Accredited Courses: Worth the Money?

At the risk of being crass we wanted to talk to you about money! With never-ending talks of Brexit and the Great British Pound seemingly weakening by the day, it’s no wonder that many of us are either tightening the purse strings or being more cautious about spending hard earned …

Inspiring Exhibitions!

Following on from another successful enrolment last Saturday we’d firstly like to give a very warm welcome all of our new students. One of your first tasks across all skill stages will be to study an artist of your choice. We’ve previously talked about the importance of getting students to …

Holiday Shopping – Barcelona

As tutors, we’re often asked if we can suggest textile orientated ‘finds’ abroad. Perhaps a wonderful fabric shop, an interesting purveyor of knitting yarn or just somewhere that we think students will find inspirational for design work.

Christine Chester: My Creative Journey

Christine Chester is an award-winning mixed media artist regularly producing pieces for exhibitions. We find her story fascinating because it is only now that Christine finally feels that she is ‘doing something that she loves’ – working as a teacher and an artist. Christine herself admits that it has taken …

Sue Stone – An Honest Approach to Hand Embroidery

Sue Stone is a highly accomplished British artist; an exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists (Chair 2013 to 2018),  a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen  and a member of SEW. Her distinctive style has become synonymous with her portrait and figurative compositions that are so …

Wishing You a Happy, Creative Christmas

As the New Year approaches we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on 2018.  First Bursary Applications 2018 was kicked off to a great start as we saw the largest ever amount of enquiries from people wanting to enrol. We also held our first ever peer vote for …

A Sneak Peak at Something New

We all had a great time over the last few weeks filming more of our entry level courses, which we will be adding to over the next few months until we have a full set of ‘introductory’ online beginner textiles courses to act as an introduction to the subjects we …

Michael James – The Voice of Quilt Art

Michael James works in the medium of quilted fabric constructions and was the vanguard leader of the art quilt movement that began in the 1970’s. Since then he has become one of most respected and well known artists in the medium of quilted fabric construction. His textiles have been recognized …