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Understanding what size crochet hook to use in your project

What Size of Crochet Hook to use for your Project

Ever wondered why your crochet doesn’t look like the pattern? Or perhaps you’re just started out and you don’t know what a ‘stitch gauge’ is? This is the blog for you! With the help form our expert tutors we’re explaining everything you need to know about the difference between crochet

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Christmas Crafts for Stitch Enthusiasts

Christmas Crafts for Stitch Enthusiasts

At the School of Stitched Textiles we’re passionate about three things:  Textile Education (it’s what we do) Promoting crafts and creativity (it’s so good for mindfulness and wellbeing) Independent craft and haberdashery stores (we’d be miserable without them) So, we’ve come up with a way to combine our passions in

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16 Latest Book Releases for Textile Enthusiasts

16 Latest Textile Books for Stitch Enthusiasts

Christmas wouldn’t be ‘Christmas’ without a little bit of Christmas Crafting. So, to get those creative juices flowing we’ve put together a fabulous list of 16 latest textile books for stitch enthusiasts.  Like busy little Christmas elves, we’ve been browsing the bookshelves to produce this latest list containing the newest

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24 of the latest book releases for the stitchers

24 of the Latest Textile Books for Stitch Enthusiasts

With the threat of an extended lockdown Christmas just won’t be the same this year. Fortunately, we’ve been busy browsing the book shelves to produce an epic list of the very latest book releases. Covering everything from Whitework, to Weaving, and Macramé to mending, this list will surely keep the

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We're asking stitchers to help us salvage our independent craft stores.

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

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Combating Coronavirus Anxiety. Suggestions from the School of Stitched Textiles

Combating Coronavirus Anxiety.

I can’t remember a time when daily life seemed quite so uncertain and I’m guessing many of you feel the same? The sudden spread of coronavirus across the globe seems to be continuing with frightening speed. I’m sure we’ve all heard the horror stories about people from the UK stuck

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A guide on how to Craft your way to mindfulness

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

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Latest Book Releases for Stitch Enthusiasts.

Stitch Craft Books For Stitching Enthusiasts

Yes we’ve been at it again. We’ve trawled the internet, read reviews and marvelled longingly at the stunning images, to bring you our latest list of the most recent book releases. With this list, we’ve tried to cover every subject we offer here at the School of Stitched Textiles. So,

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5 easy way to develop your creativity in Textiles

5 Easy Ways to Develop your Creativity in Textiles

We all have that ‘blank sheet of paper’ issue when thinking about creating something, anything, in any craft or art. Creativity in textiles is no different. It doesn’t matter if you work in the area professionally or if you are a complete ‘newbie’ to textiles. The thought of sitting down

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