Artist Interview with Aurifil Threads

I’m pleased to announce that a wonderful artist Interview with Aurifil threads has been published. The interview is part of Auribuzz and features a conversation about my involvement in the Unstitched Coif project curated by Toni Buckby.

The project is produced in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The full interview is available to view by following this link.

Artist Interview with Aurifil Threads
Artist Interview with Aurifil Threads

Embroidery is such a timeless craft that intricately weaves stories of tradition and innovation. Today we are thrilled to share Catherine Hill’s remarkable journey with the Unstitched Coif Project. Catherine’s background is steeped in creativity, from her childhood fascination with stitching to her award-winning textile artwork. However, it was her involvement in the Coif Project, spearheaded by Toni Buckby, that truly ignited her passion for historical embroidery.

We had the opportunity to connect with Catherine and delve into her rich background in textile art, as well as her significant role in the Coif Project. We’re excited to share her insights and experiences with you, and we hope you find her story as captivating as we did.

Auribuzz
Extract - Artist Interview with Aurifil Threads
Extract – Artist Interview with Aurifil Threads

The coif panel was hand stitched in a rainbow of 12 weight Aurifil cotton threads.

A coloured bar of threads was stitched to the panel and a small hank of threads was also attached to the panel with a safety pin.

It was an honour to be part of the Coif project.

Full information about the project can be found on the Unstitched Coif project website https://blackworkembroidery.org/unstitched-coif-t-844-1974/

Thank you to Claire at Aurifil for creating this beautifully produced article.

Edgelands Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that Summer ’76  and Summer 2022 Part 1 & 2 have been selected by Prism Textiles for the Edgelands exhibition.

The exhibition takes place at The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London E3 4QY, 19 – 29 April 2024. Free entry.

I’ll be stewarding on the 29th April, so if you’re in London pop along and say ‘Hi!’

Summer '76 part of the Edgelands Exhibition
Summer ’76 part of the Edgelands Exhibition

In 2023 I was honoured to be accepted into Prism and this is the first year I’ll be exhibiting my work with them.

Summer 2022 Part 1
Summer 2022 Part 1
Summer 2022 Part 2 part of the Edgelands exhibition
Summer 2022 Part 2

Our international exhibiting group brings together a diverse group of selected textile artists showcasing high-quality fine art textile practice and craftsmanship from around the world. Exhibiting as a group since 1998, we currently have 70 artists participating within PRISM Textiles, working together to challenge the common misconceptions surrounding textiles as an art form.

Prism

Textiel Plus Artist Interview

I’m pleased to announce that a wonderful Textiel Plus Artist Interview featuring my work has been published online. The article is edited by Dorothé Swinkels and appears on the highly prestigious Dutch magazine Textiel Plus website.

Please follow this link to read the full article (available in Dutch & English).

Dorothé Swinkels is a great enthusiast and connoisseur of autonomous textile art. After a career in the field as a teacher and coordinator of the fashion and textile department of the art academy in Maastricht, she now shares her acquired knowledge and very large network for the benefit of TxP and advises Museum Rijswijk in putting together the international textile biennials.

Textiel Plus
Textiel Plus Artist Interview
Textiel Plus Artist Interview

It was a few weeks after my work appeared in Textiel Plus Issue 266, that Dorothé Swinkels contacted me for an interview.

Online Interview
Online Interview

She asked about my design process and was particularly interested in some of my early pieces like Time for Tea, and some of my recent artworks like ‘Keepsake’.

Online Interview
Online Interview

Their website has a brilliant online portfolio of articles celebrating textile artists from across the world – full of beautiful, inspiring work.

Thank you to Dorothé and Textiel Plus for producing such a wonderful article.