Carol Naylor

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During 2020/2021 Carol is exhibiting her work at different galleries and exhibitions and giving talks at various venues. Please contact her for further information.

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Carol's work has been featured in the BBC programme,
'MAKE ! Craft Britain' presented by Martha Kearney.
Diana Springall talks about Carol's work about 16 minutes into the video.
The programme is now being shown on YouTube - view here

In 2018 The Crafts Council featured Carol and her work on all their social media sites and in their monthly e-letter in October. She was also featured by Selvedge Magazine in their October e-letter.


Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

  • "Into the Light"
    Society of Designer Craftsmen
    Oxmarket Arts Centre, Chichester
    24 August - 6 September 2020
  • Chichester Open studios Art Trail
    During first 2 weekends in May 2021
    1, 2, 3 and 8 and 9 May 2021
    Carol will be opening her home and studio to visitors.
    Further details from here
  • Work on Show at Primavera
    A collection of new pieces of work by Carol Naylor.
    at Primavera, 10 King's Parade (only), Cambridge CB2 1SJ
    Further information from here

Regarding workshops and residencies she says :

"I specialise in machine embroidery, offering courses for all ranges of experience. In particular I work with matt and shiny heavyweight threads in the spool, creating textiles that have an intense and painterly feel to them.
I am happy to cater for students at different levels from beginners to those with experience.
I have a flexible approach to teaching and can offer all sorts of different starting points and embroidery techniques, as well as day schools on drawing and designing."

In addition to exhibiting, running workshops and fulfilling commissions, Carol is accumulating wide experience of curating prestigious exhibitions based on many years of co-curating the SDC exhibitions at the Mall Galleries.

Carol Naylor - "applying and submitting art to galleries" - view here

Online interview by with Carol Naylor - view here

View and buy here the book "Textiles: A Response to Landscape" featuring Carol Naylor and others, published by


Craft and Design Selected Silver Award

Awarded the craft&design Selected Silver Award 2013: Textiles & Needlecrafts presented by "Craft & Design" Magazine. The specialist judge, Kaffe Fassett, made the statement "Carol's silky texture and the abstraction of the landscapes that she depicts are what single out her work for me. There is a subtleness to the palette that I'm sure will make the work very liveable."
Further information from here


Significant recent exhibitions included the following :

  • 2019 "Stitched Timeline" Sunbury Gallery
  • 2018/2019 "Home" a touring exhibition with the Embroiderers Guild
  • 2018 A Stitched Timeline, The Knitting and Stitching Shows at Alexandra Palace, London, the RDS Dublin, and The Conference Centre, Harrogate.
  • 2018 "Page 17" - A touring exhibition organised by the Embroiderers Guild.
  • 2017 Landlines - Bodylines, exhibition with Albert Naylor at the Oxmarket Arts Centre, Chichester
  • ArtExpo 2015, Milan - presented by ArtMeet Gallery at East End Studios
  • 2015 Designer Crafts at the Mall
  • 2014 "Sewing the Land" - solo exhibition at The Old Chapel Textiles Centre.
  • 2014 Art in Action
  • 2014 Designer Crafts at the Mall
  • 2014/13 Winter Textiles Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
  • 2013 Designer Crafts at the Mall
  • 2012/11 Contemporary Textiles Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
  • 2011 SOFA Chicago USA. Landscapes with Adam Aaronson and Peter Layton presented by Zest Gallery
  • 2011 The Landscape Revisited, Santa Fe USA with Adam Aaronson, presented by Zest Gallery