stitchery stories

Louise Gardiner: Contemporary Embroidery, Capes, Poufs, Scarves

Louise Gardiner: Contemporary Embroidery, Capes, Poufs, Scarves.
Louise chats with Susan Weeks in this episode of the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast.

Anthea Godfrey: Embroidery Artist & Creative Leader

Anthea Godfrey: Embroidery Artist & Creative Leader
Anthea chats with Susan Weeks in this episode of the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast.

Bryony Rose Jennings: Textile Sculpture Creates Characterful Creatures

Bryony Rose Jennings: Textile Sculpture Creates Characterful Creatures.
Bryony chats with Susan Weeks on the Stitchery Stories textile art 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

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

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