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Fran Reilly
Creating art with textiles

I have always had a love of fabrics and textiles.


In 2016 I qualified in Machine Embroidery (City & Guilds Level 3) at Malvern School of Art and I am a founding member of the Fusion16 Textile Group, and a member of the Cotswold Embroiderers Guild.


I find the process of seeking out old fabrics and turning them into something new and exciting both very satisfying and therapeutic.  There is a real sense of magic and mystery in old fabrics – who made them, where have they been, where has life’s journey taken them – and to be able to breathe new life into them once again by creating pieces of artwork is a joy and a privilege.


My inspiration comes from the environment all around us.  I grow natural dye plants in my garden and use these to colour many of the fabrics in my work.

I am available for commissions and creating personal pieces of textile art inspired by photographs for occasions such as weddings & births.


I make original artworks, prints, greetings cards and indigo dyed shibori-stitched scarves.


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