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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.

Textile Talk with Appleton's Wools

Textile Talk with Appletons

Over on our Podcast you can now listen to our latest interview with Di and Debbie, from the world famous Appletons brand of crewel and tapestry wool. For nearly 200 years, they have been used across the globe in some of the most prestigious tapestries and embroideries in cathedrals, stately

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A graduate story by Amanda Jones

Crochet Graduate Story: Amanda Jones

First published in March 2020 and updated in 2023. Amanda has always had a passion for crochet, but life got in the way and prevented her from giving it much attention. Finding a way to switch off from life stresses she turned to crochet and realised that she was really

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9 Textile Artists inspired by Food you HAVE to follow

9 Textile Artists Inspired by Food You HAVE to Follow

The world of art has always been a vast canvas for creative expression. Throughout our Textile Artists you HAVE to Follow series we’ve demonstrated that inspiration has no bounds and can come from the most unexpected of places. And what could be more quintessentially human and more universally relatable than

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Mastery Embroidery crewelwork by Chloe Savage

Chloe Savage: A Woven Legacy of Excellence

Chloe Savage is a master embroiderer, textile artist, and educator based in Bristol. She stands as a luminary in the realm of embroidery, earning her esteemed reputation through an unwavering commitment to her craft and an exceptional mastery of the delicate art form. Renowned for her meticulous attention to detail

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A graduate story by hand embroidery grad, Jo Edwards-Goodman

Learning to Trust My Design Instinct

Jo Edwards-Goodman has completed two course with us: Hand Embroidery skill stage 2 and 3. Her motivation was to consolidate and elevate her skills while proving to herself that she could complete a course with some vigour and challenge. Jo now has a new found confidence in her creative abilities

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An interview with Cas Holmes and School of Stitched Textiles

Cas Holmes: A Stitch in Time

Originally published July 19, 2019 and updated with new work and new podcast in October 2023. 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’

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Bronagh Sullivan's My Stitch Jounrney

Now I have Confidence In My Ability & Style

Not too long ago, Bronagh Sullivan completed our Beginner Hand Embroidery Course (Skill Stage 2). Having previously only completed kits and beadwork, Bronagh was keen to develop her skills, devote time to something she loved, and gain a qualification. On completing the course she told us that she has learned

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Bursary Winners 2023

Our Bursary Winners 2023

After a short poll and thousands of votes, we’re pleased to announce our four winners of our 2023 Joan Harrison Bursary.  Well done to each of our finalists and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.  Our Winners Odette Barrow Subject: Hand Embroidery Having joined an embroidery

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Vote For Your Bursary Winner 23

Over the last few weeks we have received hundreds of applications to The Joan Harrison Creative Bursary scheme. The scheme was set up to provide valuable study opportunities for those wishing to study our accredited textile courses. It was named after a very dear friend and colleague who sadly passed away

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Flora Embroidery with Olga Prinku

Olga Prinku: Flora Embroidery

Olga Prinku is a contemporary artist known for her unique and intricate floral artistry. Born in Romania and now living in the UK, she has always been enchanted by the rich heritage of hand embroidery and weaving which she incorporates into her innovative approach to crafting and design. Paired with

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