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Inspiration for Textile Artists
Inspiration for Textile Artists

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Pick up stitching, yarn and hand embroidery tips and tricks in our helpful art blog. We also have inspirational stories from graduates of the School of Stitched Textiles, who share their own stories about their course experience. You can read all of this and more in our fabulous textile art blog.

Browse our wide variety of categories in this craft blog to learn more about knitting, quilting and a variety of techniques you will encounter on our beginner craft courses and accredited distance learning courses.

Sam Barsky with his wife. He talks to the School of Stitched Textiles about his landmark knitting.

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

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Creative Textiles Bursary by the School of Stitched Textiles

Now Accepting Applications for our Creative Bursaries

We’re pleased to announce that we are once again taking applications for our Creative Bursary Scheme. Students can now apply for a full bursary to study either a Skill Stage 2 (beginner level) or a Skill Stage 3 (intermediate level) course for FREE, and begin studying with us this November.

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Latest book releases for textile enthusiast

A Look at the Latest Book Releases

We’ve been taking a look at some of the latest books to have been released over the last few months and we’re pleased to say that you won’t be disappointed. Our book selection covers a range of techniques covering; dying fabric, crocheting doilies, sculpting in fabric and everything in between.

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Maggie Grey talks to the School of Stitched Textiles.

A Pioneer Of Textile Art: Maggie Grey

Maggie Grey is a contemporary British textile artist. As the former editor of The World of Embroidery magazine for the Embroiderers’ Guild and the current editor of Workshop on the Web – which is now a series of leading publications for D4Daisy Books – she is often referred to as an

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Interview with Victoria Potrovitza

Victoria Potrovitza: Drawing With Threads

Contemporary fibre artist, Victoria Potrovitza grew up in Romania where she was exposed to hand embroidery and traditional creative textiles. With an MS in architecture Victoria is arguably a naturally gifted artist and visionary. Although her calling was always in textiles it was only through experimentation and exploration  that Victoria

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Kaffe Fassett talk to the School of Stitched Textiles about 'Creating in Colour'

Kaffe Fassett: Creating in Colour

It’s fair to say that our next interview is with someone who needs no introduction. After following this artist for years several of our students – and us included – said that they had often referred to his work and drawn much inspiration from his unique designs. So, we decided

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Pam Holland: Detail, Photography and textiles

Pam Holland: Detail, Travel & Textiles

Today we explore the works and many talents of textiles artists, illustrator, teacher, photographer and author, Pam Holland. As a self-confessed lover of travel, we find out how Pam uses both her experiences and photography to add intricate details to her quilts and find out more about her fascinating style.

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Sue Brown interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Sue Brown & the ‘Catalyst for my Creativity’

Sue Brown has been a professional artist and printmaker for nearly 20 years. Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire much of her work is inspired by nature. Although Sue specialises in Collagraph printmaking she continues to explore new interests and techniques that are going to produce highly creative and deeply textural surfaces.

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Helen Richman: Stitching Britain’s Wildlife

From her first cross-stitch at the age of seven, to authoring her own book on Stumpwork Embroidery. Today we speak with Embroidery Artist and owner of Bluebird Embroidery Company, Helen Richman, to find out more about her inspiration, design process, love for embroidery and passion for British wildlife.

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Interview with Barbara Weeks

Barbara Weeks: Serendipity and Finding Felt to Quilt

Barbara Weeks is an accomplished, British Textiles Artist and international teacher with a passion for Patchwork and a flair for felt. With her recent involvement in the Ebb and Flow exhibition and vast amount of experience to talk about, we thought we’d catch up with her to find out more about

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