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Sheila Dainow

I have come to textile art late in my career as an artist and am constantly fascinated by the flexibility of stitch and fabric. I studied and worked at painting long before I took up hand and machine embroidery.


Print, dye and stitch offer a range of techniques and materials with which to create subtle and symbolic images. Inspiration comes from the natural world,an event in history or a fragment of text.


I find constant interest in the possibility of experimentation by mixing material and technique. An unexpected result can provide a glorious surprise. 'I wonder what would happen if ....' is the question often in my mind.


Examples of past projects and exhibitions can be seen by visiting my website: