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Inspiration for Textile Artists
Inspiration for Textile Artists

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Check out our textile blog, full of interesting pieces of content, from arts and crafts ideas to conversations with leading members of the textile community.

Pick up stitching, yarn and hand embroidery tips and tricks in our helpful art blog. We also have inspirational stories from graduates of the School of Stitched Textiles, who share their own stories about their course experience. You can read all of this and more in our fabulous textile art blog.

Browse our wide variety of categories in this craft blog to learn more about knitting, quilting and a variety of techniques you will encounter on our beginner craft courses and accredited distance learning courses.

I’ve Learnt that with Perseverance I Can Achieve.

We like to think that our courses have the ability to help students overcome personal challenges. Hand Embroidery (Skill Stage 3) graduate, Colleen Pearson is testament to this! Colleen joined us with a desire to learn new techniques and earn a practical qualification. She quickly learned that with a little

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Vintage Tapestry Sculptures by Larysa Bernhardt

The Vintage Tapestry Sculptures of Larysa Bernhardt

In the cosy confines of her studio in Blackwell, Missouri, Larysa Bernhardt breathes life into the delicate art of embroidery, creating vibrant, textured moth sculptures that captivate and inspire. Born with an inherent knack for sewing, Bernhardt’s passion for textiles runs deep in her veins, passed down through generations of

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Textile Talk with Helen Godden

In our latest episode of Textile Talk we had the pleasure of speaking with Helen Godden, a renowned textile artist and award-winning quilter from Canberra, Australia. This conversation provides an in-depth look into Helen’s artistic journey, her unique approach to quilting, and her contributions to the textile arts community. For

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Embroidery on crochet by crochet graduate Melissa Taylor - she says the course gave her self belief

This Course Made Me Believe in Myself

Melissa Taylor began learning crochet by attending a beginner’s workshop and getting help from YouTube. However, her desire to design her own patterns and specialise in crochet flowers led her to the School of Stitched Textiles, where she found the perfect blend of advanced techniques and an accredited qualification. Our

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10 Textile Artists Inspired by Architecture you have to follow

10 Textile Artists Inspired by Architecture You HAVE to Follow!

Welcome to our exploration of the fascinating world where architecture meets textiles—a realm where creativity, craftsmanship, and the allure of architectural forms converge in stunning textile artworks. In this blog, we delve into the textile art world to bring you 10 textile artists inspired by architecture.  Whether you’re a seasoned

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Self portrait of Lesley Wood that won her 1st prize Hand and Lock Award

Lesley Wood: Threads of Memories

Lesley Wood is a distinguished textile mixed media artist whose evocative works have captured the attention of art lovers and critics alike. With a B.A (Hons) in Fine Art from Loughborough College of Art & Design, and further qualifications from Leeds Polytechnic and Sheffield Polytechnic, Wood’s academic background laid a

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Hand Embroidery Graduate Anne Galliot learned the importance of unleashing her inner artist.

I Unleashed My Inner Artist

Are you an embroidery enthusiast looking to take your stitching skills to the next level? Meet Anne, a passionate student who studied Hand Embroidery Skill Stage 2. With a background in sewing and a newfound love for embroidery discovered during the creative explorations of 2020, Anne was eager to transform

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Crowning achievements embroidery kit by Sarah de Rousset-Hall

Textile Talk with Sarah de Rousset-Hall

Sarah de Rousset-Hall is a hand embroidery artist and teacher at the Royal School of Needlework. She also runs her own embroidery business called Sarah Stitches. She came to embroidery as a second career, but has been embroidering as long as she can remember. Following on from a cancer diagnosis

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sashiko inspired hand embroidery by Lindzeanne Tokyo

Lindzeanne: Cataloguing the Passage of Time

Lindzeanne, a Tokyo-based self-taught textile artist, has captivated the art world with her unique approach to hand embroidery. Emerging from a background of vintage fashion and visible mending, she combines traditional techniques with modern aesthetics to create intricate and meaningful artworks. Lindzeanne’s work is distinguished by her use of simple

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Beautiful collection of hand embroidered flowers by graduate, Kirsten Shearer

I Learned New Types and Techniques of Embroidery

Kirsten Shearer’s interest in embroidery was sparked while studying for a National Certificate in Art & Design. She enrolled onto our course to develop a greater understanding of embroidery and developing creative confidence. Having completed our beginner’s Hand Embroidery course (Skill Stage 2 ) Kirsten shares her experience of studying

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