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

“Meet the Artist” Youtube with Linda Izan
'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.

Jean Bennet – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features Mixed Media work of artist Jean Bennet.

How are Textiles used in Art Therapy to capture feelings & emotions? Jean works as an art therapist and as a Lecturer in Theraputic Arts. In this YouTube, she shares ‘The Nep of Life’ Exhibition and explains some of the pieces.

Each art work starts with a foundation of thread and stitch before being combined with different mediums and discarded objects. Each piece tells a story.

I’ve recently rediscovered this footage – it was filmed at the Knitting and Stitching Show 2019.

It seems rather strange to hear the bustle of crowds in the background – feels like a lifetime ago.

“Meet the Artist” Youtube with Linda Izan
Art by Jean Bennet
Art by Jean Bennet
Mixed Media Art starts with thread and stitch
Mixed Media Art starts with thread and stitch
Each piece is combined with mediums to create figurative sculptures.
Each piece is combined with mediums to create figurative sculptures.

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.