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3d Applique sample by Deborah Collins

Graduate Story: Deborah Collins – Patchwork

Deborah Collins took up quilting to make a bedspread, because she couldn’t find anything she liked. Realising her design process was ‘slapdash’ she embarked on our Patchwork and Quilting course for intermediates (skill stage 3), and has achieved so much. Not only has she developed an effective approach to design and unleashed

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Patchwork painting, hand stitched by Elli Beaven

Elli Beaven: Slow Stitching at Sea

The art of slow stitching is deeply relaxing. With rhythmic qualities it has an intrinsic calming effect, promotes mindfulness, and restores the soul. One particular artist who knows all about this is Elli Beavan. After moving aboard a 44ft Catamaran in 2020, Elli was forced to give up her sewing

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The Winners of Our Student Excellence Awards 22

Our  Student Excellence Awards Exhibition 22, showcases the work by some of our most stand out students. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the commitment, graft, and talent that our students demonstrate and to give everyone a taste of what can be achieved on our distance learning courses.

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Graduate Story: Lynda Vidulich- Patchwork & Quilting

Graduate Story: Lynda Vidulich- Patchwork & Quilting

Lynda Vidulich has recently completed our Skill Stage 4 Patchwork and Quilting course. As an avid crafter Lynda came to us with plenty of experience. However, she told us that she wanted to gain a City and Guilds accreditation to give her the confidence to design, make and teach during her

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A graduate story by Patchwork and Quilting Graduate, Tessa Box

Graduate Story: Tessa Box – Patchwork & Quilting

Tessa Box’s Stitch Journey began with us a few years ago. Back in 2020, Tessa Box applied for a bursary to Study Patchwork and Quilting. Tessa received the majority of votes for her beautiful patchwork pieces, becoming our overall winner and securing a place on a Skill Stage 2 course. Since then, Tessa

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Textiles work by Lynda Scoulding

Graduate Story: Lynda Scoulding – Textiles

Lynda Scoulding recently completed our Textiles Skill Stage 3 course and has kindly agreed to share her stitch journey. Throughout her course Lynda produced excellent work. She was even put forward by her tutor to be entered into our Student Excellence Awards Exhibition, in recognition for her amazing samples. Lynda went on to

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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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Vanessa Thorpe Textiles SS2 Graduate.

Graduate Story: Vanessa Thorpe – Textiles

Vanessa Thorpe wanted a course that would develop her skills and provide a focus. Having trained as a bespoke tailor she was keen to get stuck in and achieve a City and Guilds accreditation. Vanessa studied our Textile Skill Stage 2 course and this is her Stitch Journey. Vanessa Thorpe Like many

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