Textile Art Open - 2022 Finalists

Ana Maria Restrepo (COLOMBIA)


MentorDanielle Clough



Ana Maria Restrepo is a Textile Artist trained in London and currently residing in Colombia. She is a color fanatic that uses textiles to express, narrate stories and evoke feelings. Finding beauty in everything that surrounds her, specially nature, and turning unexpected details into a source of inspiration is her passion.

Emma Gatehouse (UK)


MentorKatie Wells


Emma Gatehouse is a textiles artist, making free motion machine embroideries of Wildlife.  She tries to capture nature’s beauty as she guides the fabric under her machine needle drawing images with her threads.

Julia Carol (USA)


MentorChloe Amy Avery


Originally from Ohio, Julia Carol currently lives in Los Angeles. She has her MFA in Fiber Art from Eastern Michigan University. Once introduced to embroidery, she fell in love with its freedom and beauty. While living in Japan, she took a class opening her eyes to embroidery’s structure and tradition.

Lucy Newman (UK)


MentorDiana Springall

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London based Lucy Newman has been a practicing artist for over a decade, previously making large scale light sculptures which were exhibited all over the world. In 2016 she swapped her drills for a needle and thread and has been working full time as an embroidery artist and designer ever since.

Nigel Cheney (UK)


MentorSam D’Cruze


Nigel Cheney is an embroiderer from Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Drawing is central to his work; producing textile art alongside fashion and interiors products that combine digital print with hand and machine stitch. He held the position of Lecturer in Embroidered Textiles at National College of Art and Design, Ireland for over 20 years.

Oliver Bliss (UK)


MentorSorrel Kerrison


Oliver Bliss, exploring themes of identity, sexuality, and gender within his personal practice. He is an experienced facilitator for creative workshops and his work often focuses on building conversations around social and political issues. He created his first series of tapestries #Softlads; a portrait series exploring notions of masculinity.  

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