Youtube Video Gallery

For many years Studio Galli Productions has been commissioned to produce artist portraits, exhibition interviews, and archival video for everyone from the Surface Design Association to the London Knitting & Stitching Show.  These videos which have amassed millions of views on Youtube are now available for your enjoyment directly from our website.  Choose a category at the top to filter your preferences.  Click on an image to enjoy the full screen video presentation.

  • Dorothy Caldwell Quilts: Marking the Every Day

    Dorothy Caldwell Quilts: Marking the Every Day

    Dorothy Caldwell is a textile artist living and working in rural Ontario, Canada.  Her work reflects the rural landscape and topography.  Dorothy makes use of maps and land surveys to create large and small quilted topographies.  She uses Batik wax resist, cantings and stamps  to make marks and create her quilts. Dorothy says, “…I’m interested […]

  • “Sunshine & Surprise” African American Quilts – Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Curator

    “Sunshine & Surprise” African American Quilts – Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Curator

    Sunshine & Surprise, African American Quilts – Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Curator From the Collections of Eli Leon and Robert & Helen Cargo Yoshiko Wada curates this exhibition of African American Quilts from major American private collections. The work represents artists who work with scrap fabrics to produce traditional and unconventional designs on cloth. Arbie Williams’ […]

  • Philippa Naylor – Free Motion Machine Quilting Demonstration

    Philippa Naylor – Free Motion Machine Quilting Demonstration

    Phillippa Naylor is a free hand quilt maker from Yorkshire, England. She is an acclaimed free motion machine quilter often fetching top prizes at quilt shows in Europe and North America. A work furlough to Saudi Arabia brought Philippa the opportunity to focus on making quilts on her sewing machine and now produces intricately machined […]

  • Susan Brandeis Retrospective: Quilting & Surface Design, 1978-2008

    Susan Brandeis Retrospective: Quilting & Surface Design, 1978-2008

    Susan Brandeis is a professor of art and design at North Carolina State University. Her methods include a variety of surface design techniques including screen printing, dyeing and digital printing. Susan’s exhibition is a retrospective of her work from 1978 to 2008. While her work is very contemporary, she uses many traditional techniques such as […]

  • Tivaevae Quilting Treasures from the Cook Islands, New Zealand

    Tivaevae Quilting Treasures from the Cook Islands, New Zealand

    Tivaevae is an art form particular to the Cook Islands, and means “to stitch or to sew”. Tivaevae quilts are made by women and often presented on special occasions such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries or other major life events. While the idea of making quilts probably originated with early Christian settlers, these Cook Islands […]

  • Lilian Hedley’s North Country Quilting

    Lilian Hedley’s North Country Quilting

    Lilian Hedley lives in Durham in the North of England. She is regarded as one of the finest creators of hand stitched whole cloth (single fabric) quilts. In this video interview with Lilian and tutorial, we learn about the history of North Country quilting as well as the production of ‘commercial’ style quilts that often […]

  • Winner’s Showcase: The 2008 Festival of Quilts

    Winner’s Showcase: The 2008 Festival of Quilts

    In this video set to the music of Johann Strauss II, we enjoy a wonderful European Waltz viewing of the winners of the 2008 Festival of Quilts.Each year people from all over the world visit Birmingham, England for the opportunity to enjoy the show floor, exhibitions, workshops and more.  For several years Galli Creative was […]

  • Balinese Double Ikat with Naturally Dyed Fibres, Bali, Indonesia

    Balinese Double Ikat with Naturally Dyed Fibres, Bali, Indonesia

    Travel to the Balinese village of Tenganan to discover how double ikat textiles, known as “geringsing,” are made. “Gering” means “sick” and “sing” means “no.” Geringsing are prized for their ability to ward off evil and sickness.  Produced with the weaving and natural dye artisans of Bug Bug and Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia, for the San […]

  • Travis Meinolf – Action Weaving at the Museum of Folk Art

    Travis Meinolf – Action Weaving at the Museum of Folk Art

    Travis Meinolf is a weaver who creates his own tools often from scrap materials in an effort to demonstrate the simplicity of engaging people in the craft of weaving. In this ‘social weaving experiment’ using computer designed tools Travis engages visitors at the Open Source Embroidery Exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and […]

