Graduate Stories: Rebecca Tickle

Rebecca Tickle enrolled on our Skill Stage 2 Patchwork & Quilting in the Spring of 2018. By August of the same year she had completed the course and was rewarded with her City & Guilds accredited certificate. Impressive! At the age of just 21 Rebecca has grown in confidence and creativity and has …

Graduate Stories: Karen Foley

After completely our Skill Stage 2 Patchwork & Quilting course, Karen Foley shares with us her motivation, what she’s learned and why she has recently enrolled onto our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork & Quilting course. My name is Karen, a retired pharmacist, mother and wife. And although I  say  I’m …

Graduate Stories: Hazel Francis

 Hazel Francis is currently studying Hand Embroidery (Skill Stage 3), but last year completed Skill Stage 2 Hand Embroidery and Stumpwork. Simultaneously!  Needless to say, Hazel has a lot of experience of studying with us so we asked her to tell us about her experiences to provide an insight into …

Graduate Stories: Jayne McClenaghan

Today we’re going to hear from a recent graduate, Jaye McClenaghan who recently completed Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery.  As a passionate, self taught embroiderer, Jayne decided to study with us to gain more knowledge, experience and confidence in her craft. This is her stitch Journey.   Tell us about your …

‘Filling a Gap’: A Graduate Story

Because our textile craft courses are lengthy, comprehensive programmes, for many they provide a much needed focus and direction. Whether it’s for a personal achievement or to advance professionally, hear from our graduate, Anne Hartland, who says our textiles courses were the very thing she’d been seeking to fill a …

The Value of Textiles Education

Many of our students talk about how our courses in textiles education give them an ability to develop their creativity. Unlike other courses, we believe that the educational programmes we deliver really allow students to unlock their full creative potential. This is a graduate story from Christina Thomas. Having studied …

I Wanted to Create My Own Patchwork Designs.

Like so many of our graduates Jenna has always loved sewing. As a teacher and owner of Exeter Sewing Machine Company the accredited educational programmes offered at the School of Stitched Textiles have given her the confidence to develop her own ideas and create her own unique Patchwork designs. Discover …