Welcome to Stitched Stories


This project began in 2018 on the Isle of Arran but quickly travelled across the water to the community in West Kilbride.  It began as a challenge to create a postcard piece of work each week for 52 weeks, or as many as life allowed.  Now the project is in 24 countries around the world with hundreds of members creating their own narratives through artistic expression.  As we moved through 2020 the project expanded in response to member requests.  This included the introduction of kits & resource packs to support creativity.  They are available in our Etsy Store.  Moving into 2021 we are introducing two new elements to the project - the academy and the workroom.  The academy is a portfolio of virtual learning opportunities.  The workroom is a virtual studio with two resident textile artists.  There is a lot to find out about Stitched Stories.  We hope you enjoy exploring the website.  

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New Zoom Class - Introducing Sketchbook Practice for Textile Art HERE


We have archived our virtual stitching festival and the content will be available until the end of June 2021 on our festival archive pages HERE

2020 Exhibition @ The Barony, West Kilbride 

"52 stitched stories has kept me sane during this crazy year. Thanks to the wonderful people involved in this project I have learned so much and become more confident in all things stitchy and crafty. I cannot wait for 2021 to do it all again. x "
- Helen W
"52 stitched stories has been a creative sanctuary especially during these difficult times ... genuinely supportive and encouraging... a forum for sharing inspiration and expressing individuality... we have stitched our way along our own creative journeys but being part of this group has bound us together with laughter, thread and friendship." 
- Caroline L