Textiles are an exciting art medium of their own, and Val Hughes' exceptional themed collections showcase their versatility with stunning panels, wearable art, wall hangings, bags, jewellery and accessories.
Val Hughes explains how to use your senses and emotions as inspiration for your own incredible textile artwork, and how to use wool and water to bring them into reality as felt.
Each of Val's collections is explored through themed galleries of her inspirational wearable art alongside step by step projects for you to try.
Val Hughes has always loved all things 'art and design'. Her passions includes history, archaeology and the natural landscape, all of which remain powerful influences over her work. Since graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) in Art, Design and Textiles, and completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Val has pursued and developed her skills in felt making, free machine embroidery and mixed media. Val has exhibited her extraordinary work at major shows including International Craft and Hobby Fairs and Twisted Thread. She is a Member of the International Felt Makers Association has been awarded Distinction Status by the Society of Designer Craftsmen for her work on Anne Boleyn. Val has worked as a tutor and lecturer for the Embroiderers Guild and regularly runs workshops and lectures for The Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. She has also worked on community art projects including those for The Woodland Trust, National Trust and Educational Medical Service. Her wearable art collections have been exhibited internationally and appeared in various publications including Workbox Magazine, Echoes Journal and Australian Fibres. Val lives in the Pennines.