Victoria Potrovitza: Drawing With Threads

Contemporary fibre artist, Victoria Potrovitza grew up in Romania where she was exposed to hand embroidery and traditional creative textiles. With an MS in architecture Victoria is arguably a naturally gifted artist and visionary. Although her calling was always in textiles it was only through experimentation and exploration  that Victoria …

Kaffe Fassett: Creating in Colour

It’s fair to say that our next interview is with someone who needs no introduction. After following this artist for years several of our students – and us included – said that they had often referred to his work and drawn much inspiration from his unique designs. So, we decided …

Pam Holland: Detail, Travel & Textiles

Today we explore the works and many talents of textiles artists, illustrator, teacher, photographer and author, Pam Holland. As a self-confessed lover of travel, we find out how Pam uses both her experiences and photography to add intricate details to her quilts and find out more about her fascinating style.

Sue Brown & the ‘Catalyst for my Creativity’

Sue Brown has been a professional artist and printmaker for nearly 20 years. Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire much of her work is inspired by nature. Although Sue specialises in Collagraph printmaking she continues to explore new interests and techniques that are going to produce highly creative and deeply textural surfaces. …

Helen Richman: Stitching Britain’s Wildlife

From her first cross-stitch at the age of seven, to authoring her own book on Stumpwork Embroidery. Today we speak with Embroidery Artist and owner of Bluebird Embroidery Company, Helen Richman, to find out more about her inspiration, design process, love for embroidery and passion for British wildlife.

Latest book releases for Stitch Enthusiasts

It’s that time of year again when take stock of the latest book releases for stitch enthusiasts covering our favourite craft topics. We’ve hand selected a top ten list covering everything from Crochet for beginners, to contour embroidery, general sewing to felting fantasy wonderlands. 1. Tunisian Crochet This is a …