Kay Dennis: A True Facilitator of Stumpwork Education

If you’re a fan of stumpwork embroidery, there’s no doubt you will have heard of Kay Dennis! Throughout her career – spanning more than three decades – Kay Dennis has taught 100s of stumpwork students. She continues to reach and inspire a new generation of budding artists through her popular published books, …

Graduate Story: Patricia McCarthy – Knitting

Our latest graduate to complete our Skill Stage 3 Knitting course is Patricia McCarthy. Patricia has very kindly offered to share her learning journey with us, and believe us, you won’t want to miss this. When Patricia joined us she was already a very accomplished knitter. However, she had always looked for …

Graduate Story: Sarah Turner – Hand Embroidery

Sarah Turner recently completed our Hand Embroidery Skill Stage 3 course. Today she tells us how the course gave her enough confidence to open her very own craft business. Her business, Embellished Elephant, Sarah provides her very own designs and craft kits. Sarah Turner I call myself a multi-disciplinary crafter …

Bag Yourself a Pattern! Patterns By Mrs H

Cornwall based pattern designer, Samantha Hussey- commonly known as Mrs H – could be described as quintessentially British. However with a worldwide following of ‘bagineers’ (fans), her patterns have global appeal! Mrs H is the founder of Sewing Patters by Mrs H and The Bag Retreat. She also co-hosts the Bag of the …

Graduate Story: Wendy Oakley – Stumpwork

Having recently graduated from the SofST, Wendy Oakley has kindly offered to share her experience of studying Stumpwork. Wendy joined us on our beginner’s Stumpwork course and went on to the study our accredited Stumpwork course. This is her incredible creative journey! Wendy Oakley I have always loved the history …

Happy Embroidery: Carina Envoldsen-Harris

Carina Envoldsen-Harris is an embroidery designer, author of 5 books and a teacher. She’s on a mission to help newbie embroiderers one stitch at a time. Her self-titled Craftblog is brimming with beautiful beginner friendly patterns, tutorials, and stitch-a-longs: a delightful treasure trove of helpful resources for all budding textile crafters. …

Student Experience: Studying Textiles (SS2) Part 2

Welcome back to our special Student Experience series. This is the second part of Gabrielle Theano’s blog in which she shares the in’s and out’s of studying our accredited Textiles Course. You can read Part 1 here, or check out the full series, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to regular updates. …

Graduate Story: Hayley Semper – Machine Embroidery

Hayley Semper recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery Course. Hayley has kindly agreed to share her experience of studying with the School of Stitched Textiles, and we’re sure a lot of people can related to her story. She describes choosing a career over her passion but after more than …