Jill Sharpe

The Turnpike
Carleton Rode
NR16 1RX

Tel: 01953 788594
Email: jillsharpetextiles@gmail.com
Website: www.jillsharpe.co.uk

My interest in textiles has developed from a fascination with texture and colour. Finding inspiration in a variety of sources from organic shapes to ancient patterns I work to develop designs that explore flow and movement. I have a particular interest in the environment regularly returning to the differing aspects of the landscape and the details of growth patterns and natural formations as inspiration. I work both by hand and with the sewing machine to create work that reflects my interest in texture and movement. I like to work mostly in silks and cottons and often dye and over dye my own fabrics to create the exact colours and effects I require.

I completed my City & Guilds certificate in Patchwork and Quilting in 2005 at Manor Community College in Cambridge and then went on to the Access to Art and Design course at Norwich City College from 2006 – 2008. I am currently studying at Norwich University College of the Arts for a BA in Visual Studies.

I exhibit my work regularly with Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society, Breckland Artists, and Norfolk Quilters. I teach patchwork and quilting to small groups at my studio on a monthly basis and also take bookings to teach larger groups at different venues. 

'Dark Flow' textile by Jill Sharpe'Entwined' textile by Jill Sharpe'Indigo Rhythms' textile by Jill Sharpe'Lagoon' textile by Jill Sharpe