Below are examples of some of my textile art work. This first set has been created with hand embroidery using antique, vintage and recycled fabrics and emphasises the significance of the line: almost like hand-drawn illustrations. Several pieces have been made using red/white vintage log cabin quilt blocks that I have then embellished with stitch and applique. Another piece incorporates antique lace that was given to me by an artist in York – it belonged to a relative of hers. The bright fragments of fabric appliqued on are from my collection of American feedsack fabrics, dating back to the 1920s and 1930s.

These pieces are based on a series of British nursery rhymes – can you work out which ones?!

Here are examples of a selection of my stitched paper artworks. They usually combine some form of print, with added paper collage and then free machine stitching. I use a lot of vintage thread and paper as I like to recycle what I can! The first piece, inspired by the poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat' links to my nursery rhyme series above. The final two pieces, the mythological bird and the 'Sirin' piece (the bird with a woman's head), link to my Russian folk art pieces shown at the bottom of the page. The chickens are part of my York Open Studios 2020 'headstrong' series.

The images here show details from 2D work created as part of a series inspired by Russian folk art, particularly flowers and edible plants, and Russian folk tales. Two pieces reference the traditional Russian ‘khokhloma’ (black lacquer work) that is a popular tourist purchase. Another three pieces show examples of 'tree of life' motifs.

Do get in touch if you are interested in any of these pieces of textile art. I take commissions for new work, exhibit around the region at least once per year and I have regular monthly stalls – see the ‘News’ section for information. Greetings cards are available for most of these designs as well as limited edition giclée prints (mounted).



– Made with in Yorkshire –

© 2019 Winifred Taylor