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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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Machine Embroidery detail

Textiles, My Saviour: A Graduate Story by Gill Thompson

There are many reasons why our students choose to study a distance learning textiles craft course at the School of Stitched Textiles. Some are looking for an advanced learning programme to advance their knowledge and skills and others feel that it is simply time to do something for themselves. One

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Hand Embroidery work by our youngest graduate at the SST

Born to Sew: A Graduate Story by Emilia Padovan

We all know of the many benefits to needlework and crafting. For one of our students in particular crafting has not only helped her through personal difficulties but it has also exposed her to a number of fantastic opportunities. Emilia Padovan was definitely born to sew. Read her story as

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