Meet the Artist – Jo Beattie

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful embroidery of Jo Beattie.

Jo Beattie creates shadows to represent a fragment of precious memory held within a loved childhood toy. Each piece starts with a hand draw image which is then machine stitched in black thread. A recent piece of Jo’s work was purchased by the National Collection of Contemporary Textiles.

‘The strengths and uniqueness of British contemporary embroidery is due to the fact that it is founded on drawing.‘ Diana Springall.

Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.

Meet the Artist – Tabitha Aimee Buckley

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful embroidery and beadwork of Tabitha Aimee Buckley.

How does the landscape inspire embroidery art?
Tabitha Aimee Buckley – a recent Textile Design Graduate from Falmouth University – shares how she creates one of her iconic handmade buttons, inspired by the rugged Cornish landscape. Tabitha was a recipient of an Embroiderers’ Guild Graduate Award 2019/20. She started stitching as an Embroiderers’ Guild Young Embroiderer at the age of 10.

Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.