Mandy southan - textile & Lampwork artist


welcome to a world of colours and textures


Hello and welcome to my website. I am part of a growing movement of people concerned to preserve the knowledge of traditional textile processes, as ancient ways of life are threatened by the encroachment of the modern world. I love old, handmade textiles and am fascinated by the designs and techniques that are unique to each culture and have been passed down from generation to generation. My special interest is in traditional Japanese resist techniques and in my own work, I often combine and adapt traditional methods and use them in new ways. My textile work is a journey of discovery which connects me with the past and leads me ever onwards into the future. Each piece I make takes time, a great deal of care and patience to produce. My colours are all mixed individually and are carefully blended and overpainted to create subtle tones and vibrant contrasts. Each piece I make is unique, my motto is creation, not production.


Sussex Guild Craft Shows in 2016

Stanmer House, Brighton

Michelham Priory, Nr Hailsham

Pashley Manor, Ticehurst

De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

Midhurst & Rother College, Midhurst

Check the Sussex Guild website for further details