About

Hi, my name is Kim Newell and, after having a passion for textiles and tactile art for many years, I’ve decided to branch out and set up this website to showcase my work…

I have a BA (Hons) and MA in Art History, a PGCE and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy…By profession I am a College/University lecturer where I teach Art History, Critical Thinking, Garment Construction and Creative Textiles. I glean great satisfaction through the achievements of others and therefore love my work…it surely is a bonus for anyone to enjoy their work isn’t it?! You will see from my posts that I also run workshops outside my usual working week too!

I am massively inspired by both contemporary and historical context with some work making reference to my multicultural surroundings here in Leicester, while other ongoing work pays homage to my 19th century roots in rural Northamptonshire.