Textile technique:

The Shirrell Kahn’s workshop provides a brief article with illustrations of fabric collage combined to create a wall piece. Kahn employs print making techniques, fabric painting and fabric manipulation to create a surface on to which embellishments such as embroidery and beading can be applied. The article is written to provoke ideas and stir the creative urges. It is presented as a free sample of Maggie Grey’s Workshop on the Web. A taster edition, is free but full access is by subscription.

Contemporary textile artists Linda and Laura Kemshall:

Linda and Laura Kemshall are two contemporary textile artists who feature their embroidery and quilts on Design Matters. Their textiles are featured alongside sketchbooks and photography allowing the site visitor an insight into the influences that shape their work. The image is a detail from “Battlefield” by Laura Kemshall

Textile Routes of Europe

European Textile Routes connects different European regions in a series of thematic routes. Needless to say the route I took this morning was “textiles heritage”. Following links lead to numerous large and smaller museums, institutes and educational resources. You can also choose other thematic routes such as Events, Culture, Heritage, Production and Education/Research, each subdivided into detailed categories. Although I found the interface design annoyingly cluttered, clumsy and awkward it is worth persevering with. The information on this site is worth while. In my fossick around the site I turned up numerous small museums and collections in Eastern Europe that I was unaware of.