New Ideas in Fusing Fabric by Margaret Beal

I needed to research using a soldering iron to further my investigations for Assignment 2 of my A Textiles Vocabulary course. What a boon to find Margaret Beal’s work! I purchased her New Ideas in Fusing Fabric: Creative cutting, bonding and mark-making with the soldering iron (2013) published by Batsford, one of their wonderful series … More New Ideas in Fusing Fabric by Margaret Beal

Peter Clark

Overview Peter Clark is a British collage artist based in London, originally from Yorkshire. He held senior artistic positions at major television production houses and focused on television and advertising for most his career. However, in 1999, he began making commissioned collages. This is now his full-time occupation (EIL, nd). Artist’s statement: “I create in … More Peter Clark

Angie Lewin

One of weaknesses I identified in my drawing, which was echoed by my lecturer: “These drawings have become quite controlled in your application of media so I would urge you to try and loosen up even when recording specific detail of your subject matter” I was referred to Angie Lewin, “as reference to an artist … More Angie Lewin

Mary Elizabeth Barron

Overview Mary Elizabeth Barron is an artist based in Logan, Queensland who makes bobbin lace from plastic bags. Works When I saw this post on Facebook, announcing Barron’s exhibition in Logan, it intrigued me, as I was working with a antique bobbin lace handkerchief made in the 1920s by my husband’s grandmother. The videos on … More Mary Elizabeth Barron

David Hockney

Overview David Hockney was an icon in the pop art movement of the 1960s, “one of the most important painters of the 20th century” (Tate Kids, nd), and broke the record for the most expensive painting sold by a living artist in 2018 when his Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold for … More David Hockney

Timorous Beasties

Artist Overview The Timorous Beasties are Alistair McCauly and Paul Simmons, textile design graduates from Glasgow University. They formed their company in 1990, and have since become a beloved Scottish icon. They make a very strong link to their floral and nature-based imagery: “The art critic John Ruskin related a universal connection between nature, art … More Timorous Beasties


Research Why are floral/leaf motifs so important, dominant or recurring in this artist’s work? Zoffany was founded in 1983 for the meticulous restoration of historic wallpapers from mere fragments for Temple Newsam House in Yorkshire (John Sandoe Books, 2017). The company has gone on to collect an archive of 17th and 18th century designs which … More Zoffany

Elizabeth Blackadder

Research Why are floral/leaf motifs so important, dominant or recurring in this artist’s work? Iris Oncocylus, 1996 Elizabeth Blackadder is a Scottish artist born in Falkirk in 1931. She is one of the “most prominent Scottish artists alive today” (Browse and Derby) and the first woman to be elected to both the Royal Scottish Academy … More Elizabeth Blackadder