ANGELA KNAPP www.angelaknapp.co.uk My textile art combines my love of birds, painting and stitch. I painted when I was younger but life got in the way of any creativity for a time. After 20 years in the NHS and a move to Somerset I discovered the world of art quilts and realised I could combine my newly found love of fabrics with my longstanding need to create. I’m inspired by the world of birds, the stories of their lives and what these stories can teach us. So many birds are under threat due to the increasing human impact on the planet. I will sadly never run out of threatened birds to base stories and pictures on. This collection of work includes some of these stories, whilst other pieces celebrate the sheer beauty within the bird world. My most recent works have been based around nature books I have read, which I find totally inspiring and a great place to start research. I use sketch books to help me discover the best way to create each bird and aim to incorporate its story into the background of the piece to help draw the viewer in and give them time look and then ask questions of what they see. I absolutely love the process of creating these pictures; the story of each bird captivates me and consumes me for a time. My journey is continuous, as each piece teaches me something new or gives me inspiration for the next project. I am available to teach workshops and for group talks.
Standing Out Living in Somerset we almost take the beauty of pheasants for granted, we see them so often. Their jewel-like colours are a bright flash of nature in our everyday lives. Reproducing their brilliance was a challenge but I enjoyed selecting fabrics and threads to capture these feather details. Seeing a male pheasant on the day after the shooting season ends always makes me smile, they brazenly appear in the open making me think they must have an internal calendar! Blog: www.angelaknapp.co.uk Instagram: angelaknapp2textileartist
Rapture lookbook. She is fearless & sophisticated. She dares to wear bold prints with bright hues of lemon, red & blue. She loves to be raptured by the beauty in everything she sees and wears her heart on her sleeve.
The stunning custom-made fireplace and over mantel create an elegant focal point in the living room and are flanked with a pair of matching white bookcases. Read more on page 80.
Inside the December issue, we have the latest from the world of interior design. John Demsey, the cosmetics kingpin, opens the doors to his debonair and exhuberant New York townhouse. Thomas Messel, a renowned furniture designer, has carefully adapted his quintessential English manor to accommodate his family and provide the perfect setting for his art and antiques. A derelict barn is turned into a beautiful £2m Swiss Chalet. A Virginia Design Project provides the perfect backdrop for vintage furnishings. A review of Tim Gosling’s brand new book, ‘Classic Contemporary, the DNA of furniture design’. Brent Cooper, from Simon Horn, gives advice on choosing a feature bed and Joanna Bibby, from Ochre, talks about the lure of leather. Also included is the brand new Ana Barreto catalogue, a company who has been creating exceptional furniture and interiors for over twenty years.
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Journey to an idealistic society, a city of incredible colors captured only in dreams, a place that is filled with vibrancy and ignites our deepest longings and hopes. Your imagination will be inspired as you travel through the enchanting trees and coves. The colors will pop off the fabric as it takes you to this magical land.
A colorful celebration of the 59 US National Parks, this collection of 177 original art quilts depicts the widely varying landscapes, flora,and fauna of the parks. Basic facts about each of these national treasures from Acadia in Maine, to Voyageurs in Minnesota, to Yosemite in California, to Haleakal in Hawaii are included, along with short writings from 64 park rangers and other personnel. The book reveals individual glimpses into the passionate commitment to preserve, protect, and enjoy these special places.