Goldwork Embroidery: A Beginner’s Guide

Gold has long been a symbol of status and power. Throughout history emperors, royalty, and religious leaders would wear opulent garments adorned with gold – Goldwork Embroidery. The work would have been carried out using the most expensive materials by highly skilled craftspeople. Today, Goldwork is a lot more accessible …

Graduate Story: Lis Stewart – Hand Embroidery

At the height of the Covid lockdown, Lis Stewart began dabbling with cross stitch again. After deciding to enrol onto our Hand Embroidery Skill Stage 2 course, she’s here today to tell future students about how much she learned and how much enjoyment she got from the course.  Lis Stewart …

Needle Painting with Trish Burr

Trish Burr Trish Burr is a self-taught embroidery artist specialising in needle painting and Whitework embroidery. Working out of her home studio in Cape Town, South Africa, Trish creates patterns, embroidery kits and materials for embroidery enthusiasts. Trish’s ability to effortlessly blend colours and create stunning life-like pieces has made …

Beth Rhodes: Graduate Story – Hand Embroidery

Beth Rhodes recently completed our Skill Stage 2 Hand Embroidery Course. After completing her course Beth tells us that she is opening a new businesses and working on commissions. She explains how the course has helped her discover more about herself as an artist and it’s given her the confidence …

Catherine Redford: Inspiring Individualism

Catherine Redford is probably best known as a quilter. But her love of learning and developing new techniques has undoubtedly secured her reputation as a truly multifaceted fibre artist. Growing up in the UK, Catherine Redford learned how to knit and sew; techniques she uses to enrich her quilts with …

Graduate Story: Sarah Turner – Hand Embroidery

Sarah Turner recently completed our Hand Embroidery Skill Stage 3 course. Today she tells us how the course gave her enough confidence to open her very own craft business. Her business, Embellished Elephant, Sarah provides her very own designs and craft kits. Sarah Turner I call myself a multi-disciplinary crafter …

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: 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 …