Graduate Story: Helen Plummer – Machine Embroidery

Helen Plummer recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course and joins us today to share her experience. Helen was initially looking for a distraction and a new focus. However, after a few modules on our course, she found that her ‘latent artistic side’ was finally able to burst into full …

Graduate Story: Penny Merrett – Felt Making

Penny Merrett has kindly agreed to share her experience of studying our Skill Stage 2 Felt Making course. She completed the course a few months ago and has really enjoyed the creative process. During the course she made a lined bag, a felt ball necklace, and a beautiful wall hanging. Penny …

Graduate Story: Myra Velk – Machine Embroidery

Myra Velk completed our Skill Stage 2 Machine Embroidery Course towards the end of 2020. Myra admits that she agonised over the decision to study with us for quite some time. However, since completing the course, she wishes she had done it sooner and has some excellent advice for future students. This …

Graduate Story: Denise Dent – Hand Embroidery

Denise Dent recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course. Denise has always been a creative person; interested in textiles and design. However, Denise knew that she wanted to expand her skills and use the course to go on an important voyage of self discover. This is her graduate story. …

Graduate Story: Pip Gilbert

Pip Gilbert recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork and Quilting Course. Today we explore her work and her motivation for the doing course. This is her Stitch Journey. Pip Gilbert I am a recently retired Chartered Accountant with a big desire to learn new skills and possibly start new business …

Our Bursary Winners!

After months of waiting and an unprecedented amount of votes (thousands), we are thrilled to be able to finally announce our bursary winners. Take a look at each of our winners to find out more about them and what courses they’ll be studying with us this November.  Our Bursary Winners. …

Apply for a Creative Bursary

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 a Skill Stage 2 (beginner level) course for FREE, and begin studying with on the 2nd November 2020. Please take a look at the …

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 …

Craft Your Way to Mindfulness

—– Originally published 23rd October 2019. Updated 18th March 2020 —–  According to the mental health charity MIND, 1 in 6 people in England experience feelings of anxiety and depression in any given week.  However, as the world comes to terms with living in isolation to reduce the spread of Covid 19 …

We Have Our Winners!

We are so excited to be able to announce – at last – the winners of our Creative Bursary Scheme October 2019. Elysia Cusworth received the most amount of votes for her beautiful hand embroidered animals and is therefore our overall winner. She will receive a full bursary, funded by …