Graduate Story: Hazel Winfield – Patchwork

Hazel Winfield completed our Skill Stage 4 Patchwork and Quilting Course last year. Although she had quite a lot of patchwork experience she was desperate to learn how to create her own designs. She talks to us today about her own Stitch Journey; of finding the right course and being able to …

Graduate Story: Jayne Dickson – Hand Embroidery

Jayne Dickson has recently completed our Skill Stage 2 Hand Embroidery Course. She spoke to use about her desire to learn the proper foundations of Hand Embroidery, gain a qualification and develop her own ideas. This is her inspiring Stitch Journey. After retiring from teaching I developed an interest in hand …

Graduate Story: Steph Yates Hand Embroidery

Earlier in the year Steph Yates completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course.  Having dabbled in hand embroidery over the years Steph knew that she wanted a professional course that could develop her designs skills and provide structure. Steph has excelled during her time with us. After being put forward …

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 …

Graduate Story: Susan Rorison – Knitting

Susan Rorison enrolled onto our Skill Stage 2 Knitting course just before the first lockdown. Today, she shares her experience of studying with us, learning new digital skills and her ambition to pass on traditional crafts and creativity to the younger generation. Susan Rorison My mother taught me a lot of different …

Graduate Story: Sally-Ann Duffy

When Sally-Ann Duffy applied for one of our bursaries in 2018 – now called the Joan Harrison Creative Bursary – she never expected to win. Sally-Ann excelled through her Hand Embroidery course and was recently selected by her tutor to feature in our Student Excellence Awards Exhibition in recognition of her progress and creativity.  …

Graduate Story: Ann Holliday – Textiles

Ann Holliday is our next graduate to talk to us about her course. Ann completed our Textiles Skill Stage 2 course earlier this year. She enrolled onto the course out of a desire to feed her creative soul. She wanted to stretch her knowledge and ultimately become more creative. This …

Graduate Story: Patricia McCarthy – Knitting

Our latest graduate to complete our Skill Stage 3 Knitting course is Patricia McCarthy. Patricia has very kindly offered to share her learning journey with us, and believe us, you won’t want to miss this. When Patricia joined us she was already a very accomplished knitter. However, she had always looked for …