Sabine Kaner – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features textile art by artist Sabine Kaner.

Sabine has a stash of old knitted garments and wool yarn, that she uses as the base for her textile art. The garments are discarded family jumpers or sourced from charity shops.

She uses her own life experiences to create her work. Each piece tells a story.

Sabine is a member of Prism and the The Society for Embroidered Work

Images courtesy: https://sabinekaner.com

“Meet the Artist” Youtube with Linda Izan
image showing five shapes of long gloves - textile art created from old jumpers.
Reunion-Unity by Sabine Kaner
Sabine Kaner standing in front of her work
Sabine in her studio
Greensleeves. image showing showing the sleeve from a green jumper embroidered in multicoloured shapes
Greensleeves
Blended Stitches. image showing parts of a purple jumper and embroidery - textile art created from old jumpers.
Blended Stitches

Pop over to my previous ‘Aran Illingworth’ post for more textile inspiration featuring pre-loved cloth.

Christine Green – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the colourful & frugal, Improv Quilts of Christine Green.

Christine’s improv patchwork is inspired by the philosophy of the Gees Bend Quilters. Every scrap of salvaged cloth is used. She sources discarded cloth and preloved garments to make her colourful art quilts.

The garments are washed and cut up. Nothing is wasted. Christine uses shirt buttons, pockets, cuffs and plackets to make layers of interest in each piece of work.

Christine worked for the BBC as a Graphic Designer and now uses her love of colour and pattern to create her organic improv quilts.

patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and other cotton cloth by Christine Green
Inspired by Gees Bend – patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and mixed salvaged cloth
Inspired by Gees Bend - patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and mixed salvaged  cloth
Detail from denim quilt by Christine Green
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts - red white and blue striped cloth
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts - pockets, plackets, labels and cuffs are made into patchwork
Pockets, plackets, labels and cuffs are made into patchwork

You can see more improv patchwork in my previous post about Modern Quilter Sarah Hibbert.

‘The Sound of the Kenwood Chef’ has Won an Award

Very happy news. I’ve been ‘Commended for the Beryl Dean Award for Hand Embroidery’ for my work “The Sound of the Kenwood Chef”. The piece was my submission to this year’s The Embroiderers’ Guild UK Members’ Challenge. I can’t stop smiling.

Allowing for the current Covid 19 situation, the plan is that all the Challenge artworks will be on exhibition at a future Knitting & Stitching Show.

The final stitch in a red and white embroidery called The Sound of the Kenwood Chef
The final stitch
A red and white embroidery called The Sound of the Kenwood Chef describing in embroidered text, my Mum baking on a Saturday morning.
AAhe sound of the Kenwood Chef

You are welcome to browse through some of my earlier pieces – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’, ‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘.