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Hand embroidery courses

Find hand 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. 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 hand embroidery please browse our many courses and workshops and be inspired by an expert embroidery teacher who will share their skill with you.

West Midlands - Next course on 2nd March 2019
My name is Julie and I'm an accredited Senior Journeyman in decorative art with the Waterways Craft Guild and I have been teaching narrow boat art and crafts for over 12 years. My training course will take place in the log cabin in my garden. The content of the course will be to design and begin making a “progged” rag rug using traditional techniques. After lunch, I will also teach the little known craft of...
- Next course on 7th July 2019
Edwina Mackinnon Explore, Respond, Create Inspiration is all around us so when visiting a beautiful new environment it is always exciting to respond to it and use it as inspiration for designing and developing new work. Who knows where it will lead? This type of creativity is always an exciting proposition. During the week you will be able to experiment with different techniques to produce your own unique textiles based on your response to the...
Somerset - Next course on 13th April 2019
Come and learn silk Ribbon Embroidery . A 3 hour workshop where you will learn the techniques used to create silk ribbon flower Embroidery. A skill that has declined but was used hundreds of years ago . 10 places are available. This technique is by handstitch and so suitable for beginners. To book, click on the website link above.
Over the two days I will guide you through the creative process, beginning with your chosen subject we will explore your individual development of ideas through gathering resources and sketching (don't worry, no-one has to be Picasso) With the application of free-machine stitching, painting, applique and hand stitching you will gradually develop your artwork into a piece of original and unique textile art. These 2-day workshops take place in Joanne's studio at her home in...
Join us for a fun two day workshop to learn the delicate art of Goldwork Embroidery. This workshop is designed for those who have a basic knowledge of embroidery and want to create a stunning piece of Goldwork embroidery using real gold and gold thread. The classes are no bigger than 4 to ensure that everyone is able to have individual help and guidance and enables students to work at their own speed.
Greater Manchester
Get an introduction to Haute Couture embroidery in our weekend workshop. Learn the technique of Tambour Beading which is widely used in International Catwalks including Chanel, Christian Dior and Valentino. Knowledge of this technique presents many possibilities when creating embroidery pieces. The first part of the class will be to learn the chainstitch on a transparent organza with the hook in the four directions. The second part of the class will be the introduction of...
Greater Manchester - Next course on 31st March 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...
Holiday costs £700 or £650 each if you bring one friend, £600 each if you bring two… Dates are offered throughout the year - please contact me for details. An ideal holiday for someone with some Textiles experience, and who wants to learn tucking, appliqué, free machine embroidery and quilting… Techniques covered: * Machine appliqué * Free machine embroidery * Raw edge free motion appliqué * Manipulated tucking * English quilting What you’ll make: *...
West Midlands - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Bargello stitching also known as Florentine creates great flame like designs that look just as much at home in modern interiors as traditional country piles. This workshop will introduce you to 6 different bargello patterns which we stitch on plastic canvas and turn into your own "beat box" as well as looking super cool the box will become an aide memoir for your future bargello stitch projects. Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike this...
Merseyside - Next course on 16th April 2019
This course runs for five weeks from the 16th April 2019. You will learn and make these examples of Crewel work, Silk Shading, Stump work, Ribbon work and Gold Work over five weeks. All materials and refreshments provided. Tina Saunders completed a three year apprenticeship at the Royal School of Needlework and has over twenty years working in the fashion and textile industry, culminating in her dream job of becoming Dressmaker to Her Majesty The...