Summer Exhibition of Textile Art by Jo Deeley

Summer Exhibition

I make textiles by taking methods of plaiting, knotting and folding to create interesting surfaces and shapes. There are many types of thread manipulating techniques from different sources, from knots holding ropes in place on a boat, to knotting macramé or friendship bracelets, or the different types of plaits you can do on someone’s hair … Continue reading Summer Exhibition
Woven techniques in textile art

Woven Sculptures

In this work I am exploring the potential of creating unique surfaces and shapes with the use of woven techniques. Being able to make the fabric from the warp and weft and build up on the skeleton structure gives me a lot more control on how the fabric will look, thereby adding a new dimension … Continue reading Woven Sculptures
Knotted and tied sheepskin textile art

Knotting, Tying and Layering

It fascinates me to use any sorts of materials to make different surfaces and 3D textural objects. After learning that my preconceived ideas of textiles where wrong, that it did not just involve creating flowery patterns for cushion covers and curtains, and discovering that everything has a surface and texture, I found there is so … Continue reading Knotting, Tying and Layering
Knotting techniques in textile art


The Industrial Revolution changed the manufacturing of once hand crafted materials, fabrics were made in minutes and not hours. The creativity in fabrics was lost to function and profit. But over the last 50 years what it means to produce textiles has changed. Now there are a high number of people across the world making … Continue reading Knotting
Example of paper folding and weaving textile art


Structures and layers from fabric, newspaper and paper: techniques of textile art

Invented layers, continuous structures

Structures and layers from fabric, newspaper and paper. NEXT GALLERY PREVIOUS GALLERY  
Textile artwork installation: Library or Museum?

Library / Museum

What should go in a museum? When does a library become a museum? Does categorisation aid or restrict interpretation? Is an object more to muse on once it is in a museum? Or a book more literary if it is lying in a library? NEXT GALLERY PREVIOUS GALLERY  
Installation textile art: constructed sleeve sewn in variable constrictions

The Great Escape I

Constraint, tunnels, people, movement, war museum colouring. Constructed restraining sleeve sewn in variable constrictions. Thank you to Emily for modelling. NEXT GALLERY PREVIOUS GALLERY  
Installation of folded textile art

The Great Escape II

Like medals. Like barbed wire. Regimented. Resolute. No outsiders: we’re a team. NEXT GALLERY PREVIOUS GALLERY  
Maquettes of textile art. Clothing to escape in. Clothing to be caught in. Entangled, entwined.

The Great Escape III

Maquettes. Clothing to escape in. Clothing to be caught in. Entangled, entwined. NEXT GALLERY PREVIOUS GALLERY