Valérie Wartelle

Valérie Wartelle – a contemporary fibre artist

Valérie Wartelle is a contemporary fibre artist whose main fascination lies within the manipulation of fibres and textiles as an expressive art form. Taking the rural environment as her inspiration, she explores long-term interests of texture, colour, layering and process to create contemplative and ethereal wall hung artworks. Valérie’s primary practice is wet felting; a traditional craft technique using wool …

Lucy Brasher

Meet self taught artist Lucy Brasher

‘The cat in the shoe’ is the creation of Lucy Brasher a self taught textile artist. Working from her studio in Dorset, Lucy’s work focuses on the animal form incorporating the human element. Her work has a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone, much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them. All of Lucy’s work is created …

Marna Lunt artist

Meet Fine Artist Marna Lunt

Marna Lunt is a fine artist that has changed mediums from oil paint to thread, inspired by the landscape from her childhood home on the North Yorkshire Moors.   She uses thread in thick layers as though it was paint, building texture and colour with wool, linen, cotton and both old and new hand-dyed and modern synthetic colours. She has …

Rachael Singleton

Meet Yorkshire Artist Rachael Singleton

Rachael is an experimental textile and mixed media artist. She has explored many fields such as ceramics, art journaling, landscape watercolours and the more traditional areas of embroidery and textiles which inform her current work. She finds a deep satisfaction in the synthesis of materials and ideas where her work brings together creative thought and practical engagement with materials. Her …

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 …

Claire Louise Mather work in progress

Claire Louise Mather – Contemporary Artist

Claire Louise Mather is a Yorkshire based contemporary artist who creates stitched drawings and threaded paintings. Claire’s work focuses on exploring the transformative nature of exhausted materials through ascribing them a new status. Old maps and vintage book pages are regenerated into a fabric canvas and then, using the needle as a pen, these sometimes minimalistic yet effective sketches are …

Corrine Young

Corinne Young – Textile artist

Corinne is a textile artist who creates embroidered 3D artwork using handmade linen paper and vintage fabrics. Corinne’s work is inspired by the flowers and insects she studies in her garden, antique botanical books and the artefacts to be found in historic houses. The floral aspect gives her work its colour, texture and form, and the methods she uses, the …

Angie Hughes Textile Artist

Angie Hughes – textile artist

Angie Hughes is an artist and tutor from Ledbury in the beautiful county of Herefordshire. Her work is largely influenced by the natural world particularly plant forms. Studying City & Guilds Embroidery in the 90s taught her to experiment with different materials and techniques and this would be the way that she would always start projects in future years. She …

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 …