welcome to stitchbusiness

an award winning centre!

a new learning experience

STITCHBUSINESS is a leading, respected and dynamic independent stitch school based in Durham City. We offer a range of creative courses in design and art textiles, from levels 1-3 certificate and diploma courses, to our bespoke, specialist masterclass.

Established in 2006, and accredited by City & Guilds, STITCHBUSINESS is at the forefront of providing an alternative to college-based learning. Whether local, to Durham, in other regions of the UK, or overseas, students have the option of studying with us on site, or as a distance learner. With the launch of our unique ecampus, students can interact socially online - this exciting addition to STITCHBUSINESS will take learning to a new, and more personal level, and bring all of our students across the globe closer together.

STITCHBUSINESS classes are run from our inspiring art studios in Fowlers Yard – an accessible creative artist's community in the heart of Durham City. Our certificated courses are delivered by renowned, professional and experienced tutors Julia Triston and Tracy A Franklin. Both well-respected, qualified tutors have an excellent range of contemporary and traditional art, design and stitch skills between them, and many years of teaching experience. Both are practicing artists. Read more about us.

Please contact us if you require more information about STITCHBUSINESS or our courses. Enjoy browsing our site!

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2 & 3 fowlers yard
back silver street

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