Graduate Story: Courtney Cooper – Hand Embroidery

Courtney Cooper recently completed our Skill Stage 2 course in Hand Embroidery. Her life long dream has always been to sell her creations and now, thanks to her new found skills and creative confidence, she has a successful business! This is her incredible story. About Courtney Cooper Like many creative …

Hand Embroidery Artists you HAVE to Follow

If you’ve been following our Inspirational Artists series you’ll know how this works. In a bid to inspire and delight we’ve trawled the web and social media platforms like Instagram to share with some great artists and makers. And we have some truly groundbreaking, innovative and breathtaking work to share …

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, …

Born to Sew: A Graduate Story by Emilia Padovan

We all know of the many benefits to needlework and crafting. For one of our students in particular crafting has not only helped her through personal difficulties but it has also exposed her to a number of fantastic opportunities. Emilia Padovan was definitely born to sew. Read her story as …

Opus Anglicanum Exhibition at the V&A

Opus Anglicanum (meaning ‘work of the English’) are usually, but not always, religious embroideries.  They are made of pure silk, pure gold threads and employ, amongst other stitches, a method called underside couching which means that the whole piece is worked from the reverse.