Graduate Story: Penny Merrett – Felt Making

Penny Merrett has kindly agreed to share her experience of studying our Skill Stage 2 Felt Making course. She completed the course a few months ago and has really enjoyed the creative process. During the course she made a lined bag, a felt ball necklace, and a beautiful wall hanging. Penny …

Graduate Story: Myra Velk – Machine Embroidery

Myra Velk completed our Skill Stage 2 Machine Embroidery Course towards the end of 2020. Myra admits that she agonised over the decision to study with us for quite some time. However, since completing the course, she wishes she had done it sooner and has some excellent advice for future students. This …

Graduate Story: Denise Dent – Hand Embroidery

Denise Dent recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course. Denise has always been a creative person; interested in textiles and design. However, Denise knew that she wanted to expand her skills and use the course to go on an important voyage of self discover. This is her graduate story. …

Student Experience: Studying Textiles (SS2)

We have an exciting new feature to share with you! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to study an accredited course with the School of Stitched Textiles you’ll be pleased to know that we have two willing volunteers who have promised to document their journeys. We’re going to …

Graduate Story: Pip Gilbert

Pip Gilbert recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork and Quilting Course. Today we explore her work and her motivation for the doing course. This is her Stitch Journey. Pip Gilbert I am a recently retired Chartered Accountant with a big desire to learn new skills and possibly start new business …

Graduate Story: Cathy Howe – Machine Embroidery

Cathy Howe recently completed our accredited Machine Embroidery Course (Skill Stage 2) and has already started on our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course. For Cathy Howe the course has given her a huge sense of fulfilment and has been a welcome distraction from her full time job. Take a look through her …

Graduate Story: Carol Crichton, Hand & Machine Embroidery

In September 2019 Carol Crichton ambitiously enrolled onto our Skill Stage 2 Hand Embroidery course and our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course. Having successfully graduated a few months ago, Carol has kindly agreed to share her learning experience with us. Carol Crichton Since I was a child I have enjoyed making things. I …

Graduate Story: Lou Petch, Patchwork & Quilting

Lou Petch graduated from our Patchwork and Quilting Skill Stage 2 course earlier this year. Unlike many of our graduates who study with us to gain an accreditation, Lou Petch talks to us about completing the course for herself. To prove to herself that she could do it! This is a fantastic …

Graduate Story: Ann Alcorn Hand Embroidery

Ann Alcorn completed our Skill Stage 3 Hand Embroidery course back in May. We take a look back at some of her work talk to her about what she has learned on her creative journey. From childhood I always enjoyed making things, mostly knitting which I learned at home, and then later …