Claire Edwards – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube ‘Meet the Artist’ Collection. Today it features the detailed hand embroidery by artist Claire Edwards.

In this YouTube, Claire shares and talks about her latest collection which is based on the coral oceans. She also explains how she created her iconic ‘Rising from the Ashes’ couture dress. Claire’s work has been acknowledged with a number of awards. These include the prestigious award from Hand & Lock plus two awards from the Bradford Textile Society.

Claire is a member of The Society for Embroidered Work.

Images courtesy: https://nomadicmaker.bigcartel.com

'Rising from the Ashes' couture dress created by Claire Edwards. The Phoenix is all hand beaded.
‘Rising from the Ashes’ couture dress created by Claire Edwards
The Phoenix is all hand beaded and features on the back of the 'Rising from the Ashes' couture dress -  created by Claire Edwards
The Phoenix is all hand beaded.
'Substratum' - beaded art set inside resin and concrete -  created by Claire Edwards
‘Substratum’ – beaded art set inside resin and concrete.
Heavily beaded collar inspired by the textures and colours of the Coral Reefs.
Heavily beaded collar inspired by the textures and colours of the Coral Reefs.
Heavily beaded collar inspired by the textures and colours of the Coral Reefs -  created by Claire Edwards
Heavily beaded collar, created by Claire Edwards

Hillary Waters Fayle – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful and detailed botanical hand embroideries by artist Hillary Waters Fayle.

Each and every project is a “connection between nature and the human hand”. She collects, sorts and carefully prepares each leaf before beginning the process of marking and slowly hand stitching.

In this YouTube, Hillary shares her fragile work and explains how she creates her art. Her latest commission will be displayed in the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.

Images courtesy: https://www.hillarywfayle.com

'Caught in Spring' - hand embroidered leaves by Hillary Waters Fayle
‘Caught in Spring’ – hand embroidered leaves by Hillary Waters Fayle
'Blue Iris' - hand embroidered leaves by Hillary Waters Fayle
‘Blue Iris’
Ginko leaves embroidered using Insertion stitches by Hillary Waters Fayle
Ginko leaves embroidered using Insertion stitches
Cutwork and embroidery by Hillary Waters Fayle
Cutwork and embroidery

You can find more inspiring embroidery in my previous post featuring textile art from The Society for Embroidered Work.