Several of the pieces of work in the ‘Quilts’ section of this website could be considered as ‘Textile Art’, but I have made other (non-quilted) items, some of them wearable, for example an embroidered waistcoat based on marginal decorations in medieval manuscripts and a velvet jacket embroidered with clematis flowers and lined with screen-printed silk.
Whilst I was a teacher trainee in Bradford, I worked with the students at what was then Dixons City Technology College to create this banner to hang in the hallway area:
The students stitched their own faces, of course, but this is mine:
I was commissioned to make a textile piece for the launch of a new company. This was made in dupion silks and was appliqued, embroidered and embellished with sequins. The size was 200 x 150 cm.
This is a portrait in stitch (hand-embroidery using chain-stitch, onto silk):
And here is a sample of hand embroidery (in gold coloured thread on velvet) which was inspired by paintings of Tudor costume. The background detail has been achieved by using a soldering iron on the velvet.
I enjoy felt-making and have produced a number of pieces by stitching into hand-made felt.