Leslie Barnes

Leslie Barnes


I take an idea, an image, an inspiration and think about the ways it could be interpreted or integrated into a textile piece. Dyeing, painting, printing, layering are all possible techniques that I might use, in addition to hand-stitching. Each technique offers endless ways of interpreting and progressing the subject matter.

Currently, my work reflects a focus on texture and colour and how they can be used and combined to advance the theme of the piece. In combination with hand-stitch, layering of fabric, block printing, crayon and text are frequently applied to my art.


Leslie is a mixed media textile artist who employs research as an integral part of her textile work. An extensive background in garment creation, Leslie has repurposed this construction and hand-stitch knowledge as the foundation of her textile work. While fabrics and hand stitch are her preferred mediums, she frequently employs block printing and painting into her stitched pieces.

Graduating with Distinction, Leslie was awarded a City & Guilds Level 2 Creative Techniques in Textiles, designation. An avid researcher, she thoroughly enjoys delving into the history, social implications, practices and methodologies guide her current textile focus.

Leslie Barnes, Mischief of Magpies, detail



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