Artist: Katerina Knight

A blonde woman is a white t-shirt, wearing simple gold jewellery, stands just behind two overlapping stretches of translucent fabric, each embroidered with tiny flowers. The one running diagonally is a very thin, delicate pink chiffon decorated with tiny blue flowers; the other runs more vertically – a delicate web of incredibly thin natural fibres embroidered with tiny flowers and petals.

MA Textiles
Royal College of Art

Katerina is a textile artist.

Working with embroidery, needle lace and natural dyeing, Katerina produces one-of-a-kind textile artefacts that forge links to the ancient origins of craft, and explore personal, spiritual and ecological healing through making. Working slowly and sensitively, her machine and chemical free practice is built on a foundation of hand-based skills, techniques, labour and tools. The materials for her work are deeply connected to nature’s cycles, rhythms and processes, gathered from the land over time, foraged locally, or grown on her allotment in Worcestershire.

Clockwise from top left: Holding a Garden in My Hands; The Library of Living Materials; The Healing Lace; The Healing Lace

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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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