5 Easy Ways to Develop your Creativity in Textiles

We all have that ‘blank sheet of paper’ issue when thinking about creating something, anything, in any craft or art. Creativity in textiles is no different. It doesn’t matter if you work in the area professionally or if you are a complete ‘newbie’ to textiles. The thought of sitting down …

Bursary Winners Announced

Over the last few weeks you’ve been voting for your winners of our 2019 Bursary Scheme, and the results are in! The overall winner, with the most number of votes is Heather Sault with her fabulous knitted pieces. Zoe Holt (Textiles) and Hannah Wisdom (Machine Embroidery) received the second largest …

Our Finalists: Vote for Your Winner

Over the last few months we’ve received a fantastic amount of applications – our highest yet – to our creative bursary scheme. After several days of shortlisting the team at the School of Stitched Textiles have finally been able to shortlist nine lucky finalists. These finalists will now get the …

Michael James – The Voice of Quilt Art

Michael James works in the medium of quilted fabric constructions and was the vanguard leader of the art quilt movement that began in the 1970’s. Since then he has become one of most respected and well known artists in the medium of quilted fabric construction. His textiles have been recognized …

My Bursary Journey: Marian Fearon

Winning piece. This piece is a textile hanging, 18’’ x 30’ When I retired 10 years ago I became interested in Textile Art and Patchwork. I attended local workshops and classes to learn the basics which allowed me to create numerous bed quilts as well as quilted hangings all using …

Angie Hughes: Poetry in Stitch Motion

Today we talk to Angie Hughes, a gifted and published textile artist and tutor based in Herefordshire. Angie studied a City & Guilds Creative Embroidery at Malvern Hills College and won the prestigious Charles Henry Foyle Trust Award for Stitched Textiles with her piece ‘Unfolding Word’ which had a unique …

Promote Your Work #MyStitchJourney

As many of you will know, we just love to teach! With so many benefits to being crafty and creative we’re eager to encourage it (especially anything of the stitched variety), in the hope that everyone, everywhere will develop a passion for stitching – we’ve got to dream big! We’re …

Honouring Women In Textiles

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women who have left behind a legacy. Over the centuries women have tirelessly challenged political, cultural and social ‘norms’ to bring about equality to future generations. At the School of Stitched Textiles we thank all of the amazing and …

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 this May. Please take a look at the courses available …

Accredited Courses: Worth the Money?

At the risk of being crass we wanted to talk to you about money! With never-ending talks of Brexit and the Great British Pound seemingly weakening by the day, it’s no wonder that many of us are either tightening the purse strings or being more cautious about spending hard earned …