Gillian Bates - Textile Artist

I produce my textile art pieces using free form machine embroidery combined with traditional hand embroidering techniques and fabrics.

My work is predominately a pure celebration of the quirkiness of British life. I’m constantly inspired by my surroundings from all the sights and sounds of the British seaside, to the hustle and bustle of an urban landscape. I also love to create more intricate embroideries depicting all the delicate details of the feathers and fur of our fabulous wildlife.

I have worked on a variety of projects including working as a visiting lecturer, producing sample works for design studios and I have proudly exhibited my work internationally and also recently created work for John Lewis and The View from the Shard gift shop.