The Power of Intention

The Power of Intention

Understanding the rationale behind our art is significant and powerful and should form a large part of our process. It’s almost as important as choosing the perfect materials to develop our concept and working out the best way to display the finished piece. But...
The Elegance of Time and Effort

The Elegance of Time and Effort

Transformation and change come through tremendous effort – day in, day out, hands down. And expending effort is the one way to produce textile and fibre art of great beauty or that makes a passionate statement or simply creates magic – our very own unique...
Organising An Exhibition Brief

Organising An Exhibition Brief

Exhibition/competition organisers require numerous skills surrounding the writing of a brief, format, set of guidelines or directives to encourage textile artists to enter competitions or exhibitions. The pre-planning required to constitute part of the vast processes...

Problem Solving

A large part of being a textile artist is our ability to problem-solve, and have I had to use it this last week. Now I’m no fast thinker. – I like to take my time and really think things through – but eventually I get there. And I’m prompted to...

Ambience

I was working on the design below recently, and it suddenly struck me that the atmosphere we work in and the mood we create, can make a huge difference to how well and effectively we actually work. Now I’m not talking about the physical workspace, although, of...