Holiday Shopping – Barcelona

As tutors, we’re often asked if we can suggest textile orientated ‘finds’ abroad. Perhaps a wonderful fabric shop, an interesting purveyor of knitting yarn or just somewhere that we think students will find inspirational for design work.

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 …

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 …

Wishing You a Happy, Creative Christmas

As the New Year approaches we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on 2018.  First Bursary Applications 2018 was kicked off to a great start as we saw the largest ever amount of enquiries from people wanting to enrol. We also held our first ever peer vote for …

A Sneak Peak at Something New

We all had a great time over the last few weeks filming more of our entry level courses, which we will be adding to over the next few months until we have a full set of ‘introductory’ online beginner textiles courses to act as an introduction to the subjects we …

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 …

Latest Textile Books for the Ultimate Enthusiast

We’ve compiled a list of the latest textile books on offer that aim to inspire, encourage and impart creative wisdom. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a stitching enthusiast or simply want to stock pile reading material for the winter; we’re sure you’ll find the perfect book, right here. …

Welcome to our new Creative Classroom

For several months now we have been busily constructing a new set of online courses. After a lot of course writing, filming, editing, delivering, testing and tweaking we are extremely pleased to announce the release of our first two courses. Designed for complete beginners these courses are taught completely online …

Christmas and New Year Dates

Firstly, we’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Festive Season from the Tutors and Staff at the School of Stitched Textiles. We’d also like to remind you that Friday 7th December is the final day for submitting work to us

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, …