Stress or Passion

Stress or Passion

Stress.  We all suffer from it at some point in time – and it’s usually to satisfy external demands. It’s way too easy to say ‘if you have an itch, scratch it’ – so to advise ‘soldiering on’ as an effective cure for...
From Theory to Practice

From Theory to Practice

Job Characteristics Theory is a work design theory providing a set of implementing principles for enriching jobs.  Surely we could apply some of these ideas to evaluate and monitor how we work in our own Textile Art practice because this theory makes a lot of sense to...
Perception: The Big Disconnect

Perception: The Big Disconnect

Perception comes in two forms – how we see ourselves, and, how others see us. Now, of course, we know ourselves intimately after all we live our lives each day fully conscious of what we do and more importantly, why we do it. But many most likely see us quite...
Stepping Away

Stepping Away

I know people gain a great deal from being part of a textile or fibre group. Groups are a fantastic place to form connections and networks.  There’s also the learning and support that should come from being part of a group. Me?  Towards the end, I was always out...
We Care

We Care

The world of textile and fibre art is up to us. It’s our time to show we care – making it a strong, well-informed and welcoming creative platform. And while most of us create our work independently, we can still exert influence. We can remember those who...