Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Still Stitching at School - Students' Work from Hurtwood House

Whenever I hang out with stitchers at a retreat or on a course, we always fall to talking about the parlous state of stitching taught - or more often not taught - in schools today. While this is pretty much the general picture, I am delighted to find out that it is not the case everywhere and that there are schools (not senior colleges) where textiles are taught as a serious subject.

One such school is Hurtwood House near Dorking in Surrey and here you can see some of the students' textile projects. I have to say I am quite in awe of what these young people are accomplishing.

However, Hurtwood House is in the private sector...does anyone know of public sector schools where textiles are taught in this way?
Below you can see the idyllic setting of Hurtwood. Bring back those schooldays! To see more of the Hurtwood House projects click here.

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