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.

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.

Marian Jazmik – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the embroidered art of Marian Jazmik.

Marian’s work is very experimental and all her materials are sourced from discarded, reusable waste.

She stitches layer upon layer of heat treated synthetic fabrics to make some amazing textures – then embellishes these surfaces with found objects and embroidery.

Marian explains her creative processes in the video below.

Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.

Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian
Mixed media embroidery by Marian

Denise Watts – Meet the Artist

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.