Jilli Blackwood is a globally celebrated textile artist and designer who brings her unique Slash and Show style to the worlds of art and fashion.

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“Anatolia” - an embroidered carpet wall hanging In 2015 I helped a friend dress his house for sale by lending him a number of carpets. We eventually rejected this one as it was very worn and dirty. The centre section pattern of “Anatolia” had completely disappeared, revealing only flat, brown, cotton warp threads.  The carpet lay in my studio for weeks. My foot kept catching it whenever I walked past. So, one

The International Craft Scotland Conference - New Ways of Seeing The Craft Scotland Conference, 2018, in partnership with National Museums Scotland, was held in Edinburgh on the 7th and 8th of June. The theme for this year's conference was “New Ways of Seeing”. The invited guest curator was Rose Watban, formerly the Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Design at National Museums Scotland. Rose has been responsible for curating many international exhibitions

On the 17th – 18th March 2018, I was very pleased to be invited to present a workshop at ‘Off the Rails’ Arthouse, a magical artist lead project in Fife. I arrived to be welcomed at the studio by the artist and painter Sheila Page with a roaring fire in the studio. A warming and inspiring environment indeed. I was discussing and developing the making of a thread, a yarn, but

“Colour Theory” - Spring Exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts, London 19th March – 18th April 2018 Achromatic is an unpainted painting showing at the CAA. An exhibition called “Colour Theory”. This embroidered wall hanging is a response to the theme. This is the first in a series of showcases, exhibitions and events to celebrate CAA 70th anniversary. My Creative Thoughts It was the solar eclipse of August 2017 that sparked the creative process which