  • Bob Adams Quilting – Discharging Dye from Cloth Demonstration

    Bob Adams Quilting – Discharging Dye from Cloth Demonstration

    Bob Adams is a world-class surface design artist who specializes in the application and selective removal of dye from cloth to achieve dramatic colorful effects. In this segment, filmed at the 2007 Festival of Quilts at the National Exhibition Centre in Great Britain, Bob illustrates how the chemical ‘thiox’ is used to remove or ‘discharge’ […]

  • Rozanne Hawksley – In the Beginning

    Rozanne Hawksley – In the Beginning

    Though she works predominantly in textiles and embroidery, there is nothing soft about the work of Rozanne Hawksley. Her extraordinary art covers the great themes of life; love and loss, war and suffering, isolation and the abuse of power, by focusing in on intimate details of what they mean to a specific individual. This installation […]

  • Magic Vine Quilt Demonstration with Sou Bouchard

    Magic Vine Quilt Demonstration with Sou Bouchard

    The patterns for Magic Vine originated in the 1930’s in a newspaper quilt column written by Florence LaGanke Harris. As part of a series, LaGanke presented one new pattern each week. In addition to the pattern, the reader was treated to a fictitious story about a quilt group and their leader, Nancy Page. In the […]

  • Jane Dunnewold: Intimate Conversations

    Jane Dunnewold: Intimate Conversations

    Jane Dunnewold is the author of Complex Cloth and several leading books on surface design. For the Festival of Quilts Jane Dunnewold developed a body of work that was designed around repurposed fabrics, linens, tablecloths, and clothing that represents, to her, the intimate encounters we have in our lives. She utilized several dyeing and printing […]

  • Catharine Ellis Woven Stitch Shibori Demonstration

    Catharine Ellis Woven Stitch Shibori Demonstration

    Catharine Ellis is a textile artist who has made a name for herself both in natural dye methods and the creation of ready-made woven shibori textiles featuring her own thread patterns and available from her website. Catherine demonstrates the process of working with her pre-woven shibori, dyeing and ultimately revealing the final stitched shibori fabric.

  • Ruth Issett – Mixed Media Collage on Paper

    Ruth Issett – Mixed Media Collage on Paper

    Viv Arthur gives us a lovely overview to Ruth Issett’s mixed media collage on paper demonstration at the 2009 Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show, brought to you by Creative Exhibitions, Ltd., London. The 2009 Harrogate show featured a wonderful virtual studio brought to us by Art Van Go!, a specialty retailer of art supply serving […]

  • Richard Box – From Drawing to Free Hand Machine Embroidery

    Richard Box – From Drawing to Free Hand Machine Embroidery

    Richard Box is as well a well-known author of sewing craft books and sewing machine free-hand embroiderer who works from illustrations of animals, flowers — just about anything to produce wonderful embroidered recreations on textile using straight stitch on a sewing machine. In this demonstration he shows how to incorporate “tricky” threads into your work.

  • Michele Pred: Deciphering Embroidered Bar Codes with an iPhone

    Michele Pred: Deciphering Embroidered Bar Codes with an iPhone

    In a sort of technology run reverse, Michele Pred first embroidered a message in the form of a bar code and then, using new applications software for iPhones, reads the message by ‘scanning’ the wall embroidery! Incredible! Filmed in San Francisco, California, at the Museum of Craft and Fold Art for David Perry & Associates.

  • Tom Lundberg Embroidery – Microcosms

    Tom Lundberg Embroidery – Microcosms

    The embroideries of Tom Lundberg take a variety of forms; badges, pockets, and footsteps are among the shapes that become emblems of memory, everyday life, and human movement. Within his thread pictures, stitches intersect and overlap to form densely layered microcosms. Tom Lundberg lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is professor of art at Colorado […]

  • “Gardens of Eden” – Embroidered Wedding Rugs of Southern Iraq

    “Gardens of Eden” – Embroidered Wedding Rugs of Southern Iraq

    In the South of Iraq. between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers the Sumerians built some of the earliest known cities. More than 5,000 years ago the legendary Gardens of Eden were said to have been located there. The ancient places are no more, but up to the middle of the 20th century the rural population […]

  • Alicia Merrett – Wavy Log Cabin Art Quilt Demonstration – Part 1 of 3

    Alicia Merrett – Wavy Log Cabin Art Quilt Demonstration – Part 1 of 3

    Aided by inspiration from William Shakespeare, and never one to sew a straight line, London-based textile artist Alicia Merrett takes us on a wonderful demonstration of her wavy log cabin structural elements which have become a signature of her quilt and stitch work.

