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Stitchery Stories... Where textile artists share their life in fabric & thread. Embroidery. Textile Art. Inspiration, Techniques, Disasters & Delights. Join embroidery enthusiast & textile art dabbler, Susan Weeks, in her friendly weekly chats with UK textile artists. Discover how they got started. Share the lessons learned along the way. Get excited about what they are working on at the moment. Learn how they keep their business growing, their creativity flowing, and get a sneak peek into w ...
 
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Claire Fell is a machine embroidery artist who believes that textile art is a haven from the harsh realities of what we call modern life! She has recently written her first book 'Machine Embroidery - Techniques and Projects' and Claire shares her story of how her 'creative outburst' came into being, and the creative adventure she enjoyed along the …
 
Justine Warner is inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on her doorstep and has developed a distinctive style for the textile art landscapes she creates. She works under the brand Pearl Loves Paisley. She loves to experiment with different techniques and materials. A VERY surprising and very important element in her work is... patterned m…
 
Sharon Boggon embraced the internet back in 1996 and has been an inspiring leader in embroidery both online and offline, for many years. She has a passion for building enriching communities of stitchers and strives to keep embroidery alive. Sharon reminds us how difficult it was in the early internet days to make and share images and create web pag…
 
Today on Stitchery Stories we have a very unique story, where embroidery has been the catalyst for a personal journey of discovery, of re-connecting with family and deep spiritual meanings. We are usually chatting about embroidery as an art form, or decoration of functional items. For Erika Maizi however, the interest in embroidery has grown from m…
 
The inspiration for today's episode of Stitchery Stories comes from litter, running and Sheffield Embroiderers' Guild. David Morrish is enjoying his exploration of digital embroidery and he very much enjoys collaborating with other artists to grow awareness and appreciation of embroidery as a vibrant and fascinating art form. David, who has a backg…
 
Phillipa Turnbull is an expert on historic crewel embroidery and has spent the last 25 years building her embroidery business The Crewel Work Company, which sells exquisite crewel embroidery kits and organises luxury embroidery retreats. Phillipa shares many inspiring stories around the ups and downs of building a business based around embroidery. …
 
Collette Kinley is an embroidery artist who uses both free motion machine embroidery as well as hand embroidery, although she is really enjoying hand embroidery at the moment. Collette shares her story of how 'going for it' and a new piece of embroidery has sparked several exciting opportunities for her. Collette talks about her artistic journey so…
 
Alison Carpenter-Hughes is a mixed-media artist who loves free machine embroidery. Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Alison shares her life in fabric and thread. And since she decided to give her art practice her focus and 'go for it', there have been some fantastic opportunities reveal themselves to her. Alison talks about her ar…
 
Meredith Woolnough shares her insight and techniques around the beautiful machine embroidered natural specimens she creates. They are inspired by the skeletal forms of flora and fauna, particularly those she finds on walks and scuba dives. Meredith has specialised in working exclusively with water-soluble fabric, using machine embroidery to re-crea…
 
Today we meet Jenni Dutton who shares stories around her powerful work and the unique way in which she creates her large portraits. Although starting her creative journey as a fine artist, creating large oil pastel landscapes, Jenni ventured into textile art portraits. We talk about how life takes unexpected twists and how surprising opportunites c…
 
Today we meet Annie Crane, from Fort Collins, Colorado, on her birthday. It's a milestone birthday and Annie is marking it as a new beginning. After years of putting everyone else first, Annie is stepping out into the creative world. She is excited about (finally) giving herself permission to develop her art and to create with whimsical abandon. An…
 
Today we meet Claire Edwards, who embodies her brand name of Defiant Embroidery. Claire shares her fascinating story of how she discovered her creativity and passion for hand embroidery as part of her quest to discover her third career. After an enjoyable career in the RAF and then working with young offenders, Claire suffered some setbacks that le…
 
Today we meet Jessica Aldred, a former Royal School of Needlework graduate and tutor, who combines her love of embroidery with her love of all things vintage! Jessica shares some fabulous career highlights with us as she is close to the new adventure of motherhood. With big changes coming along in her life, Jessica has been investigating different …
 
Today we hear from Susan Weeks, the host of Stitchery Stories. Susan shares her thoughts around the future direction for this globally popular textile art podcast. She also unveils a Listener Survey that she would love everyone to complete. It's anonymous, only takes a minute and will really help her understand and serve all you lovely listeners in…
 
Today we meet Claire Mort, an award-winning British textile artist who creates colourful and powerful pop art using hand embroidery. And if you read 'Be Creative With Workbox' magazine, then you will already know her from her column, 'Morts Thoughts'. Claire has an inspiring story and we discuss how opportunities come from the most extraordinary si…
 
