Jackie Uphill

 

I am a Textiles and Mixed Media Artist, trained in City & Guilds Creative Embroidery, which covers a wide range of skills, including hand and machine embroidery, needle felting, batik, beading and hand-made books.

Texture plays a very important part in my work and I manipulate fabric, papers and other mediums and techniques, using tools such as my sewing and embellisher machines, my soldering iron and heat gun.

I like to produce a diverse variety of work and my inspiration comes from everything around me, but I have a particular love of fantasy. This ranges from old fairy tales, dragons, castles and magical realms, to science fiction influences and alien worlds. I love to visualise what there may be, hidden just out of sight and I often inject a hint of something unusual in my pieces.

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