Meet the Artist – Denise Watts

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the contemporary bobbin lace of Denise Watts.

Denise hand crafts each paper mâché doll. She then embellishes them in turn, with hand embroidery, vintage cloth & handmade bobbin lace.

Her current collection of work is called “The Little Woman”. It touches on the issues, emotions and traumas that women have experienced throughout history.

Contemporary bobbin lace by Denise Watts.
Contemporary bobbin lace.
Contemporary bobbin lace
Contemporary bobbin lace.
Contemporary bobbin lace by Denise Watts.
Contemporary bobbin lace.
Contemporary bobbin lace
Contemporary bobbin lace.

Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.

Meet the Artist – Alex Vincent Turner

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the Hand Embroidered, Sustainable Fashion of Alex Vincent Turner.

Alex carefully selects each piece and decorates with hand stitch to create a new piece of wearable art. Darning, thread weaving and embroidered motifs all play a part in his beautiful work. https://www.alexvincenttextiles.com/#/

Alex received an The Embroiderers’ Guild – UK Graduate Award in 2019.

Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.

Hand embroidered garment by Alex Vincent Turner
Hand embroidered garment by Alex
Hand embroidered garment
Hand embroidered garment by Alex
Hand embroidered garment by Alex
Hand embroidered garment by Alex
Hand embroidered garment
Hand embroidered garment by Alex

Learn to Bind a Quilt with Sandie Lush

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Did you know there were FIVE different ways to bind a quilt?

Sandie Lush, shares Five Ways to complete, finish off & bind a quilt – including a ‘Traditional Piped Durham’ method.

Sandie’s beautiful Welsh quilts will be on exhibition in 2020 at the Welsh Quilt Centre (May 2020) & Minerva Arts Centre. For more information contact: http://sandielush.co.uk/https://www.welshquilts.com/.

Filmed at The Festival of Quilts 2019