Born to Sew: A Graduate Story by Emilia Padovan

We all know of the many benefits to needlework and crafting. For one of our students in particular crafting has not only helped her through personal difficulties but it has also exposed her to a number of fantastic opportunities. Emilia Padovan was definitely born to sew. Read her story as …

Adopting a Danish Approach to Winter Crafting

As Winter approaches the UK I’m sure we’re all looking forward to those long nights, dark mornings, terrifying gritter lorries, extortionate heating bills, and bitterly cold winds. Right? At the School of Stitched Textiles, we welcome Winter. For creative crafting obsessives like ourselves, Winter legitimises our desire to stay tucked up …

5 top tips for the best beginners patchwork books

I’m often asked to recommend books for someone just starting out, so in no particular order, I’m going to list what I think are the best beginners patchwork/quilting books – hope you enjoy my selection!  They’re all available from amazon uk –  if you want a closer look just click …