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Needlework courses

Needlework courses, workshops and classes all across the UK. Browse through our appliqué, crochet, embroidery, knitting and patchwork & quilting courses to find your ideal creative outlet!

£75
Worcestershire - Next course on 15th June 2019
Machine Embroidery is now such a popular art form and can be done in so many different ways. You will learn several techniques and use fabric, paper and paint during the day. Julie aims to show you many ways that machine embroidery can be used with plenty of examples to inspire you. Suitable for beginners, sometimes even easier, as you have to forget everything you’ve previously learned about precision and just go with the flow....
£70
Dorset - Next course on 21st July 2019
Learn the techniques that I have developed and use in making my still life textile work. Make your own patterns from favourite objects that you bring along (or from objects in my collection),working with painted and printed fabrics, layered and stitched in place to create vibrant and intricate arrangements. As in my landscape courses, no specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are necessary but please bring a machine if possible, fabrics that particularly inspire you(I...
£30
Greater Manchester - Next course on 28th April 2019
In this beginners embroidery workshop I will teach you five decorative and versatile embroidery stitches, fundamental to mastering the art of hand embroidery. If you have even a basic knowledge of stitch and want to develop your skill, then this workshop is for you! With support and practise, you will add each stitch to your own sampler for future reference, and once mastered you will use these fabulous stitches to create a modern piece of...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 11th August 2019
Join Sarah Ames for a day of discovery and fun creating some lovely pieces using free machinery embroidery techniques incorporating hand stitch, applique and embellishment. Freehand machine embroidery is amongst the favourite of techniques in the crafting world, it's easy, quick, effective and produces a great range of results. Your day with Sarah will teach you all the basic skills you need to use freehand machining on a variety of projects. (note : it must...
£70
Dorset - Next course on 18th May 2019
On this one-day course, the techniques of layering and stitching fabrics that I have developed will be used to build up a landscape. Learn how to use colour and texture to create depth, using a simple running stitch on either an electric or hand sewing machine. No specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are needed for this technique but by incorporating drawing and painting, you will be sure of making original and unique work as...
£115
Bristol
This new design covers a wide range of basic embroidery stitches to create a pleasing cottage garden scene. It is stitched on even weave linen and can be finished your own choice of lining fabric and ribbon, this will be stitched over a 12 week course. The class runs from 1-3pm weekly.
£180
Cumbria - Next course on 14th May 2019
Over three days we will create a beautiful hand embroidered beetle – you will learn goldwork, silk shading and various surface stitches and will work on white linen. Come and enjoy brushing up on your embroidery skills or learn some new techniques - the class is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. At the end of the course you will have learnt several traditional embroidery techniques, some tricks of the trade and will...
£95
Wiltshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
An introduction to working with sinamay or felt. You will learn how to use a wooden hat block and use traditional millinery skills to block and shape your own sinamay hat or fascinator. By the end of the day students will: - Learn how to block a hat or fascinator using the material of your choice. - Learn techniques to apply a wired edge and depending on chosen design start to learn finishing techniques. Millinery...
£50
South Yorkshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
I enjoy inspiring and encouraging others to try a new art form, or to develop their existing skills with fabric and stitch. At the workshop we experiment with free-machine embroidery 'drawing with stitch'. I will show you how to set up your machine for free-machine embroidery, how to stretch fabric onto an embroidery hoop, how to practise ‘doodling’ on your machine. With a large selection of fabrics on hand, we will cut out and applique...
£75
Worcestershire - Next course on 21st April 2019
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. Many garden border samplers will be shown as examples and once you have chosen your colours and fabrics and threads, you will be guided through each stage. You will be shown how to layer fabrics successfully and use stitches to build up textured flowers and foliage-...