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 …

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 now Coronavirus, 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 …

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 …

Welcome to our new Creative Classroom

For several months now we have been busily constructing a new set of online courses. After a lot of course writing, filming, editing, delivering, testing and tweaking we are extremely pleased to announce the release of our first two courses. Designed for complete beginners these courses are taught completely online …