Diana Morrison

I originally trained in printed textiles and fashion design, having a degree from Gloucestershire College of Art & Design (now the University of Gloucestershire). I have worked as a designer and illustrator in industry and taught Fine Art and Fashion and Textile Design at various Further Education Colleges. Over the years, I have experimented with… View more

Jane Bell

Since I was a child I have always been surrounded by women who worked with textiles in some form or shape. This afforded me the opportunity to try many different types of work, embroidery, knitting, dress making, beading, virtually anything that used thread or fabric I wanted to try it. During the bicentennial in the… View more

Lucy Mitcham

I was lucky to grow up in a creative family, where we spent time learning and using sewing and other textile skills. My sisters and I used my mum’s precious Singer machine constantly, and we always had dress-making projects on the go. I think this formative practical experience, along with a tactile appreciation of using… View more

Paula Maxfield

I worked for myself as a designer dressmaker, specialising in silk wedding dresses, when I became enthralled with the beauty of silk. I now paint not only using silk painting methods, but also those of batik and shibori. I am a self taught ‘Painter of Silk’, painting handbags, scarves, ties, pictures, bookmarks, cushions, key rings,… View more

Penny Fletcher

My fascination with working with textiles began at an early age as my extended family were all actively involved in traditional textile crafts. In the late 80s I moved to Sweden where I had the chance to fulfil my childhood ambition of learning to weave. I return to Sweden every summer to gather more inspiration… View more