5 episodes

Informal conversation about life in general, and art and embroidery in particular.

Izzy & Gina in stitches Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari

    • Visual Arts

Informal conversation about life in general, and art and embroidery in particular.

    Teaching in person vs teaching online (4)

    Teaching in person vs teaching online (4)

    Welcome to a new podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles.

    Izzy and Gina are both practicing artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery, but we’re still figuring it all out! We chat about combining the creative process with running a business and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys.

    In 2020 we found all our teaching commitments cancelled and we both took our teaching online. In episode 4 we discuss the pros and cons of teaching in person vs teaching online.

    Links to our online teaching
    Izzy: www.isobelmoore.co.uk/courses
    Gina: www.coursecraft.net/u/ginaferrari

    We also mentioned:

    Editing software for video/audio

    Sloe gin recipe 

    Cut My plastic - Board or plastic cut to size

    Open University - free courses

    Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness 

    Staged with David Tennant and Michael Sheen

    • 55 min
    Looking back, looking forward (3)

    Looking back, looking forward (3)

    Welcome to a new podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina are both practicing artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery, but we’re still figuring it all out! We chat about combining the creative process with running a business and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys.

    This episode is all about reflecting on the crazy year that was 2020, and looking ahead to 2021. Looking back, we discuss what went according to plan, what didn't, what went well, how life changed, and which changes we'd keep. Looking forward, we discuss whether it's even worth setting goals for the new year, what those goals may be, as well as some things we'd like to learn or explore further. We also talk about planning tools that we've used in the past and want to try in 2021. 

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Izzy's next online course

    Design Matters TV

    Moleskine Journals

    Do What You Love for Life

    Getting Things Done by David Allen("GTD")

    43 Folders

    Art Juice podcast

    Seth Godin

    Bullet Journal

    Cambridge Open Studios

    The Way/Camino de Santiago 

    Fabric Love

    Other useful tools include Trello, which we both use to plan this podcast, and Dingbats Journals, which we're going to try out for our bullet journals. We'll report back this time next year to let you know how we get on!

    The music is Dear Autumn by Ikson and you can find it at https://soundcloud.com/ikson.

    • 46 min
    A selection of our favourite textile books (2)

    A selection of our favourite textile books (2)

    Welcome to our new podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles, with your hosts Izzy Moore and Gina Ferrari. We are both practising artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery, but we’re still figuring it all out! We chat about combining the creative process with running a business and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys. 

    In this episode we talk about some of our favourite textile related books; those we find useful, interesting and inspiring as well as those we might like to own. You can find a list of all books mentioned, plus a few more of our favourites, below. 

    Gina's Choices: 

    Inspired to Stitch 21 Textile Artists, Diana Springall, (A & C Black); From Art to Stitch, Janet Edmonds, (Search Press); Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (Yale University Press).

    Izzy's Choices: 

    Mixed Media Inspirations by Beryl Taylor, (Interweave); Machine Embroidery: Stitch Techniques by Val Campbell Harding & Pam Watts, (Batsford); Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction by George Bain, (Constable).

    Other books that almost made the list:

    Mark Making in Textile Art, Helen Parrot, (Batsford); The Art of Embroidery, inspirational stitches, textures and surfaces, Francoise Tellier-Loumagne, (Thames & Hudson); Sketchbook Explorations for Mixed Media and Textile Artists Shelley Rhodes, (Batsford); The Found Object in Textile Art, Cas Holmes, (Batsford); Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery, Val Holmes, (Batsford); World Textiles: A sourcebook, (British Museum Press).

    Other books mentioned in this episode: 

    WOW Book 6 - edited by Lynda Monk, (d4daisy Books Ltd); Traditional Dress: Knowledge and Methods of Old Time Clothings, Adolf Hungry Wolf, (Good Medicine Books); Papiers a la Mode, Isabelle de Borchgrave & Rita Brown, (Bellear Publishing London); Patch Work - A life among clothes, Claire Wilcox, (V & A publishing); The Christmas Chronicles, Nigel Slater, (4th Estate); Raw Drawing, Alessandro Bonaccorsi, (Batsford); The Practice: Shipping Creative Work, Seth Godin, (Penguin Books); Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong, Tim Spector, (Jonathan Cape)

    If you're interested in our online teaching, Gina's Free Machining Fun courses and Angelina Angels course are open until the end of December, and Izzy's Beautiful Baubles course is open until Christmas. We both have new courses in the pipeline, so please sign up for our newsletters to find out more! You can sign up to Gina's newsletter here, and Izzy's here. 

    The music is Dear Autumn by Ikson and you can find it at soundcloud.com/ikson.

    • 41 min
    Meet your hosts: Izzy and Gina

    Meet your hosts: Izzy and Gina

    Welcome to our new podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles, with your hosts Izzy Moore and Gina Ferrari. 

    We are both practising artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery, but we’re still figuring it all out! We chat about combining the creative process with running a business and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys.

    In this episode we talk about how we started on our creative journeys, how we met, and whose idea it was to start a podcast!

    If you're interested in our online teaching, Gina's Free Machining Fun courses are open for you to join, and Izzy's Beautiful Baubles course is open until Christmas. We both have new courses in the pipeline, so please sign up for our newsletters to find out more! You can sign up to Gina's newsletter here, and Izzy's here. 

    There have been changes at Missenden Abbey where we both learned how to do machine embroidery by taking a level 1 City & Guilds but The Missenden School of Creative Arts still run a wide variety of arts and crafts courses as day classes, residential weekends and summer schools.

    And Thrive, the horticultural therapy charity that Izzy mentioned, is still...thriving! 

    The music is Dear Autumn by Ikson and you can find it at https://soundcloud.com/ikson.

    • 26 min
    Trailer!

    Trailer!

    Welcome to a new podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles.

    Isobel and Gina are both practising artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery, but we’re still figuring it all out! We chat about combining the creative process with running a business and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys.

    You can find all our links at
    www.isobelmoore.co.uk and www.ginaferrari-art.co.uk

    Music is Dear Autumn by Ikson: https://soundcloud.com/ikson 

    • 2 min

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