Welcome to our new Creative Classroom

For several months now we have been busily constructing a new set of online courses. After a lot of course writing, filming, editing, delivering, testing and tweaking we are extremely pleased to announce the release of our first two courses. Designed for complete beginners these courses are taught completely online …

Christmas and New Year Dates

Firstly, we’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Festive Season from the Tutors and Staff at the School of Stitched Textiles. We’d also like to remind you that Friday 7th December is the final day for submitting work to us

Sandra Sawatzky: The Inspirational Storyteller.

As a filmmaker, writer and producer Sandra Sawatzky is a natural storyteller. However, after a visit to an embroidery exhibition at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and feeling inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry Sandra set about conveying the story of oil to depicts its often, horrific impact on the world, …

Congratulations to our Bursary Winners.

Our Creative Bursary Scheme offers students the chance to study a course of their choice for free, and this time round we received over 60 applications across all of our City and Guilds accredited courses. Our tutors then shortlisted the finalists and you’ve been voting for your favourite all week. We’re …

Bursary Finalists Announced! Vote for Your Winner

Back in August we began accepting applications to our Creative Bursary Scheme. By the closing date on the 6th October we’d received over 60 applications. After meticulously reading and assessing the applications the tutors at the School of Stitched Textiles have now shortlisted the applications down to 8 students; four …

Pauline Burbidge: Contemporary Quilter

With a career spanning over 40 years, Pauline Burbidge has long been recognised as a leading textile artist and an important force within the quilting sphere. Pauline’s multifaceted approach to quiltmaking often sees her combine her love of colour, drawing, stitching and the natural landscape to create unique and expressive …

Mister Finch: Flora, Fauna and Fantasy.

Our second instalment of our ‘Men in Textiles’ series comes from the fantastically fascinating artist, Mister Finch.   Completely self taught, Mister Finch is a published author and highly imaginative textile artist, widely known for the creation of his distinctive (and adorable) creatures. His success is undoubtedly down to his …

Collages of Inspiration: Mandy Pattullo

Mandy Pattullo is an inspiring British textile artist, based near Hadrian’s Wall in the picturesque countryside of Northumberland. Today we talk to Mandy about discovering her inner creative voice, drawing inspiration from nature, and the environment around her and pursuing her dreams and visions – the very principles we try …

Sam Barsky and his Landmark Knitting

When we interviewed Kaffe Fassett we couldn’t have ever anticipated the response we got from fans and followers. Although Kaffe is a formidable artist in his own right we recognise the need to hear from more male contemporary textile artists. For this reason we’ve created a new series of inspirational …