Textile Art Sketchbook by: CAROLYN SAXBY

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As I looked through Carolyn’s blog “CAROLYN SAXBY-mixed media textile art” at all her stunning felting and fiber art I was inspired by pages out of her sketchbook.  What an amazing idea, I thought!  Although most board artists have sketchbook, I’d never thought of keeping one on my fiber art.  I just do rough sketches on paper and these sheets get lost or thrown away.  Look at the above pictures at two of the pages out of her book and tell me this is not tidy and charming. If any of you are this organized, let me know.  I am not organized and maybe Carolyn has given me inspiration to change my disorder into order.  Please visit her site and look over all her awesome art and tell her you found her on Craft Gossip Felting.

Carolyn is a textile artist/designer living in Cornwall UK with her hubby in a beautiful cottage by the sea. She is inspired by nature – seed heads, berries, hedgerows, woodlands, coast paths, seascapes, seaweed, pebbles and blackbirds

Her style is “country” – lots of creamy white and natural colors with touches of RED. I love small collections of things neatly arranged, beautiful art, ceramics and hand crafted goodies


  1. Jodie Harvey says

    I’m really sorry to bother you, but I was your blog and noticed that you have included Carolyn Saxby on it. I know you probably get a lot of students emailing about gaining artist information for their art course, but I would be so grateful for ANY information that you could possibly provide me with about Carolyn Saxby’s background. I have been researching this for a few months now and at this point I am not afraid to admitted I am desperate!!! I really do not want to replace her and do my essay on another artist that has not inspired me at all! My work is just so similar to her own, and I would really like the opportunity to complete the assignment on this artist.
    I really appreciate you taking the time to read this, and I hope to hear back from you soon with any information you have e.g. email, address

    Thanks again,

  2. C gibson says

    its been years since those comments were posted but if there is a small chance anyone could email me some information on Carolyn’s background i would be REALLY greatful!!! please and within the next few days to!! HELP!

  3. says

    The final exam in GCSE Art takes the form of a project, the starting point for
    which is selected by the student from the exam paper, a booklet issued. Students
    will have received their exam papers and guidance from their Art teacher
    regarding appropriate choice of project for them as individuals.
    GCSE Art students have worked in project format during the production of
    their coursework portfolios and the exam project should contain the same
    elements, as follows:-
    1 Initial responses to the starting point, ideas and project intentions.
    2 Researched images from 1st hand sources; observational drawings and
    3 Other research from a variety of sources: books, magazines, internet
    4 Researched information and images of the work of artists whose ideas
    and/or use of media has links with student’s own.
    5 Creative making: experimental use of a range of media and evidence
    that their ideas have developed through influence and imagination.
    6 A range and progression of ideas towards the final piece of artwork.
    7 The final piece of artwork or outcome of the project, showing personal
    8 Sketchbook which documents all the above and evaluation of the final

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