Welcome to Fibredance

A Gallery of Textile Art by Carol Coleman

All Images are the property of the artist.

Putting the finishing touches to the 'Dire Wolf Crest', my contribution to the 'Hardhome Embroidery', created for HBO Game of Thrones.  This huge embroidery was designed and produced by the Embroiderers' Guild with other organisations.

Visit www.embroiderersguild for more information and venues where you may find it exhibited.

Dire Wolf Crest

Free-machine embroidery with leather and beads.  Diameter approx 12 cms.


If you are interested in free-machine embroidery workshops in my studio near York, please email for full details.  Cost is £35 for a full day unless otherwise specified, which does not include materials, but some available to buy if required.


Class size is usually limited to 5 students, but can run with just 2.

Levels from beginner to advanced.


Please email carol@fibredance to register for details of upcoming workshops in 2019.

Requirements will be sent out once booked.


Images relating to workshops

Ideas for what to make at the workshops.

In different shapes and sizes, the brooches could be made into many things.

Set in stone could be a pendant, brooch, bracelet, a feature on a book cover or bag etc.

Silk Fibre Bowls seem as delicate as cobwebs

Practical Coil Vessels can be many shapes and colours.

Clingfilm Sandwiches are unique collages of fabric and fibre waiting to inspire.

Scarborough Rock V

Scarborough Rock V.  Fabric collage with couched cords and free-machine embroidery.


High quality prints now available.

Glimpse of Yorkshire

Mosaic meets stained glass window.  The top section of a tall piece using dyed silk and cotton, bonded and sliced to resemble mosaices and assembled to give the effect of stained glass.


Spirit of York II

Free-machine embroidery and fabric collage of York Minster, exhibited at the Marriott Hotel, and at the York Textile Artists annual exhibition at the Cemetery Chapel, York in 2019.

High quality prints now available.

My work can be seen at the following places or events:

York Open Studios 2020 CANCELLED


York Open Studios 17/18 and 24/25 April 2021.  Preview evening Friday 16 April 2021


Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar TN10 5NW.  York Textile Artists TBA


Art in the Pen, Thirsk, 18th/19th July 2020.  Currently still going ahead.


Email carol@fibredance.co.uk to arrange an individual visit to my studio in Wigginton near York.  Visits temporarily suspended during Coronavirus outbreak.

Tree Bark

Free-machine embroidery of tree bark, about A4 in size.  Taken from a photograph of a tree in Moorlands Nature Reserve, Wigginton.


Earth Beauty IV



Free-machine embroidery of an interesting rock.

Slice of the Past II



Applique, hand and free-machine embroidery, quilted and sprinkled with chips of Peridot, Citrine and Rock crystal. Private Collection.

Fibredancing: Brooches, Bracelets, Rings & Things.



Available only from the author.


Soft cover, 32 colour pages showing how to start making free-machine embroidered jewellery.  £9.50, post-free in the UK.  Email me to order - carol@fibredance.co.uk





Large free-machine embroidery of part of the sea wall in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Original is for sale.


High quality Giclee prints available from the artist.





Free-machine embroidery inspired by The Luxor in Las Vegas.

Private Collection.

Slice of the Past III



Free-machine embroidery.  Exhibited at the Ferens Open 2017.

Private Collection.

House of Treasures



Free-machine embroidery inspired by The Treasure House in Beverley, East Yorkshire.




Small vessel with hand made decorative bead.

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