Hand Embroidery Artists you HAVE to Follow

If you’ve been following our Inspirational Artists series you’ll know how this works. In a bid to inspire and delight we’ve trawled the web and social media platforms like Instagram to share with some great artists and makers. And we have some truly groundbreaking, innovative and breathtaking work to share …

Jette Clover: The Written Stitch

The work of mixed media artist Jette Clover is distinguishable by her signature use of text – a nod to her earlier years in Journalism? The truth is Jette has always been fascinated by the written word and the legacy it leaves behind once it’s been used to communicate a …

Apply for a Creative Bursary

We’re pleased to announce that we are once again taking applications for our Creative Bursary Scheme. Students can now apply for a full bursary to study a Skill Stage 2 (beginner level) course for FREE, and begin studying with us on the 4th November 2019. Please take a look at …

Cas Holmes: A Stitch in Time

Cas in the collaborative installation Tea Flora Tales at the Knitting and Stitching Show 2018 As one of the UK’s most popular mixed media artists, Cas Holmes needs no introduction. Her accomplishments include the publication of several books, work in public and private collections and countless international exhibits. Cas’ work …

Caren Garfen: Putting the Text into Textiles

Caren Garfen could be described as an artist full of contradictions. She’s a textile artist that didn’t enjoy or excel at sewing in school and who now has an international reputation in this craft. Her signature works are dainty, detailed and intricately hand sewn pieces, but take a closer look …

Graduate Stories: Rebecca Tickle

Rebecca Tickle enrolled on our Skill Stage 2 Patchwork & Quilting in the Spring of 2018. By August of the same year she had completed the course and was rewarded with her City & Guilds accredited certificate. Impressive! At the age of just 21 Rebecca has grown in confidence and creativity and has …

Graduate Stories: Karen Foley

After completely our Skill Stage 2 Patchwork & Quilting course, Karen Foley shares with us her motivation, what she’s learned and why she has recently enrolled onto our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork & Quilting course. My name is Karen, a retired pharmacist, mother and wife. And although I  say  I’m …

Graduate Stories: Hazel Francis

 Hazel Francis is currently studying Hand Embroidery (Skill Stage 3), but last year completed Skill Stage 2 Hand Embroidery and Stumpwork. Simultaneously!  Needless to say, Hazel has a lot of experience of studying with us so we asked her to tell us about her experiences to provide an insight into …

Graduate Stories: Jayne McClenaghan

Today we’re going to hear from a recent graduate, Jaye McClenaghan who recently completed Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery.  As a passionate, self taught embroiderer, Jayne decided to study with us to gain more knowledge, experience and confidence in her craft. This is her stitch Journey.   Tell us about your …