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Meredith Woolnough interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Meredith Woolnough: A Natural Talent

Originally published November 27, 2019 and updated in September 2023. Meredith Woolnough is an internationally acclaimed, award winning artist and author from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide. Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells Meredith’s

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Previous applicants and winners of our creative bursary

Apply For a Joan Harrison Creative Bursary

We’re pleased to announce that we have once again opened our long anticipated Bursary Scheme.  The Joan Harrison Creative Bursary scheme will give students the opportunity to apply for a full bursary to study a Skill Stage 2 (beginner level) course for FREE, and begin studying with us this November

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Work from our 2023 student excellence awards winners.

The Winners Of Our Student Excellence Awards 23

Our  Student Excellence Awards Exhibition 23, showcases the work by some of our most stand out students. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the commitment, graft, and talent that our students demonstrate and to give everyone a taste of what can be achieved on our distance learning courses. Inclusion

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Jessica Grady interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Jessica Grady: Tactile Embroidery

Jessica Grady is a prominent textile artist known for her innovative approach to creating stunning and tactile textile artworks. Based in Yorkshire, Grady creates pieces that explore both colour and form. By using traditional embroidery methods, interlaced with recycled objects, she invites her audience to view her work in close

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Latest book releases for textile enthusiasts this summer

Latest Books For Textile Enthusiasts

At the School of Stitched Textiles we’ve been known to embroider on the beach and crochet in the garden. Whatever you’re planning this summer, it’ll probably include some textile crafting! Right? Whether you’re a looking for a portable project to take on the plane, learn a new craft or want

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Carolyn Forster, Quilt author and maker, combining the old with the new

Carolyn Forster: Quilting the Old With the New

With a career spanning several decades, Carolyn Forster is one of the best-selling authors on quilting. Having studied Textiles at the University of Bath and later obtaining a City and Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting, her work is regularly featured in Today’s Quilter magazine.  By infusing old techniques with contemporary designs she

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10 Textile Artists inspired by the Ocean

10 Textile Artists Inspired by the Ocean

The ocean has always been incredibly inspiring. Its vastness evokes a sense of mystery, awe and wonder, while its tranquillity and serenity provides a place of solace and reflection. Home to a remarkable array of marine life, from colourful coral to majestic whales and other exotic creatures, it’s not surprising

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Ecoprint detail by India Flint

India Flint :: Botanical Alchemist

Australian-born Textile Artist, India Flint, is renown for her ability to weave nature’s tapestry into her creations, allowing the delicate beauty of the natural world to permeate her work. With a captivating style that combines eco-dyeing, botanical alchemy, and slow stitching, Flint has established herself as a pioneer of environmentally

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SST partner The Fabric Fox to provide exclusive discounts

The Fabric Fox Partner with SST to Offer Exclusive Discounts!

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership. We’re partnering with one of our Stitch Directory suppliers, the amazing, The Fabric Fox to provide exclusive offers and benefits to our subscribers and students. So, to kick things off we wanted to share a little bit about this brilliant, blossoming business and let

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