In partnership with renowned embroidery artist Sue Stone, TextileArtist.org currently offers two online courses exploring the creative potential of hand stitch.
Discover the creative potential of simple hand stitch techniques and develop your personal visual vocabulary
Exploring Texture & Pattern with Sue Stone offers you a chance to...
Create captivating textile portraits of the people you love
Stitch Your Story with Sue Stone offers you a chance to...
About your tutor...
Since rediscovering her passion for textiles after a 30-year break, Sue Stone (Former Chair of the renowned 62 Group of Textile Artists) has spent the past ten years building and refining how she develops texture and pattern in her art.
Art that has been exhibited all over the world (including a solo show at the UK’s biggest textile event The Knitting and Stitching Show) and featured in international publications (like Fiber Art Now and Embroidery Magazine).
And she's regularly invited to share her expertise in workshops all over the world including with groups like The Embroiderers’ Guild and Selvedge in the UK, at Studio Préniac in France and at The Maiwa School of Textiles in Canada.
Workshops that often sell out within days of going on sale.
Not bad considering that she once spent the evening hiding behind corners at her first ever exhibition!
What past students of Sue Stone's online courses say...
"I’ve never felt so creatively stimulated. I could feel my artistic confidence growing with each new challenge I completed.
The webinars with Sue provided a wonderful opportunity to go deeper with what I was discovering in the classes themselves and the interaction with fellow students (as well as seeing the quality of the work being produced) was really inspiring."
"Sue, Joe & Sam. Thank you for this wonderful textile adventure! It’s not an understatement to say I’m a completely different person because of what I learned in terms of confidence and inventiveness.
Every possible consideration has been made for students of all levels of experience – seeing the progression of the other course members within the Private community was awe-inspiring.
The communication is second-to-none, the course materials are exceptional and best of all Exploring Texture & Pattern represents huge value for money. I cannot recommend it highly enough."
"The course is excellent. Well presented and very easy to navigate. It has challenged me to discover new and inventive ways to express myself with hand stitch.
I progressed immeasurably and now have an abundance of ideas for how to take what I’ve learned forward. Thank you!"
"I cannot thank you enough. I’ve been praying for the opportunity to take a class with Sue and this online course exceeded my expectations; so beautifully designed and delivered.
Exploring Texture & Pattern has literally launched me into a life (and career) as a maker".
"I loved that each class had very clear guidelines and yet the emphasis was always on the development of my own approach. The examples included were inspiring, the challenges thought-provoking and creatively stimulating.
The interaction with Sue via the webinars made the experience feel ‘real’ and ‘personal’ – her tips and explanations were always pertinent and enlightening."
"I have to share my happiness with you. A piece I did using techniques and concepts I learned on the Exploring Texture & Pattern course has been chosen for a national exhibition in textile art.
The course changed and strengthened the way I approach textile art and embroidery in ways I couldn’t have imagined. Thank you so much Sue!"