Stitchery Stories... Where textile artists share their life in fabric and thread. Embroidery. Textile Art. Inspiration, Techniques, Disasters and Delights.
Join embroidery enthusiast and 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 what is coming next...
Catriona Baird : The Story Of The Paisley Pattern and Paisley Shawls
Catriona Baird is Textiles Curator at Paisley Museum, in Scotland, which celebrates it's 150th anniversary on 11th April 2021.
Catriona shares the story of the Paisley pattern - that swirly floral stylised teardrop motif that pops up in so many designs and objects, as well as of course on the famous Paisley Shawls.
This story combines geography, history, fashion, textiles and gives insight into early industrial textile production.
Episode details: http://www.stitcherystories.com/paisleypattern
Gail Cowley: The School Of Stitched Textiles
Dr Gail Cowley is the founder and director of The School Of Stitched Textiles. Through the school, Gail offers a range of courses from beginner through to advanced practitioner, in a range of textile related subjects.
As we hit the one year anniversary of Covid disruptions, lockdowns and challenges, we dig into many topics around online education and the acceptance of technology and learning via the internet.
Episode Links, information & Examples at http://www.stitcherystories.com/gailcowley
Ruth Norbury: Capturing urban decay with textile art
Ruth Norbury is a textile artist who specialises in creating urban decay art. But Ruth is full of contrasts and surprises, and today we dig into her story. She is almost entirely self taught, and loves to experiment to create the look and feel of her textile art. It's an ongoing challenge to represent the processes of decay in the urban landscape and buildings, using fabric and thread.
For links, information & examples of Ruth's work visit:
Penny Hill: Embroiderers Guild In Crisis
The Embroiderers' Guild in the UK was established back in 1906 and is a charity established to build awareness of stitch and textile art.
Penny Hill is one of the Board of trustees of the Guild. It is on the verge of financial collapse, and drastic measures are being proposed.
The members of the Guild are understandably upset and angry at the measures being proposed, so I invited the Guild to come and chat about what's happening.
Notes & links at: http://www.stitcherystories.com/pennyhill
Deanne Fitzpatrick : Rug Hooking Artist
Deanne Fitzpatrick is the artist and businesswoman behind HookingRugs, a globally popular rug hooking business based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Deanne shares with us behind the scenes of her daily life as an artist and creative business owner.
Susan Weeks chats with Deanne today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. We delve into the backstory of how Deanne got hooked on rug hooking and developed a business around it.
Show Notes, Links, images :
Mary Corbet: Hand Embroidery Blogger, Designer, Teacher
Mary Corbet is the creator behind 'Needle N Thread' a globally popular and very long-standing hand embroidery blog. It is very much the hub of her brand where Mary shares her beautiful hand embroidery designs and kits, embroidery 'how-to' videos and creates an informative and enjoyable stream of blog posts about hand embroidery.
Susan Weeks chats with Mary today on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast.
Show Notes, Links & Examples of Mary's work at http://www.stitcherystories.com/marycorbet
Embroiderer’s Guild in crisis
An excellent chat with Penny Hill.
Thank you for explaining how the Embroiderers Guild reached the resolution.
Following the General Meeting, I hope the Guild are given the opportunity to continue
Embroiderers Guild in Crisis
What an excellent interview. Penny’s answers helped to understand the decision of the guild to let the branches go very well. All EG members should listen to it.
So glad I stumbled across Stitchery Stories!
I’ve just finished listening your podcast Sue featuring Collette Kinley - wonderful, just what’s needed in this strange time, like a chat amongst friends - and really appreciate the links on the website to people/places mentioned. Looking forward to listening to more, past and future.