Jill Flower MSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About Jill
Jill is a textile and multimedia artist and is never happier than playing with different mediums; from paints to woven materials. Using discarded papers or abandoned fabrics, she manipulates, layers and experiments rather than having a planned approach. This produces a relaxed and intuitive method of working, the love of colour and pattern are also a major feature of her work.
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Jill enjoys exploring and researching traditional fabrics, such as lace and weaves, using a variety of mediums she then develops unusual techniques that will mimic the textile. For example, salvaged magazine pages are treated as if they are cloth, deconstructed and reconstructed using a sewing machine to form different and exciting materials. The evolving fabric can give an illusion of lace, a mosaic or even a reptile skin.
The use of printed images and words provide an extra dimension, sometimes giving humorous captions about life.

Jill has always been regarded as a creative with employment in horticulture and interior design.

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Education and Training

  • Teaching Certificate in Education (Geography) 1977 Sussex
  • Later ,discovering embroidery Jill completed City & Guilds Part 1&2 in late 1990’s -Windsor College.
  • Diploma in Stitched Textiles from Buckinghamshire New University with Distinction 2007.
  • Jill was awarded the Embroiderer Guild scholar in 2009 and her work is seen in a number of magazines and publications.
  • Jill has taught and exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is in numerous private collections worldwide.


  • 2021 ‘What 3 Words’ St,Saviours, Aberdeen Park, London
  • 2019 & 2010 Denbies Gallery, Dorking, Surrey
  • 2018 Fairfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria
  • 2018 & 2017 & 2009 & 2007 The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra palace London
  • RDS Dublin
  • Harrogate international Centre, Harrogate
  • 2017 & 2015 Well House Gallery, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex
  • 2016 & 2012 & 2010 & 2009 Designer Crafts at The Mall, London
  • 2016 ‘The Stroud International Textile Festival’, Stroud, Somerset
  • 2015-16 New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
  • 2015 & 2013 South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire
  • 2015 ‘The Diana Springall Collection’ Waterperry Oxford
  • 2013 The Artworks Gallery East, Horsley, Surrey
  • 2013 NEC, Birmingham
  • 2013 ‘The Surrey Contemporary Art Show’ The Riverside Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
  • 2011 ‘Origin’ The Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Spitalfields Market, London
  • 2011 ‘Festival of Quilts’, NEC, Birmingham
  • 2011 ‘Inspired by the Past’, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey
  • 2011 & 2010 ‘Afghanistan Inspiration’ Italy, France, Germany, Luxembourg & UK
  • 2011 & 2010 ’Women and their Art’ Bourne Hall, Ewell, Surrey
  • 2010 & 2009 ‘Solo Show’, Sunbury Walled Garden Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 2010 Shepherds Market Gallery, London
  • 2010 ‘Art in Action’ Waterperry Gardens, Oxford
  • 2010 & 2009 Surrey Open Studios, Westcott, Surrey
  • 2010 Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, Battersea, London
  • 2010 ‘The Surrey Open Competition’ The Light Box, Woking, Surrey
  • 2008-2010 ‘Art of the Stitch’ - Seville Spain, Budapest Hungary, Krefeld Germany,
  • The Waterhall Birmingham, Alexandra Palace London, Harrogate Yorkshire
  • 2009 The Signature Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria
  • 2009 The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, Chobham, Surrey
  • 2009 The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, Milford Gallery, Surrey
  • 2009 ‘21st Century Stitchers’, Riverside Gallery, Richmond
  • 2009 The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court
  • 2009 ‘Contemporary Textile Fair’, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
  • 2008 The Art Van Go Studio, Knebworth
  • 2008 ‘Stitch & Craft Show’, Olympia, London
  • 2003 ‘Inspired’ at Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Professional Affiliations

  • The Society of Designer Craftsmen
  • No.4 Creatives - a co-operative Gallery in Devon
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