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Mary-Ann Toop: Bringing Fabric Sculptures To Life

10/16/2019
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Fabric sculpture artist Mary-Ann Toop is the guest today on the Stitchery Stories podcast. Mary-Ann shares her story of leaving her civil engineering career, battling depression and starting her fascinating creative journey. Mary-Ann is determined to make her soft fabric sculptures move - and is particularly fascinated by flight... it's the engineer in her creeping out again! Susan Weeks chats with Mary-Ann about: For this episode View Show Notes, Links & Examples of Mary-Ann's work at...

Duration:00:39:14

Tracey Coverley: Textile Artist

10/2/2019
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Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, textile artist Tracey Coverley shares her story of leaving the railway industry and turning her fine art skills into creating textile art portraits of iconic figures from music and film. She works under her brand, "Handmade In Horwich End". Susan Weeks chats (and laughs a lot) with Tracey about: and much more... For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Examples of Tracey's work at...

Duration:00:40:06

Diane Gaffney: Trader In South East Asian Textiles

9/18/2019
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Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Diane Gaffney shares her fascinating story of developing a well-established business based around her love of travel. Diane and her husband Jim, are the founders of Textile Traders. They have been buying and selling hand made textiles from south east Asia since 1984. Susan Weeks chats with Diane about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Photos of Diane's travels and textiles at http://www.stitcherystories.com/DianeGaffney Visit:...

Duration:00:39:42

SFSNAD: San Francisco School Of Needlework And Design

9/4/2019
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SFSNAD: San Francisco School Of Needlework And Design Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, the co-founders of SFSNAD, Ellice Sperber and Lucy Barter share their story of turning their chats into dreams and their dreams into reality as they established their embroidery school in San Francisco. Susan Weeks chats with Ellice & Lucy about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Examples of artist's work at http://www.stitcherystories.com/SFSNAD Visit:...

Duration:00:39:29

Susan Weeks: Celebrating Two years Of Stitchery Stories Textile Art & Embroidery Podcast

7/17/2019
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Podcaster Susan Weeks celebrates that her embroidery and textile art podcast is two years old this week. Susan shares some of the backstory around her podcast and talks about her entertaining, inspiring and courageous guests. Of course plenty of thanks are in order and Susan also has some questions for you, and highlights some ideas for the future. https://www.stitcherystories.com/2ndbirthdaycelebrations Look: https://www.instagram.com/stitcherystories_podcast Like:...

Duration:00:24:16

Amanda Cobbett: Realistic Embroidered Fungi and Lichen

7/3/2019
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Textile Artist Amanda Cobbett shares her life in fabric and threads. Amanda creates realistic 3-dimensional, papier-mâché and machine-embroidered sculptures of fungi and lichen and other hidden treasures of the woodland floor. From her studio in the Surrey Hills, Amanda is surrounded by inspiration for her work. Her pieces are so realistic that viewers of her art assume that they are real! A nice problem to have and the subject of endless questions at Amanda's successful exhibition at 2019...

Duration:00:37:47

Sally Stone: Textile Artist Yarnstorming York

6/11/2019
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Textile artist Sally Stone shares her life in fabric & thread, and yarn. With her textile art, Sally works in both small and large scale. She creates colourful pieces of textile jewellery, finding a new lease of life and use for a selection of objects. And then of course there is her joy with Extreme Knitting! Sally is also the enthusiastic creator of several Yarnstorming installations in her UK hometown of York. We have a good chat about her yarnstorming antics and if you are quick you...

Duration:00:37:30

Janine Heschl: Textile Wildlife Art

5/29/2019
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Textile Wildlife Artist Janine Heschl shares her life in fabric and threads. Janine creates photo realistic portraits of animals using free-motion machine embroidery, and an exceptional eye for detail, light, colour and texture. And even more amazing, Janine is entirely self-taught. Along with the beautiful portraits runs a deep passion for nature, wildlife and our world, and with her needle, Janine speaks out for creatures that can't speak for themselves. Susan Weeks chats with Janine...

Duration:00:39:28

Sarah Cross: Artist Using Textiles And Multi-media Techniques

5/15/2019
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Textile Artist Sarah Cross shares her life in fabric and threads. Having chosen teaching as her career path, Sarah has taught art based textiles and fine art in a variety of school for 20 years. However, she has continued to learn skills, experiment with techniques and create her own pieces grabbing time where she can! A recent TV appearance on BBC1's 'Home Is Where The Art Is' has really boosted her confidence and commissions and her dream of a garden studio is now coming to...

Duration:00:38:43

Kathleen Laurel Sage: Shaping Machine Embroidery With Heat

5/1/2019
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Textile Artist Kathleen Laurel Sage shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Kathleen combines machine embroidery, using water soluble stabiliser and layering organza and meltable threads and acrylic felt to create her nature inspired pieces. She then melts and burns the pieces using a soldering iron or heat gun to create her distinctive pieces. Kathleen shares a lot of inspiration with us, and talks about moving her practice forward, and embracing...

