Graduate Story: Steph Yates Hand Embroidery

Earlier in the year Steph Yates completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course.  Having dabbled in hand embroidery over the years Steph knew that she wanted a professional course that could develop her designs skills and provide structure. Steph has excelled during her time with us. After being put forward …

Student Experience: Studying Patchwork & Quilting – P.3

Anne Hartland continues to work through her Skill Stage 4 Patchwork and Quilting course. Periodically she documents her experience of the course. You can read part one and part 2 here, and don’t forget to check out the other blogs in the ‘Student Experience’ series. Student Profile Name: Anne Hartland Course: Patchwork …

Graduate Story: Sally-Ann Duffy

When Sally-Ann Duffy applied for one of our bursaries in 2018 – now called the Joan Harrison Creative Bursary – she never expected to win. Sally-Ann excelled through her Hand Embroidery course and was recently selected by her tutor to feature in our Student Excellence Awards Exhibition in recognition of her progress and creativity.  …

Student Experience: Studying Textiles (SS2) Part 3

Welcome back to our special Student Experience series. This is the third part of Gabrielle Theano’s blog in which she shares the in’s and out’s of studying our accredited Textiles Course.    You can read Part 1, Part 2, or check out the full series, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to …

Graduate Story: Sarah Turner – Hand Embroidery

Sarah Turner recently completed our Hand Embroidery Skill Stage 3 course. Today she tells us how the course gave her enough confidence to open her very own craft business. Her business, Embellished Elephant, Sarah provides her very own designs and craft kits. Sarah Turner I call myself a multi-disciplinary crafter …

Graduate Story: Wendy Oakley – Stumpwork

Having recently graduated from the SofST, Wendy Oakley has kindly offered to share her experience of studying Stumpwork. Wendy joined us on our beginner’s Stumpwork course and went on to the study our accredited Stumpwork course. This is her incredible creative journey! Wendy Oakley I have always loved the history …

Student Experience: Studying Textiles (SS2) Part 2

Welcome back to our special Student Experience series. This is the second part of Gabrielle Theano’s blog in which she shares the in’s and out’s of studying our accredited Textiles Course. You can read Part 1 here, or check out the full series, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to regular updates. …

Student Experience: Studying Patchwork & Quilting

We have another student who has kindly volunteered to document her learning journey with us. Anne Hartland is studying Patchwork & Quilting and she will be documenting her entire progress throughout the course as she works through the modules.  Take a look at our ‘Student Experience’ segment to follow Anne and Gabrielle …