Welcome to my podcast
Izzy & Gina... in stitches
Fellow textile artist Isobel Moore and I indulge in informal chat about art, embroidery and life in general, aimed at all stitchers, embroiderers, artists and creative souls. We discuss what it actually means to be an artist working primarily in textiles
Izzy and I are both practicing artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery but we're still figuring it all out. We chat about combining the creative process with running a business. We hope you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys.
Episode 26: A Year of Podcasting
This week Izzy and Gina celebrate a whole year of podcasting. We discuss the highs and lows (there aren't many lows), the similarities and differences in our personalities and most of all the very special friendship that has been forged. One of our best chats yet!
Episode 25: Botanical Embroidery with Maggie Schnücker
In this episode Izzy and Gina chat to Maggie Schnücker about her beautiful hand embroidery that is inspired by nature and her upcoming book "Botanical Embroidery"
Episode 24: Blowing Our Own Trumpet
Blowing our own trumpet, promotion, marketing... whatever you call it, it is one of the more difficult bits of being an artist and we are still learning. In this episode Izzy and I chat about the business side of being an artist.
Episode 18: Sketchbooks
Do we use sketchbooks and what do we use them for?
- to collect ideas
-to organise thoughts
-to try out techniques
-to practice drawing
Do we use them on location or in the studio? Do we have just one sketchbook or several on the go at once? Do we have sketchbooks just for specific projects?
What do you physically look for in a sketchbook - e.g. size, shape, paper weight, spiral or stitched bound?
And perhaps the most important question - how crucial is drawing to the creative process? Listen to find out more!
Episode 17: Creative Retreats and Holidays
We chat about creative retreats and holidays, whether we have been on one or what we would look for in a creative escape. Is it necessary to get away or is just a change of scene enough to refresh our creativity?
Episode 11: A Room of One's Own
In this episode we talk about studio spaces, our actual studios and our dream studios.
We discuss how we use our spaces and touch on issues of storage, decluttering and those compromises we have to make when finding space for our creative lives