Couture Knitting (and tattoos), Scotland: Di Gilpin

Di Gilpin, a self-taught knitting designer in Scotland, speaks in this video about her collaboration with couture designers, including her shrug inspired by the White Witch in "the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" - and the tattoes of a Russian warrior princess.  As she points out, with a lacey knit worn over bare skin, …

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Colour, textiles, art – Sheila Hicks

I've already posted an article on Sheila Hicks earlier in 2017, but I just came across fresh evidence of her adventurous colour palette and soft touchy-feely art.  There's a playful inviting fun in her Venice Biennale giant pompoms - see this 3 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yk5bxjzLGw   and her simple but gorgeous wall piece in a formal …

Creation and other designs – Alex Beattie (8 mins)

Alex Beattie is a needlework designer of tapestry kits - although coming from a background of illustration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpKU-5HvScE What I love most about both designing and stitching is the fact that you’re working with pure colour. There’s no mixing or preparation – it’s bright, jewel-like wools sewn straight on to the canvas. There’s also something …

Everything connects

Magie Hollingworth pops up again (see former post on 2nd Feb), with another delightfully thought-inspiring short video. She trained in fine art, began making embroidered gifts for friends, developed tapestry design (which she finds "addictive") and loves making papier mache as she hates throwing paper or anything out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d9Qp_FjIBE Sitting surrounded by her studio, she …