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Jan Dowson: Award-Winning Textile Art Tutor & Artist

Jan Dowson: Award-Winning Textile Art Tutor & Textile Artist

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Jan Dowson shares her joy of teaching textile art over 20 years and in the process facilitating 8 students who achieved City & Guilds Gold Medals. Jan has also received a City & Guilds Gold Medal for teaching as well as 2 other prestigious awards. Following retirement, it’s now ‘her time’ so Jan can focus on her own textile art and enjoy her own creativity.

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Deborah Mullins: Embroidery Artist Inspired By Palestine

Deborah Mullins: Embroidery Artist Inspired By Palestine

Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast, Deborah Mullins shares her passion for Palestine. The beautiful traditional embroidery and the places and people – as well as a deep sadness at the ethnic cleansing, displacement & social injustice experienced within that land.

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Jamie Malden: Block Printing Specialist & Founder of Colouricious.com

Jamie Malden: Block Printing Specialist & Founder of Colouricious.com

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Jamie Malden from Colouricious.com shares her enthusiasm, knowledge and great joy of block printing. We also chat about the unique and authentic experiences which are part of the Colouricious textile holidays to destinations such as India, and beyond!

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Lindy Richardson: Historic Embroidery Conservation & Community Inspiration

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Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast, Lindy Richardson shares her current research project. She chats with Susan Weeks about the collection of historic embroidery held by Edinburgh College of Art which was originally part of the Needlework Development Scheme.

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Jessica Grady: Embroidery Artist Using Unusual Materials And Bold Colours

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Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast, Jessica Grady shares her life in fabric and thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about building her business after graduating from a textiles degree. Jessica has developed a very original style and features bright bold colours, and heavily embellished pieces, using traditional embroidery stitches with modern and unusual materials.

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Julia Triston: Celebrating Marks & Memories In Old Clothing & Cloth

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Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Julia Triston shares her life in fabric and thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about her enduring fascination with fashion and clothing, and the stories and memories from them that inspire her textile art.

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Anne Kelly: Textile Art From Re-used Textile Treasures

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Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Anne Kelly shares her life in fabric & thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about her inspiration drawn from everyday objects and textiles, international travel and folk art.

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Chris Gray: Medieval Mysteries, Mushrooms, Moths and Mice

Chris Gray: Medieval Mysteries, Mushrooms, Moths and Mice

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Chris Gray Shares Her Life In Fabric and Thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about research and inspirations from earlier periods of history, and her desire to present her art on 3d forms.

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Shirley Smith: Hand Embroidery & Mixed Media Artist

Shirley Smith: Hand Embroidery & Mixed Media Artist

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Shirley Smith Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about developing her artistic skills from lace to embroidery, and the friends and community spirit she enjoys within the embroidery ‘world’.

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Ami James: How Textile Art Changed Her Life

Ami James: How Textile Art Changed Her Life

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Ami James shares her life in fabric & thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about how textile art has changed her life, helped her recover from illness, and developing the courage to ‘go for it’ in 2017.

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