Mark Making Through the Seasons

Textile Art Inspiration and Techniques

Helen Parrott


Drawing on the Slow Stitch movement, Helen Parrott explains how mark-making – using stitches to make marks on fabric as you develop your design – can be used meditatively through the year to record variations in colour, energy and light. She encourages you to connect your own locality and its specific aspects to create a personal cycle of textile art that captures everything from summer’s sunny brightness to winter snow.

Each seasonal section begins with an observational walk, followed by an exploratory paper, working samples and completed art. Find out how to be in tune with your environment, from equinox to solstice, and record seasonal characteristics. Along with techniques and projects, this inspirational book showcases finished works from Helen’s exhibitions, as well as from the Bradford Textile Archive, to reveal a range of creative possibilities.

About the Author Helen Parrott is a contemporary quiltmaker and visual artist. She teaches adults, community groups, and children; exhibits her work across Europe with the prestigious international group Quilt Art; and writes for various magazines. She lives in Sheffield, UK.


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