Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Ben Harris

As a textile artist and quilter living in Mullion Cornwall I am constantly inspired by the sea and my local beaches as they always have interesting textures and colours, I can photograph which I can then translate into textiles. With constant changes to the weather there is always something that inspires me especially the things that get washed up on the beaches as I can collect them and use them in my work as well as helping to keep the environment free from rubbish.

I am passionate about the environment so I always try to use recycled materials in my work which I buy from charity shops including old bed sheets, pillowcases and clothes as you can get lots more material for much cheaper. As well as recycling fabrics I also recycle plastic bags by melting and fusing them before stitching them into something new or I will just re use them as they are.

My love for textiles started in 2010 when I had to make an appliqued cushion at Secondary School in Year 9. That same year I got my first sewing machine which I quickly got to grips with so got busy making loads of cushions!  Since then I have taught myself other techniques including patchwork and quilting which is now my passion.

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Email Benmullion21@gmail.com
Website bencornwalltextiles.weebly.com/

Address
Studio 216a
Krowji
West park
Redruth
Cornwall
TR15 3AJ

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