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. She is a very enthusiastic member of Scunthorpe branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, as well as keeping her delightful and informative blog going for many years.
Alex loves experimenting and discovering and trying out new stitches and techniques. She also creates inventive ways of using found objects, and using stuff other people throw away.
Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of Alex’s work.
Susan Weeks chats with Alex about:
- Using iron on transfers and a stitch book to teach herself embroidery
- A delight in trying out new and varied stitches
- Does everything have to be finished?
- Teaching naughty boys bullion knots!
- The textile inspiration within The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- The rich learning from distressed alliums
- Taking part in Embroiderers’ Guild activities at branch & Regional level
- Making holes in her fingers…
and much more…
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