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John Hopper

John gained a degree in Constructed Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Scotland. He has a wide working knowledge of art and craft textiles and is now a full time writer with a great interest in both historical and contemporary textiles.  Since 2008 he has been producing The Textile Blog, a daily insight into all aspects of printed, woven and knitted textiles, as well as rug, tapestry, quilting, embroidery, lace, basketry design, as well as historical decoration and ornament. Through the blog he tries to approach textiles by viewing the subject in a broad and culturally diverse manner, including contemporary and historical articles from across the globe.

Embroidery by Jessie Newbery

The Textile Blog articles deal with the equality and the complexity of all historical cultures, peoples, and mediums. Whether a piece of textile art, design or craft has been produced by amateur or professional, in Europe or the Brazilian rainforest, it will be seen as valid and having merit.
-John Hopper

Location: Foxhole, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Blog: The Textile Blog
Languages spoken: English

Tags: textile, design, decoration, pattern, art, craft, weave, woven, fabric, applied


  1. So glad I found your blog! Wonderful and essential collection of sources!

  2. Glad to see john here---he always introduces his readers to the best in a wide variety of areas.

  3. I'll second the kudos to John Hopper's Textile Blog. It's very interesting and informative, a truly valuable resource. I'm glad you featured him.


“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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