Rosie James: Machine Drawn People

Textile artist Rosie James describes her work as machine drawn. Inspired by people, her pieces reflect her instinctive curiosity in crowds and human behaviour. Often there is someone or something that stands out from the crowd which then becomes her focus. Each composition is freely stitched using her machine and …

Graduate Story: Jane Freeman – Textiles

Hi. My name is Jane Freeman and I recently completed Textiles Skill Stage 2 with School of Stitched Textiles. I work as an office manager for a commercial diving company and spend the rest of my time enjoying the beautiful beaches of Wexford, chilling in the garden or sewing!  A …

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 …

Latest Textile Books for the Ultimate Enthusiast

We’ve compiled a list of the latest textile books on offer that aim to inspire, encourage and impart creative wisdom. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a stitching enthusiast or simply want to stock pile reading material for the winter; we’re sure you’ll find the perfect book, right here. …

Adopting a Danish Approach to Winter Crafting

As Winter approaches the UK I’m sure we’re all looking forward to those long nights, dark mornings, terrifying gritter lorries, extortionate heating bills, and bitterly cold winds. Right? At the School of Stitched Textiles, we welcome Winter. For creative crafting obsessives like ourselves, Winter legitimises our desire to stay tucked up …