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…

Weekend of the Maker

We absolutely love a good Makers’ Fair and have been lucky enough to have been selected for the Crafty Fox Market at Roco Creative Coop in Sheffield on the 26th November and the Selvedge Makers’ Fair on the 3rd December at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Highgate, London N6 5BB. The Weekend of the Maker is a…

New Beginnings

This week as children get ready to go back to school and parents breathe a deep sigh of relief, the air is suddenly filled with the whiff of Autumn; the promise of cooler evenings, log fires and cosy chats but also of new beginnings.   The new term and the new school year always brings…

Lottie Children's Pinafore Aprons

Childs Play

What child doesn’t like to play? These aprons, just launched, called Lottie are a delight to wear, fun, funky and fabulous, and priced at £40, they are 100% cotton, 100% washable and 100% adorable. Made to fit 7-11 year olds, Lottie has all the usual Stitch Society features such as our large pocket, cross over straps and…

Lucky Winner!

At long last our winner is announced of the Yarndale competition to win an aprons and congratulations to Rosie from Hebden, North Yorkshire who won a Martha apron in lovely beige moleskin. If you would like another chance to win an apron, we will be at the East Riddlesden Hall Christmas Fayre on Saturday 5th…