Gold Finger

Jordan Williams Evans recently graduated in Textiles with Surface Design at the University of Huddersfield. His mixture of embroideries and self made felt fabric is the perfect combination of luxury and craft. You recently told me that you’re completing a final project. What and where did you study? I have just come to the end of…

Destiny City Threads

Mo Milligan creates embroidery designs that are a mixture of nature, quirky statements and one liners. Her hoop art is hand made in Tacoma, Washington. How did you get into embroidery? I grew up watching my Dad spend a lot of his spare time illustrating science-fiction comic book art. I’d accompany him on trips to…

Custom Made

On some occasions shopping the high street can play a tune on a broken record where colour palettes, fabric and silhouettes are all synonymous among retailers. Devonrae Jones offers a custom made service where ‘“elevated basics align with the cultured woman’s wardrobe”. Her clothes are all designed and made by herself in New York and offer…

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

We found Dutch textiles designer Alexandra Drenth’s work while looking for pictures to Instagram on Pinterest. She was kind enough to share her detailed embroidery with us. How did you get into textiles? In 2007 I got into textiles through a large embroidery project I did with photography and painting. I became fascinated with the…

Rackets by Fiancé Knowles

Danielle Clough aka Fiancé Knowles is an embroidery and visual artist from Cape Town. Her work is vibrant, uplifting and intriguing.  How did you get into embroidery?  My mum taught me how to sew and I was really keen on being a fashion designer while studying . I made really horrible clothes, like jackets out of curtains….

Nature Inspired Embroidery

‘Annie Lang is a contemporary embroidery designer inspired by nature, adventure and Northern Michigan.’ How did you get into textiles? I feel like I really just fell into it. I’ve always been a creative person and constantly finding new ways to work with my hands. I went to college and graduated with a degree in…

How I Fell in Love With Textiles

  Wiktoria Nowak is a freelance textile designer from Poland, Łódź. How did you get into textiles? When I was in high school I wanted to study animation at a film school in Łódź but I didn’t pass the exams. I was really determined to stay in the city and study something else. A year later…

Woven Léna

Léna is a 25 year old weaver, blogger and fashion designer from Paris.  How did you get into textiles? I studied fashion in Paris and really wanted to make my own fabric because I felt it gave me freedom to create something more personal. I was really inspired by artists Maryanne Moodie and Meghan Shimek….

A Digital World

   ‘Rhianna Ellington is a young textile and surface pattern designer based in the United Kingdom. In 2013 she graduated from Leeds College of Art with a degree in printed textiles and surface pattern design. Since then, she’s been collecting, drawing, embellishing and designing patterns in her bright and airy studio. Her designs are inspired by colour…

Silk Tapestries

  Billie Zangewa is a visual artist that has exhibited her silk tapestries all over the world and continues to do so. She lives and works in Johannesburg. How did you get into textiles?  I didn’t get into it so much as I evolved into it as a result of many interests and experiences in my…