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Cas Holmes: Textile Artist & Tutor: Found-Stitch-Paint

Cas Holmes: Textile Artist & Tutor: Found-Stitch-Paint

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Cas Holmes shares her life in fabric & thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about her textile art work which is summed up in her own words as being Found-Stitch-Paint. Using those key elements of found materials, stitch and paint, Cas explores the connections between land, place and environment through pieces for exhibition, her tutoring and her books.

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Sue Stone: Textile Artist, Woman With A Fish & Current 62 Group Chair

Sue Stone: Textile Artist, Woman With A Fish & Current 62 Group Chair

Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Sue Stone aka ‘The Woman With The Fish’, Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about her journey through fashion, to embroidery, back to fashion to earn a living, and finally back to embroidery and her current achievements.

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Dionne Swift: Artist Of Contemporary Embroidered Art

Dionne Swift: Artist Creating Contemporary Embroidered Art

Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, contemporary textile artist & tutor, Dionne Swift shares her life in fabric & thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about developing rhythm and process as she recreates marks representing landscape not only in textiles but with paper and paint too.

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Heather Cawte: Battle Of Stamford Bridge Tapestry

Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Heather Cawte shares the story of the Battle Of Stamford Bridge Tapestry Project. It is a community embroidery celebrating the Battle Of Stamford Bridge in 1066. Read More

Dr Jennie Batchelor: The Great Lady’s Magazine Stitch-Off

Dr Jennie Batchelor: The Great Lady’s Magazine Stitch-Off

Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Dr Jennie Batchelor, shares her research on the embroidery patterns created for The Lady’s Magazine published in the 18th & 19th centuries. She chats with Susan Weeks about how her 18th century magazine research project at the University Of Kent sparked enthusiasm & creativity in 21st century embroiderers & textile artists as they joined in The Great Lady’s Magazine Stitch Off.

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Bridget Bernadette Karn: Artist Using Wool To Make Felt Pictures

Bridget Bernadette Karn: Artist Using Wool To Make Felt Pictures.

Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Bridget Bernadette Karn Shares Her Life In Wool & Felt. She chats with Susan Weeks about discovering wet felting and creating a business based around that newly discovered love, leading to being selected for the Royal Academy Of Arts Summer Exhibition. A beautiful video which spotlights Bridget and her art has been a powerful tool in attracting worldwide interest in Bridget’s art and has led to Bridget creating her first online course which launched in July 2017.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of Bridget’s work. 
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Tracy A Franklin: Specialist Freelance Embroiderer & Durham Cathedral Head Broderer

Tracy A Franklin: Specialist Freelance Hand Embroiderer & Durham Cathedral Head Broderer.

Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Tracy A Franklin Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about the different facets of her professional hand embroidery career in particular her role as Head Broderer at Durham Cathedral and her busy tuition and teaching business.

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

Susie Martin: Mixed Media Artist Creating Textile Art

Susie Martin: Mixed Media Artist Creating Textile Art

Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Susie Martin Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about her embroidery textile art journey from mixed media art, and how she loves creating new fabrics and colourful surfaces with layers and textures. She also shares her enjoyment at being an active member of the Embroiderer’s Guild.

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Jane White: Tuition In Couture Dressmaking and Pattern Cutting

Jane White: Tuition In Couture Dressmaking & Pattern Cutting

Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Jane White Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about her love of dressmaking, pattern cutting, fashion, couture and of course using a sewing machine and overlocker.  

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of Jane’s work and also that of her talented students.  Read More

Alison Larkin: Historical Hand Embroidery and Costume Historian

Alison Larkin: Historical Hand Embroidery  and Costume Historian

Alison Larkin Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread  here on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast . She chats with Susan Weeks about her love of historical hand embroidery and 18th century historical costume – particularly waistcoats. Alison chats about her fascinating project to re-create and then finish Captain James Cook’s ‘unfinished’ waistcoat. His wife Elizabeth started it for him but sadly he died before she finished it. Alison researched the story and the actual waistcoat to faithfully make her finished copy – which is absolutely beautiful!

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