Student Experience: Studying Patchwork & Quilting

We have another student who has kindly volunteered to document her learning journey with us. Anne Hartland is studying Patchwork & Quilting and she will be documenting her entire progress throughout the course as she works through the modules.  Take a look at our ‘Student Experience’ segment to follow Anne and Gabrielle …

Sew Be It! What is the School of Stitched Textiles

We were recently approached by a student from Dartford Grammar School for Girls, asking for an interview. Not normally one for giving interviews we were admittedly hesitant at first. However,  Neve Wilson had entered a competition with Young Reporters and won! Her prize was to interview our Head of Centre, …

Graduate Story: Amanda Godden – Crochet

Amanda Godden recently completed our Skill Stage 2 Crochet Course. She came to us a beginner but as a ‘lifelong learner’ knew that she wanted to develop her skills. Today, she tells us about all of the valuable techniques she’s learned and how she is working towards her goal of opening …

Student Experience: Studying Textiles (SS2)

We have an exciting new feature to share with you! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to study an accredited course with the School of Stitched Textiles you’ll be pleased to know that we have two willing volunteers who have promised to document their journeys. We’re going to …

Deborah Wirsu: Thread Sketching in Action

Deborah Wirsu is the founder of Thread Sketching in Action; a site dedicated to helping crafters create beautiful stitched textile art. Like most modern day business owners, Deborah requires a combination of skills to successfully run her business. At Thread Sketching in Action she is the self-professed chief creator, teacher, writer, …

24 of the Latest Textile Books for Stitch Enthusiasts

With the threat of an extended lockdown Christmas just won’t be the same this year. Fortunately, we’ve been busy browsing the book shelves to produce an epic list of the very latest book releases. Covering everything from Whitework, to Weaving, and Macramé to mending, this list will surely keep the …

Our Bursary Winners!

After months of waiting and an unprecedented amount of votes (thousands), we are thrilled to be able to finally announce our bursary winners. Take a look at each of our winners to find out more about them and what courses they’ll be studying with us this November.  Our Bursary Winners. …

Vote For Your Bursary Winner – Autumn 2020

The creative bursaries we offer provide students with an opportunity to study a certified textile arts course, accredited by City and Guilds. Over the last few weeks we’ve received an unprecedented amount of applications from budding creators, artists and makers. Our tutors had a difficult time choosing from such a great selection …

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 …