, beauty and what it means to live as an artist.To see more of Cheri's work: http://www.cheridunniganjewelry.com/Music: "Add And" by Broke for FreeNews from the textile world by TextileSupport tarafından oluşturuldu
 
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