Last week I went on a Business Visioning course by the Crafts Council - It was really useful and good to meet up with other local crafters trying to turn their passions into a business. However the hardest part of the whole exercise for me was having to sum up my creative practice in a short sentence.
I found it impossible to explain succinctly and struggled to find vocabulary to fit my eclectic style.
I have been making ‘things’ for years but I’ve never before had to describe them to others. I have used the terms ‘fabric journal’, ‘art quilt’, ‘paper quilt’ and ‘fabric collage’ but these are also used by other practitioners to describe different art forms to my own.
Kim is a textile artist based in Portsmouth. She studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a textiles teacher. She combines the two disciplines to create retro inspired fabric artworks and playful images of pop culture.