Textile Academy

The Stitch Society have always been involved in teaching and passing on skills to new learners and the next generation of textile enthusiasts – I  purposely haven’t used the word “maker” as I believe that it is more than “making” – for me the act of working with textiles and creating something unique and beautiful…

Can Textiles Spark Joy?

Having been involved in the setting up of Keighley College’s Textile Academy, which launches on Friday 20th January, my mind was drawn to the workers of the past and how much the industry has developed in terms of working conditions, speed of working and quality. Seams now be stitched in under a minute on an…