Artist: Hannah Bowden

A woman sitting cross-legged, holding onto a soft, sculptural, snake-like textile form she has draped around her. It is made up of yellow and blue blocks, some of which are decorated with spots and stripes. The form has two fabric hoops attached, which are decorated with pupils and eyelashes.

BA Textiles for Fashion & Interiors
Bath Spa University

Hannah is a textile artist.

Hannah uses knitted, crocheted and constructed textiles to explore themes of self-care through mindfulness, comfort and being present. Her playful artworks explore the tactility of materials and their therapeutic benefits for people of all ages. Committed to an ethical making practice, she incorporates many different recycled and sustainable materials into her work, and enjoys the challenge of bringing unusual and non-traditional textile materials into her pieces.

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Artist: Rebecca Leek

Artist showcase.

A close-up section of a larger piece, made up of overlaid abstract shapes in red, blue, and yellow. This is a mixed media piece, comprised of print, embroidery, stitchwork and painting.

Artist: Lucy Ralph

Artist showcase.

A visual and textual informational poster of a young woman wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans, both of which have been fixed by visible repair through patchworks of red, blue and white fabric scraps. Overlaid onto this photo are the phrases ‘PATCH IT’, ‘Dads old jeans’ and ‘Old school polo’.

Artist: Lola Awolowo

Artist showcase.

A painted, and embroidered portrait of a blue-eyed Black woman, on a background of collaged book pages. Her face is circular and tilted and she has short black hair. Her necklace and earrings are beads embroidered onto the piece’s surface. Her outline has been stitched in yellow thread.

Artist: Katy Gillam-Hull

Artist showcase.

A hand holding a green glass bead between the thumb and forefinger in front of a blurred house and tree.


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