Our Bursary Winners!

After months of waiting and an unprecedented amount of votes (thousands), we are thrilled to be able to finally announce our bursary winners. Take a look at each of our winners to find out more about them and what courses they’ll be studying with us this November.  Our Bursary Winners. …

Graduate Story: Cathy Howe – Machine Embroidery

Cathy Howe recently completed our accredited Machine Embroidery Course (Skill Stage 2) and has already started on our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course. For Cathy Howe the course has given her a huge sense of fulfilment and has been a welcome distraction from her full time job. Take a look through her …

Vote For Your Bursary Winner – Autumn 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 few weeks we’ve received an unprecedented amount of applications from budding creators, artists and makers. Our tutors had a difficult time choosing from such a great selection …

Lynn Skordal: Alternate Reality

Lynn Skordal Lynn Skordal has been described as a collage, embroidery and mixed media artist. It’s therefore no surprise that her work is eclectic; often made from stamps found in the street, vintage pictures, magazines and books. She uses whatever she finds and inspires her to create Munchesque dreamscapes or …

Graduate Story: Carol Crichton, Hand & Machine Embroidery

In September 2019 Carol Crichton ambitiously enrolled onto our Skill Stage 2 Hand Embroidery course and our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course. Having successfully graduated a few months ago, Carol has kindly agreed to share her learning experience with us. Carol Crichton Since I was a child I have enjoyed making things. I …

Graduate Story: Lou Petch, Patchwork & Quilting

Lou Petch graduated from our Patchwork and Quilting Skill Stage 2 course earlier this year. Unlike many of our graduates who study with us to gain an accreditation, Lou Petch talks to us about completing the course for herself. To prove to herself that she could do it! This is a fantastic …

Graduate Story: Ann Alcorn Hand Embroidery

Ann Alcorn completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course back in May. We take a look back at some of her work talk to her about what she has learned on her creative journey. From childhood I always enjoyed making things, mostly knitting which I learned at home, and then later …

Apply for a Creative Bursary

We’re pleased to announce that we are once again taking applications for our Creative Bursary Scheme. Students can now apply for a full bursary to study a Skill Stage 2 (beginner level) course for FREE, and begin studying with on the 2nd November 2020. Please take a look at the …

Rosie James: Machine Drawn People

Textile artist Rosie James describes her work as machine drawn. Inspired by people, her pieces reflect her instinctive curiosity in crowds and human behaviour. Often there is someone or something that stands out from the crowd which then becomes her focus. Each composition is freely stitched using her machine and …