You’d think drivers on the road would at least notice bicycles for just looking way cool. Wrong. Helping cyclists and schoolchildren to stay safe on the streets is London textile artist, Katie Barton, whose retro-reflective fabric badges raise the visibility of the badge-wearers. Plus, it helps to increase their cute quotient.
Laura K. McMillan, a textile artist from the west coast of Canada, combines art and science in her embroidered cells and hand-spun wool amoebas. She is developing an artistic practice that pushes textile art into a whole new realm, away from its modern craft fair affiliations.