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Stitchery Stories Is Having A Summer Holiday Hiatus

Stitchery Stories Textile Art Podcast is on summer holiday

Firstly, an apology!

Yes, the podcast episodes just disappeared, didn’t they?

I took the May half-term holiday off, then 2 or 3 scheduled guest interviews got postponed for one reason or another.

I was also VERY busy with paid client work creating an online training course on audio and video editing, as well as a pile of other stuff and I’m sorry to say the podcast just got pushed back in the list of priorities.

So, I was left with no episodes, and no time to organise or record and produce any more at that time.

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Jen Goodwin: Traditionally Trained Artisan Embroiderer

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.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see some images of Jen’s work.   Read More

Fenella Dawnay: Processions 2018 & Banner Making

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 project. These 100 banners are being created for the event with 100 arts organisations and women’s groups. Textile artists have been involved with the banner making groups.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see some images from the project and commissioned artists.  Read More

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.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Sara’s work. Read More

Iona Barker: Fun Free Hand Sewing Classes For Wellbeing

Iona Barker: Fun Free Hand Sewing Classes For Mental Wellbeing

Iona Barker is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Iona shares her story of creativity and then burnout as she pursued her fashion and costume career.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Say It AIn’t Sew classes in action … Read More

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. She loves to create her seascapes using recycled clothing and vintage textiles and trimmings, as well as applying paint, heat and stitch.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Laura’s work … Read More

Karen Ruane: Contemporary Hand Embroidery & Connections With Cloth

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.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Karen’s work … Read More

Georgina Bellamy: 3D Goldwork & Beaded Animals

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. She shares stories that highlight the battle between creativity and commercial necessity and the challenges of teaching workshops around Europe. We also chat about being brave and being engaging on social media, particularly using live streaming and videos.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Georgina’s work …  Read More

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 designers. And by total contrast, her own work is heavily influenced by the natural world and objects around us.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Hattie’s work …  Read More

Yvonne Fuchs: Relax With Slow Stitching

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 the backstory that led to the creation of this approach and the many benefits that combat our stressful and busy lives, including creating beautiful and very personal pieces of work.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Yvonne’s Slow Stitch work …  Read More