Category Archives: Fiber

Phillipa A. Taylor

Admiring the work of Melbourne-based artist Phillipa A. Taylor, who combines her porcelain pieces with detailed weaving. Her unique range of porcelain ware and jewelry are a combination of wheel thrown and hand building techniques. On an interview with We are Scout we learn this about this inspiring artist:

“I’m a Tassel Maker, Macramé Knotter, Potter, Thrifter, Collector, Mother and Cactus Lover!”

“I find inspiration from the making process, one idea always leads to another then another! I’m constantly looking to create a variety of things and I’m not afraid to experiment and try new things. Not everything works but that is part of the fun! I keep motivated by engaging with the most amazing design and maker community on Instagram! I love the blogging community and have made many dear friends too.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook, Instagram. and her blog, Ouch Flower. Some of her pieces can be purchase on Big Cartel.

Images: Courtesy of Phillipa A. Taylor.

Tuija Heikkinen

Tuija Heikkinen is a textile designer and Arts and Crafts teacher from Rovaniemi, Finland. She crochets individual elements and arranges them into these very appealing compositions. The fibre artist is also proficient in sewing, knitting and embroidery examples of which can be seen on her Instagram account.

Images: Courtesy of Tuija Heikkinen.

Jessica Light

Jessica Light describes herself as one of the last working passementerie weavers left in England. The artisan uses handmade techniques dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. She uses traditional yarns and unusual materials often incorporating them with crafts such as macrame, braiding, knot work and beading. In an article on John Lewis she gives us an insight on the start of her career and on her inspirations:

“I set up Jessica Light Trims and Tassels in 2007 with the view to produce trims that were more contemporary and had a design edge to them. I knew that there was a gap in the market for something that used colour and materials in a new way. My most recent collections have featured paper, net, light reflective yarns, and leather. I’ve also used copper pipes, funnels and dolls’ heads for tassel tops; plastic cable ties woven in to make spiky fringes, and made tassels out of newspaper, elastic, and string.”

“My inspiration comes from all over the place. It might be an exhibition, a film, a book, a museum, an historic house, architecture, or sometimes it out of nowhere and I tend to mix ideas together. I don’t like my work to be too literal. I usually have between 2-4 collection ideas in my head in any one time.”

You can see more of her work on her blog and Twitter. Some of her pieces are available for purchase here in her shop.

Images: Courtesy of Jessica Light.