Meet Eleanor - one of our amazing textile artists. An eager knitter and embroidery lover, Eleanor creates vibrant pieces full of character and isn’t afraid to experiment with textile design.
We chatted the other day about her experiences running workshops and giant lobsters (read on for more info!), here is a snippet of our conversation:
Who/What inspires you most?
Interior design, in particular, wallpaper prints and patterns from the 1970s. I really like the love /hate relationship with the colour choices of this era such as orange, brown and yellow.
How best would you describe your creative style?
A sense of the old fashioned, with hints at the decorative, routed in skill and craftsmanship.
What’s the strangest thing you have ever made?
My degree show piece at Goldsmiths which was a 6ft 3 orange velvet soft sculpture lobster sitting on a hand carved wooden stool.
Why do you enjoy hosting workshops?
I really enjoy bringing my art school background into my teaching, allowing people to push their imaginations within the workshops and encouraging them to 'have a go' rather than to be too afraid of imperfection.
What's your favourite material to craft with?
I currently have a fascination with melted wax and the way it interacts with fabrics and textiles when used as a coating.
If you want to find out more about Eleanor and her work you can find her here:
Don’t forget you can get involved and try making your own textile art with Eleanor at one of our upcoming textile workshops!