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Her Quiet Materials

A blog about artists, historical and contemporary, who use textiles as a starting point. Written by Claire Benn, leading textile artist, teacher and curator.

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A relevant metaphor – Pillowcases part 2

My studio is currently a hive of activity; a great relief after the cold weather making it difficult to work in there. One end is covered in piles of neatly, and some not so neatly, folded pillow cases. the piles […]

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sampler/sampler_2.0 – an open source digital artwork

“The term “open source” refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible.” [https://opensource.com/resources/what-open-source] Both myself and Sean work with open source software and the sampler/sampler project was created with the assumption that we would […]

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sampler/sampler

A collaborative project exploring commonality between sampling practices in digital music and blackwork embroidery – supported by a Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company

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The Subversive Stitch

I’ve been reading the Subversive Stitch by Rozsika Parker, and i’ve found it quite interesting. Not only for the content and ideas within it, but also for some of the quotes i’m getting from the book. Quotes which could easily […]

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Embroidery Work

I’ve been taking a variety of quotes from Emma Watson’s UN speech on gender equality, my favourite being ; “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.” I […]

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Invoking the Spirit of Goon

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here This is probably going to be a bit pick n mix today. A few things have been going on, and a few things to feed back from too… I’ve put some work up in the […]

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Childs dress,Painting and embroidery

This work was inspired by a vintage child’s dress belonging to my daughter which reminds me of dresses I had when I was a child.I have been working on this piece for quite some time as most of the work […]

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Ghada Amer

Ghada Amer(b1963) Ghada Amer was born in Cairo Egypt and moved to France as a child and them went to live and work in the USA. I have looked a lot at Ghada Amer in the past as I can […]

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The Prophecy

  I wrote this a couple of days ago, and have been wondering and pondering whether to post it. It seems a bit prophetic, rather than my usual “reaction+thoughts” type posts. In the end, it is exactly for that reason […]

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Pondering and the Art of Procrastination

I am procrastinating a little by writing this blog, but I do it while I drink my tea. I cannot drink tea and embroider… I get too engrossed in the task and forget it, then come to, a couple of […]

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