hand stitching

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

Jayne Emerson: Textile Designer, Author & Tutor

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.

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

Hayley Mills-Styles: Thread Artist Who Loves Digital Embroidery

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.

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

Ann Small: Layered Cloth and Quirky Characters

Ann Small: Layered Cloth and Quirky Characters

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Ann Small shares her techniques, inspiration and current excitement. Describing herself as a typical Pisces swimming in opposite directions…

Ann does indeed have 2 very different aspects to her work and creativity. There are her colourful reverse applique based, large hangings which she describes as her serious textile art work. Then there are her very individual character dolls which she makes to look very old. These are her ‘fun’ outlets for her creativity.

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

Anne Brooke: From Sketchbooks To Mixed Media Stitched Collage

Anne Brooke: From Sketchbooks To Mixed Media Stitched Collage

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Anne Brooke shares her techniques and inspiration behind her stitched multimedia collages.

A key feature of her work is to stitch onto paper, although she is now venturing into using fabrics, particularly vintage embroidered pieces. Her work is inspired by journeys – her walks and travels, as well as the life journeys undertaken by the vintage fabrics she uses and the work when it leaves her hands.

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

Annie Taylor: Telling Stories With Large Soft Sculptures

Annie Taylor: Telling Stories With Large Soft Sculptures

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Annie Taylor shares her wonderful stories around the stories she creates and tells with her textile art.

A key outlet for her creativity and artwork are her rather large soft sculptures. The word ‘doll’ just doesn’t seem right when you see how large they are… Big Alice, for example is 16 foot tall! These evolve from recycled bedding, their personality takes shape as their faces and limbs take shape. They are then embroidered with text telling their story. They are however, taking over Annie’s house…

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

Profanity Embroidery Group: Huge Fun. Beautiful Art. Ugly Words

Profanity Embroidery Group: Huge Fun Creating Beautiful Art From Ugly Words

Before I introduce this very entertaining episode please note there is no swearing in this episode despite the title of the group and episode. Please listen – this is a lovely story.

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Annie Taylor & Bridget Carpenter share their hilarious stories around their ‘rather different’ embroidery group – yes, it’s the Profanity Embroidery Group. Formed by accident in 2014, and meeting in the local pub, this group has huge fun. They create and exhibit beautiful textile art and embroidery based around profanity, as well as some feminist issues. Their current project however, features anonymous Stitched Secrets that have been sent in from around the world. Some funny, some shocking, some very moving.

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