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, …

Congratulations to our Bursary Winners.

Our Creative Bursary Scheme offers students the chance to study a course of their choice for free, and this time round we received over 60 applications across all of our City and Guilds accredited courses. Our tutors then shortlisted the finalists and you’ve been voting for your favourite all week. We’re …

Bursary Finalists Announced! Vote for Your Winner

Back in August we began accepting applications to our Creative Bursary Scheme. By the closing date on the 6th October we’d received over 60 applications. After meticulously reading and assessing the applications the tutors at the School of Stitched Textiles have now shortlisted the applications down to 8 students; four …

Pauline Burbidge: Contemporary Quilter

With a career spanning over 40 years, Pauline Burbidge has long been recognised as a leading textile artist and an important force within the quilting sphere. Pauline’s multifaceted approach to quiltmaking often sees her combine her love of colour, drawing, stitching and the natural landscape to create unique and expressive …

Mister Finch: Flora, Fauna and Fantasy.

Our second instalment of our ‘Men in Textiles’ series comes from the fantastically fascinating artist, Mister Finch.   Completely self taught, Mister Finch is a published author and highly imaginative textile artist, widely known for the creation of his distinctive (and adorable) creatures. His success is undoubtedly down to his …

Collages of Inspiration: Mandy Pattullo

Mandy Pattullo is an inspiring British textile artist, based near Hadrian’s Wall in the picturesque countryside of Northumberland. Today we talk to Mandy about discovering her inner creative voice, drawing inspiration from nature, and the environment around her and pursuing her dreams and visions – the very principles we try …

Sam Barsky and his Landmark Knitting

When we interviewed Kaffe Fassett we couldn’t have ever anticipated the response we got from fans and followers. Although Kaffe is a formidable artist in his own right we recognise the need to hear from more male contemporary textile artists. For this reason we’ve created a new series of inspirational …

A Look at the Latest Book Releases

We’ve been taking a look at some of the latest books to have been released over the last few months and we’re pleased to say that you won’t be disappointed. Our book selection covers a range of techniques covering; dying fabric, crocheting doilies, sculpting in fabric and everything in between. …

A Pioneer Of Textile Art: Maggie Grey

Maggie Grey is a contemporary British textile artist. As the former editor of The World of Embroidery magazine for the Embroiderers’ Guild and the current editor of Workshop on the Web – which is now a series of leading publications for D4Daisy Books – she is often referred to as an …