Cas Holmes: A Stitch in Time

Cas in the collaborative installation Tea Flora Tales at the Knitting and Stitching Show 2018 As one of the UK’s most popular mixed media artists, Cas Holmes needs no introduction. Her accomplishments include the publication of several books, work in public and private collections and countless international exhibits. Cas’ work …

Caren Garfen: Putting the Text into Textiles

Caren Garfen could be described as an artist full of contradictions. She’s a textile artist that didn’t enjoy or excel at sewing in school and who now has an international reputation in this craft. Her signature works are dainty, detailed and intricately hand sewn pieces, but take a closer look …

Stitch Craft Books For Stitching Enthusiasts

Yes we’ve been at it again. We’ve trawled the internet, read reviews and marvelled longingly at the stunning images, to bring you our latest list of the most recent book releases. With this list, we’ve tried to cover every subject we offer here at the School of Stitched Textiles. So, …

Judy Martin and The Sense of Touch

Textile Artist Judy Martin is known for her traditional and delicate quilt patterns that are methodically and meditatively hand stitched. Her pieces are defined by her own commentary on multi-cultural attitudes to birth, death and sexuality, making them a powerful and fascinating medium.   For nearly 40 years Judy has …

Bursary Winners Announced

Over the last few weeks you’ve been voting for your winners of our 2019 Bursary Scheme, and the results are in! The overall winner, with the most number of votes is Heather Sault with her fabulous knitted pieces. Zoe Holt (Textiles) and Hannah Wisdom (Machine Embroidery) received the second largest …

Accredited Courses: Worth the Money?

At the risk of being crass we wanted to talk to you about money! With never-ending talks of Brexit and the Great British Pound seemingly weakening by the day, it’s no wonder that many of us are either tightening the purse strings or being more cautious about spending hard earned …

Sue Stone – An Honest Approach to Hand Embroidery

Sue Stone is a highly accomplished British artist; an exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists (Chair 2013 to 2018),  a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen  and a member of SEW. Her distinctive style has become synonymous with her portrait and figurative compositions that are so …

Wishing You a Happy, Creative Christmas

As the New Year approaches we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on 2018.  First Bursary Applications 2018 was kicked off to a great start as we saw the largest ever amount of enquiries from people wanting to enrol. We also held our first ever peer vote for …

A Sneak Peak at Something New

We all had a great time over the last few weeks filming more of our entry level courses, which we will be adding to over the next few months until we have a full set of ‘introductory’ online beginner textiles courses to act as an introduction to the subjects we …