What do we want?
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
7M ago
Gina has just finished two very quiet Open Studios weekends and has now learned that her summer schools won't run this year, leaving her uncertain about the future. Izzy feels a bit flat and uninspired, As usual, she has lots of ideas for things she could do, but not quite enough motivation to pursue any of them! She needs to move forward soon but in which direction? So how do we both decide what to do next? What do we want to do? Mentioned: Jane Brocket Yarnstorm https://yarnstorm.substack.com/ Gina’s Substack http://ginaferrariart.substack.com Izzy’s new favourite shoes: https://www.johnlewi ..read more
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Midsummer musings (65)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
8M ago
As we pass midsummer and start thinking about holidays and other summer pursuits we've both found our creativity diverted into other activities. As artists, should we worry? Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about life in general, and art and creativity in particular. Isobel and Gina are both practicing artists and tutors. We both started our creative journey with machine embroidery, and we’re both still figuring out our ultimate creative destination! We chat about combining the creative pro ..read more
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Ebbs and Flows (64)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
9M ago
Do you find that creativity ebbs and flows? In this episode we discuss how we face the challenge of not feeling very creative whilst recognising there will be other times when we have more ideas than we can put into practice. Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina are both practicing artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery, but we’re still figuring it all out! We chat about combining the creative proce ..read more
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Leaving a legacy (63)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
9M ago
How would you like to be remembered? As creative people we leave a lot of ‘stuff’ behind us but in this episode we chat about the true legacy we would like to leave rather than just the things we make. Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina 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 busine ..read more
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Self care (61)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
10M ago
What's the first thing we do when it all gets a bit overwhelming - and how else do we take care of ourselves? Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina 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 and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys. Menti ..read more
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Deadline Dilemmas (60)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
11M ago
This week we have a listener question: "I need to impose my own deadlines to keep me on track. But how do I balance my need for a deadline against my inevitable angst when I can't meet them?" Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina 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 and hop ..read more
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Big or small? (59)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
11M ago
What's the biggest thing we've made? The smallest? And does size matter, anyway? Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina 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 and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys. Mentioned in this episode: Izzy's ..read more
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Minefield or manners? (58)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
11M ago
How should we respond to critical comments on social media? Can we learn from them? Or is it just good manners to wait to be asked before giving your opinion? Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina 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 and hope that you will find inspiration ..read more
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Where to start if you had to start again? (57)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
11M ago
What would you do if you lost it all - your creative work, your tools and supplies, your archive...where would you start, to replace it? Would you? This was the knotty question asked by a listener to the podcast! Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina 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 runni ..read more
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Selling: facing the fear (56)
Izzy & Gina in stitches
by Isobel Moore & Gina Ferrari
11M ago
Selling: no matter how much experience we have, it's still a tricky topic. How can we face our fears and feel better about selling? Welcome to our podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina 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 and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own cr ..read more
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