Duration:00:40:14

Emma Broughton: Embroidered Boxes

4/17/2019
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Emma Broughton shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Emma is a classically trained hand embroidery artist with a real passion for designing and making embroidered boxes. So much so that she is the author of a new book launching April 2019 simply called "Embroidered Boxes". Emma shares her story of being inspired by goldwork embroidery at a young age, and of being determined to follow embroidery as her career. And you will be amazed when she shares...

Duration:00:39:23

Loetitia Gibier: Hand Embroidery Artist With A Passion For Design

4/3/2019
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Loetitia Gibier shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Loetitia is French but has made the UK her home and is a hand embroidery artist, and tutor, who also designs kits for sale. Loetitia shares her fascinating story, and the good things that have happened to her embroidery career since she decided to be brave and 'get out there'. An inspiring example of what can happen when you make the decision to stop hiding and start reaching out for...

Duration:00:39:42

Rie Wenham: Hand Embroidery Artist Who Loves Spiders

3/20/2019
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Rie Wenham shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Rie shares the various aspects of her creative career, and the story of why she loves to create beautiful spiders and snakes combining goldwork, crewelwork & stumpwork. Rie dislikes the waste behind 'fast fashion' and shares how she makes a difference. Susan Weeks chats with Rie about: Episode Show Notes, Links & Examples of Rie's work at https://www.stitcherystories.com/riewenham Look:...

Duration:00:39:57

Danielle Balfoort: Developing Abstract Contemporary Hand embroidery

3/6/2019
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Danielle Balfoort shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Danielle shares her steps on her journey as an embroidery entrepreneur. After being made redundant from her office job, Danielle decided to go for it and launch her dream of creating a business around her passion for embroidery. Susan Weeks chats with Danielle about: and so much more. For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Examples of Danielle's work at...

Duration:00:35:52

Natalie Dupuis : Goldwork Embroidery Artist, Tutor & Designer

2/20/2019
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Natalie Dupuis shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Natalie shares her determined steps from being a teacher of children to being a teacher of goldwork embroidery, and a designer of unique goldwork embroidery kits. Susan Weeks chats with Natalie about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Examples of Natalie's work at https://www.stitcherystories.com/nataliedupuis Visit: www.SewByHand.com Like:...

Duration:00:38:35

Clare Hunter: Banner Maker Writing The Threads Of Life

2/6/2019
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Clare Hunter shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Clare has run her own business for many years, with a strong emphasis on community textile art projects, and banner making. Clare is also the author of new book 'Threads of Life : A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle.' This book takes a fascinating and powerful look at how sewing and embroidery have been used throughout history to enable forgotten people, in difficult circumstances,...

Duration:00:36:26

Laura Bray: Embroidery Artist & Creative Business Owner

1/23/2019
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Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Laura Bray shares her life in fabric & thread. Laura has run her own business for many years, firstly as a business consultant, and currently enjoying her creative business built around embroidery, fabric and crafts. Laura shares plenty of great stories around her embroidery and creative business, and 'cos Sue loves all things online digital marketing, we also had a good chat about social media, Pinterest and managing our creative time. Laura has a...

Duration:00:37:13

Joe Mitchell: Tambour Embroidery & Haute Couture Embroidery

1/15/2019
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Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Joe Mitchell Shares His Life In Fabric & Thread. Joe creates the most beautiful, sparkling beaded tambour embroidery using beads, silk ribbons, sequins and all manner of gorgeous things! Joe shares plenty of great stories around his love of tambour embroidery as well as giving us a peek into the world of haute couture embroidery and embroidery for film costumes. Susan Weeks chats with Joe about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Examples...

Duration:00:37:03

Tina Francis: Tapestry, Needlepoint, Canvaswork: Embroidery using wool & canvas

1/9/2019
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Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Tina Francis Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. Based in Birmingham, Tina chats with Susan Weeks about creating her 2nd career based around her love of tapestry, bringing bargello back, and working on community stitch projects that bring people together. Susan chats with Tina about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Examples of Tina's work at https://www.stitcherystories.com/tinafrancis Visit: http://tinafrancis.co.uk Like:...

Duration:00:39:39

Eleanor Pigman: Contemporary Bead Embroidery Artist

1/2/2019
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Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Eleanor Pigman Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. Eleanor is a contemporary bead embroidery artists who creates vibrant portraits of marine life. She chats with Susan Weeks about how she rose to the challenge of using thousands of donated beads in her artwork, starting with portraits and finding her inspiration for bead embroidery in the ocean. Susan Weeks chats with Eleanor about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Examples of Eleanor's...

Duration:00:37:58