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Textiles Graduate Jane Freeman discusses her course and her assessment pieces

Graduate Story: Jane Freeman – Textiles

Hi. My name is Jane Freeman and I recently completed Textiles Skill Stage 2 with School of Stitched Textiles. I work as an office manager for a commercial diving company and spend the rest of my time enjoying the beautiful beaches of Wexford, chilling in the garden or sewing!  A

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A Graduate Story by Karen Webber, Patchwork and Quilting Graduate

Graduate Story: Karen Webber – Patchwork & Quilting

Hi my name is Karen Webber and this year I completed Patchwork & Quilting, skill level 2. Browsing a range of beautiful quilts displayed at a local country show sparked my initial interest in patchwork & quilting as a potential new hobby and contrast to my love of gardening when I

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Hand Embroidery Graduate, Courtney Cooper shares her story of establishing a business

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

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Machine Embroidery Graduate shares her experience or study with the School of Stitched Textiles

Graduate Story: Rhiannon Robinson – Machine Embroidery

We’ve shared quite a lot of Rhiannon Robinson work throughout her time on the course and today she’s sharing her learning experience with us. We are always eternally grateful to our graduates who take the time to share their journeys with us – Thank you Rhiannon! Rhiannon Robinson I like

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A graduate story by Claire Harvey

Graduate Story: Claire Harvey – Hand Embroidery

Hand Embroidery graduate, Claire Harvey, joins us to day to share her experience of completing our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery Course. We’d like to give a huge ‘thanks’ to Claire for taking the time to talk to us today. And for sharing her beautiful work. As a child I

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Graduate story by Rachel Care - Machine Embroidery student

Graduate Story: Rachel Care – Machine Embroidery

Rachel Care completed our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course in March 2020. She talks to us today about her experience of the course, what she has gained and what she has planned for the future. I have always been creative. As a child I would spend hours sketching in

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Patchwork and Quilting graduate story by Christine Smith

Graduate Story: Christine Smith – Patchwork

Christine Smith completed our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork and Quilting course towards the end of last year. She has kindly shared her experience of the course and what she has learned. I have been a founder member of my local quilting group, Campden Quilters, for several years and was always very interested (and

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Graduate story from Laura Collinson - Kitting Course Skill Stage 2

Graduate Story: Laura Collinson – Knitting

I enrolled on to the Skill Stage 2 Hand Knitting course in May 2018. I have been knitting since I was quite young – on and off – like most people. But it was only when I hit University, over a decade ago now, that I really picked knitting up again, to

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Crochet graduate, Amanda Jones.

Crochet Graduate Story: Amanda Jones

Amanda recently completed our Skill Stage 2 course in Crochet. Amanda talks to us about her experience of the course, what she learned and what she might do next. I learnt to crochet as a little girl and was taught by my grandmother. Crochet fell out of fashion in the 80s

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