The Many Facets of Sylvia Paul

As an accomplished artist, the work of Sylvia Paul has been exhibited in galleries across the country, and as far as Japan. As well as inspiring students with her workshops, she has authored a book – My Life in Bits –  and continues to sell to private collections internationally. Sylvia is a …

Inspiring knit artists you HAVE to follow

Whether you’ve recently started one of our accredited knitting or crochet courses or just a complete yarn addict, here is a fantastic list of inspiring crochet and knit artists that you simply HAVE to follow. We’ve put together an eclectic mix of artists featuring the good, the crazy and the innovative. Enjoy! 1. …

Using Pinterest for Pinspiration

A while ago we created a post which talked about the ways in which our courses helped to nurture creativity. One of the key points we made was the importance of feeding your inspiration. Whether it’s looking at the work of other artists and designers or by being inspired by …

5 Easy Ways to Develop your Creativity in Textiles

We all have that ‘blank sheet of paper’ issue when thinking about creating something, anything, in any craft or art. Creativity in textiles is no different. It doesn’t matter if you work in the area professionally or if you are a complete ‘newbie’ to textiles. The thought of sitting down …

Bursary Winners Announced

Over the last few weeks you’ve been voting for your winners of our 2019 Bursary Scheme, and the results are in! The overall winner, with the most number of votes is Heather Sault with her fabulous knitted pieces. Zoe Holt (Textiles) and Hannah Wisdom (Machine Embroidery) received the second largest …

Our Finalists: Vote for Your Winner

Over the last few months we’ve received a fantastic amount of applications – our highest yet – to our creative bursary scheme. After several days of shortlisting the team at the School of Stitched Textiles have finally been able to shortlist nine lucky finalists. These finalists will now get the …

My Bursary Journey: Marian Fearon

Winning piece. This piece is a textile hanging, 18’’ x 30’ When I retired 10 years ago I became interested in Textile Art and Patchwork. I attended local workshops and classes to learn the basics which allowed me to create numerous bed quilts as well as quilted hangings all using …

Angie Hughes: Poetry in Stitch Motion

Today we talk to Angie Hughes, a gifted and published textile artist and tutor based in Herefordshire. Angie studied a City & Guilds Creative Embroidery at Malvern Hills College and won the prestigious Charles Henry Foyle Trust Award for Stitched Textiles with her piece ‘Unfolding Word’ which had a unique …

Promote Your Work #MyStitchJourney

As many of you will know, we just love to teach! With so many benefits to being crafty and creative we’re eager to encourage it (especially anything of the stitched variety), in the hope that everyone, everywhere will develop a passion for stitching – we’ve got to dream big! We’re …

Honouring Women In Textiles

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women who have left behind a legacy. Over the centuries women have tirelessly challenged political, cultural and social ‘norms’ to bring about equality to future generations. At the School of Stitched Textiles we thank all of the amazing and …