• Senior
  • Sixth Form

Tuesday 7 November 

Pupils in Years 11,12, and 13 who are studying textiles for GCSE and A Level, were fortunate to attend an inspiring workshop led by a local textile artist, Angie Hughes.

Angie Hughes is a well-established and accomplished artist who lives and works in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Her artwork is inspired by many themes, especially poetry or text and the natural world, particularly plant forms. She shares her expertise by teaching various textile-related techniques to guilds and groups nationwide. Additionally, her teaching experience extends to countries like Australia and New Zealand.

Angie is also an accomplished author, having written a book titled 'Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint,' which has earned recognition as a bestseller for Search Press. Her work has been featured in various publications, including Embroidery, Stitch magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, and other well-known publications related to textiles and art. Her contributions can also be found in books such as 'Hot Textiles' by Kim Thitichai and 'The Encyclopedia of Embroidery' by Val Holmes, among many others.

During the workshop, Angie brought a selection of her own work, which she constantly updates to reflect her evolving creative journey. She demonstrated various techniques to the girls, including foiling, stencilling, collage, and freehand machine embroidery. These techniques allowed pupils to explore and expand their creative skills, and they were encouraged to apply these methods to their own coursework.

As a result of Angie's guidance and expertise, all pupils were provided with valuable insights and inspiration which helped forge a variety of creative and visually appealing samples of work. This helped enhance their textile skills.