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Amanda Hislop


Stitched teasel

Stitched teasel

Dried teasel heads are a fascinating form to draw and stitch, this piece is worked from a lino block rubbing, layered with papers and texture forming a surface to stitch into with fre machine embroidery

Original
paper, fabric and stitch
40cm x 30cm

Introduction

In my work I respond to land and seascapes, I use a unique combination of painting with  free machine stitch to capture the essense of the landscape around me. My training in woven textiles and painting instilled a passion for texture, line and colour, this along with my sketchbooks are the core of my work.

The works featured give a feel for the way I work.... 

Statement

I combine drawn and painted marks with the tactile qualities of thread, paper and fabric. The essence of the landscape and natural forms inspire my work. I use drawing to record fleeting fragments observed and absorbed; I look at the familiar, see the extraordinary and respond to subtle changes in view in the rhythmic motion of walking. The evocative moods of seasonal change and atmospheric qualities of light and changing weather experienced when walking are a constant source of inspiration.

Scale of work ranges from individual hangings, wall mounted panels and framed textile artworks. I welcome invitations to give talks, workshops and courses.

Biography

September 2019Publication of Stitched Textiles: Seascapes with Search Press
2008-2020Working freelance as an artist and tutor delivering inspirational talks to Embroiderers Guilds and individual creative workshops at a variety of venues including Ardington school of crafts, Oldbankstudios, Granarystudio, Eaubrinkstudio and Embroiderers Guild day schools.
2007-2008Art teacher, St Gabriel's School, Newbury, Berkshire.
2006Master Class with Opus School of Textile Arts.
1989-2007Teacher of art and textiles, St Marys School, Wantage, Oxfordshire.
1988-89Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds.
1986-88'Paint and Weaveworks' self employed working in textiles and painting.
1983-86BA Hons Degree Woven Textiles, West surrey College of Art and Design
1982-83Art and Design Foundation Course, Newcastle College of Arts and Technology

Amanda extended her textile practice through study on a Master Class, this  had a great impact on her work and teaching in terms of the exploration and development of creativity and empathy with students in their own studies. Amanda enjoys exploring creativity with a wide range of groups through workshops and dayschools directed by her personal working practice.

Group membership;

Oxfordshire Craft Guildwww.oxfordshirecraftguild.co.uk

Prism, textile inspired art www.prismtextiles.co.uk

Embroiderers Guild Oxford Branch.