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Ruth Clayton discusses life as an artist on the Textile Talk podcast

Textile Talk with Ruth Clayton

We’re utilising our brand new Podcast channel, Textile Talk, to bring you in depth interviews with inspiring artists.  In this latest episode we talk to watercolour artist, Ruth Clayton, who also teaches our drawing course for beginners.  LISTEN NOW >> Textile Talk with Ruth Clayton Listen to the podcast now

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Interview with embroidery artist and costume designer, Michele Carragher

Michele Carragher: Stitching History and Fantasy

As a highly skilled Hand Embroiderer and artist working in costume, Michele Carragher has worked on countless award-winning productions including, Elizabeth 1, The Crown (season one), and even Game of Thrones (GOT). Her early interest in textiles, subsequent training at the London School of Fashion and shear brilliance has led

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Nautical Compass by Susan Hensel

Textile Talk with Susan Hensel

We’re really pleased to bring you something a little different! We’re utilising our brand new Podcast channel, Textile Talk, to bring you in depth interviews with inspiring artists.  Our first guest, is a multidisciplinary artist specialising in computer-aided embroidery design. Her goal is to create an experience for the viewer

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Work by Cassandra Dias

Cassandra Dias: The Van Gogh of Embroidery

Cassandra Dias is a true inspiration. As a new artist who has only been stitching for two years she honed her skills to establish a successful collection of work and an impressive following. Her embroideries are miniature works of art. Composed of French knots, satin stitches and other embroidery techniques, she

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Patchwork painting, hand stitched by Elli Beaven

Elli Beaven: Slow Stitching at Sea

The art of slow stitching is deeply relaxing. With rhythmic qualities it has an intrinsic calming effect, promotes mindfulness, and restores the soul. One particular artist who knows all about this is Elli Beavan. After moving aboard a 44ft Catamaran in 2020, Elli was forced to give up her sewing

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Crochet blanket designed by Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna Nikipirowicz: The Queen of Crochet & Knitting

Anna Nikipirowicz is a Knit and Crochet designer, author, and teacher. Her obsession with knitting and crochet is attributed to her sister and mother, who she remembers knitting ‘legendary’ Fair Isle hats. Today her designs can be found in Inside Crochet magazine and regularly feature on Yarn Lane TV. She

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Ruth Norbury: The Darker Side of Embroidery.

Ruth Norbury: The Darker Side of Embroidery

Fibre Artist, Ruth Norbury is very conscious of her impact on the earth. She knows that the clothing and textiles industry is one of the largest polluters and therefore creates pieces made entirely from recycled materials. But there is another reason. Ruth is an embroidery artist fascinated by themes of

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Lorraine Roy Interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Lorraine Roy: The Science of Textile Art

It may come as no surprise that Canadian textile artist, Lorraine Roy, is a scientist. Having studied natural sciences and ornamental horticulture, her knowledge and ongoing studies of trees is her primary source of inspiration. Her style is natural, yet sometimes abstract but always demonstrates her understanding and love of nature. We

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Winwick Mum, Christine Perry Interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Winwick Mum, ‘Knitting is a Vital Life Skill’

Christine Perry, aka Winwick Mum is a knitter. More specifically she is the mastermind behind the successful site, Winwick Mum; a labyrinth of delightful knitting patterns and resources to help beginners create hand-knitted socks. As well as patterns, tutorials, and equipment the Winwick Mum site also features Winwick Mum Yarn,

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A Revealing Exposé of Nudinits

A Revealing Exposé of Nudinits

Sarah Simi is a knitting phenomenon best known for her nudinit characters, which are brought to life through her animation company, Woolly vision. Along with animator Ed Hartwell, Sarah produces awarded-winning stop-motion animated films. Her characters live in a world entirely made from wool and fabric, brimming with naughty innuendos.

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