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Jen Goodwin: Traditionally Trained Artisan Embroiderer

5/23/2018
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Jen Goodwin: Traditionally Trained Artisan Embroiderer & RSN Tutor Jen Goodwin is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Jen shares her very interesting story as she has developed her embroidery skills, including being a Royal School of Needlework Tutor & Assessor. Jen has a studio based at Walford Mill crafts, Wimbourne, Dorset and shares some great insights into the value of having other creative makers and specialists working in the same location, in different...

Duration:00:41:44

Fenella Dawnay: Processions 2018 & Banner Making

5/16/2018
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Fenella Dawnay: Processions 2018 & Banner Making Fenella Dawnay is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Our episode is rather different than usual in that Fenella is NOT a textile artist! This episode is all about Processions 2018 a mass participation artwork celebrating the centenary of (some) British women gaining the right to vote. It takes places across 4 locations in the UK on 10th June, 2018. We talk about that and in particular the 100 Years 100 Banners...

Duration:00:39:11

Sara Dennis: RSN Qualified Hand Embroidery Tutor

5/9/2018
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Sara Dennis: RSN Qualified Hand Embroidery Tutor Sara Dennis is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Sara shares her interesting story of training to be a nurse, joining the Army and travelling the world with her husband. Discover how she took the opportunity to study at The Royal School of Needlework and launch her second career as a hand embroidery tutor. Her current exhibition 'An Apprentice's Journey' features her work whilst studying with the RSN. Listen as...

Duration:00:35:11

Iona Barker: Fun Free Hand Sewing Classes For Mental Wellbeing

5/2/2018
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Iona Barker: Fun Free Hand Sewing Classes For Mental Wellbeing Iona Barker is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Laura shares her story of creativity and then burnout as she pursued her fashion and costume career. Fighting depression she turned to creativity to help her healing, and Say It Ain't Sew was born. It is a non-profit organisation which encourages creativity through running free hand sewing classes across several locations in Scotland. Listen as Iona...

Duration:00:40:20

Laura Edgar: Atmospheric Coastal Scenes in Textile Art

4/25/2018
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Laura Edgar: Atmospheric Coastal Scenes in Textile Art Laura Edgar is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Laura shares her life as a textile artist and tutor who is inspired by her native beautiful & dramatic Northumberland coastline. Laura loves to create her seascapes using recycled clothing and vintage textiles and trimmings, as well as applying paint, heat and stitch. Listen as Laura shares her lifelong delight with textile art. Susan Weeks chats with Laura...

Duration:00:37:30

Karen Ruane: Contemporary Hand Embroidery & Connections With Cloth

4/11/2018
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Karen Ruane: Contemporary Hand Embroidery & Connections With Cloth Karen Ruane is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Karen shares her life as a contemporary hand embroidery artist who specialises in teaching and building supportive communities via online embroidery courses. Listen as Karen shares her embroidery journey from Cross Stitch, through leisure classes and onto a degree when her children had flown the nest. Karen's main focus is teaching through her...

Duration:00:40:15

Georgina Bellamy: 3D Goldwork & Beaded Animals

4/4/2018
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Georgina Bellamy: 3D Goldwork & Beaded Animals Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast, Georgina Bellamy shares her life as a hand embroidery artist who specialises in creating truly gorgeous 3D goldwork and beaded animals. Listen as Georgina shares her embroidery journey from working at a Dry Cleaners, through City & Guilds, a degree and then stepping out on her own and developing her embroidery brand and business. Georgina shares stories that highlight the battle between...

Duration:00:38:32

Hattie McGill: Hand Embroidery Artist

3/28/2018
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Hattie McGill: Hand Embroidery Artist Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast, Hattie McGill shares her life as a hand embroidery artist and freelance embroiderer working in fashion, costume and film. Listen as Hattie shares her embroidery journey and how she balances her own art for sale and commission, with the typically unpredictable world of being a freelance embroiderer. Hattie also shares some very interesting insights into doing embroidery for films and fashion...

Duration:00:38:15

Yvonne Fuchs: Relax With Slow Stitching

3/21/2018
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Yvonne Fuchs: Relax With Slow Stitching Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Yvonne Fuchs shares her relaxing approach to slow stitch and creating mindful and contemplative textile art. Listen as Yvonne shares her textile journey and her world journeys and their influence on her work. We are focusing on Slow Stitch today. Yvonne has combined her 2 worlds of Zen and mindfulness with her love of teaching textile art to create unique classes in Slow Stitch. Yvonne explains...

Duration:00:40:01

Saima Kaur: Inspired By Indian Folk Art

3/14/2018
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Saima Kaur: Inspired By Indian Folk Art And Colourful Textiles Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Saima Kaur shares her colourful hand embroidery inspired by her Indian heritage and Indian Folk art. Listen as Saima shares her embroidery journey and begins her adventure into creating a sustainable business through her textile art. Saima has an interesting story and brings Indian textiles alive through her own textile collection and research. Susan Weeks chats with Saima...

