Variations in Fibre


Having a lifelong enthusiasm for textiles, both historical and contemporary, I want to share my passion for fibre, my work, my techniques, and my creative process with the world-wide audience on the web.

My sculptural textile pieces merge the traditional handcraft of smocking, and the contemporary craft of silk painting. Inspired by the geometric designs of quilting and weaving. I use the grid structures as a foundation for my designs manipulating colour, proportion and stitch to alter the surface.

Colour is an important aspect of my work. It is an intuitive form of expression for me. I am intrigued with the effects of the manipulated surface on my colour applications. The elements of colour contrast are applied to the grid designs, creating a dramatic sculptural effect. I enjoy the fascination my work provides to people who view and purchase my work.

Please check my galleries for current works; items are available for sale unless otherwise noted. Please send me an email if you are interested in viewing and/or purchasing available works.

Barb Hilts Altered Perimeter