Ten tips for Textile Artists

Ten tips for Textile Artists Textiles are an essential part of all of our lives. Those who work with textiles enjoy an intimate understanding of the warp and weft, the pattern and design, the drape and weight of cloth and the beautiful metaphors that textiles offer us in our creative life. Whether you stitch, loop, weave, or paint, expressing your individual spirit through cloth can be a joyful and challenging endeavor. Remembering to start from your own heart , and developing tools for managing your time, space and materials will support your passion for the colors, textures and diversity of a life filled with textile art.   1) Start with your Spark Each one of us has a spirit or spark that is uniquely expressed only through us. That spark includes the sum total of our experiences, skills, strengths and challenges. Journal about what makes you unique. Write a statement that clearly defines why you make art and hang it somewhere you will be able to read it often.   2) Feed your Passion. Passion is fuel and we need to keep connected to our source if we are to continue to create. Notice what gives you tingles; what make … Read More

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