I am a textile artist based in a small village in the South Pennines near Halifax. I have a studio near my home that I have developed to accommodate creative textile classes. I specialise in print, paint, felt and machine stitch.
I love teaching and passing on my skills, enthusiasm and ideas to students of all ages. I have a vast collection of samples and sketchbooks that I use in my work.
I occasionally sell my work but mainly keep it for teaching and exhibition purposes. I have lots of cards and a book for sale.
I periodically put inspirational photos on my Blogspot page.
My Book: Journeys in Stitch
Here is the book that Gillian’s followers have long been awaiting. Full of vibrant, evocative photographs, Gillian leads us around Europe and even further afield. As she continues her research into ethnic embroidery, she sees, snaps and sketches, to produce a lively travel journal.
On returning to her West Yorkshire studio, Gillian uses her observations to create stunning pieces of work, with fabric, paint and stitch. Often her techniques are innovative but this book is no instruction manual. Rather, it is a delightful cornucopia of colourful images which will, no doubt, inspire all those who delve between it’s covers.
In this book by award winning Textile Artist Gillian Travis readers are taken on a journey through Europe and beyond. We can see the creative journey Gillian takes to make her embroideries and quilts through colourful images of her photographs, sketchbooks and samples.
My book is available for £14.95 plus £1.50 postage and packing
Cheques made payable to Gillian Travis
(78 pages) approx 20cmx20cm