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Unlocking my Imagination

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We chat to Georgia Katsarou about her experience on the first Distance Learning Hand Embroidery Course (Foundations in Hand Stitch & Design) Can you tell us about your individual stitching style? I am still in search of my individual stitching style.  For the time being, I love to stitch whatever inspires me, either from the …

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Free to Explore

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My stitching style usually incorporates many layers of fabric that are quite densely stitched.  I enjoy adding textile elements such as plastic net, painted fusible web and threads of different thicknesses to add depth and texture to my designs.  I often draw inspiration from the nature that surrounds me, but sometimes a piece of fabric …

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Sarah Joy Stories

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My ideas come fast and furious. I work on several pieces at one time following a variety of themes. Drawing is fundamental to my design process, solving many issues of scale, colour, pattern, shape and line in a relatively short period of time. My work is stitched either by hand or machine and sometimes both. …

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What are we debating?

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Thoughts by Cas Holmes from www.casholmestextiles.co.uk Stitch as Art..why are we still debating this issue? In the 1980’s whilst studying for my Fine Arts degree I presented a research essay titled The Sex of the Artist Matters’ and where this was tied in women’s connection to stitch the domestic and issues of re-use there were …

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I am a Textile Artist

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Alison Holt shares her views further on www.alisonholt.com Alison Holt is a UK contemporary textile artist specialising in freehand machine embroidery. Embroidery is art…of course it is. Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. I am an artist, a textile artist. That describes who I am and what I do: …