Kathryn Clarke | Textile Worker
I studied fashion and textile design at Cheltenham college of art, this was where made my first garments using sheepskin. I have continued to be inspired by this material - in my studio in Stroud I carefully cut my designs to make the most of the ragged raw edges, varied textures of the wool and imperfections of the skin making them natural design features.
I create garments and accessories. I have exhibited work at design fairs and galleries around the country.
I enjoy collaborating with local designers, combining my pattern cutting and making skills with their printed textiles to create bespoke items. I am also part of the Studio Seven collective working on installations and events, and often work on theatre projects designing and making costumes.
The Textile Studio, Stroud Valleys Artspace, 4 John Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Tel: 07773 692322