Barbara Shaw

Meet Textile Artist Barbara Shaw

Barbara Shaw creates art in textiles by ‘painting’ with fabric.   Being self-taught, Barbara’s work has developed a unique, distinctive, Impressionist style. Her pictures are built up with many layers of carefully selected scraps of material, which are hand-stitched together. From a distance the artwork looks painterly but close up all the texture of the threads can be seen. Barbara’s …

FIBRE at Heart Gallery

FIBRE – Textile Exhibition at Heart Gallery

Hebden Bridge has a Fustian Cutters Knife in St George’s Square that is a tribute to the history of our local trade. The fast flowing, soft water Pennine streams were ideal for the production of Fustian, a heavy duty material. As late as 1970, the town boasted 4 weaving sheds, 3 dye houses and over 25 separate manufactures.  Today there is …