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.


www.embroiderersguild for more information.

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.  Workshops can be tailored to individual requirements.


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 from the artist in various sizes.

Glimpse of Yorkshire


Mosaic meets stained glass.


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.


High quality prints now available from the artist in various sizes.

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

The Wytchwood Gallery, Naburn, York (A variety of wall hung, jewellery and 3D textile art)


Blossom Street Gallery, York.  (Textile brooches)

York Textile Artists Annual Showcase 14th & 15th November 2020.  The Cemetery Chapel, Cemetery Road, York.

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


2021 Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar TN10 5NW.  York Textile Artists TBA


Art in the Pen, Thirsk, July 2021


Artison workshop in Masham Sunday 26th September 2021.

Details tbc.


Email carol@fibredance.co.uk to arrange an individual visit to my studio in Wigginton near York.  Visitors are limited to 4 at a time and required to wear masks.

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.


High quality print available from the artist.

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 and The Wytchwood Gallery, Naburn, York.


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.

Many shapes, sizes and colours available to buy.

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