Ami James: How Textile Art Changed Her Life

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Ami James shares her life in fabric & thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about how textile art has changed her life, helped her recover from illness, and developing the courage to ‘go for it’ in 2017.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of Ami’s work. 

Susan chats with Ami about:

  • What happened when the Floristry class was full…
  • Coping with Bipolar Disorder with textile art
  • Developing new skills and continuous learning and development
  • Dyeing and printing fabric ends the search for the ‘right’ pieces of fabric
  • Drawing with sewing machine rather than paper and pencil
  • 2017: gaining confidence and ‘getting out there’
  • Developing exhibition experience and learning from group members
  • Overcoming our fear of rejection – not everyone will like everything we create
  • 2 VERY funny stories when things didn’t go as planned
  • Using ‘Mindmaps’ to capture inspiration and keep organised
Ami James Textile Artist Stitchery Stories Podcast Guest
Ami James Textile Artist Stitchery Stories Podcast Guest


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Quilter’s Guild Derbyshire: Quilters Guild Region 10 Representative