Isabella Whitworth

Isabella trained as a graphic designer and worked in industry before 'discovering' textiles during extended travels in Asia. She specialises in resist-dyeing, enjoying an international following as artist and tutor. Isabella is also known for historical research into natural dyes, and is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

Describe your approach to teaching:
I have an unpressured approach which welcomes the design-phobic. Students experiment and discover tools and materials at their own pace before finding a personal 'place' within the medium and making original work.

What inspires your own work?
I have kept sketchbooks for over 40 years. Drawings and sketches from personal observation are the foundation of all my work, generally with an emphasis on texture and colour.

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