Jessica Kinnersley is a textiles designer-maker and former textiles teacher who works from home in Newcastle.  Her creative work draws on her experience as a freelance designer and teacher of Art and Design Textiles. 


"For almost ten years my typical day involved working on specific design briefs and trend-led embroideries for interiors and the gift market by night, whilst, as a teacher, I would spend my days working in a creative and enriching environment, teaching students a wide range of textile techniques and encouraging them to apply these to their work in individual and innovative ways.  As a result, my work reflects these experiences…sometimes I simply draw with stitch and enjoy working on placement designs or experimenting with repeating patterns.  Other times I take pleasure in creating one off pieces, layering collage, stitch and found ephemera.  Occasionally these styles merge and sometimes are used separately; as an artist I’m happy to continue to experiment and let my “style” develop naturally.


I enjoy playing with composition and layers; my current work features snippets from old books and I often use embroidery hoops as frames for finished pieces. 


Only recently did I look back through an old portfolio and realise that my current fascination with beautiful old books, text and childhood tales is probably a natural development from what apparently has always been there…I was conscious that I have always added words to my work and indeed have always loved to be lost in a good book”


Jessica’s work has been published in three books and her designs have sold both nationally and internationally.  She takes private commissions for one-off pieces, briefs for surface pattern design and continues to work on her range of greetings cards, framed art and stitched gifts. 


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