Kate Dowty - textile artist
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Welcome to my website where you will find some brief information about my interests, my background and my current work.

I am a textile artist working with fabric and thread to create quilted wallhangings. Some pieces are very simple, others are heavily embellished; some are inspired by the world around me, while for others the cloth itself provides inspiration. All are colourful. I particularly enjoy the textural effects that result from adding stitch to cloth. I enjoy experimenting with dyeing and painting fabric which is then incorporated into my work.

Now based in West Dorset in the UK, more and more of my work is inspired by the nearby sea and the beautiful local landscape.

Forthcoming dates

My work will be on display at several venues this year:

06 - 21 April

Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Hampshire as part of the latest By Design exhibition, Signs, Symbols, Messages.

Venue details and directions at www.exbury.co.uk

02 - 07 July

A solo exhibition at Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport, Dorset

01 June - 22 August

Retrospective exhibition at National Needlework Archive, The Old Chapel Textile Centre, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, Berkshire

01 - 04 August

Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham as part of a new By Design exhibition, Through the Lens.

Last updated 14 February 2024