Josephine Ho is a contemporary textile mixed media artist, living at Winchelsea Beach in East Sussex. Her work has evolved from many years’ research into traditional techniques of plant, mineral and indigo dyeing and Japanese resist.

She has adapted these disciplines to create textile paintings and hangings that incorporate printmaking, drawing, wax and stitch resist, embroidery and collage. She has travelled to Africa, North America and also to India as a Winston Churchill Fellow, to research indigenous methods of dyeing and resist. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally and is held in collections in Canada and Australia.

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There are a number of interesting articles, exhibitions and courses currently available that you may find inspiring.

Recommended websites
Creates objects made from rolling, folding and sewing junk mail and envelopes. runs interesting courses. Email:
Fashion and Textile Museum:
Victoria and Albert Museum:
Olafur Eliasson exhibition:

Recommended books

Threads of Life by Clare Hunter A history of the world through the eye of a needle. A fascinating chronicle of political protest, personal identity and memory. this is related through stories of men and women, across the world and through history, using the language of sewing to produce all kinds of textiles.