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Alison Holt

Bio

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Alison Holt is a contemporary UK textile artist with a Fine Art Embroidery BA Hons degree from Goldsmiths College, London, specialising in freehand machine embroidery.

Using a basic Bernina sewing machine and just 2 stitches, straight stitch and zig-zag Alison makes embroidered pictures of landscapes, seascapes, flowers and garden scenes, influenced by the Shropshire Wales border near Oswestry where I live and by my travels.

Alison regularly exhibits internationally and is a regular exhibitor at the Chelsea Flower Show in London and other venues in Europe and Australasia.

 

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EDUCATION

1976
  1. Foundation Course at Shrewsbury School
1979
  1. Fine Art Embroidery at Goldsmiths College, London

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
  1. Boyd Dunlop Gallery, Napier New Zealand
  2. Gallery76 Concorde West Sydney Australia
2018
  1. Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition
  2. Stitch - Daniel Raphael Gallery, London
  3. Boyd Dunlop Gallery, Napier New Zealand
  4. Chelsea Flower Show
2017
  1. Willow Gallery Summer Exhibition, Oswestry, Shropshire
2016
  1. Embroiderers Guild Capability Brown Festival
2015
  1. Textile Prague, Slovansky dum, Na Prikope 22, Prague

MACHINE EMBROIDERY BOOKS

Books published by Alison Holt
  1. 'Plants and Flowers in Machine Embroidery,' published by Batsford in 1990
  2. 'Machine Embroidered Landscapes,' published by Search Press in 2002
  3. 'Machine Embroidered Flowers' also published by Search Press in 2006
  4. 'Machine Embroidered Woodlands', published 2009
  5. 'Seascapes,' published in 2012