Carol Cruickshank


Carol Cruickshank, Textile Artist Artwey 2023 Carol works with textiles to produce cheerful, vibrant, and colourful land- and seascapes. She chooses from a huge stash of recycled, new, hand-dyed, shared and remnant fabrics and, using a free style method, sews the collages together by hand, from sketches and photographs taken in situ. As well as originals, Carol also produces prints, cards, coasters, placemats and tiles and she also undertakes commissions. “My work develops at a slow rate, and I find it satisfies my creative desires being very restful and calming, especially when I can sit out in the sun and sew with my work on my lap”. Carol worked previously in Essex as a teacher. After studying basic applique technique from Essex textile designer Sharon Blackman and moving to Dorset 16 years ago she went on to develop her own unique style. “I was inspired by my glorious surroundings to try to recreate the settings and feelings for my new home using the ancient technique I had learnt over previous years”. Carol exhibits in galleries in Dorset, Devon, and Somerset.