  • Alicia Merrett – Wavy Log Cabin Art Quilt Demonstration – Part 2 of 3

    Alicia Merrett – Wavy Log Cabin Art Quilt Demonstration – Part 2 of 3

    Aided by inspiration from William Shakespeare, and never one to sew a straight line, London-based textile artist Alicia Merrett takes us on a wonderful demonstration of her wavy log cabin structural elements which have become a signature of her quilt and stitch work.

  • Alicia Merrett – Wavy Log Cabin Art Quilt Demonstration – Part 3 of 3

    Alicia Merrett – Wavy Log Cabin Art Quilt Demonstration – Part 3 of 3

    Aided by inspiration from William Shakespeare, and never one to sew a straight line, London-based textile artist Alicia Merrett takes us on a wonderful demonstration of her wavy log cabin structural elements which have become a signature of her quilt and stitch work.

  • Gloria Loughman – Painting a Quilted Background – Part 1 of 3

    Gloria Loughman – Painting a Quilted Background – Part 1 of 3

    Gloria Loughman is an author and quilt artist from Australia who enjoys camping in the outback and often draws inspiration from her trips with her family. In this 3-part film segment Gloria demonstrates how to paint a quilted background for quiling and takes us on a narrated journey through her exhibition of quilts.

  • Gloria Loughman – Painting a Quilted Background – Part 2 of 3

    Gloria Loughman – Painting a Quilted Background – Part 2 of 3

    Gloria Loughman is an author and quilt artist from Australia who enjoys camping in the outback and often draws inspiration from her trips with her family. In this 3-part film segment Gloria demonstrates how to paint a quilted background for quiling and takes us on a narrated journey through her exhibition of quilts.

  • Gloria Loughman – Highlights from her Exhibit – Part 3 of 3

    Gloria Loughman – Highlights from her Exhibit – Part 3 of 3

    Gloria Loughman is an author and quilt artist from Australia who enjoys camping in the outback and often draws inspiration from her trips with her family. In this 3-part film segment Gloria demonstrates how to paint a quilted background for quiling and takes us on a narrated journey through her exhibition of quilts.

  • Susan Shie: This American Life

    Susan Shie: This American Life

    Susan Shie is an American Quilter based in New York. Her work is as much a journaling of her views as it is a testimony to her excellence in quilting. Working with an airbrush and pens she creates portraits of persons, places and events that are interwoven with her ideas, thoughts and experiences.

  • Laura Kemshall • Linda Kemshall – The Red Shoes Quilt

    Laura Kemshall • Linda Kemshall – The Red Shoes Quilt

    In their exhibition for 2010 at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, Laura & Linda Kemshall bring us embroidered and quilted works inspired by objects of strong sentiment: a pair of grandma’s red dancing shoes, a Victorian era chair in need of reupholstering, books, photos and clippings to inspire a range of quilted fabrics […]

  • Michael Swaine: “Mending for the People”  in the Tenderloin, San Francisco

    Michael Swaine: “Mending for the People” in the Tenderloin, San Francisco

    Once a month Michael Swaine travels to San Francisco’s neediest neighbourhood, the ‘Tenderloin’ where he offers free mending and conversation. His mending is not only about the clothes — it is about the community, and his own needs to find comfort in a world that is used to throwing things away.

  • Silk Diary: An Artist’s Journey from Moscow to Mendocino – Natasha Foucault

    Silk Diary: An Artist’s Journey from Moscow to Mendocino – Natasha Foucault

    San Francisco’s favorite hat lady and local news special reports reporter Jan Wahl sits down with Natasha Foucault to discuss her book, “SILK DIARY: AN ARTISTS JOURNEY FROM MOSCOW TO MENDOCINO”. 

  • Karen Nicol Embroidery: A Fascinating Journey

    Karen Nicol Embroidery: A Fascinating Journey

    Karen Nicol is a Textile Designer / Artist specializing in embroidery. She is the winner of the “Beryl Dean Award for Teaching Excellence 2014” as presented by the The Embroiderers’ Guild, Beryl Dean Awards Committee and the Worshipful Company of Broderers of the United Kingdom. Produced for the Embroiderers’ Guild of the United Kingdom Awards […]

  • Clay and Thread: Alice Kettle and Helen Felcey

    Clay and Thread: Alice Kettle and Helen Felcey

    Place Settings’ exhibits works by Helen Felcey, a ceramicist known for delicate and distinctive unglazed bone china tablewares, and Alice Kettle, a textile artist familiar for her expressive machine stitched works. The work brings together two distinct areas of practice and two distinct characters.