10 Contemporary Felt Artists you HAVE to Follow

Felt making is an extremely versatile art allowing artists to create flat and 3D sculptures. Many artists choose to dye their own yarn to create truly bespoke and unique pieces of art.  Our own Felt Melting courses are gaining popularity, perhaps suggesting that this ancient art form is making a comeback. To …

Graduate Story: Courtney Cooper – Hand Embroidery

Courtney Cooper recently completed our Skill Stage 2 course in Hand Embroidery. Her life long dream has always been to sell her creations and now, thanks to her new found skills and creative confidence, she has a successful business! This is her incredible story. About Courtney Cooper Like many creative …

Graduate Story: Claire Harvey – Hand Embroidery

Hand Embroidery graduate, Claire Harvey, joins us to day to share her experience of completing our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery Course. We’d like to give a huge ‘thanks’ to Claire for taking the time to talk to us today. And for sharing her beautiful work. As a child I …

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, …