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Gail Crowley guest Stitchery Stories textile art podcast Wide Art

Dr Gail Cowley is the founder and director of The School Of Stitched Textiles. Through the school, Gail offers a range of courses from beginner through to advanced practitioner, in a range of textile related subjects.

As we hit the one year anniversary of Covid disruptions, lockdowns and challenges, we dig into many topics around online education and the acceptance of technology and learning via the internet.

Gail shares tons of wisdom around creating online courses for practical, art and craft topics, and the changes that she has witnessed over the last few years in particular. We also chat about building and maintaining community around our stitching and learning, as well as how we can all support the things that we love.

In this episode of Stitchery Stories, Gail Cowley chats with Susan Weeks around:

  • knitting socks: her new lockdown obsession
  • the volume of course work produced by her students during the pandemic
  • everyone being more comfortable with video chats, using zoom, Facebook lives etc
  • connections & community
  • her path to being an online course creator
  • evolution of moving courses into digital delivery
  • working with a professional videographer
  • making filming an enjoyable experience…
  • … and how it shows in the finished videos.
  • It’s time to ‘up our game’ in the quality of our digital content production
  • the pleasure of following students progress into employment & business opportunities
  • the impact we have on other’s lives
  • the unexpected contents in a bag of a student’s work
  • new courses coming up in needle felting & crewel work
  • the new online exhibition to showcase students work
  • the Stitch Directory: directory of small independent suppliers
  • Please support your local independent suppliers
Gail Cowley guest artist on Stitchery Stories textile art podcast






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