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 …

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 …

What is your Creative Resolution?

It’s nearly the end of another year and time to make some new personal promises and resolutions – but how many do we actually keep? Perhaps you want to spend more time with the family, work less and spend more time doing the things you really love? From decades of teaching we’ve …

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, …

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 now Coronavirus, 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 …

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 …