Knotted and tied sheepskin textile art

Textile Art and Design

I’m a textile artist and teacher based in the UK. Over the last ten years I have been developing and inventing textiles using weaving, plaiting, knotting and manipulating fabrics and threads to create textile pieces and fabrics that are innovative and exciting.

I hope you enjoy the examples of my work here, and spend a little time in the art galleries which show my work.

Jo Deeley

Amigurumi Dolls

I have really enjoyed learning amigurumi – creating three-dimensional textiles with just a hook! You could definitely use the technique to create something more formal but at the moment it’s good for creating fun birthday presents.Amigurumi Doll IMG_1080 IMG_1074

School Musical Posters

It’s fun to go back to two-dimensional work every now and then. Here are two poster copies i made for the school musical – I’ve discovered a new love for coloured pencils, the blended tones and three-dimentional effects you can create are brilliant to create.

A0 - Paint and collage

A0 – Paint and collage

Reconstructed Book

This is quickly becoming my favourite material to work with. With tablets and books being digitalised there are lots of books being thrown out. I love working with paper and text, plus the colour of the pages are often vintage browns which leaves a great surface to the folded paper.

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London show

I had a fantastic time in the London graduation show. Lots of interest in the large-scale tying pieces. London was hot that week!