Patchwork & Quilting by Leah Higgins

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the stunning patchwork and quilting of Leah Higgins. Filmed at The Festival of Quilts 2019.

Addition: Thank you to Leah Higgins for a brilliant blog post about the day I interviewed her at The Festival of Quilts for a ‘Meet The Artist’ YouTube.

I meant to write this post a few weeks ago but, as per usual, I’ve been busy and didn’t get round to it…. but I’ll put that right now!
During my exhibition at Festival of Quilts I was asked if I was willing to do a ‘meet the artist’ interview for a YouTube channel. I immediately said yes as I was very flattered and publicity is always welcome. It was arranged for the next morning.
Ten minutes later I started getting stressed about being filmed …. what would I say? what would I wear? what if I had a particularly bad hair day? …… Whilst I thoroughly enjoy talking about my art I hate having my photo taken and the thought of being filmed was, frankly, terrifying.
Thankfully Catherine Hill from Arnold’s Attic was brilliant. She said the right things to calm me down and had clearly spent time preparing her questions. She had taken the time the previous day to really look at the exhibition, to read my artists statement and to read the labels for the each piece.
She did a great job of editing the interview and I am absolutely thrilled to have this record of my first solo exhibition. If you have a look please take the time to like and comment –

Thank you Leah.

Ellie Novella Interview – Creator of Sew Irregular Zine

At The Knitting and Stitching Spring Show 2019 at Olympia, I had a chat with Ellie Novella, the creative mind and editor of Sew Irregular Zine, about her journey working with inspiring textiles artists – Tom of Holland & That Black Chick – and collaborating with other illustrators to make this unique publication.

Lots more on my YouTube channel.

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Emily Tull – ‘Ten Years of Markings and Unmarkings’ Exhibition

At The Knitting and Stitching Show 2018 at Alexandra Palace, I had a chat with Emily Tull about her ‘Ten Years of Markings and Unmarkings’ Exhibition and about her time on the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 creating the embroidered picture of Lord Melvyn Bragg.

My YouTube channel is still in its early days – I started it in August 2018 – and the portfolio of wonderful artists in slowly building. This year I’ve lots planned.

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