Embroidery courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric with threads using a variety of stitches in many colours. Machine embroidery is extremely popular; sewing machines can create incredible effects in a fraction of the time. In the good old days, we learned the basics of simple hand embroidery like chain stitch, blanket stitch and cross stitch as a matter of course, but even these are not taught in many schools now. Embroidery is an ancient craft with dating back to the 5th Century BC. Embroidery is a skill that demands patience and attention to detail and it brings forth long-lasting works of art that are infused with these creative qualities. If you would like to learn embroidery please browse our many courses and workshops and be inspired by an expert embroidery teacher who will share their skill with you.
New course for 2018 :
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...
Come and enjoy a 1 day specialist hand embroidery workshop with Sara Dennis, our Royal School of Needlework trained tutor. We will sew a silver tup using goldwork techniques on boiled wool. The course will cover the basics of goldwork technique, working with Japanese thread, purl, chipping and kid. It will be taught hands on, demonstration and instruction. At the end of the session you will be familiar with the application of working with metalic...
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.
- Next course on 23rd November 2018
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby.Plenty of examples of stitched seascapes will be provided. You will be encouraged to create your own one off piece and design as you go.
Stitches can be as complicated as you want to make them but sometimes the simplest ones are the most...
- Next course on 3rd November 2018
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', and cut out and applique fabric shapes onto a background fabric, to create a series of samples and work on a finished piece to take home to finish at the end of the session.
Let me know if you already have an...
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. All designs and materials will be provided and you will be encouraged to create your own one off unique piece. Stitches can be as complicated as you want to make them but sometimes the simplest ones are the most effective. This is suitable...
In this fab workshop you will learn how to hoop up your fabric and set your machine up ready to create wonderfully wobbly lines.
You’ll then get to grips with using your machine without feed dogs, ‘drawing’ with your machine and adding splashes of colour with fabrics.
By the end of the class you’ll have a selection of sample pieces and have created your very own framed card to take away.
You will learn how...
- Next course on 11th November 2018
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-...
- Next course on 25th November 2018
'Winter dream' wool painting course taught by a professional Textile Artist Raya Brown . (Suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced artists)
This is not felt making. This is a unique technique of making a picture using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk and viscose fibres. This is a workshop for anyone. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool.
This is an easy...
This is an exciting workshop and just takes you one step further into that addictive world of machine embroidery. All materials and the lampshade kit for a 20cm drum shade will be provided, just bring your own machine. You will be using machine embroidery so make sure that you can drop the dog teeth and have the appropriate embroidery foot. Once booked, more details will be sent to you. (If you prefer to use your...