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Marilyn Rathbone

Textile artist

Worthing, West Sussex


narrow wares, braiding, button making


I create unusual textile art pieces using traditional techniques such as: inkle weaving, lucet braiding and button making. I work intuitively, research fuelling my imagination. Sometimes an underlying political, social or historical issue surfaces and it may become the focus of a piece. At other times humour plays a part. The work is very time consuming, meticulous attention to detail is paramount, my goal to blend concept and content as simply as possible.


Marilyn Rathbone: Going for the Gold in textile art

03 Dec 2018
My interview with TextileArtist.org has gone live, today. It is one of a number of interviews by textile practitioners from around the world. The idea is to bring a contemporary voice to a traditional medium and an insight into the creative process.

Available for commissions


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Bauhaus Braids

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media

Self-Avoiding Walk

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media

Pi in the Sky

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media