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Meredith Woolnough interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Meredith Woolnough: A Natural Talent

Originally published November 27, 2019 and updated in September 2023. Meredith Woolnough is an internationally acclaimed, award winning artist and author from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide. Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells Meredith’s

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Life as a textile artist. An interview with Nikki Parmenter

Nikki Parmenter: Sculpting with Machine Embroidery

Cheshire-based textile artist, Nikki Parmenter creates texturally rich mixed media pieces. They explore her fascination with mythology, legends, ancient societies and visual iconography. Nikki’s work is synonymous with rich, detailed texture. Her birds showcase features that stretch out from the canvas, her frogs proudly display their rough, knobbly skin, and

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Graduate Story by Machine Embroidery graduate Josephine Robinson

Graduate Story: Josephine Robinson Machine Embroidery

Having completed our Machine Embroidery Skill Stage 3 course, Josephine Robinson shares her experience of studying with us. Having always been a keen sewer, Josephine wanted to expand her skills and found that an accredited course would validate her skills and give her a much needed confidence boost. This is

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Machine Embroidered Piece by graduate Julie Cole

Graduate Story: Julie Cole Machine Embroidery

Julie Cole studied our Machine Embroidery Skill Stage 3 course. After graduating a few months ago she was kind enough to share her experience with us. Having always loved art, Julie wanted to learn to new skills and stretch and her creative wings. This is her Stitch Journey. “The SST offered

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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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Graduate Story by Vick Drury

Graduate Story – Vicki Drury Machine Embroidery

Vicki Drury has kindly agreed to share her experience of studying our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course. This is her fantastic stitch journey. Vicki Drury I was taught to sew and draft by my mother and grandmother on a Singer treadle sewing machine. My grandmother also taught me to

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Lynda Boardman, Machine Embroidery graduate story

Graduate Story: Lynda Boardman – Machine Embroidery

Early this year Lynda Boardman successfully completed our Skill Stage 2 Machine Embroidery Course. She shares her experience of studying the course and says that she is proof that ‘you’re never too old to learn’. Lynda Boardman I enrolled in Machine Embroidery Skill Stage 2 in August 2020 a few

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Graduate Story by Hayley Semper

Graduate Story: Hayley Semper – Machine Embroidery

Hayley Semper recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery Course. Hayley has kindly agreed to share her experience of studying with the School of Stitched Textiles, and we’re sure a lot of people can related to her story. She describes choosing a career over her passion but after more than

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A creative journey by Helen Plummer - Machine Embroidery graduate

Graduate Story: Helen Plummer – Machine Embroidery

Helen Plummer recently completed our Skill Stage 3 Machine Embroidery course and joins us today to share her experience. Helen was initially looking for a distraction and a new focus. However, after a few modules on our course, she found that her ‘latent artistic side’ was finally able to burst into full

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