31 episodes

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

Izzy & Gina in stitches Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari

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

    Artist Identity (30)

    Artist Identity (30)

    Do you call yourself an artist? Or does that make you uncomfortable? We've both had mixed feelings in the past, so do we call ourselves artists now?!

    Welcome to our 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 .

    Mentioned in this episode:



    Our online courses available until 30th April: 

    www.coursecraft.net/u/IsobelMoore

    www.coursecraft.net/u/GinaFerrari



    Art Juice

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/art-juice-a-podcast-for-artists-creatives-and-art-lovers/id1451530001



    Nicholas Wilton & Art to Life

    https://www.nicholaswilton.com/

    https://www.art2life.com/statement/



    Louise Fletcher

    https://www.louisefletcherart.com/



    Textile Artists or Artists who work with textiles?

    Louise Bourgeois https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Bourgeois

    Tracey Emin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracey_Emin



    The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43925876-the-giver-of-stars



    Essentialism by Greg McKeown

    https://gregmckeown.com/books/essentialism/

    Blinkist

    Isobel's Blinkist link: http://blinki.st/9a3d993426ea



    You can find us at:

    Gina Ferrari https://www.ginaferrari-art.co.uk/

    Izzy Moore https://isobelmoore.co.uk/



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

    • 52 min
    2021 unravelled (29)

    2021 unravelled (29)

    In this final episode of the year, we look back at our goals and plans for 2021, and chat about whether we achieved them - or not! And if we didn't, do we know why? And do we like having plans anyway? Or do we prefer to set a rough intention for the year, and stay flexible? 

    We also talk a little about what 2022 might look like, what's actually important to us, and how we're going to attempt to keep ourselves on track in the new year. 

    Welcome to our 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.



    Mentioned in this episode: 

    Word of the year

    https://elisabethmcknight.com/word-of-the-year-ideas/

    Whole Year Calendar https://www.year-planner-calendar.co.uk/2021-year-planner-wall-diary-calendar-public-holiday-chart-free.htm

    and also http://www.pdfcalendar.com/

    Bullet Journal

    https://bulletjournal.com/

    Dingbats notebooks

    https://www.dingbats-notebooks.com/

    Moleskine notebooks

    https://www.moleskine.com/en-gb/



    You can find us at:

    Gina Ferrari https://www.ginaferrari-art.co.uk/

    Izzy Moore https://isobelmoore.co.uk/



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

    • 46 min
    Colour Connections with Ruth Issett (28)

    Colour Connections with Ruth Issett (28)

    Welcome to our 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.

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Ruth Issett https://textilestudygroup.co.uk/members/ruth-issett/

    Textile Study Group https://textilestudygroup.co.uk/

    Bobby Britnell https://www.bobbybritnell.co.uk/

    Dorothy Tucker https://textilestudygroup.co.uk/members/dorothy-tucker/

    Di Buttenshaw https://www.kentguildsdw.org/



    You can find us at:

    Gina Ferrari https://www.ginaferrari-art.co.uk/

    Izzy Moore https://isobelmoore.co.uk/





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

    • 54 min
    All I want for Christmas (27)

    All I want for Christmas (27)

    Yes, it's that time of year! We think about what we might like to receive this Christmas - from the obvious and perhaps indulgent to the seemingly mundane things that would actually make our day. 

    Welcome to our 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.



    Mentioned in this episode:

    Kew Gardens & Wakehurst membership

    https://www.kew.org/join-and-support

    V & A museum membership

    https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/join-support



    Gina's best scissors

    https://www.raggedlife.com/collections/shop/products/rag-rug-fabric-scissors

    Missenden School of Creative Arts

    https://www.missendenschoolofcreativearts.co.uk/

    Jackie Devereux

    https://www.watercolour-online.co.uk/

    Desk Vacuum Cleaner - top ten

    https://uk.bestreviews.guide/mini-vacuum-cleaner-for-desk

    Double sided velcro

    https://www.velcro.com/business/products/self-engaging-and-back-to-back/



    Pens

    Muji - https://www.amazon.co.uk/muji-pens/s?k=muji+pens

    Uniball - https://uniball.co.uk/all-products/brands/pin/

    Pilot - https://www.pilotpen.co.uk/



    Sketchbooks/notebooks

    Seawhite - https://www.seawhite.co.uk/Catalogue/SKETCHBOOKS-PADS

    Moleskine - https://www.jacksonsart.com/moleskine-hard-cover-sketchbooks



    Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24453082-big-magic



    Gutterman Recycled Threads

    https://jaycotts.co.uk/collections/gutermann-100-recycled-sewing-thread



    Uckfield Late Night Shopping 3rd December

    https://www.facebook.com/UckfieldLateNightShopping/



    St Mary's Christmas Market 4th December

    https://www.stmaryscrc.co.uk/events



    You can find us at:

    Gina Ferrari https://www.ginaferrari-art.co.uk/

    Izzy Moore https://isobelmoore.co.uk/





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

    • 50 min
    A Year of Podcasting (26)

    A Year of Podcasting (26)

    Our 26th episode and a year since we started this podcast! We chat about friendship, our personalities, what we've learned, and our plans for the future. 

    Welcome to our 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.



    Mentioned in this episode:

    Dana K. White - decluttering expert!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXJYTIbOnPhWHdqJX5oK_Hw

    The Container Concept explained

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_24PoIZSmVs

    Neal's Yard Remedies to Roll

    https://www.nealsyardremedies.com/elysium.search?autocomplete=searchsuggestion&search=remedies%20to%20roll%20collection

    Calm Christmas Podcast

    https://bethkempton.com/podcast/

    The Winter Writing Sanctuary

    https://dowhatyouloveforlife.com/course/winter-writing-sanctuary-live-2021/

    The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

    https://juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way/

    Uckfield Late Night Shopping 3rd December

    https://www.facebook.com/UckfieldLateNightShopping/

    St Mary's Christmas Market, Guilden Morden, 4th December

    https://www.stmaryscrc.co.uk/events



    You can find us at:

    Gina Ferrari https://www.ginaferrari-art.co.uk/

    Izzy Moore https://isobelmoore.co.uk/



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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Botanical Embroidery with Maggie Schnücker (25)

    Botanical Embroidery with Maggie Schnücker (25)

    Welcome to our 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.

    In this episode we chat with Maggie Schnücker about her work and her new book.

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Maggie Schnücker

    Website: https://maggiejosstudio.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maggiejosstudio

    Book: Botanical Embroidery  - 30 Effortless Designs that showcase the beauty of nature

    Published by Page Street Publishing on 16 November 2021

    https://www.pagestreetpublishing.com/

    Available in the UK on Kindle from the publication date 16 November, and in paperback from 21st December

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/botanical-embroidery-maggie-schn-cker/1138500517?ean=9781645674184

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Botanical-Embroidery-Effortless-Designs-Showcase/dp/1645674185

    Gina's exhibition: Paint, Print & Stitch 2nd - 26th November 2021

    The Hub, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

    https://melbournhub.co.uk/

    One of Many Postcards by John Pedder

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BvirmEgA_TD/?hl=en

    Izzy's Beautiful Baubles course

    https://coursecraft.net/c/BeautifulBaubles2021/splash



    You can find us at:

    Gina Ferrari https://www.ginaferrari-art.co.uk/

    Izzy Moore https://isobelmoore.co.uk/



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

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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Sue. M. ,

Blowing Your Own Trumpet

I enjoy listening to you on your podcasts. Lots of inspiring information as well as useful insights. It’s like having a couple of friends chatting in the room as as work on my sewing! Keep up the good work.

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