• Jill Crowther
  • Ruth
  • Jane Rogerson
  • Lynne
  • Janice Fine
  • Carol
  • Sue Law
  • Jane Hadfield
  • Sue Gibson
  • Jean Marsden
  • Judith
  • Jenny Ridell
  • Angela
  • Liz Smith
  • GillC

Artist Statements

How Does Your Garden Grow

Angela Oswald has taken the continuously changing plant forms from her own garden to experiment with and create collages based on the colours and shapes found in nature. 

Carol Stow is a 3D mixed media artist specialising in needle felt.  She also uses a variety of fabrics, threads and other embellishments to enhance her work. 

Gillian Crompton’s work is loosely based on her garden journey during the year. She uses images of seed packets, birds and text from the rhyme ‘How Does Your Garden Grow.’

Jane Hadfield is motivated by her garden and incorporates repurposed fabrics, eco-dyeing, Cyanotypes and stitch. She embraces a ‘make do and mend’ and a ‘waste not want not’ philosophy.

Jane Rogerson uses merino wool to make her individual handmade felted pictures finishing them with hand and machine stitching.  She loves the variety of colours and shapes in flowers and trees.

Janice Fine seeks inspiration in her garden and the wider natural world. She combines machine and hand stitch to explore marks and suggest images on fabric and paper backgrounds.

Jean Marsden’s sources come from nature; its patterns, shapes, colours and textures. She likes to layer fabrics using hand stitching and is particularly drawn to aged and weathered items.

Jenny Rydell’s inspiration comes from her local allotments. The changes of the season are always interesting and vibrant - even the bugs.  Her preferred medium is machine embroidery.

Jill Crowther For her backgrounds, has eco dyed numerous fabrics using leaves from her garden and local walks. Simple stitch has been added reflecting the colours of the seasonal flowers.

Liz Smith’s textile ideas come rom  observation of natural form. Linear qualities form the basis of much of her work.  She prefers  hand stitching, using a variety of simple stitches.

Lynn Atkinson’s embroideries are based on the natural environment with its endangered flora and fauna. She uses sheer vintage fabrics and lace as a background, with hand embroidered  detail.

Ruth Smith   Some fruit and flowers are picked and brought inside our homes to be enjoyed. Ruth has combined these with bright coloured backgrounds and positioned them as still life.

Sue Gibson takes inspiration from the colour, pattern and texture found in nature. Her current work encompasses printing, wrapping, knotting, and weaving as well as hand and machine stitch. 

Sue Law The diverse flora and fauna of Cheshire form the basis for Sue Law’s textiles. She uses macro photography to recreate the intricate surface textures and form using felt and stitch.