AOH logoArtists Seeking Houses
Artists seeking opportunities in the Artists Open Houses festivals

Louise Mabbs

Louise Mabbs
Category Mixed media
Listing date January 21, 2018

Contact artist

01273 732512

Artist's description

I finished my first patchwork bedcover at 13 years old, then I studied art on a

  • Art Foundation, at Derby Lonsdale (1982)
  • Constructed Textile Degree, at Winchester School of Art (1982-1985)
  • City & Guilds Embroidery parts 1 & 2, at Windsor (1998-2003)

My work has progressed from knitting and other crafts, through weaving, quiltmaking and embroidery into several strands:

  • Traditional and modern art quilts - often geometric, bright and mathematically inspired
  • Sculptural pieces - including Multiviews, contrasting images with several viewing positions, and 3D knot structures
  • Machine embroidered pieces - tactile, collaged, nature inspired flowers or the sea, (since moving to Hove in 2006)
  • Paper and Fabric Origami

Primarily a designer - I am also learning mosaic, spray painting and other outdoor art skills

  • An extremely versatile artist, I work with many hybrids inbetween
  • I love constant fresh challenges and working in a variety of scales
  • I love doing school / community projects - see my Artist in Residency blog
  • Co-author of “The Quilter’s Guide To Twists & Tucks” / “Fabric Origami” (2006), currently developing other Origami-inspired books
  • Collating ideas for a book using the Fibonacci sequence numbers, used frequently in my work, and several other mathematical or story based ideas