"I can honestly say I have spent some of my happiest moments studying at
STITCHBUSINESS with Julia and Tracy.  I was lost when I finished A level Art
and Design and it was through being taught textiles by Julia at Gateshead
College that I found out about the City & Guilds courses she and Tracy run
from their studios.  Suddenly I had found a brilliant new opportunity to
learn and discover so, so much.  I know because of lacking organisation on
my part, I must have been a frustration to teach at times!  But both Julia
and Tracy showed great patience, and were always there to give support,
advice, and unravel my numerous thread knots and bundles!
Truly a great two years spent, savoured and enjoyed to the full.  I have now
come away, having so much more knowledge, experience, scope and hope for the
future.  My City & Guilds course at STITHCBUSINESS gave me the confidence
and skills to further my textile work – I now sell my work in galleries and
run my own workshops."                                                                                              
Ailish Henderson (Whickham, UK) graduated student, Level 3 Certificate in Stitched Textiles


'My experience with STITCHBUSINESS has been all positive. I had completed around one third of the City & Guilds Certificate course, as a distance learner, with another tuition provider which then ceased to trade. Julia and Tracy accepted me on to their course, and put in a lot of extra work to help me with the transition. I completed the Certificate course with them last year and started the STITCHBUSINESS City & Guilds Diploma course about six months ago. The distance learning programme is very good - Tracy and Julia produce some excellent materials. The website provides very useful resources and a way of keeping in touch  with Tracy, Julia and other students via the ecampus. I can thoroughly recommend this mode of learning, and STITCHBUSINESS, to anyone who is thinking of undertaking a City & Guilds course in textiles. Not only have I learned a lot about techniques, materials and design, but I feel that I've come on a long way in developing my own creativity and ideas.'

Catherine Gowthorpe (Blackburn, UK) current Level 3 Diploma student



"Studying with STITCHBUSINESS has been life changing for me - from someone who knew she liked textiles but hadn't been active for many years to someone now embarked on degree level study with the aim of working professionally in the field. Julia and Tracy have been inspirational and have helped me develop both my technical skills and my creativity. I cannot recommend STITCHBUSINESS enough - whether it is just to study for pleasure or with longer term career goals in mind."
Kate Gorman (Durham, UK) graduated student, Level 3 Certificate in Stitched Textiles



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