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Kazuhito Takadoi: An interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Kazuhito Takadoi: Woven Nature

Kazuhito Takadoi   Horticulture is Kazuhito Takadoi’s first love. Having studied at Hokkaido Agricultural and Horticultural College at Sapporo, Japan and the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, nature is his biggest inspiration. Takadoi began collecting leaves and mosses from gardens, which he’d use to make embroidered greeting cards. After completing

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An interview with fabric sculpture, Daisy May Collingridge

Daisy Collingridge: The Art of sculpting the beautifully grotesque

Daisy Collingridge is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist. Although at the heart of her work she uses traditional techniques like free machine quilting, applique and pattern cutting, her textile creations cross into the joyously surreal world of sculpture, theatre and performance. For the past few years Daisy has been working on her ‘Squishies’

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A collection of embroidery work by Machine Embroidery artists you have to follow

Machine Embroidery Artists you HAVE to Follow

In our latest instalment of our ‘Inspirational Artists’ Series, we’re looking at the pioneers of Machine Embroidery. These Machine Embroidery artists are guaranteed to inspire budding artists and admirers.  As usual, we’ve combed the web and Instagram to find established and lesser-known artists that are really making waves with their creations.  The

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Meredith Woolnough interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Meredith Woolnough: A Natural Talent

Meredith Woolnough is an internationally acclaimed, award winning artist and author from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.  Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells Meredith’s embroideries represent both the robust beauty and elegant fragility of

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An interview with Sara Dennis, hand embroidery expert

Sara Dennis: A True Expert in Hand Embroidery

Sara Dennis is a tutor of Hand Embroidery, regularly teaching at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN). Having studied at the RSN for three years she became an expert in her craft which allowed her to teach at prestigious venues like the Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Library. As well as

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Ruth Clayton (Kidd): Building Creative Confidence

Ruth Clayton (Kidd) is an inspirational artist specialising in Watercolour. As a trained graphic designer, teacher, exhibiting artist and successful studio owner there is a lot that we can learn from Ruth; particularly when it comes to the artistic process and unleashing the inner artist within. Having taught art to children and

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An interview with Brigiette Heitland

Brigitte Heitland: The Zen of Quilting.

German born quilt artist and fabric designer, Brigitte Heitland joins us today to talk to us about her latest projects, creativity and memories of sewing as a little girl. Having grown up in the Black Forest Brigitte began sewing as young as six and studied Interior and textile design. However,

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Embroidery artists you have to follow

Hand Embroidery Artists you HAVE to Follow

If you’ve been following our Inspirational Artists series you’ll know how this works. In a bid to inspire and delight we’ve trawled the web and social media platforms like Instagram to share with some great artists and makers. And we have some truly groundbreaking, innovative and breathtaking work to share

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The written Stitch. An interview with Mixed Media Artist, Jette Clover

Jette Clover: The Written Stitch

The work of mixed media artist Jette Clover is distinguishable by her signature use of text – a nod to her earlier years in Journalism? The truth is Jette has always been fascinated by the written word and the legacy it leaves behind once it’s been used to communicate a

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An interview with Cas Holmes and School of Stitched Textiles

Cas Holmes: A Stitch in Time

Cas in the collaborative installation Tea Flora Tales at the Knitting and Stitching Show 2018 As one of the UK’s most popular mixed media artists, Cas Holmes needs no introduction. Her accomplishments include the publication of several books, work in public and private collections and countless international exhibits.    Cas’

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