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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 May 2023 —–  According to the mental health charity MIND, 1 in 6 people in England experience feelings of anxiety and depression in any given week.  Although the Pandemic is long behind us (fingers crossed), many are still feeling the effects in one way or

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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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Honouring Women in Textiles for International Women's Day 2018

Honouring Women In Textiles

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women who have left behind a legacy. Over the centuries women have tirelessly challenged political, cultural and social ‘norms’ to bring about equality to future generations. At the School of Stitched Textiles we thank all of the amazing and

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Looking at the value of accredited courses

Accredited Courses: Worth the Money?

Updated July 2023 At the risk of being crass we wanted to talk to you about money! With never-ending talks of the impact of Brexit Coronavirus, and now the cost of living crisis, the Great British Pound seems to be weakening by the day. It’s no wonder that many of

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Finalists of the October 2018 Creative Bursary Scheme at School of Stitched Textiles

Bursary Finalists Announced! Vote for Your Winner

Back in August we began accepting applications to our Creative Bursary Scheme. By the closing date on the 6th October we’d received over 60 applications. After meticulously reading and assessing the applications the tutors at the School of Stitched Textiles have now shortlisted the applications down to 8 students; four

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Latest book releases for stitch enthusiasts

Latest book releases for Stitch Enthusiasts

It’s that time of year again when take stock of the latest book releases for stitch enthusiasts covering our favourite craft topics. We’ve hand selected a top ten list covering everything from Crochet for beginners, to contour embroidery, general sewing to felting fantasy wonderlands. 1. Tunisian Crochet This is a

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May Morris exhibition event

Crafting and Textile Events, Exhibitions and Shows for 2018

Get your New Year off to a great start by immersing yourself in the world of textile crafting. We’ve carefully hand selected the shows, events and exhibitions to look out for at the start of 2018. These are great events for finding inspiration, igniting creativity, meeting like-minded people and stocking

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