UK Textile Artists in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK Textile Artists

Abigail Brown

Textile artist, paper sculptor and illustrator.

Alice Kettle

Contemporary textile/fibre artist based in the UK.

Alice Lodge

Textile designer and creative consultant for fashion and interiors.

Alison Dupernex

Specialises in the use of natural fibres; mixing cashmere, linen, cotton and silk in an alchemy of colour and texture.

Alison King, Textile Artist

Provides a profile and contacts, with galleries of her work combining needlework, painting and collage; also includes details of exhibitions, commissioning work, and contacts.

Amanda Cobbett

Amanda works from her studio creating sculptures of birds, animals, trees, flowers and people using a mixture of papier mache', wire, found objects and vintage fabrics. amandacobbett

Amanda Hislop

Textile artist, painter and tutor presents a portfolio of her work.

Andrea Hunter

Contemporary felt artist inspired by the Yorkshire Dales and its changing weather.

Anita Bell

An artists designer using paper and textiles. She provides a variety of workshops, talks and demonstrations. anitabelldesign

Anna Glasbrook

Creates dynamic stitched architectural installations. annaglasbrook

Anne Biss

Contemporary textile artist making textile wall pieces, books, boxes and cushions for the interior.

Anne Griffiths

Textile artist and tutor, specialises in working with transparent materials, embellished with machine stitch and paint, sometimes combined with heavier materials, such as acrylic or metal to create durable pieces.

Anne Honeyman

Displays the work of textile artist and embroidery designer Anne Honeyman. Her work includes wall art, vessels, jewelery, bags and clocks.

Anne Kelly Textiles

Anne collects recycled fabric, paper and ephemera using collage, stitch, photographic and print processes to create a range of work, framed and free hanging.

Art in Textiles

Barbara Shaw paints with textiles, creating collage pictures by hand-stitching or bonding small pieces of fabric together in layers. art_in_textiles

Art Textiles

Gallery of contemporary embroideries, story mats andcollagraph textile printsby Jenny Langley.

Art Through Textiles

Group of artists from Yorkshire and Derbyshire with a strong professional interest in promoting and developing textiles as an art form.

Bridget Bernadette Karn

Textile artist who has a particular focus on using wool to create light, dark and shadows.


Showcases for the work of Jane Callender, a textile artist specialising in indigo shibori, particularly stitched shibori techniques.

Carol Coleman

A gallery of embroidery and textile art, designed and made by Carol Coleman.

Carol Naylor

Textile artist Carol Naylor makes embroidery textile wall hangings and framed works for interiors. CarolNaylor2

Celyn Textiles

Profiles this textile artist living in South Wales who uses both traditional and experimental materials and techniques.

Charlotte Grierson

Textile designer and artist presents exhibition work, experimental work, commissions, and scarves.

Christine Rollitt

Showcases Christine's stitched textiles, paintings and prints.

Claire Anne O'Brien

Award winning textile designer creating 3D knitted fabrics for the home.

Corinne Young

Textile artist from Yorkshire, specialises in 3D machine embroidered pictures, with hand stitched embellishments. stitched_garden

Cos Ahmet

Disciplines include: textiles, in the form of woven tapestry, collage, printmaking and a return to object making.

Creative Textiles

Dianne Standen uses feltmaking, ragwork and textile techniques to transform recycled and sustainable materials and fabrics into innovative designs in jewellery, sculpture, bags, scarves, clothing and wall hangings.

Cynth Weyman

A textile artist working and living in Pembrokeshire; includes galleries of her work, details of exhibitions and collaborations, and contacts.

Deepa Panchamia

British-Indian textile artist specialising in one-off, handmade architectural and sculptural textiles for site-specific commissions, interior spaces and exhibitions.

Diane Gilder, Textile Artist

Provides a profile, galleries of her work, a guide to her work for private and public commissions, listing of exhibitions, and her programme of workshops.

Dionne Swift

Contemporary textile artist who translates her vision of the world into cloth with printing, dying and stitching. Based in Yorkshire, she shares details of her workshops, exhibitions, and galleries of work.

Effie Galletly

Shows images of her work online, highlighting those pieces inspired by the landscapes and structures of the Western Islands and Western Highlands of Scotland.

Elaine Carlton Textile Artist

Textile artist who creates with fabrics and threads, and teaches art through the medium of textiles. EC20000

Elisabeth Rutt

An artist working with textiles, based in her home studio in rural Suffolk. ruthelisa

Fiona Robertson - Textile Artist

Visual artist working through the medium of textiles, building each piece from hand dyed silk, cotton scrim and other fibres and surfaces are machine stitched and then hand stitched to add detail.


