Graduate Stories
for Textile Artists
Machine Embroidery graduate story by Myra Velk

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

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Graduate Story: Denise Dent – Hand Embroidery

Denise Dent recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course. Denise has always been a creative person; interested in textiles and design. However, Denise knew that she wanted to expand her skills and use the course to go on an important voyage of self discover. This is her graduate story.

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Graduate Story by Amanda Godden, Crochet Graduate

Graduate Story: Amanda Godden – Crochet

Amanda Godden recently completed our Skill Stage 2 Crochet Course. She came to us a beginner but as a ‘lifelong learner’ knew that she wanted to develop her skills. Today, she tells us about all of the valuable techniques she’s learned and how she is working towards her goal of opening

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A Patchwork & Quilting Graduate Story by Jane Walker

Graduate Story: Jane Walker – Patchwork & Quilting

A few months ago Jane Walker successfully completed our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork & Quilting Course. Jane told us that she has always loved textiles. After moving to the USA and whilst waiting for a work visa, she decided to enrol with us. Her only motivation was to indulge in her

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Pip Gilbert Patchwork and Quilting graduate story

Graduate Story: Pip Gilbert – Patchwork & Quilting

Pip Gilbert recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork and Quilting Course. Today we explore her work and her motivation for the doing course. This is her Stitch Journey. Pip Gilbert I am a recently retired Chartered Accountant with a big desire to learn new skills and possibly start new business

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Samantha Neeve Graduate Story

Graduate Story: Samantha Neeve – Patchwork & Quilting

One of our most recent graduates Samantha Neeve, joins us today to talk to us about completing our Patchwork and Quilting Course (Skill Stage 3). My sewing journey began when I turned 40.  Textiles was never on the school syllabus and nobody in the family had an interest in sewing.  Being

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A graduate story by Machine Embroidery graduate, Cathy Howe

Graduate Story: Cathy Howe – Machine Embroidery

Cathy Howe recently completed our accredited Machine Embroidery Course (Skill Stage 2) and has already started on our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course. For Cathy Howe the course has given her a huge sense of fulfilment and has been a welcome distraction from her full time job. Take a look through her

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A graduate story by Carol Crichton

Graduate Story: Carol Crichton, Hand & Machine Embroidery

In September 2019 Carol Crichton ambitiously enrolled onto our Skill Stage 2 Hand Embroidery course and our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course. Having successfully graduated a few months ago, Carol has kindly agreed to share her learning experience with us. Carol Crichton Since I was a child I have enjoyed making things. I

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Lou Petch a Graduate Story. Patchwork & Quilting Graduate

Graduate Story: Lou Petch, Patchwork & Quilting

Lou Petch graduated from our Patchwork and Quilting Skill Stage 2 course earlier this year. Unlike many of our graduates who study with us to gain an accreditation, Lou Petch talks to us about completing the course for herself. To prove to herself that she could do it! This is a fantastic

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A student story by hand embroidery graduate, Ann Alcorn

Graduate Story: Ann Alcorn Hand Embroidery

Ann Alcorn completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course back in May. We take a look back at some of her work talk to her about what she has learned on her creative journey. From childhood I always enjoyed making things, mostly knitting which I learned at home, and then later

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