Laura Edgar is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Laura shares her life as a textile artist and tutor who is inspired by her native beautiful & dramatic Northumberland coastline. She loves to create her seascapes using recycled clothing and vintage textiles and trimmings, as well as applying paint, heat and stitch.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Laura’s work …

Susan Weeks chats with Laura about her lifelong delight with textile art:

  • The fascination of the back of embroidery
  • Looking forward to some creative playtime
  • Oh, the delights of Jumble Sales & astrakhan coats!
  • Being inspired by the sea
  • How to create beautiful folds and creases in fabric
  • Spontaneity with reverse stitching… hopefully
  • Not a fan of Hardanger preferring less structure & formality
  • The excitement of being included in her first book
  • The delight of meeting others who get so excited about fabric & threads
  • Working on commissions
  • Getting the balance and not over-working or over-embellishing
  • Being the eager recipient of ‘button tins’ donated by work colleagues
  • Enjoying taking part in Embroiderers’ Guild events, activities, competitions & exhibitions, branch, regional & nationally
Laura Edgar Stitchery Stories Textile Art Podcast Guest
Laura Edgar Stitchery Stories Textile Art Podcast Guest

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