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10 textile artists inspired by nature that you have to follow

Textile Artists Inspired by Nature You HAVE To Follow

Our Artists You have to Follow series focuses on contemporary artists and makers. Throughout the series we delve deep into the art world to pluck out our favourite, stand-out, awe inspiring artists, who are breaking the mould and really pushing the boundaries with their art. We hope that these artists spark an

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Winwick Mum, Christine Perry Interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Winwick Mum, ‘Knitting is a Vital Life Skill’

Christine Perry, aka Winwick Mum is a knitter. More specifically she is the mastermind behind the successful site, Winwick Mum; a labyrinth of delightful knitting patterns and resources to help beginners create hand-knitted socks. As well as patterns, tutorials, and equipment the Winwick Mum site also features Winwick Mum Yarn,

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A Revealing Exposé of Nudinits

A Revealing Exposé of Nudinits

Sarah Simi is a knitting phenomenon best known for her nudinit characters, which are brought to life through her animation company, Woolly vision. Along with animator Ed Hartwell, Sarah produces awarded-winning stop-motion animated films. Her characters live in a world entirely made from wool and fabric, brimming with naughty innuendos.

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10 Textile Portrait Artists You HAVE to Follow

10 Textile Portrait Artists You HAVE to Follow

10 Textiles Portrait Artists you HAVE to follow is the latest addition to our Artists you HAVE to follow series. We’ve already looked at leading Knit & Crochet, Quilt, Hand Embroidery, Machine Embroidery, Artists Inspired by Nature, and Felt artists and discovered a treasure trove of modern fibre art inspiration.  These contemporary

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Knitting graduate, Susan Rorison

Graduate Story: Susan Rorison – Knitting

Susan Rorison enrolled onto our Skill Stage 2 Knitting course just before the first lockdown. Today, she shares her experience of studying with us, learning new digital skills and her ambition to pass on traditional crafts and creativity to the younger generation. Susan Rorison My mother taught me a lot of different

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Knitting sample by Patricia McCarthy

Graduate Story: Patricia McCarthy – Knitting

Our latest graduate to complete our Skill Stage 3 Knitting course is Patricia McCarthy. Patricia has very kindly offered to share her learning journey with us, and believe us, you won’t want to miss this. When Patricia joined us she was already a very accomplished knitter. However, she had always looked for

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Graduate story from Laura Collinson - Kitting Course Skill Stage 2

Graduate Story: Laura Collinson – Knitting

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

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Knitting and Crochet by our new tutor Sally Hart

Knitting and Crochet Tutor Joins the Tutorial Team

Hello Stitchers, We are absolutely thrilled to introduce the newest member of our tutorial gang here at the School of Stitched Textiles. Sally Hart has joined us as our new Knitting and Crochet tutor and will be teaching and assessing our accredited courses (levels 2-4). We’re delighted to welcome her

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Winter crating at the School of Stitched Textiels

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

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