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Using the vibrant colour and fluid lines of her heritage German Expressionism, Yasmin celebrates local stories and natural forms -especially

those whose beauty or complexity are only appreciated close up.

Yasmin Bradley

Using the vibrant colour and fluid lines of her heritage German Expressionism, Yasmin celebrates local stories and natural forms -especially More

 



Inspired by the natural landscape and ancient sites, I create constructed textiles using hand and machine embroidery.  Found objects often embellish my work and develop new storylines.

The techniques used in my textile rarely depart from a blend of slow handstitching and intense machine embroidery to accentuate forms and structures.I occasionally experiment with eco dyeing and use these pieces as focus areas in my work related to landscapes.

I work intuitively with the observed ancient landscape, often drifting into memory and impressions. Soft colours,  hand dyed fabric  and threads inspire me to create images that recall places and events.

I am an exhibiting textile artist with the 'Exquisite Heritage' mixed media group . We had exhibitions in 2017 and 2018, the latter at Peterborough Cathedral, and were working towards our next exhibition when the pandemic slowed us down.

I work in a studio at home, but my handstitching is portable and follows me everywhere, travelling with it brings change of perspective, colour and the freedom to change ideas when faced with new imagery is always a delight. I keep sketchbooks with drawings and samplers to refresh ideas. This  year I am a member of Textile.org and have a piece in their archive after working through one of their workshops. I enjoy teaching, and inspiring others has been a joy during the difficult pandemic time. As a result of this I have textile slow stitch friends in a community that is now world wide to exchange ideas with.

The rhythm, pattern and repetition of hand stitching has accompanied me through the years ,taking various forms in creative textile pieces; in 2D, 3D , costume design and garment construction. My formal background is a Fine Art degree with a PGCE in teaching. I finished my teaching career as a Head of Department that specialised in Textiles.

Liz Hunt

  Inspired by the natural landscape and ancient sites, I create constructed textiles using hand and machine embroidery.  Found objects More

My work consists of painting, textiles and woodcraft inspired by the countryside and coastline. Where possible I like to use recycled and

sustainable materials.

Carol Richards

My work consists of painting, textiles and woodcraft inspired by the countryside and coastline. Where possible I like to use More

My background is in jewellery and metalwork. I turned to beadwork while working in Amsterdam where I found amazing bead shops lined with

jars like old sweetie shops.

Carol Clark

My background is in jewellery and metalwork. I turned to beadwork while working in Amsterdam where I found amazing bead More

My handwoven pieces are made using natural fibres with an emphasis on texture, design and colour. I use an 8 shaft table loom and also spin fibre for weaving.

To see more images of my work please search @andrea_theweavingpotter on Instagram.

Andrea Van Kleef

My handwoven pieces are made using natural fibres with an emphasis on texture, design and colour. I use an 8 More

Creating magical designs inspired by nature, fantasy & folklore...
Bespoke hats & fascinators
Bridal headwear
Jewellery
Sparkly decor
Painted canvases
Set & Prop design
Creative Direction for Photoshoots

Amanda Caroline Couture

Creating magical designs inspired by nature, fantasy & folklore… Bespoke hats & fascinators Bridal headwear Jewellery Sparkly decor Painted canvases More

Lynne is exhibiting at Jeni Cairns Studio and has been illustrating Peterborough life as it happens, usually from benches, since 2014. Between Aug 2019 - Sept 2020 Lynne drew from 190 benches creating the Bench Views Revisited series, many of which will be available to view this Open Studios 2022. Lynne is also inspired by Peterborough Cathedral where she volunteers as a tour guide.

Lynne Collins

Lynne is exhibiting at Jeni Cairns Studio and has been illustrating Peterborough life as it happens, usually from benches, since More

Through my handwoven textiles created on a multi-shaft floor loom I explore colour, texture and technique to create a variety of finished pieces for home and to wear.  I enjoy using a variety of techniques and yarns.

Suzanne Townshend

Through my handwoven textiles created on a multi-shaft floor loom I explore colour, texture and technique to create a variety More

Textile artist, Creating Sculptural forms & accessories using natural fibers & eco printing techniques inspired by the wildlife, flora & fauna on my doorstep

Kim Carmichael – OkieFolky Fiber Arts

Textile artist, Creating Sculptural forms & accessories using natural fibers & eco printing techniques inspired by the wildlife, flora & More

Mixed Media & Textile work inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic sparkle.

Guided intuitively by Reiki, layered materials are creatively fused through collage, print, fusing, bonding and/or stitch.

