York Textile Artists
We are a group of textile artists based in York. We work together to support each other in creating textile art but also as a force for change in promoting the value of Textile Arts.
Bridget Bernadette Karn
"I use wool to create pictures inspired by the natural world, in particular the impact light has on our experience of our environment."
Machine and Hand Embroidery Landscapes
"Landscape, the practical structures and also its fictions, are at the root of my work. I explore this through manipulation of surfaces and structure, using hand and machine stitch, inclusions of found textures and colour to create images and evocative histories."
Unique Fashion and Wall Hangings
"I use screen printing, hand dyeing and Devoré to create one of a kind silk pieces, from wearable art to wall hangings."
"I use men's ties and recycled fabrics to create landscapes, based on North Yorkshire and beyond."
Stitched Textiles and Mixed Media
"I am compulsively creative and work with textiles and any other media I find has potential. Using any technique I can master, I create art to wear, boxes, vessels and wall-mounted art. I exhibit, teach, write and talk about my work and welcome visitors to my studio by arrangement."
Slow Stitched Embroideries
"I bring together traditions and techniques from many times and places to make new work - using mainly vintage and recycled fabrics”
Wool Sculpture and Painting
"I use a mixture of rare breed wools and other fibres to create sculptures and paintings, crafted with a single felting needle. I use wet felted wool and found fabric as backdrops for the main form, which is usually British wildlife and inspiration usually comes from the inhabitants of the fields and woods around my tiny village studio."
Textured Wall Art, Scarves, Jewelry & Lampshades
"I create highly textured wall art, scarves jewelry using wet felting techniques to bond and sculpt natural materials, sometimes overlaid with hand or machine stitching, plus I design Landscape inspired lampshades, decorated with fabric paint and textured with machine embroidery."
Wool Paintings and Sculptures
"I am a fibre artist living and working in York. In my work I use just wool, silks and natural fibres.I enjoy making fine art felt pictures. Using special short fibre wool I can create a varied palette of subtle and vibrant hues to achieve the painterly effect in the felt. Three dimensional felt is another area of my interest reflecting my fascination with shape, texture and colour of natural world."
Framed and unframed wall pieces and sculptural 3D pieces
" I'm usually inspired by the natural world, sometimes exploring it in a more realistic way, or in a bold stylised fashion. I also love creating work in a more abstract way, through explorations of colour and texture. I work with techniques of felt-making, tapestry weaving, fabric applique, often combined with rich hand stitching and embellishment.
Printed Scarves, Wool Paintings and Wall Hangings
"I am passionate about a variety of textile media and love to explore and mix techniques in new ways.
I often use recycled materials and find it exciting to give new life and beauty to discarded and unwanted items."
Textile Art and Wall Hangings
"I am drawn to anything corroded and tarnished and immediately see how it can be turned into a textile art piece. Colour and texture are the key elements in my work.
I start by sources appropriate fabrics which I will then manipulate in some way. Experimenting with layering fabrics, putting together different textures. I stitch and slash to reveal the different colours."
Sarah K Jackson
Textile Pictures and Sculptures
"I specialise in transforming aged fabrics, papers and precious items into original works of 2D and 3D art. I particularly enjoy combining print, collage and stitch to highlight the clarity of the line and produce subtle and minimalistic, yet evocative, works"
Unique Fashion and Wall Hangings
"I specialise in print and am passionate about keeping hand printing alive as well as the slow fashion movement."