Stitchers! Your Independent Craft Stores Need Your Help

Since the financial crash in 2009 we have seen so many of our beloved retail stores fall by the wayside. Not only are shoppers increasingly heading online, consumers are attracted to suppliers that offer the cheapest and fastest shipping. Who can blame them! For many owners, this means adapting quickly …

Graduate Story: Christine Smith – Patchwork

Christine Smith completed our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork and Quilting course towards the end of last year. She has kindly shared her experience of the course and what she has learned. I have been a founder member of my local quilting group, Campden Quilters, for several years and was always very interested (and …

Inge Jacobsen: Hijacking Mass-Consumed Images with Stitch

Inge Jacobsen is a highly accomplished Danish/Irish artist. Not only has she exhibited around the world and won countless awards, in 2012 she exhibited alongside legendary YBA Sarah Lucas at the Selling Sex show by SHOWstudio. One of her proudest accomplishments. As an artist and photographer there is an obvious affinity with stylistic, …

Our Spring 2020 Bursary Winners!

We are so excited to be able to announce – at last – the names of our Spring 2020 Bursary winners.  Since the bursary opened we received a huge amount of applications, but sadly we could only put 8 forward through to the final stage. The standard of work this …

The Art of Recycling: An Interview with Anne Kelly

Today, we’re going to be hearing from tutor, author and mixed media textile artist, Anne Kelly. Based in Kent, Anne has trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College, London to develop her artistic voice. But it was during her Fine Art degree that she began to explore crossing mediums like …

Graduate Story: Laura Collinson

I enrolled on to the Skill Stage 2 Hand Knitting course in May 2018. I have been knitting since I was quite young – on and off – like most people. But it was only when I hit University, over a decade ago now, that I really picked knitting up again, to …