Kim Moore

Mixed Media & Textile work inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic sparkle. Guided intuitively by Reiki, layered More

I am a self taught artist who loves the freedom of  using various medias in art. I am at my happiest when I find vintage items that can be incorporated into my work whether that be an old book, fabric or haberdashery.  In the current climate where we are all keen to help the environment and move away from the throw away society that the world has become my interest has turned to altering disused items from their original purpose into art works.

 

Lindsay McGinlay – Linly Art

I am a self taught artist who loves the freedom of  using various medias in art. I am at my More

I'm a professional artist focusing on wet and needle felted artwork. I gain inspiration from local wildlife, gardens and from my travels around the UK. I love to create large textile pieces which are wet felted with many layers of wool and silk.  Once felted, I spent weeks perfecting each piece using my felting needle.

Shalini and I will be in a gazebo outside of the Riverside Beads shop in Market Deeping. We will be demoing our crafts plus selling our work there.

Eve Marshall

I’m a professional artist focusing on wet and needle felted artwork. I gain inspiration from local wildlife, gardens and from More

Fabric forms the base of much of my work along with stitch and embellishments to create art works based on nature.  My work is continually evolving and changing and now experimenting with goldwork embroidery. I also manipulate fabric and stitch to create wearable art, continually developing processes for unique items.

This year I have developed more time with bead work incorporating goldwork embroidery. I am still basing work on natural forms with the use of colour and texture in the forefront of my work. It is a time consuming process as each bead is sewn on individually to form wearable pieces of art, in this case brooches.

 

Sue Keen

Fabric forms the base of much of my work along with stitch and embellishments to create art works based on More

Kay loves to experiment with colour and its interactions in her mosaic and textile work. She is a professional member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic. Garden open.

Kay describes her practice as:

'I am a mosaic and textile artist working in Peterborough. In mosaics I use hand cut patterned, plain and mirrored glass with recycled ceramics. I create panels for indoors or outdoors, mirrors, vases and hangings. My textile work encompasses layerering silks, sheers and paper with free machine and hand stitching'.

 

Kay Hall

Kay loves to experiment with colour and its interactions in her mosaic and textile work. She is a professional member More

Artivity is an art school in Market Deeping for children and young people, and each year as part of Open Studios we have a celebratory exhibition of our talented students' work! We offer quality term time art tuition, holiday workshops and Arts Award courses for 4-16 year olds, and our classes are designed to complement the Early Years and Key Stage 1-4 art curriculum. We work with small groups, covering a wide variety of arts activities including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and textiles. Our aim is to inspire and enable creative children and young people in the Deepings and surrounding areas to further their engagement with the arts. Come along and see what we've been up to! Find out more at www.artivitystudios.co.uk

Artivity

Artivity is an art school in Market Deeping for children and young people, and each year as part of Open More

Textile and mixed media artist exploring art and natural history, with particular reference to biodiversity and environmental issues. Visit the working studio and talk about ideas in development.
Initially taking a BSc in Zoology, Anita followed a career in IT, as a software developer and analyst, but after graduating with a first class degree in Stitched Textiles  she left IT, her career having gone from Science to Technology and finally Art.

This unusual path undoubtedly explains the content of her work - a fascination with the delicate balance of the natural world, the cycle of life. It reflects her concerns about the exploitation of nature and the earth's resources by man, disrupting this balance and resulting in habitat loss and accelerated climate change. This has a major impact on biodiversity, a lifelong passion. Her work with structures and forms symbolises this fragile web of connections.

Anita's process revolves around constructing sculptural forms from thread. She uses looping and knotting processes such as knitting and non traditional materials such as wire and paper thread. Research develops a narrative, another layer. For instance, her knitted plankton developed from the zoological background and computational algorithms to generate new 'mutated' life forms, representing evolutionary development. They were widely exhibited with the 'Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef' despite being neither coral or crocheted.

Anita has also undertaken site-specific residencies in museums and heritage sites. Detailed research identifies stories and ideas that connect to personal themes, but the process has to be more flexible - calling on a wider skill set to make work appropriate to the site. This has included digitally printing over-scale feathers for Burghley House and a flock of birds screen printed with the poet John Clare’s handwriting for his dovecot. Although the work has a different impetus, subject matter recurrs – creatures of the sea, birds, moths, hedges, trees, text - and connections becoming increasingly visible.

Anita Bruce

Textile and mixed media artist exploring art and natural history, with particular reference to biodiversity and environmental issues. Visit the More

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