I Wanted to Create My Own Patchwork Designs.

Like so many of our graduates Jenna has always loved sewing. As a teacher and owner of Exeter Sewing Machine Company the accredited educational programmes offered at the School of Stitched Textiles have given her the confidence to develop her own ideas and create her own unique Patchwork designs. Discover …

Online Trolling

Now, this may sound like an odd topic for a needlework blog, however do bear with me! More and more over the last 18 months or so I have noticed a disturbing trend in, well let’s say ‘less than supportive’ commenting on social media.

We’re partnering with Janome sewing machines

We’re really pleased to be able to start this page off with some excellent news – we’re now partnering Janome, the world’s largest manufacturer of domestic sewing machines. Most of you will have heard of them, but how much do you really know about them? A couple of  factoids to …

New artist-in-residence for Claydon House

Looking for something to do over the Easter weekend?  Why not visit Claydon House? A self-taught textile artist who creates ‘paintings’ by hand stitching pieces of fabric together is this year’s artist in residence at Claydon House. By the summer, Barbara Shaw will have produced seven pictures using the stately …

Don’t Procrastinate! Keep in Touch

Procrastination – a fancy word to describe the condition of people who chronically postpone and put off things they know they should be doing – procrastinators in other words. Procrastination is now a respectable subject for psychological study.  Believe it or not, there is actually an international conference run on …