Inge Jacobsen: Hijacking Mass-Consumed Images with Stitch

Inge Jacobsen is a highly accomplished Danish/Irish artist. Not only has she exhibited around the world and won countless awards, in 2012 she exhibited alongside legendary YBA Sarah Lucas at the Selling Sex show by SHOWstudio. One of her proudest accomplishments. As an artist and photographer there is an obvious affinity with stylistic, …

Our Spring 2020 Bursary Winners!

We are so excited to be able to announce – at last – the names of our Spring 2020 Bursary winners.  Since the bursary opened we received a huge amount of applications, but sadly we could only put 8 forward through to the final stage. The standard of work this …

The Art of Recycling: An Interview with Anne Kelly

Today, we’re going to be hearing from tutor, author and mixed media textile artist, Anne Kelly. Based in Kent, Anne has trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College, London to develop her artistic voice. But it was during her Fine Art degree that she began to explore crossing mediums like …

Graduate Story: Laura Collinson

I enrolled on to the Skill Stage 2 Hand Knitting course in May 2018. I have been knitting since I was quite young – on and off – like most people. But it was only when I hit University, over a decade ago now, that I really picked knitting up again, to …

Vote For Your Bursary Winner – Spring 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 two months we’ve received a fantastic amount of applications from budding creators, artists and makers. These have been shortlisted by our tutors and we now need your help in …

Georgina Bellamy, The Embroidery Girl.

Georgina Bellamy, aka ‘The Embroidery Girl’, is an award-winning embroidery artist and designer. Since graduating from The London College of Fashion in 2014, Georgina’s built an impressive client portfolio which includes the likes of Louis Vuitton and Georgina Goodman. Although Georgina’s works is probably more synonymous with her sculptural embroidery she often …

Crochet Graduate Story: Amanda Jones

Amanda recently completed our Skill Stage 2 course in Crochet. Amanda talks to us about her experience of the course, what she learned and what she might do next. I learnt to crochet as a little girl and was taught by my grandmother. Crochet fell out of fashion in the 80s …

Kazuhito Takadoi: Woven Nature

Kazuhito Takadoi   Horticulture is Kazuhito Takadoi’s first love. Having studied at Hokkaido Agricultural and Horticultural College at Sapporo, Japan and the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, nature is his biggest inspiration. Takadoi began collecting leaves and mosses from gardens, which he’d use to make embroidered greeting cards. After completing …

Combating Coronavirus Anxiety.

I can’t remember a time when daily life seemed quite so uncertain and I’m guessing many of you feel the same? The sudden spread of coronavirus across the globe seems to be continuing with frightening speed. I’m sure we’ve all heard the horror stories about people from the UK stuck …