Sunday, May 10, 2009


Contemporary Lace Panel
(click on photos above to learn more about this creation)
This delicate panel sparkles and shimmers in the light. Cobweb felt creates a light and floaty backing for the lace effect surface which is lovingly embellished with lacy flowers ,hand embroidery and beads.

Christine of THREAD SPIDER on Etsy is a wonderful textile artist from the UK. When you pay a visit to THREAD SPIDER, you will find embrodered panels, textile jewellery (see photo below), ACEO's and more. Be sure to pay Christine's shop a visit and see what other delightful creations she has to offer.

Round and Round We Go

by Christine

Colorful Textile Brooch (click on photo to learn more)

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

When my daugher was small I returned to college to study for my City and Guilds Diploma in Design and Embroidery.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

I love working with fabrics, fibers and yarns . I do sometimes use plastics and metals in my work I am happier using more natural fibers.

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

I adore creating new fabrics to stitch into. I enjoy the tactile pleasure in making felt, especially really fine almost cobweb felt and nuno felts. I relish the fact that I don't always have full control over how the finished piece will look as some fibers will often shrink more than others. This only adds to the fun.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

I suppose that would have to be runner beans. I say my work is often organic in that while I have worked on the intial design, the end result often takes itself off in different directions because of the nature of the materials I use.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Drawing and sketching . I would love to be able to draw more .

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

My passion is to create tactile and scrumptious textile .

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Believe in yourself and when working on new pieces, ask yourself "What happens if I try ........"

Thanks, Christine, for being a featured artist out here on DZFANTASY, and sharing your thoughts and creativity! To see and learn more about Christine's creations, visit the links below.



Audrey said...

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