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 thousands of views on Youtube are now available for your enjoyment directly from our website.  Click on an image to enjoy the full screen video presentation.

Video Highlights from the Knitting & Stitching Shows - London, Harrogate & Dublin

clay and thread alice kettle and helen felcey at the 2009 harrogate knitting & stitching show
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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 collaboration is a table setting, porcelain pieces conversing with a stitched landscape cloth. 

tom lundberg embroidery microcosms
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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.

michael swaine mending for the people
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Michael Swaine: "Mending for the People" Tenderloin, San Francisco

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

Video Highlights from the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England

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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. She makes use of maps and land surveys to create large and small quilted topographies. Batik wax resist, cantings and stamps are an element of her work in mark making and surface design.
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Sunshine & Surprise, African American Quilts - Yoshiko I. Wada, Curator

Yoshiko Wada curates this wonderful exhibition of African American Quilts from major private collectors in the USA. The work represents living and deceased artists who work with scrap fabrics to produce traditional log cabin and unconventional designs on cloth.
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Philippa Naylor Quilting Artist - Free Motion Machine Quilting Demonstration

Phillippa Naylor is a free hand quilt maker from Yorkshire, England. In this interview and demonstration, Philippa discusses her prize winning quilt, “Flower Power”, which celebrates traditional North Country whole cloth quilting with her own contemporary flair and free motion sewing machine technique.
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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 strip piecing and appliqué.
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Tivaevae Quilting Treasures from the Cook Islands, New Zealand

Ann Scott, Editor and Publisher of New Zealand Quilter Magazine, joins us at the Festival of Quilts with a collection of quilts from the Tivaevae of the Cook Islands. 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.
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Lilian Hedley's North Country Quilting: Strippys & Tupenny Feathers

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. Lilian talks about and demonstrates the historical process of North Country quilting as well as the production of ‘commercial’ style quilts that featured Strippys and Tupenny Feathers. A rare glimpse into the work of one of the finest whole cloth quilters in the world today.

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Susan Shie: This American Life • from the UK Festival of Quilts

Susan Shie is an American Quilter based in New York. She traveled to Birmingham, England for the 2010 Festival of Quilts to present an exhibition of her work, entitled ‘This American Life’. Susan’s 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.

gloria loughman quiltmaker
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Gloria Loughman: Quilting the Australian Outback

Gloria Loughman is a celebrated author and quilt artist from Australia. She enjoys camping in the outback and often draws inspiration from her trips with her family. In this film we follow Gloria on a trip to her exhibition on the show floor at the NEC in Birmingham, England. She discusses her work in detail. 

Produced by Studio Galli for Creative Exhibitions, Ltd., London, England

richard box machine embroidery
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Richard Box: From Drawing to Free Hand Machine Embroidery

Richard Box is the author of several drawing and illustration books available from SEARCH PRESS. He is as well a well-known 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. We caught up with Richard at the Knitting & Stitching Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Great Britain and had the chance to visit his booth and see some wonderful demonstrations!

jane dunnewold festival of quilts 2
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Jane Dunnewold: Intimate Conversations

For the 2010 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 utilised several dyeing and printing techniques, always mindful of the relationship between the design element and the theme of her work. Courtesy of Creative Exhibitions, Ltd., London, England.

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Rozanne Hawksley:
In the Beginning

Rozanne Hawksley’s 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 takes the viewer back to previously unseen, early work from the artist, some of it never completed. Including insightful sketches of herself and others, the artist has revisited these pieces to create a new work that is a commentary on modern life, its stresses and joys.

chunghie lee pojagi
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Chunghie Lee: Pojagi Korean Wrapping Cloths (and Beyond)

Pojagi (‘Po-Jah-ki’) Korean traditional wrapping cloths were originally made by nameless women throughout the Choson dynasty. (1392-1910).

“Pojagi and Beyond”, as Lee refers to her course at the Rhode Island School of Design and in traveling exhibitions from Hawaii to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is one Korean woman’s passion for creative fibre arts and her desire to teach others so that they may find in Pojagi the freedom and expression she finds from this ancient Korean art form.