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Laura Bray: Embroidery Artist & Creative Business Owner

Laura Bray: Embroidery artist & creative business owner. Laura chats with Susan Weeks in this episode of the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast.

Michelle Morgan: Hand Embroidery Artist

Michelle Morgan: Hand Embroidery Artist.
Michelle chats with Susan Weeks in this episode of the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast.

Helen McCook: Artisan Hand Embroiderer

Helen McCook: Artisan Hand Embroiderer.
Helen chats with Susan Weeks in this episode of the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast.

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

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 recurring subject. However, when family life meant that large-scale painting in oils wasn’t practical, Marna turned to fabric & thread for relaxation, therapy and to earn a living.

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

Sorrell Kerrison: Creating Hand Embroidered Portraits

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 commissioned to create for Bolton Museum Egyptology collection. These are now part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see some images of Sorrell’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.

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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

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