Saturday, 25 September 2010

Spotlight on Jo Hill Textile artist member of Staffordshire Artists Cooperative

After studying for a foundation in Art Joanne Hill completed a 4 yr degree course in Textiles. Jo is self employed running a soft furnishing business for the last 15 years. Jo has expanded on her skills by spending many an evening studying “City and Guilds” courses in Soft furnishings, Interior Design, Paper craft, Textile techniques, machine embroidery and felt making, mostly at Stafford College.

After gaining a “City & Guilds” in “Further and Adult Education Teachers certificate” in 2000, Jo has taught Soft furnishings and textile crafts to adults part-time, for Stafford College, Staffordshire county council and independently and wil be running workshops in felt making soon.

Jo's work

Jo works from a studio in her garden, and has always had a passion for colour and textiles and has been creating ‘things’ since a very early age.

Her current work incorporates a wide variety of textile techniques including: - dyeing, stencilling, printing, appliqué, handmade papers and silk papers, felt and hand and free machine embroidery. She makes a wide variety of items, jewellery, cards, cushions, accessories and wall hangings. A large proportion of her work is up-cycled, using recycled fabrics from pattern books or left over’s from soft furnishings, these are collaged in with hand dyed fabrics. Influenced by nature, especially birds and flowers but also keeping up to date in current trends in interiors and fashion.
These are examples of Jo's work currently in Gallery at 12, Eccleshall

Joanne Hill tel:- 01785 816394 e-mail johill-textiles@ntlworld .com