Clare Bullock (left) is making a name for herself as a felter. We love the way she uses sari fabrics in her felts and then prints and stitches into them. The fabrics add colour and texture and you won’t look at felting in the same way again.

Diane Bates (right) has always been a charismatic figure in our textile world. Her wonderful drawings and the garments in her ‘Painted Lady’ collection put her in a class of her own. Here she tells us about her work and her time at Goldsmiths College – with the famous Constance Howard as her mentor.

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