Lynn Skordal: Alternate Reality

Lynn Skordal Lynn Skordal has been described as a collage, embroidery and mixed media artist. It’s therefore no surprise that her work is eclectic; often made from stamps found in the street, vintage pictures, magazines and books. She uses whatever she finds and inspires her to create Munchesque dreamscapes or …

Apply for a Creative Bursary

We’re pleased to announce that we are once again taking applications for our Creative Bursary Scheme. Students can now apply for a full bursary to study a Skill Stage 2 (beginner level) course for FREE, and begin studying with on the 2nd November 2020.

Please take a look at the courses available and the following information for details of how to apply, alternatively, apply now! 

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Rosie James: Machine Drawn People

Textile artist Rosie James describes her work as machine drawn. Inspired by people, her pieces reflect her instinctive curiosity in crowds and human behaviour. Often there is someone or something that stands out from the crowd which then becomes her focus. Each composition is freely stitched using her machine and …

10 Contemporary Felt Artists you HAVE to Follow

Felt making is an extremely versatile art allowing artists to create flat and 3D sculptures. Many artists choose to dye their own yarn to create truly bespoke and unique pieces of art.  Our own Felt Melting courses are gaining popularity, perhaps suggesting that this ancient art form is making a comeback. To …

Stitchers! Your Independent Craft Stores Need Your Help

Since the financial crash in 2009 we have seen so many of our beloved retail stores fall by the wayside. Not only are shoppers increasingly heading online, consumers are attracted to suppliers that offer the cheapest and fastest shipping. Who can blame them! For many owners, this means adapting quickly …

Inge Jacobsen: Hijacking Mass-Consumed Images with Stitch

Inge Jacobsen is a highly accomplished Danish/Irish artist. Not only has she exhibited around the world and won countless awards, in 2012 she exhibited alongside legendary YBA Sarah Lucas at the Selling Sex show by SHOWstudio. One of her proudest accomplishments. As an artist and photographer there is an obvious affinity with stylistic, …

Our Spring 2020 Bursary Winners!

We are so excited to be able to announce – at last – the names of our Spring 2020 Bursary winners.  Since the bursary opened we received a huge amount of applications, but sadly we could only put 8 forward through to the final stage. The standard of work this …

The Art of Recycling: An Interview with Anne Kelly

Today, we’re going to be hearing from tutor, author and mixed media textile artist, Anne Kelly. Based in Kent, Anne has trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College, London to develop her artistic voice. But it was during her Fine Art degree that she began to explore crossing mediums like …