Sam is a textile and mixed media artist making stitched sculptures, drawings and collages. She began running Stitch Workshops and Clubs early in 2008 and enjoys the fun and satisfaction of designing and ‘making things’ with the many different children – boys and girls – as well as adults who attend her workshops and clubs. Some of the children who began with Sam are now working towards their Arts Award and creating some amazing creative work.
Sam celebrated the new Millennium by returning to college to study art – first with a foundation year at Bucks New University alongside a City and Guilds in Machine Embroidery and then with a Diploma with distinction in Stitched Textiles from Bucks New University. She now works as a stitched mixed media artist making sculptures and illustrations and is now a new licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a member of Studio 21. Have a look at some of her work at her website.
I cannot remember not being able to stitch, my mother was always making or mending something for someone and in between managed to show me what to do. Whereas she made practical things I was incorporating stitch into making pictures, toys and ‘presents’ – some of which my Gran still holds in pride of place. My skills are now a little more mature, but I am always happiest when making something fun.
Previously Sam was involved in the pioneering development of interactive media, including CD-ROM, Web and DVD. . She managed Abbey Road Interactive – a team of innovative and creative individuals who were never daunted by the challenges thrown at them by incredibly demanding clients and technology. Her creative colleagues from this part of her life are fundamental to her current artistic practice as are the children who attend her Stitchclubs and holiday workshops.
The best way to contact Sam is to email her.