Today we meet Ilke Cochrane, a Dutch ex-pat living in the UK witha delightfully quirky sense of humour! Ilke has a great story, particularly around the name of her business brand... Mabel Figworthy's Fancies. As well as designing 'what she fancies' for kits and charts, Ilke runs workshops and is very eager for anyone to 'have a go' at embroidery. S…
 
Ami James returns to Stitchery Stories today with a very positive message to share with us as we adjust to life 'under lockdown'. Ami was an early guest on Stitchery Stories back in October 2017 when we chatted about how textile art had changed her life after her diagnosis of bipolar disorder. It's been a very busy couple of years for Ami since the…
 
Jane Austen Embroidery, the newly published book from Pavilion Books, created by Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin is the subject of this episode of the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Both of these talented ladies are my friends and I have followed this book project closely over the last 3 years! Alison was my first ever (brave) guest on St…
 
Lianne Van Leyen is the guest today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, where she shares how she re-creates antique schoolgirl samplers into patterns for the modern cross stitch enthusiast. Lianne is the founder of 1897 Schoolhouse Samplers and is an avid collector of antique schoolgirl samplers. After many years of dreaming and planning, she escaped…
 
Kate Tume is the guest today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, where she shares how she creates powerful art from embroidery and textile art techniques to highlight the devastation of species loss and the destruction of our natural world. Susan Weeks chats with Kate about: What is an artists residency The luxury of focusing on art and nothing else …
 
Eva Kitok lives in the north of Sweden and has organised her life and career so she can make the most of her time and spend as much time as possible doing embroidery and creating textile art. She loves to embroider whilst watching TV on long winter evenings and also whilst cooking! Susan Weeks chats with Eva about: Music and embroidery The challeng…
 
This week we celebrate our stitching, embroidery, textile art highlights from 2019. Susan Weeks, as the host of this popular textile art podcast, shares some lovely stories and highlights sent in by listeners from around the world. We hear from some previous guests, from new listeners, from long-time listeners. What fabulous and inspiring messages …
 
This week CarolAnn J Allan is our lovely guest on Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. CarolAnn loves slow stitching, taking the time to enjoy the process, and she particularly loves shibori and indigo dyeing. We chat about her interesting journey into being a textile artist, and the community arts projects that she loves to support. Although Car…
 
This is PART TWO of the Stitchery Stories LIVE recording at the Podcast Social Club! Please listen to PART ONE before listening to this - it won't make any sense if you haven't heard Part One! This is the second half of the live recording. It was a lot of fun chatting with my two lovely guests, CarolAnn J Allan and Mary-Ann Toop about fabric and th…
 
Stitchery Stories LIVE at the Podcast Social Club! This is the first half of the live recording. It was a lot of fun chatting with my two lovely guests, CarolAnn J Allan and Mary-Ann Toop about fabric and threads, creativity and our well-being. It was also a step out of collective comfort zones to be doing this live in front of a ticket-bearing aud…
 
Lynn Comley is the guest today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Lynn works under the brand name of Up And Down Dale and the name gives us a clue as to the source of her artistic inspiration... the landscape around her! Lynn has recently relocated from the Derbyshire Peak District to the North Yorkshire coast and has been enjoying sever…
 
Passionate about Batik, Tori Riley is the guest today on the Stitchery Stories podcast. Tori shares her story of being inspired by Batik as a young child living in Java, and how her love of it has led her to running workshops and talks, whilst being a busy mum of four! Susan Weeks chats with Tori about: Who else wanted a colouring job when they gre…
 
Fabric sculpture artist Mary-Ann Toop is the guest today on the Stitchery Stories podcast. Mary-Ann shares her story of leaving her civil engineering career, battling depression and starting her fascinating creative journey. Mary-Ann is determined to make her soft fabric sculptures move - and is particularly fascinated by flight... it's the enginee…
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, textile artist Tracey Coverley shares her story of leaving the railway industry and turning her fine art skills into creating textile art portraits of iconic figures from music and film. She works under her brand, "Handmade In Horwich End". Susan Weeks chats (and laughs a lot) with Tracey about: O…
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Diane Gaffney shares her fascinating story of developing a well-established business based around her love of travel. Diane and her husband Jim, are the founders of Textile Traders. They have been buying and selling hand made textiles from south east Asia since 1984. Susan Weeks chats with Diane about: Organi…
 
SFSNAD: San Francisco School Of Needlework And Design Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, the co-founders of SFSNAD, Ellice Sperber and Lucy Barter share their story of turning their chats into dreams and their dreams into reality as they established their embroidery school in San Francisco. Susan Weeks chats with Ellice & Lucy about: Getting w…
 
Podcaster Susan Weeks celebrates that her embroidery and textile art podcast is two years old this week. Susan shares some of the backstory around her podcast and talks about her entertaining, inspiring and courageous guests. Of course plenty of thanks are in order and Susan also has some questions for you, and highlights some ideas for the future.…
 
