Cumbrian Textile Makers

15th to 29th February 2020

Open everyday 10am to 4pm


At the EVAN Gallery

4 Corney Place, Penrith CA11 7PX


Meet the Maker Timetable

 Meet the Maker

Magda Brugier

"My fabric designs are inspired by nature and cross-cultural experiences during my travels. In my creative process I explore the ambiguities of visual perception by interweaving traditional fine art techniques and digital image manipulation.”

Ros Dyson

Ros uses screen printing. fabric collage and monoprinting techniques to create original textile art.

Jane Firth

"Needlefelting is an ideal medium to capture textures and colours that characterise the animals that are my subjects. Where possible I use wool from that breed. Initially, I felted portraits of local sheep, but now I do a wide variety of different breeds as well as some goats, hares, alpacas and Highland cows. For the last two years, I have been needlefelting the Rare Breeds Survival Trust danger list. I have now needlefelted most of the sheep, goats and ponies. 10% of rare breed sales will go to the RBST. Commissions taken.”

Kirsten Gilder

A printer and textile designer, creating bold abstract prints, patterns and products, that are all screen printed by hand.

Pamela Harrington

“As a landscape painter who has always loved wool, I find that felt is a fascinating medium that allows me to create effects that are simply not possible with the more traditional painting mediums such as oil and watercolour."

Sarah Hiscoke

"I am interested in the manipulation of fabric and yarn, painting organza to create layers, using recycled materials, but to still remain a Textile. My latest work is in exploring colour. My pieces at the moment hang within frames They are not necessarily flat images."

Lucy Hughes

"I am a fine art beader and artist. I have sold internationally, and I do colourful and dramatic installations from the small to the very large. Every piece is unique and bespoke and combines my sense of colour, drama and contemplation. Inspired by the environment.

Innovative and creative, reaching out to the spirit inside you."

Liz Jones

Liz Jones is a printmaker, specialising in linocuts. She uses this medium to create her fabric designs which she transfers onto a silk screen and hand prints onto cotton and linen. She is hugely inspired by the rural environment around her.

Kay Leech

Kay Leech is an award winning mixed media textile artist whose work combines traditional and experimental textile techniques with paint, print and collage.

Julia Neubauer

Textile designer, Julia Neubauer, works predominantly in wool along with other natural fibres, to produce limited edition collections of wearable art. Many of these collections are the result of collaboration with other artists and designers.

Surface patterning and decoration is a major element in her work.

Dianne Standen

"My work revolves around creative techniques and designs that repurpose textiles and materials."

Wendy Ann Stanger

"I use a range of plant and animal fibres to create textured paper like surfaces, encasing real dried flowers between the layers, which are further embellished with machine embroidery and hand stitch."

Maggi Toner Edgar

Maggi's practice began with stitch at an early age, and grew into professional fashion designer making. Maggi's textile work explores material memories, meaningful statements in sculptural form. Hats, garments, or drawing with fibre/fabric and stitch.

Emma Wigginton

"My work uses stitch and fabric to explore ideas which fascinate me, from nature and from life; my free machine embroidery creates images and structures, and recycling plays a large part in my process."

Marion Woolcott

Marion Woolcott is a spinner, weaver and dyer who is fascinated with structure. Her work ranges from delicate woven scarves to rigid 3D objects from ply split braiding.