• Polly Meynell

    Contemporary Textiles

    'Deep in the folds of our hallowed hills'

    Detail from a tripych for the Hospice in the Weald at Five Ashes.

  • About the artist

    Bespoke contemporary textiles, surface embroidery, layering, colour and silk...

    Textiles to arrest and ponder

    Polly Meynell lives in West Sussex and makes bespoke textile art works for individuals, private homes, public buildings, and sacred spaces.


    She has a created large scale banners, wall hangings and panels in addition to bespoke robes and costume for special events, theatre and public buildings. She has designed for red carpet actors, theatrical productions, Bishops and Cathedrals, the Drapers’ Company, the Lutheran Church in New York USA, to name a few.


    Sussex Life Magazine.

    'At home with Artist Polly Meynell'

    An article about our house and my working life at home


    'How to dress a female Bishop'. BBC Radio 4

    An interview on Woman's Hour about the making of robes for Bishop Rachel Treweek. Click on image to hear interview.

    Community Art

    Stitching the Cathedral. Bradford's community art piece.

    This short video describes the value of a community art project in bringing people together over a common goal.


    'The making of the robes'

    A book on the creation of the inaugural robes for the first female Bishop of Gloucester

    'Bradford Cathedral. Contemporary Textiles'

    A book detailing the creation of new textiles for the 50th anniversary of Bradford Cathedral

  • Showcase

    On film

    A short film, shot and produced by Bea Harmston was created during the Summer of 2020, giving a little insight into my working practice.

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