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Caroline Hyde-Brown stitched book

Caroline Hyde-Brown: Threads of Transformation

Born into a family of needle workers, Caroline Hyde-Brown’s passion for textiles was ignited at a young age and her journey is a testament to the transformative power of creativity and connection. Initially trained in Fashion Design, Caroline found her true passion in the intricate world of Textile Design and

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Textile Talk with Appleton's Wools

Textile Talk with Appletons

Over on our Podcast you can now listen to our latest interview with Di and Debbie, from the world famous Appletons brand of crewel and tapestry wool. For nearly 200 years, they have been used across the globe in some of the most prestigious tapestries and embroideries in cathedrals, stately

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A graduate story by hand embroidery graduate, Hilary Jackson.

Graduate Story: Hilary Jackson – Hand Embroidery

Hilary Jackson is a retired teacher and has sewn all her life. It was during the pandemic that she rediscovered her love of hand sewing, and decided to learn embroidery by completing our accredited course. Having already completed our Patchwork and Quilting course (Skill Stage 3), she knew that the course was able to

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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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16 Latest Book Releases for Textile Enthusiasts

16 Latest Textile Books for Stitch Enthusiasts

Christmas wouldn’t be ‘Christmas’ without a little bit of Christmas Crafting. So, to get those creative juices flowing we’ve put together a fabulous list of 16 latest textile books for stitch enthusiasts.  Like busy little Christmas elves, we’ve been browsing the bookshelves to produce this latest list containing the newest

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Joan Harrison Creative Bursary Fianlists. Vote for your winner.

Vote For Your Bursary Winner 21

This year we launched The Joan Harrison Creative Bursary scheme. The scheme was set up to provide valuable study opportunities for those wishing to study our accredited textile courses. It was named after a very dear friend and colleague who sadly passed away in 2015. For several months we have been receiving

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Graduate Story: Catherine Bottoms Hand Embroidery Skill Stage 3

Graduate Story: Catherine Bottoms – Hand Embroidery

Catherine Bottoms had been looking for Hand Embroidery classes for a while before finding the School of Stitched Textiles. She talks to us today about how a career in civil engineering left the creative side of her in need of some nurturing. And we’re very pleased to say that our

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The Art of Dyeing By Linda Johansen

The Art of Dyeing: Linda Johansen

Linda Johansen is a quilt artist, fabric dyer, and author of eight great books on quilting, fabric dyeing and 3-D projects. Taught how to sew at just seven years old, Linda was making all of her clothes by high school. Needless to say, her fascination with textiles never diminished. She’s

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Interview with Julie Campbell: The Anatomy of Embroidery

Julie Campbell: The Anatomy of Embroidery Art

Julie Campbell Julie Campbell began embroidering in 2017! In the space of 3 short years Julie Campbell has perfected her craft. Now, her anatomical designs are adored by nearly 80 thousand dedicated instagram followers.  Needless to say, Campbell’s work is synonymous with the exploration of anatomy. You can expect lots

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