Inspirational Artists
for Textile Artists

Caren Garfen: Putting the Text into Textiles

Caren Garfen could be described as an artist full of contradictions. She’s a textile artist that didn’t enjoy or excel at sewing in school and who now has an international reputation in this craft. Her signature works are dainty, detailed and intricately hand sewn pieces, but take a closer look

Read More »

Judy Martin and The Sense of Touch

Textile Artist Judy Martin is known for her traditional and delicate quilt patterns that are methodically and meditatively hand stitched. Her pieces are defined by her own commentary on multi-cultural attitudes to birth, death and sexuality, making them a powerful and fascinating medium.   For nearly 40 years Judy has

Read More »

The Many Facets of Sylvia Paul

As an accomplished artist, the work of Sylvia Paul has been exhibited in galleries across the country, and as far as Japan. As well as inspiring students with her workshops, she has authored a book – My Life in Bits –  and continues to sell to private collections internationally. Sylvia is a

Read More »

Angie Hughes: Poetry in Stitch Motion

Today we talk to Angie Hughes, a gifted and published textile artist and tutor based in Herefordshire. Angie studied a City & Guilds Creative Embroidery at Malvern Hills College and won the prestigious Charles Henry Foyle Trust Award for Stitched Textiles with her piece ‘Unfolding Word’ which had a unique

Read More »
Christine chester mixed media artist interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Christine Chester: My Creative Journey

Christine Chester is an award-winning mixed media artist regularly producing pieces for exhibitions. We find her story fascinating because it is only now that Christine finally feels that she is ‘doing something that she loves’ – working as a teacher and an artist. Christine herself admits that it has taken

Read More »
An Interview with Sue Stone by the School of Stitched Textiles

Sue Stone – An Honest Approach to Hand Embroidery

Sue Stone is a highly accomplished British artist; an exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists (Chair 2013 to 2018),  a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen  and a member of SEW. Her distinctive style has become synonymous with her portrait and figurative compositions that are so

Read More »
Michael James. The distinguished voice in Quilt Art.

Michael James – The Voice of Quilt Art

Michael James works in the medium of quilted fabric constructions and was the vanguard leader of the art quilt movement that began in the 1970’s. Since then he has become one of most respected and well known artists in the medium of quilted fabric construction. His textiles have been recognized

Read More »
The Black Gold Tapestry, interview with Sandra Sawatzky

Sandra Sawatzky: The Inspirational Storyteller.

As a filmmaker, writer and producer Sandra Sawatzky is a natural storyteller. However, after a visit to an embroidery exhibition at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and feeling inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry Sandra set about conveying the story of oil to depicts its often, horrific impact on the world,

Read More »
Pauline Burbidge interview with School of Stitched Textiles

Pauline Burbidge: Contemporary Quilter

With a career spanning over 40 years, Pauline Burbidge has long been recognised as a leading textile artist and an important force within the quilting sphere. Pauline’s multifaceted approach to quiltmaking often sees her combine her love of colour, drawing, stitching and the natural landscape to create unique and expressive

Read More »

Textile Art Inspiration

Subscribe To Our Monthly Newsletter

No spam, just beautiful inspiration from leading textile artists and work from our students. 

Distance Learning

City & Guides Accredited Courses

Begin your stitch journey and unlock your full potential.

Join Our Stitch Community

Be Inspired! Get beautiful and exclusive interviews with leading textile artists straight into your inbox. 

    Your Basket
    Your basket is emptyEnrolment Portal