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Beverly Ayling-Smith

Textile artist

Finchampstead, Berkshire


cloth, stitch, emotion


My work explores how cloth can be imbued with emotions particularly those associated with grief, loss and absence using techniques such as the mending and staining of cloth. Emotions and memories embedded in the fabric of our being can rise to the surface at any time. In my work I aim to make a connection with emotions of the viewer and so progress them from an unresolved state towards resolution.

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Nigredo series

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles, Paper

Lead and Linen

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Metal, Textiles

The language of grief

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles