The Art of Dyeing: Linda Johansen

Linda Johansen is a quilt artist, fabric dyer, and author of eight great books on quilting, fabric dyeing and 3-D projects. Taught how to sew at just seven years old, Linda was making all of her clothes by high school. Needless to say, her fascination with textiles never diminished. She’s …

Student Experience: Studying Patchwork & Quilting

We have another student who has kindly volunteered to document her learning journey with us. Anne Hartland is studying Patchwork & Quilting and she will be documenting her entire progress throughout the course as she works through the modules.  Take a look at our ‘Student Experience’ segment to follow Anne and Gabrielle …

Sew Be It! What is the School of Stitched Textiles

We were recently approached by a student from Dartford Grammar School for Girls, asking for an interview. Not normally one for giving interviews we were admittedly hesitant at first. However,  Neve Wilson had entered a competition with Young Reporters and won! Her prize was to interview our Head of Centre, …

Graduate Story: Grazyna Cox Hand Embroidery

Grazyna Cox has completed our Skill Stage 2 Hand Embroidery course and shares with us her very own creative journey. Previous experience In the early 1950s I watched my grandmother as she used a Singer treadle machine to make family clothes. I was desperate to have a go. As a …

A Collage of Stories: Roxanne Evans Stout

Roxanne Evans Stout describes herself as an ‘artist and teacher, wanderer and dreamer garden dweller and river walker, child of the forest… daughter of the sea.’ It’s therefore no surprise that much of her work is inspired by her love of nature and the outdoors. Roxanne lives and creates in …

Graduate Story: Annegret Fauser – Patchwork

Annegret Fauser was looking for a course that would foster her creativity and design skills. Having completed our Skill Stage 4 Patchwork & Quilting course she shares her experience of gently being pushed beyond the boundaries of her technical abilities and developing her unique creative voice. Annegret Fauser As a writer and …

Julie Campbell: The Anatomy of Embroidery Art

Julie Campbell Julie Campbell began embroidering in 2017! In the space of 3 short years Julie Campbell has perfected her craft. Now, her anatomical designs are adored by nearly 80 thousand dedicated instagram followers. Needless to say, Campbell’s work is synonymous with the exploration of anatomy. You can expect lots …

Graduate Story: Helen Plummer – Machine Embroidery

Helen Plummer recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course and joins us today to share her experience. Helen was initially looking for a distraction and a new focus. However, after a few modules on our course, she found that her ‘latent artistic side’ was finally able to burst into full …