Welcome

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Gina Smith



I am a textile artist working in North Yorkshire.
Following various City & Guild courses and a HND in Stitched Textiles with Art & Design, I became a founder member of the Textile Art Group, Diverse Threads, with whom I exhibit. I am also a member of the York Embroiderers' Guild. I have had two solo exhibitions.
I am inspired by the landscape in our own country and abroad, as well as the architecture of our amazing cathedrals and abbeys.
I accept commissions and give talks and tutor workshops. I can be contacted at ginasmithtextiles@gmail.com.

York Minster - the shadows fall.
The view shows the long nave with the stone screen and the organ.
Silk noil background layered with transparent fabric and hand embroidered.






Ely Cathedral
This amazing building can be seen for miles around, and is known as the Ship of the Fens.
Transparent fabrics layered on silk and then stitched.







Stone Walls - Wensleydale
You are never far from the wonderful stone walls separating the fields, and in the distance you see the next hill or fell to be climbed.
Hand embroidery on silk and assorted material.






A Walk in May
Resting on the gate after a stiff climb from the village of Leavening in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Silk background with transparent fabrics and opaque silk with hand embroidery.


The Turning Tide
Inspired by the waves crashing over Filey Brigg on the North Yorkshire coast.
Hand -dyed  calico applied as strip patchwork, with Japanese fabrics. Hand embroidered with beads.





Trasures of the Sea - Quilt
Hand- turned appliqué with hand embroidery and hand quilting.



The Seasons
The seasons are inspired by poetry and poetic words are hand-embroidered on each picture in the series. 
They are all created by using transparent fabrics and occasional opaque textiles. These add tone and texture which are also enhanced with hand stitching.

Spring in Wharfedale - Pack horse bridge, Linton


Summer in Wensleydale - Meadows near Hawes


Autumn - The Holy Isle from the Isle of Arran


Winter in Wharfedale - Burnsall Fell



North York Moors

I am working on the following series which are all inspired by the landscape of the North York Moors.

Escape to the moors

Old farm buildings near Hutton-le-Hole