Anne Brooke, an artist working with textiles and stitched collage, based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

Heather Collins Textile Artist

An award-winning contemporary textile artist inspired by the seascapes and landscapes of her home on the Sussex coast.

Helen Cowans

An artist working in both textiles and fine art; includes galleries of her work, details of workshops and lectures, and an exhibition diary.

Helen Howes Textiles

Makes artwork in textiles and mixed media, teaches and lectures, and make books and patterns and works to commission.

Helen M. Stevens

Examples of her original artwork, books, downloadable tutorials, cards and postcards.


Hilary Beattie, an artist who works mainly in fabric and collage.

Ineke Berlyn

International prize winning textile artist, who combines her love for colour, fabric and travelling to create an ever changing collection of work and sketchbooks.

Iona Mackenzie Laycock

Contemporary textile/fibre artist working with wool fibres and hand painted fabrics.

Isabella Whitworth

Official site of a silk painter, teacher and researcher; includes a biography, with information about her techniques and exhibitions, galleries of her work, and contacts.

Ivory Tapestries

Makes a wide variety of handmade, one-off textile and paper works of art, often to commission.

Jackie Gale

Textile artist whose work is quirky, fun and colourful, inspired by real and imaginary places.

Jacqui Parkinson Textile Artist

Paints and then stitches small and large scale panels, pictures and sculptures for private and public spaces.

Jeanette Appleton

Textile artist exhibiting and lecturing in the UK and abroad. Specialising in the felting technique and transformation of materials by hand or industrial processes.

Jeanette Sendler

A textile artist working with a range of traditional techniques, including knitting, millinery, felt and others; includes a profile, galleries, and details of her residencies and collaborations.

Jenni Cadman - Textile Artist

Established textile artist and tutor who exploresthe painted and drawn mark through her stitched textiles.

Jenny Ford

Sculptural textiles in hand-stitched silk, velvet, fine cottons and found mixed media.

Jill Dian Izzard

Textile artist working in mixed media and using a variety of techniques to create wall art-rugs and Kantha pieces.

Jilli Blackwood

Showcasing the work of this textile artist and designer, who has been Artist-in-Residence at the National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh.

Jo Dewar

Has a passion for knitting and manipulating wire and this has evolved into making jewellery, jugs, teapots, plaques and candle holders.

Jo Gallant Studio Textiles

Makes cushions, scarves and one-off pieces out of cloth ranging from cotton velvet to fine translucent silks: hand-dyed, pieced and machine-embroidered. JoGallant1

Jo Lovelock

Contemporary textile artist and designer.

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor

A printed textile artist and designer, and works from her studio in Glasgow, Scotland.

Joy Merron

Installation artist and textile designer.

Julieanne Long - Textile Artist

Cambridgeshire artist, uses a variety of techniques ranging from knitting, needlelace, tapestry weaving and basketry and materials are usually recycled or found items.

Karen Nicol

An embroidery and mixed media textile artist working in gallery, fashion and interiors with a London based design and production studio.

Karen Rose Textiles

Textile artist whose work is inspired by the cosmos and the universe.

Karen Wyeth

Contemporary felt artist whose focus is on producing work in vibrant colours.

Karina Thompson

Information about Karina’s work with digitally programmed stitch, the community based arts projects that she has led and the slashed textile work she produces.

Kate Jenkins Studio

Artist using crochet, sequins and knitting to create funky, quirky textile art.

Katie Essam

Profiles this textile artist, who uses combines freehand machine embroidery, appliqué, paint, and crochet.

Katie Wallis

A multi disciplinary textile designer, printer and maker.

Kerry Souter Art

Producing textile art inspired by the landscapes of Scotland.


A Cornwall-base textile artist also offers a range of courses and workshops; includes a profile, gallery of her work, and contacts.

Laura Edgar

An artist/designer working in the mediums of textiles and mixed media.

Laura Thomas

Textile artist and designer specialising in producing textile artworks for the contemporary interior.

Linda Miller Embroideries

Makes one-off, framed and unframed machine embroideries.

Linda Westerman

Incorporates a variety of techniques including machine embroidery, traditional embroidery, and 3D structures. The work is carried out using wood, strings, wire and weaving techniques.


Designs and makes bags and accessories, using selected natural fabrics including silk, wool and some vintage, but mostly wool tweeds which are woven in Wales.


Fiona Dix creates, learns and shares art textiles on a small Scottish island.

Lynn Setterington

An internationally recognised artist working in the textiles arena.

Maggie Ayres

A mixed media and textile artist who uses a variety of materials, including hand painted silks, applied fibres, photographs, velvets, and found objects such as driftwood and sea-glass.

Maggie Grey

Textile artist living in the south of England. She practises all forms of stitch and paper craft.

