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Helen McCook: Artisan Hand Embroiderer

12/5/2018
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Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art and embroidery podcast, my guest is Helen McCook, an artisan hand embroiderer. Helen shares her story with us of purpose and direction as she realised that she wanted to create her career around her love of embroidery. Helen has worked on many high profile embroidery and textile related projects, and has now opened her own textile teaching school from her base in Birmingham. Susan Weeks chats with Helen about: For this episode... View Show Notes,...

Duration:00:38:04

Rigged Thread: Contemporary Embroidery Inspired By Shibari

11/28/2018
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Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art and embroidery podcast, we have a subject for embroidery that you may find rather unusual, and intriguing. This episode also features our first guest from outside of the UK. My guest is Adrian Cronos, from the USA East Coast, who creates embroidery inspired by the ancient art of Japanese rope bondage known as Shibari. Adrian shares her story with us how she was inspired when 2 very different worlds collided... her early and long standing love of...

Duration:00:36:10

Liz Burton: Corporate Fashion Designer

11/21/2018
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Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art and embroidery podcast, we have a different story and guest for you! My guest is Liz Burton, a corporate fashion designer, currently employed as Design Manager at Incorporatewear, a specialist corporate fashion and workwear company, based in Birmingham. Liz shares her story of fashion design, and we focus on the variety and challenges involved with designing successful corporate fashion. Sue shares her TWO hideous corporate clothing stories, and...

Duration:00:38:40

Sarah Rakestraw: Glorious Goldwork Supplies, Kits & Classes

11/14/2018
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Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art and embroidery podcast, Sarah Rakestraw shares her story in fabric and gold threads! She is the founder and owner of Golden Hinde Goldwork, a specialist embroidery brand selling goldwork supplies, kits and also offering classes. Sarah shares how she spotted an opportunity to grow her mum's love of goldwork into a family business. She was training to be a chartered accountant at the time. With her love of goldwork, and her head for business, and a...

Duration:00:39:10

York Textile Artists: The Delights And Challenges Of Starting A Group

10/31/2018
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Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, two members of York Textile Artists share their story of forming a new group. The group was formed by uniting 8 textile artists around the city of York who had all exhibited at York Open Studios in April 2018. An early guest of Stitchery Stories, Bridgette Bernadette Karn has been a major instigator of the group. The group aim to not only support each other in creating textile art but also to act as a force for change in...

Duration:00:38:06

Louise Gardiner: Contemporary Embroidery, Capes, Poufs, Scarves

10/24/2018
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Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, Louise Gardiner shares her life in fabric & thread. Louise specialises in contemporary embroidery, particularly complex machine embroidered applique, with great detail, plenty of beads and texture. Louise has recently worked on some high profile projects, including the Pukka Herbs Cape of Empowerment, and her Instagram initiated Stitch-A-Cloud. She also extends her work, using her embroidery designs to create beautiful...

Duration:00:38:27

Alex Hall: Textile Artist & Tutor

10/17/2018
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Alex Hall: Textile Artist & Tutor Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, Alex Hall shares her life in fabric & thread. Alex is a textile artist who has recently transitioned from her 30 year primary school teaching career into the adventure of creating her own business following her passion for textile art and creativity. Alex loves experimenting and discovering and trying out new stitches and techniques. She also creates inventive ways of using found objects,...

Duration:00:36:04

Anthea Godfrey: Embroidery Artist & Creative Leader

10/11/2018
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Anthea Godfrey: Embroidery Artist & Creative Leader Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, Anthea Godfrey shares her life in fabric & thread. Anthea is an embroidery artist with an outstanding career in teaching, leading and supporting embroidery and textile art. She is currently the Artistic Director of The Embroiderers' Guild and has been instrumental in leading many fantastic projects, often on an epic scale, for the Guild, for organisations and for pubic...

Duration:00:41:02

Bryony Rose Jennings: Textile Sculpture Creates Characterful Creatures

10/4/2018
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Bryony Rose Jennings: Textile Sculpture Creates Characterful Creatures Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, Bryony Rose Jennings shares her life in fabric & thread. Bryony is a textile sculptor who originally trained in jewellery making and silversmithing, although she has always has textiles and creativity in her life. She creates her textile menagerie, which is a wonderful world of stylised imaginary creatures full of character and personality. Bryony shares...

Duration:00:39:22

Marna Lunt : Artist Using Bold Colour & Thread Instead Of Paint

9/26/2018
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Marna Lunt : Artist Using Bold Colour & Thread Instead Of Paint Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, Marna Lunt shares her life in fabric & thread. Marna is a fine artist turned hand embroidery artist who offers online embroidery courses, as well as one off original paintings, drawings, thread paintings, and contemporary embroidery. Marna shares why she moved from painting, to painting with a needle and in our conversation, classical art and art history are a...

Duration:00:37:28

Sorrell Kerrison: Creating Hand Embroidered Portraits

9/19/2018
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Sorrell Kerrison: Creating Hand Embroidered Portraits Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, Sorrell Kerrison shares her life in fabric & thread, and music! Sorrell is a creative who produces work in different mediums - textile art, print, painting, film, as well as writing music, playing guitar and singing in several bands through the years. Our main focus in this episode is around the excitement of the four large hand embroidered portraits that Sorrell was...

Duration:00:38:13

Jayne Emerson: Textile Designer, Author & Tutor

9/12/2018
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Jayne Emerson: Textile Designer, Author & Tutor Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, Jayne Emerson shares her life in fabric & thread. Jayne is a textile designer, as well as the author of 6 books and a tutor in a range of textile related techniques. Her skills range from couture to crafts. Susan Weeks chats with Jayne about: Working within the secretive fashion world Starting to include elements of her fabric design samples & techniques into workshops The...

Duration:00:36:44

Hayley Mills-Styles: Thread Artist Who Loves Digital Embroidery

9/5/2018
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Hayley Mills-Styles: Thread Artist Who Loves Digital Embroidery Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, Hayley Mills-Styles shares her life in fabric & thread. Hayley describes herself as a thread artist, and has had a very busy year so far culminating in two solo exhibitions. Whilst she has a love for backstitch, we have a great chat about her love of digital embroidery. Susan Weeks chats with Hayley about: For this episode... View Show Notes, Links & Examples...

Duration:00:38:13

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