Textile Artist Amanda Cobbett shares her life in fabric and threads. Amanda creates realistic 3-dimensional, papier-mâché and machine-embroidered sculptures of fungi and lichen and other hidden treasures of the woodland floor. From her studio in the Surrey Hills, Amanda is surrounded by inspiration for her work. Her pieces are so realistic that vie…
 
Textile artist Sally Stone shares her life in fabric & thread, and yarn. With her textile art, Sally works in both small and large scale. She creates colourful pieces of textile jewellery, finding a new lease of life and use for a selection of objects. And then of course there is her joy with Extreme Knitting! Sally is also the enthusiastic creator…
 
Textile Wildlife Artist Janine Heschl shares her life in fabric and threads. Janine creates photo realistic portraits of animals using free-motion machine embroidery, and an exceptional eye for detail, light, colour and texture. And even more amazing, Janine is entirely self-taught. Along with the beautiful portraits runs a deep passion for nature,…
 
Textile Artist Sarah Cross shares her life in fabric and threads. Having chosen teaching as her career path, Sarah has taught art based textiles and fine art in a variety of school for 20 years. However, she has continued to learn skills, experiment with techniques and create her own pieces grabbing time where she can! A recent TV appearance on BBC…
 
Textile Artist Kathleen Laurel Sage shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Kathleen combines machine embroidery, using water soluble stabiliser and layering organza and meltable threads and acrylic felt to create her nature inspired pieces. She then melts and burns the pieces using a soldering iron or heat …
 
Emma Broughton shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Emma is a classically trained hand embroidery artist with a real passion for designing and making embroidered boxes. So much so that she is the author of a new book launching April 2019 simply called "Embroidered Boxes". Emma shares her story of being ins…
 
Loetitia Gibier shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Loetitia is French but has made the UK her home and is a hand embroidery artist, and tutor, who also designs kits for sale. Loetitia shares her fascinating story, and the good things that have happened to her embroidery career since she decided to be bra…
 
Rie Wenham shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Rie shares the various aspects of her creative career, and the story of why she loves to create beautiful spiders and snakes combining goldwork, crewelwork & stumpwork. Rie dislikes the waste behind 'fast fashion' and shares how she makes a difference. Susan …
 
Danielle Balfoort shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Danielle shares her steps on her journey as an embroidery entrepreneur. After being made redundant from her office job, Danielle decided to go for it and launch her dream of creating a business around her passion for embroidery. Susan Weeks chats with…
 
Natalie Dupuis shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Natalie shares her determined steps from being a teacher of children to being a teacher of goldwork embroidery, and a designer of unique goldwork embroidery kits. Susan Weeks chats with Natalie about: The benefits of kits for trying new things Developing …
 
Clare Hunter shares her life in fabric & thread on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Clare has run her own business for many years, with a strong emphasis on community textile art projects, and banner making. Clare is also the author of new book 'Threads of Life : A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle.' This book takes a fasci…
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Laura Bray shares her life in fabric & thread. Laura has run her own business for many years, firstly as a business consultant, and currently enjoying her creative business built around embroidery, fabric and crafts. Laura shares plenty of great stories around her embroidery and creative business, and 'cos Su…
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Joe Mitchell Shares His Life In Fabric & Thread. Joe creates the most beautiful, sparkling beaded tambour embroidery using beads, silk ribbons, sequins and all manner of gorgeous things! Joe shares plenty of great stories around his love of tambour embroidery as well as giving us a peek into the world of haut…
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Tina Francis Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. Based in Birmingham, Tina chats with Susan Weeks about creating her 2nd career based around her love of tapestry, bringing bargello back, and working on community stitch projects that bring people together. Susan chats with Tina about: Is it tapestry, needlepoi…
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories podcast, Eleanor Pigman Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. Eleanor is a contemporary bead embroidery artists who creates vibrant portraits of marine life. She chats with Susan Weeks about how she rose to the challenge of using thousands of donated beads in her artwork, starting with portraits and finding her inspirat…
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast, my guest is Michelle Morgan, hand embroidery artist. Michelle shares her story with us how she discovered embroidery four years ago and how it has literally changed her life. Focusing on embroidery helped Michelle to change her path of unhealthy, destructive habits to feeling calm, …
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art and embroidery podcast, my guest is Helen McCook, an artisan hand embroiderer. Helen shares her story with us of purpose and direction as she realised that she wanted to create her career around her love of embroidery. Helen has worked on many high profile embroidery and textile related projects, and has n…
 
Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art and embroidery podcast, we have a subject for embroidery that you may find rather unusual, and intriguing. This episode also features our first guest from outside of the UK. My guest is Adrian Cronos, from the USA East Coast, who creates embroidery inspired by the ancient art of Japanese rope bondage known…
 
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