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Alison Holt (UK)

Alison Holt is a internationally renowned textile artist who draws using a sewing machine. She combines silk painting with freehand machine embroidery to create artworks inspired by her love of the countryside and the detail in nature, the patterns, rhythms and textures. Drawing from a rich diversity of scenery, and using threads as paint and stitches like brushstrokes, her work includes seascapes, woodlands, gardens and landscapes.

Alison has a BA Hons in Fine Art/Textiles from Goldsmiths College, London; she has written 5 books and made one DVD on machine embroidery. With 30 years of teaching experience she travels extensively teaching a wide range of courses. She has regularly exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show, London, selected group shows and solo exhibitions since 1982.