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, crafting for mindfulness or to advance professionally, hear from our graduate, Anne Hartland, who says our textiles courses were the very thing she’d been seeking …

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 …

Gaining Creative Confidence: A Graduate Story

Don’t be put off from doing a creative textiles course because you feel that you lack creativity or art and design skills. When Judith Mott started a Level 3 in Patchwork & Quilting course with the School of Stitched Textiles she didn’t consider herself to be ‘a creative person’. Read …