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Behind the scenes with embroiderer Rachel Wright

Rachel Wright     Rachel Wright's sewing box    Owls by Rachel Wright

 

Textile art is often described as ‘painting with thread’ and this is exactly what Rachel Wright does. Inspired by her father who was an artist,

and her artistic grandmother she honed her skills at university and started her business in the 1990s. Above is a peak into her creative process, stitch by stitch.

 

www.rachelwright.com

Inside the studio of Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen

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Danish artist  Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen is now based in Southern Spain where she weaves her huge tapestries.

Only about 40 cms of the image is shown and the full image is only revealed once the weaving is completed and it is cut down from the loom.

Find out more about Anne-Marie’s fascinating work on her profile page on this website.

Step-by-Step from Rachel Wright

rachel wright Owls by Rachel Wright

Work in progress by Rachel Wright

We’ll be sharing an interview and work from machine embroider Rachel Wright in a few weeks,

but when she sent through this beautiful work in progress, we couldn’t wait to share it. Sew inspiring!

www.rachelwright.com

Review of ’Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community’

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Chris Bogia, ‘Selfie with Pink Eye’ (detail); Larry Krone, ‘Then and Now Cape’ (detail); LJ Roberts, ‘Portrait of Deb’

 

Books about Textile Art are often hard to find which makes ’Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community,’ an exciting addition to the genre. It features 30 artists of the LGBTQ community including the brilliant Chiachio and Giannone who we featured on Textile Curator a while ago.The range of artists is truly international and like our website it shows the diversity of fibre art today. From the opulent exquisite embroidery by Larry Krone to the minimalist textural shapes by Chris Bogia. As designer Todd Oldham explains “this book celebrates not just fiber art, but queer creativity, which feels all the more necessary and vital in today’s political climate.” It also includes interviews from a range of people in the arts world including Jonathan Adler and Tim Gunn. Curated by John Chaich with Todd Oldham it is published by AMMO Books and is available now on Amazon.