Graduate Story: Penny Merrett – Felt Making

Penny Merrett has kindly agreed to share her experience of studying our Skill Stage 2 Felt Making course. She completed the course a few months ago and has really enjoyed the creative process. During the course she made a lined bag, a felt ball necklace, and a beautiful wall hanging. Penny …

A Stitch Remedy: Creative Resources

It’s early January and the festive frivolities already feel like a distant memory. Unfortunately, for all of us here is the UK and for many around the world, 2021 hasn’t exactly gotten off to the good start. The UK is in another national lockdown. This means more isolation, working from …

Graduate Story: Myra Velk – Machine Embroidery

Myra Velk completed our Skill Stage 2 Machine Embroidery Course towards the end of 2020. Myra admits that she agonised over the decision to study with us for quite some time. However, since completing the course, she wishes she had done it sooner and has some excellent advice for future students. This …

Graduate Story: Denise Dent – Hand Embroidery

Denise Dent recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course. Denise has always been a creative person; interested in textiles and design. However, Denise knew that she wanted to expand her skills and use the course to go on an important voyage of self discover. This is her graduate story. …

Graduate Story: Amanda Godden – Crochet

Amanda Godden recently completed our Skill Stage 2 Crochet Course. She came to us a beginner but as a ‘lifelong learner’ knew that she wanted to develop her skills. Today, she tells us about all of the valuable techniques she’s learned and how she is working towards her goal of opening …

The Best Christmas Creations

Christmas is a great time of year to embrace the cold, stay indoors and get crafty. This year – more than ever – we’d go as far to say that we actively encourage it!  Pinterest and Instagram are a fantastic source of inspiration. We’ve put together some of our personal …

Student Experience: Studying Textiles (SS2)

We have an exciting new feature to share with you! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to study an accredited course with the School of Stitched Textiles you’ll be pleased to know that we have two willing volunteers who have promised to document their journeys. We’re going to …

Deborah Wirsu: Thread Sketching in Action

Deborah Wirsu is the founder of Thread Sketching in Action; a site dedicated to helping crafters create beautiful stitched textile art. Like most modern day business owners, Deborah requires a combination of skills to successfully run her business. At Thread Sketching in Action she is the self-professed chief creator, teacher, writer, …