Jill Flower

Contact Information

jill.flower@yahoo.co.uk http://JillFlower.com Bampton mixed media, textiles Mid Devon

Jill Flower Bio

Jill Flower

Jill is a textile and multimedia artist and is never happier than playing with different mediums, from paints to woven materials. Using discarded papers or abandoned fabrics, she manipulates, layers and experiments rather than having a planned approach. This produces a relaxed and intuitive method of working, the love of colour and pattern are also a major feature of her work.

Jill enjoys exploring and researching traditional fabrics, such as lace and weaves, using a variety of mediums she then develops unusual techniques that will mimic the textile. For example, salvaged magazine pages are treated as if they are cloth, deconstructed and reconstructed using a sewing machine to form different and exciting materials. The evolving fabric can give an illusion of lace, a mosaic or even a reptile skin. The use of printed images and words provide an extra dimension, sometimes giving humorous captions about life.
Jill has always been regarded as a creative with employment in horticulture and interior design.

Later, discovering embroidery, she completed City & Guilds part 1&2 in late 1990’s -Windsor College.
Diploma in Stitched Textiles from Buckinghamshire New University with Distinction 2007.
She was awarded the Embroiderer Guild scholar in 2009, her work is seen in a number of magazines and publications.
She has taught and exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is in numerous private collections worldwide.

Now living in Devon, she has her own dedicated studio providing textile workshops.

Jill Flower Work