Since 2006, I've been studying for an honours fine art degree specializing in embroidery and mixed media textiles. The degree is validated by Middlesex University in London England and has been delivered to students in the UK and around the world by the Opus School of Textile Arts.
In February, Opus closed its doors. A new school started up and most of the teachers agreed to continue as if nothing had changed. This in itself is a vote of confidence for the new associate school. It's obvious to me that the main reason that Opus ran out of steam was because of the lengthy illness and subsequent death last November of its founder, Julia Caprara. In honour of that most inspiring artist, the new school is called The Julia Caprara School of Textile Art.