Meet Kate Crossley – Textile Artist

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Meet Kate Crossley – Textile Artist

In this interview we get to enjoy more of the detail and inspiration behind the making of the wonderful grandfather clock that was the winner of the Quilt Creations section of the Festival of Quilts 2014.

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The wonderful grandfather clock  was the winer of the Quilt Creations section of the Festival of Quilts 2014 which was sponsored by VivEbooks.

Kate made the whole of the clock either from recycled bits and pieces – such as clock hands – or from cardboard and foam board so while the item looks very heavy, it is infact very light.

Kate also tells about the colour and dye she used, since all the items started off white! – and we get to see how much detail has been included not only on the front of the clock but also on the sides, which are stuffed full of shelves and mini items -quite delightful.

This clock is, in fact, moving from Kate’s home to the American Museum in Bath to join their clock section, and will form part of the new exhibition being held there from March – Nov 2015 entitled Hatched, Matched, Dispatched and Patched – which is an exhibition of quilts and costumes that commemorates family milestones.

What Kate says about herself:

I am a textile artist living and working in Oxford.
I am an inveterate collector; a “snapper up of unconsidered trifles”
A bottle of sand from Petra, old books, clock parts, a stuffed crow line the shelves of my studio.

to find out more you can visit her website at:

(but keep watching as we have workshops lined up!)

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