Duration:00:38:05

Adam Pritchett: Intricate Insects & Antique Frames

2/28/2018
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Adam Pritchett: Intricate Insects & Antique Frames Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, embroidery artist Adam Pritchett shares his intricate embroidered spiders and pieces inspired by antique frames, antiquarian themes... and a sprinkling of magic and creepiness! Listen as Adam shares his relatively recent embroidery journey through his inspirations and techniques. And of course, he gets a Gold Star for being our first male embroidery artist on Stitchery Stories. Susan...

Duration:00:40:27

Jane Sanders: Textile Portraits Of Iconic Pop Stars

2/21/2018
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Jane Sanders: Textile Portraits Of Iconic Pop Stars Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Jane Sanders shares her vibrant and exciting textile portraits of very iconic pop stars. The stars Jane chooses for her portraits are famous across a range of genres, eras and styles, so there is always something fresh about her work. And even if you don't like all of their music - you will love the artistry and stitching that Jane creates... in her kitchen! Listen as Jane shares her...

Duration:00:39:10

Ann Small: Layered Cloth and Quirky Characters

2/8/2018
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Ann Small: Layered Cloth and Quirky Characters Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Ann Small shares her techniques, inspiration and current excitement. Describing herself as a typical Pisces swimming in opposite directions... Ann does indeed have 2 very different aspects to her work and creativity. There are her colourful reverse applique based, large hangings which she describes as her serious textile art work. Then there are her very individual character dolls which she...

Duration:00:33:06

Anne Brooke: From Sketchbooks To Mixed Media Stitched Collage

1/31/2018
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Anne Brooke: From Sketchbooks To Mixed Media Stitched Collage Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Anne Brooke shares her techniques and inspiration behind her stitched multimedia collages. A key feature of her work is to stitch onto paper, although she is now venturing into using fabrics, particularly vintage embroidered pieces. Her work is inspired by journeys - her walks and travels, as well as the life journeys undertaken by the vintage fabrics she uses and the work...

Duration:00:37:52

Annie Taylor: Telling Stories With Large Soft Sculptures

1/24/2018
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Annie Taylor: Telling Stories With Large Soft Sculptures Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Annie Taylor shares her wonderful stories around the stories she creates and tells with her textile art. A key outlet for her creativity and artwork are her rather large soft sculptures. The word 'doll' just doesn't seem right when you see how large they are... Big Alice, for example is 16 foot tall! These evolve from recycled bedding, their personality takes shape as their faces...

Duration:00:36:44

Profanity Embroidery Group: Huge Fun Creating Beautiful Art From Ugly Words

1/17/2018
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Profanity Embroidery Group: Huge Fun Creating Beautiful Art From Ugly Words Before I introduce this very entertaining episode please note there is no swearing in this episode despite the title of the group and episode. Please listen - this is a lovely story. Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Annie Taylor & Bridget Carpenter share their hilarious stories around their 'rather different' embroidery group - yes, it's the Profanity Embroidery Group. Formed by accident in 2014,...

Duration:00:37:39

Jan Dowson: Award-Winning Textile Art Tutor & Textile Artist

1/10/2018
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Jan Dowson: Award-Winning Textile Art Tutor & Textile Artist Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Jan Dowson shares her joy of teaching textile art over 20 years and in the process facilitating 8 students who achieved City & Guilds Gold Medals. Jan has also received a City & Guilds Gold Medal for teaching as well as 2 other prestigious awards. Following retirement, it's now 'her time' to focus on her own textile art and enjoy her own creativity. Susan Weeks chats with Jan...

Duration:00:36:31

Deborah Mullins: Embroidery Artist Inspired By Palestine

12/20/2017
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Deborah Mullins: Embroidery Artist Inspired By Palestine Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast, Deborah Mullins shares her passion for Palestine. The beautiful traditional embroidery and the places and people - as well as a deep sadness at the cleansing, displacement & social injustice experienced within that land. Susan chats with Deborah about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Photographs at http://www.stitcherystories.com/deborahmullins Visit:...

Duration:00:42:15

Jamie Malden: Block Printing Specialist & Founder of Colouricious.com

12/13/2017
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Jamie Malden: Block Printing Specialist & Founder of Colouricious.com Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Jamie Malden from Colouricious.com shares her enthusiasm, knowledge and great joy of block printing. Susan chats with Jamie about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Photographs at http://www.stitcherystories.com/jamiemalden Visit: http://colouricious.com Watch: https://www.youtube.com/user/Colouricious Travel:...

Duration:00:41:06

Lindy Richardson: Historic Embroidery Conservation & Community Inspiration

12/5/2017
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Lindy Richardson: Historic Embroidery Conservation & Community Inspiration ss019 Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast, Lindy Richardson shares her current research project. She chats with Susan Weeks about the collection of historic embroidery held by Edinburgh College of Art which was originally part of the Needlework Development Scheme. The NDS was founded in Scotland in 1934, sponsored by J and P Coats, the thread manufacturers. Its aim was to encourage embroidery and up...

Duration:00:37:17