Mandy Munroe

Specialises in contemporary wall pieces, creating one-off pieces for exhibition and to commission. Interior pieces are typically made from hand dyed cotton presented over canvas. Banners are stitched from weatherproof rip-stop nylon.

Margaret Talbot

Teaches textile art to adults, giving talks and workshops to Embroiderer's Guilds and exhibiting groups. Specialises in machine embroidery on soluble fabric, producing a textured and embossed surface which can then be used for hand stitchery, applique or fabric manipulation.

Material Space

Four contemporary textile artists, who came together to continue developing their work and ideas through discussion, mutual support and exhibitions.

Mica Hirosawa

A textile designer, making scarves from Italian or Scottish wool. Also makes blankets, hot water bottle covers and teddy bears.

Michael O’Connell

Michael O’Connell, 1898 – 1976, was a British textile artist who worked in Australia in the 1920s and 30s and in Britain from the 1940s until his death.

Michala Gyetvai

An award winning, widely exhibited artist who works from studies in pastel and then ‘paints with fibres’ on old dyed blankets. Kaylacoo

Michelle House

An established printed textile artist and designer, who works from her studio in South London.

Moira West Fibre Artist

Constructs and designs sculptural forms and fibre vessels producing striking contemporary textile art. artistmoirawest

Munni Srivastava

Produces richly textured, vibrant wall hangings by combining fabric manipulation with embroidery and quilting.

Nameless Wonders

Makes hand-stitched textile urban birds and animals, ranging from exhibition work that may also incorporate mixed media to smaller, more spontaneous pieces inspired by toys.

Naseem Darbey

Artist and visual story teller, Naseem Darbey explores the relationship between drawing and textiles, and through direct observation creates unique “hollow drawings” and 3D installations using a sewing machine as her drawing implement. NaseemDarbey

Pat Hopewell

Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, a weaver, crochet and felt artist.

Penny Leaver Green

Makes sewn pictures from fabric and thread.

Penny Seume

Combines traditional fine art techniques and contemporary digital print, to create bespoke and limited edition fabrics and products for interiors. pennyseume

Philippa Laughton

Textile artist working mainly with a wide range of tweed.

The Rabbit Maker

Shelly Allison creates anthropomorphic rabbits from textiles.

Rachel Reynolds

Creates an innovative collection of hand painted, screen printed and digitally printed textiles for the domestic and commercial interior. rachreynolds


Group of six experienced contemporary mixed media textile artists.

Ruth O'Leary

Specialises in producing hand-embroidered pieces, from large, bold panels to small, detailed pictures, though she also produces free machine embroidered panels and vessels.

Ruth Robinson

Works on small scale rag rug wall-hangings in a variety of recycled fabrics, supplemented by tapestry wools for fine details and metallic threads and other materials for special effects.

Sam Pickard

Specialises in design and print of bespoke interior fabrics and interior accessories.

Sandra Hurll

Stitched wall pieces and sculptures for interiors that are suitable for public and private settings. She provides embroidery and stitched textiles workshops.

Sarah Ames Creative Threads

Works with new and recycled fabrics, and uses a combination of techniques including applique and free-machine embroidery to create contemporary textile pieces in decorative and functional forms.

Scottish Textile Art

Portfolio of Carol Arnott which are composed of different textiles and are hand embroidered.

Sheila Mortlock

An artist specialising in stitched textiles; includes a biography, galleries of her work, details of workshops in Dundee College of Art and for the Embroiderers' Guild, and contacts.

Shellie Holden

Professional artist and maker specialising in the production of constructed, stitched, collaged and cut paper ‘textiles’.

Studio 21 Textile Artists

Group of professional textile artists who aim to develop and extend innovative techniques, and to push the boundaries of traditional expectations in textiles.

Sue Walton

Textile art inspired by natural forms, architectural carvings and flora. Constructed using diverse materials such as hand made felt, manipulated fabrics, glass, wire and beads and incorporating both hand and machine stitch.

Textile Art by Naomi Renouf

Uses a variety of materials and techniques to create unique hangings and textile pictures.

Tors Duce

Textile artist designing and making contemporary and chic jewellery and accessories. torsduce


Three women artists that work mostly in fabric and thread.

Wai-Yuk Kennedy Textile Art

Creates textile jewellery and textile art with a focus on intricate surface textures and colour interplay, producing pieces that transform fabric into sculptural forms.

Wendy Freebourne

Textile artist working with yarn, recycled plastics and other materials displays galleries of work. Download patterns for sale.

Yael David-Cohen

A painter and printmaker working with textile and fibre;creates mixed media fine art, etchings and limited edition artist's books.

Yumiko Reynolds

Creates ‘Stitch Drawings’, which she creates using a sewing machine and surface manipulation.

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