Christine Highnett

I thought it would be lovely to share my interest in creative textiles with you all. I   have always been interested in art and craft since a young child. Then in 1996, I decided to do an Open College of the Arts course in Textiles, which I really enjoyed. I even had the opportunity to present my work in the Houses of Parliament, which was a great honour. I continued with the course to gain my HNC qualifications in 1998.
Since then I have completed several textile courses and gained a distinction in City & Guild Historical Heirloom Machine Embroidery. This I based on my family history producing one traditional piece and one distressed piece of work, which can be seen  in the Gallery pages.
My work continues to evolve incorporating memories from far away places, from textures and colour, including 3D work.  My main inspiration comes from natural sources.
I love to share my work during the West Berkshire Open Studios, giving visitors an insight to the variety of textile techniques I include in my work. I also take part in local markets at Woolton Hill and Hamstead Marshall.



  • Embroiderers Guild Head Office for more information go to Embroiderers Guild website

  • MEGS Machine Embroidery Group at Sarum  - Salisbury
  • West Berkshire Open Studios for more information go to Open Studios website

  • Made in the Hood for more information go to the website Made in the Hood

Local Places to see my work

Creative Textiles

Small Selection of Work for Sale

African Sculptural Vessel

Hessian and silk paper wired to form a vessel, with machine embroidery embellishment.

Can be twisted to form different shapes or can have a glass insert for a vase.

Price £35.00

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 African Silk Vase

Handmade silk paper  wrapped around a glass insert, with machine embroidery embellishment, fastened by a large charcol button with velcro. Includes glass vase.

Price £30.00  SOLD

Elephant Approaches

Silk picture stitched machine embroidery, with a border of printed fabrics, in an vintage oak frame.

Price £45.00

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