Wendy Freebourne - Textile Artist

About My Textile Art

I grew up in a dressmaking family with the touch and feel of textiles. I made clothes for myself and my dolls. I could knit, sew and crochet before I learned to read or write; and have been doing so ever since. I spin and dye my own yarns and am exploring different fibres, including recycled materials.

I am excited by colour and texture, fabric and fibre. My work is usually media led; often abstract. I love to invent and explore; and to mix and (mis)match, sometimes disparate, media and techniques, frequently making recycled art.

I knit with plastic carrier bags, combine papier maché with fibre, knitting with emulsion paints, distressed fabric with felted human hair and cat fur, and even spin with newspaper. Many of my pieces glow in the dark. I also like to play with digital art.

I have been taught and inspired by many textile artists and started taking myself seriously as a textile artist at the beginning of 2004. In 2005 I founded Bath Stitch 'n' Bitch. From 2006 to 2008, when I retired, I had numerous knitwear designs published. Some of my patterns are available on this site. You can see these in my portfolio.

My new group, Cool to Knit, as well as teaching, is also creating knitted graffiti (kniffiti) for fun and to cheer up our environment.

Currently, I am working on a collection, inspired by the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Wendy Freebourne - Textile Artist
I have recently added my fiction and poetry to this site. I hope you enjoy it.

My other web site is Relationshipscentral. (Note my design for my book cover).
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