Gill Hewitt’s career in textiles began in 1990 designing and making hand tufted rugs. She went on to study for an MA Design (Textiles) Distinction at Bath School of Art and Design and on completion set up her current textile business in Bath.
Working with architects and interior designers she makes large scale artwork that complements and enhances architectural interiors. As a result spaces are more unified, multifunctional, flexible and sustainable.
Inspiration is often taken from within the structure and rhythms of nature and architecture. She is particularly interested in natural geometries, pattern and the way that light and shadow exist in the moment. She tries to capture the delight and energy of that transient moment in both colour and texture.
A variety of techniques are used to produce the textiles, including Needle-Punching, Tufting, Digital Printing, Photography, Screen Printing and Hand Dyeing.
In 2015 Gill joined the textile collective Seam and designed textiles for shift dresses in preparation for their shiftWorks exhibitions – Katsura Shadows Shift Dress and Colour Block Shift Dress. She is now working on some screens using the techniques developed when making the Colour Block Dress.