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.  I based this 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 and the emotions they evoke.
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.


Creative Textiles