Textile Artists: 10 to Watch

Textile Artists: 10 to Watch

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 22, 2015
(Image credit: Little Dandelion)

Lately I find myself more and more drawn to textile art, in all its various forms. There's something appealingly touchable about it, almost cuddly, and fabric and string, as a medium, provide for almost infinite possibilities. Here are 10 artists to watch.

Jacqueline Fink of Little Dandelion creates small and large-scale works with a textural, otherworldly feel.

(Image credit: Trendland)
(Image credit: Trendland)

These embroidered landscapes by Ana Teresa Barboza seem to come to life before your very eyes. Spotted on Trendland.

(Image credit: Leisa Rich)

Atlanta-based artist Leisa Rich does a lot of work in mixed media. This delicately embroidered canvas is one of my favorites.

(Image credit: Alicia Scardetta)

Brooklyn-based artist Alicia Scardetta describes her work as "part tapestry, part friendship bracelet".

(Image credit: Mimi Jung)
(Image credit: Mimi Jung)

I love the works of Mimi Jung — they're almost like the textile version of a Rothko.

(Image credit: Totokaelo)
(Image credit: Sheila Hicks)

This large-scale exhibit, called 'Target', is by artist Sheila Hicks. She also created the fluffy wall hanging shown above, spotted on Totokaelo.

(Image credit: Domino)

Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder made this piece for the home of designer Emily Henderson, spotted on Domino.

(Image credit: Kate Keara Pelen )
(Image credit: Kate Keara Pelen )

Kate Keara Pelen created these embroidered pieces with a wonderfully dynamic, modern feel.

(Image credit: Decor8)

Maryanne Moodie makes beautiful woven tapestries in a variety of colors and textures. Photo from Decor8.

(Image credit: Anthology)

Lately I'm a bit obsessed with blankets knitted from giant, chunky thread, so I would be remiss not to mention the work of Christien Meinderstma, who (among other things) knits inspiring, textural pieces from giant yarn. You can read more about her in Anthology magazine.

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