Graduate Story: Christine Smith – Patchwork

Christine Smith completed our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork and Quilting course towards the end of last year. She has kindly shared her experience of the course and what she has learned. I have been a founder member of my local quilting group, Campden Quilters, for several years and was always very interested (and …

Inge Jacobsen: Hijacking Mass-Consumed Images with Stitch

Inge Jacobsen is a highly accomplished Danish/Irish artist. Not only has she exhibited around the world and won countless awards, in 2012 she exhibited alongside legendary YBA Sarah Lucas at the Selling Sex show by SHOWstudio. One of her proudest accomplishments. As an artist and photographer there is an obvious affinity with stylistic, …

Our Spring 2020 Bursary Winners!

We are so excited to be able to announce – at last – the names of our Spring 2020 Bursary winners.  Since the bursary opened we received a huge amount of applications, but sadly we could only put 8 forward through to the final stage. The standard of work this …

Graduate Story: Laura Collinson

I enrolled on to the Skill Stage 2 Hand Knitting course in May 2018. I have been knitting since I was quite young – on and off – like most people. But it was only when I hit University, over a decade ago now, that I really picked knitting up again, to …

Vote For Your Bursary Winner – Spring 2020

The creative bursaries we offer provide students with an opportunity to study a certified textile arts course, accredited by City and Guilds. Over the last two months we’ve received a fantastic amount of applications from budding creators, artists and makers. These have been shortlisted by our tutors and we now need your help in …

Georgina Bellamy, The Embroidery Girl.

Georgina Bellamy, aka ‘The Embroidery Girl’, is an award-winning embroidery artist and designer. Since graduating from The London College of Fashion in 2014, Georgina’s built an impressive client portfolio which includes the likes of Louis Vuitton and Georgina Goodman. Although Georgina’s works is probably more synonymous with her sculptural embroidery she often …

Crochet Graduate Story: Amanda Jones

Amanda recently completed our Skill Stage 2 course in Crochet. Amanda talks to us about her experience of the course, what she learned and what she might do next. I learnt to crochet as a little girl and was taught by my grandmother. Crochet fell out of fashion in the 80s …

Kazuhito Takadoi: Woven Nature

Kazuhito Takadoi   Horticulture is Kazuhito Takadoi’s first love. Having studied at Hokkaido Agricultural and Horticultural College at Sapporo, Japan and the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, nature is his biggest inspiration. Takadoi began collecting leaves and mosses from gardens, which he’d use to make embroidered greeting cards. After completing …