Stitch Craft Books For Stitching Enthusiasts

Yes we’ve been at it again. We’ve trawled the internet, read reviews and marvelled longingly at the stunning images, to bring you our latest list of the most recent book releases. With this list, we’ve tried to cover every subject we offer here at the School of Stitched Textiles. So, …

The Many Facets of Sylvia Paul

As an accomplished artist, the work of Sylvia Paul has been exhibited in galleries across the country, and as far as Japan. As well as inspiring students with her workshops, she has authored a book – My Life in Bits –  and continues to sell to private collections internationally. Sylvia is a …

Inspiring knit artists you HAVE to follow

Whether you’ve recently started one of our accredited knitting or crochet courses or just a complete yarn addict, here is a fantastic list of inspiring crochet and knit artists that you simply HAVE to follow. We’ve put together an eclectic mix of artists featuring the good, the crazy and the innovative. Enjoy! 1. …

Using Pinterest for Pinspiration

A while ago we created a post which talked about the ways in which our courses helped to nurture creativity. One of the key points we made was the importance of feeding your inspiration. Whether it’s looking at the work of other artists and designers or by being inspired by …

5 Easy Ways to Develop your Creativity in Textiles

We all have that ‘blank sheet of paper’ issue when thinking about creating something, anything, in any craft or art. Creativity in textiles is no different. It doesn’t matter if you work in the area professionally or if you are a complete ‘newbie’ to textiles. The thought of sitting down …

Bursary Winners Announced

Over the last few weeks you’ve been voting for your winners of our 2019 Bursary Scheme, and the results are in! The overall winner, with the most number of votes is Heather Sault with her fabulous knitted pieces. Zoe Holt (Textiles) and Hannah Wisdom (Machine Embroidery) received the second largest …

Our Finalists: Vote for Your Winner

Over the last few months we’ve received a fantastic amount of applications – our highest yet – to our creative bursary scheme. After several days of shortlisting the team at the School of Stitched Textiles have finally been able to shortlist nine lucky finalists. These finalists will now get the …

Michael James – The Voice of Quilt Art

Michael James works in the medium of quilted fabric constructions and was the vanguard leader of the art quilt movement that began in the 1970’s. Since then he has become one of most respected and well known artists in the medium of quilted fabric construction. His textiles have been recognized …

My Bursary Journey: Marian Fearon

Winning piece. This piece is a textile hanging, 18’’ x 30’ When I retired 10 years ago I became interested in Textile Art and Patchwork. I attended local workshops and classes to learn the basics which allowed me to create numerous bed quilts as well as quilted hangings all using …

Promote Your Work #MyStitchJourney

As many of you will know, we just love to teach! With so many benefits to being crafty and creative we’re eager to encourage it (especially anything of the stitched variety), in the hope that everyone, everywhere will develop a passion for stitching – we’ve got to dream big! We’re …