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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.

£255
Worcestershire
IDC are working in association with Leicester College to bring you a range of Level 1 City & Guilds Awards and Certificates. This course is for a Level 1 Award in Hand Embroidery Techniques. You will learn the basics of hand embroidery techniques and produce samples. The Award includes 30 guided teaching hours. Many students use the Award to start a career in the heritage industry which is increasingly looking for skilled and qualified embroiderers....
£1100
Worcestershire
IDC are working in association with Leicester College to bring you a range of Level 1 City & Guilds Awards and Certificates. This course is for a Level 1 Certificate in Hand Embroidery Techniques. You will learn how to embroider, make samples and develop heritage hand craft skills which are increasingly in demand. You will produce a sample book of your work. The Certificate includes 120 guided teaching hours. The Certificate usually retails at £1580,...
£60
West Midlands - Next course on 4th May 2019
A great class if you are interested in colour or even a little afraid of it! Using a simple cushion stitch we will create a work of art in a colour mix of your own choice using Appletons Crewel wools. For the first hour we will look at colour and resonance and then create your own wool blend. The following two hours will see you finishing a unique work of stitched art, whilst we will...
£60
Devon
During this workshop we will cover some simple hand embroidery techniques and stitches, enjoy the process of slow stitching and seeing a design come to life. Annie has created a fabulous collection of embroidery kits and downloadable pattern designs that can be used as starting points for your unique contemporary embroidery. Many of these will be available for use on the workshop. You will learn how to transfer images to fabric and you could even...
£60
Devon - Next course on 4th May 2019
Come and enjoy a day of freehand machine embroidery with Annie Morris. Annie has been creating work with freehand or 'freemotion' embroidery for 20 years! Start your day learning the basics and create lots of samples to refer to. There is definitely a knack to this fascinating technique. You will need to bring your own machine and leads as it is better for you to learn on your own machine. As long as you can...
£389
Berkshire - Next course on 21st June 2019
We are delighted to have teamed up with Craft Sanctuary to bring you this embroidery retreat. Taking place in the picturesque Beaumont Estate, close to Old Windsor, this 2-night escape is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby. Take part in four workshops across the weekend with Royal School of Needlework qualified tutor, Kate Barlow. The pretty design you will be working on uses crewel...
£75
Warwickshire
We will create a beautiful landscape using fabric, a little drawing and machine embroidery and/or hand stitch. You will leave with a completed picture ready to frame Learn how to: Collage fabrics to create a landscape Use your sewing machine to draw Apply hand embroidery to add detail All courses are at Maple Barn Studio, Wendi's wonderful Eco studio in an inspiring garden setting. More information will be given to you after booking is made....
£60
York - Next course on 11th May 2019
Discover how versatile sari strips can be and explore how to embellish them with a variety of stitches, buttons and beads. During the workshop you’ll create some samples to inspire future work and also be able to make one or more items that are individual to you including a hand embroidered landscape, cushion panel, bag panel, art work for the wall, woven hoop, a cover for an ipod or other device and many more besides....
£625
London - Next course on 5th August 2019
Creative Couture Tambour Beading Course (5 days) Course Outline: Learn the Couture technique of tambour beading in our week long course at London Embroidery School. This intensive stitching week will take you through all the basics you need to know when working on tambour beading. At the start, we will focus on the essential tambour chain stitches. Learning the knack of the hook through the fabric and then the process of creating the loop stitch...
£120
Gloucestershire
Based on her own free-style approach to embroidery, textile artist Kathleen Murphy will guide you through the pleasures of ‘doodling’ with needle and thread. This course aims to dispel the ‘stuffiness’ sometimes associated with hand embroidery and encourage a more experimental approach by taking a sideways look at techniques Through a series of samplers, each week you will concentrate on a different topic or technique, which will be brought together as a cloth book in...