About the artist

Richly stitched machine embroidered textiles that explore qualities of colour, light and texture observed in land, sea and sky

Personal Statement

I studied Textiles and Embroidery at Goldsmiths School of Art. Although I had wanted to study painting, I soon discovered that the rich variety of threads offered me something very different with an exciting range of colours and textures. Using my old Bernina, I stitch onto painter’s canvas without using a hoop. This can cause undulations in the fabric, adding movement and texture. I draw and paint with threads. After leaving my lecturing post at Chichester University in 1997 to concentrate on my artwork, I have lectured and exhibited my work widely in the UK, across Europe, New Zealand and in the USA. I am a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, and for many years I co-curated their annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries London.

  • Carol Naylor
  • Studio Information

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    Studio Address

    2 Jubilee Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7XB

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  • Studio Access

    Wheelchair Access


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  • Directions

    From Chichester Festival Theatre carpark, exit by tennis courts, cross over Oaklands Way before roundabout. Jubilee Rd is at the top of New Park Road. Number 2 is the house on left.

Carol Naylor

2 Jubilee Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7XB

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