Textile Maids are a group of ten contemporary textile artists based in the beautiful county of Cornwall in England. They meet regularly for encouragement and creative direction and to develop and share techniques.
The group first exhibited in 2014 with the highly successful “Stitched Art” show. Cornwall Collected, is their second exhibition and incorporates aspects of textile art inspired by their own personal responses to the shared theme of “Cornwall”.
The eclectic mix of techniques, from mixed media, hand and machine embroidery and handmade felt has resulted in a show of exciting and diverse contemporary textiles
Summer Pond – Chris Treweek Applique Bondaweb and machine embroidery with handpainted dyes and trapunto
St Madron Holy Well – Chris Treweek Applique Bondaweb and machine embroidery with handpainted dyes and trapunto
Trekeek Railway Bridge – Rosemary Newton Painted Bondaweb, printing with acrylics, machine stitching on dissolvable fabric and hand stitched
St Julittas Churchyard, Tomb – Rosemary Newton Painted calico background with expanding medium and gesso. Printed muslin and machine stitched lettering, hand stitching.
Hendra Barn – Rosemary Newton Background printed with thermofax screen. The smaller pieces include wet and embellishing machine felt, inktense bars, gelatos and acrylic paint, expanding medium, photo printed onto fabric, Lutradur and hand and machine stitching.
Walking out to Polly Joke – Deborah Drake Transferred images onto hand dyed fabric, machine embroidery
Oyster Catchers at Polly Joke – Deborah Drake Felt, silk paper, manipulated fabric with layers of stitch and embellishment, and appliqued canvas work.
At the Beach – Margaret Garrood Spaced dyed fabric and threads. Hand embroidery embellished with beads, sequins and found objects
Dreaming of St Ives – Margaret Garrood Hand dyed, embroidered cotton overlaid with textured woven threads and embellished with found objects from the beach
Hydrangeas 2 – Margaret Garrood Pieced background of dyed fabrics overlaid with sheers which were burnt back, embroidered and embellished with beads and sequins
Brown Willy – Margaret Pellow Hand felting with appliqué, hand and machine embroidery, the background is wet felted with natural indigenous sheep fleece, the plantain is sewn with various threads and space dyed scrim
For more information please visit the Textile Maids BLOG
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