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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.

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 3rd September 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...
West Midlands - Next course on 1st October 2019
Are you often confused about which colours will "go"? Or do you have lots of wools and threads that you want to use but do not know where to start with combining what you have? Then this short three hour class is just for you. You will learn how to use a colour wheel and how to choose colours that will lived in complete harmony or clash right on. Using what you have learned you...
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.
IDC can deliver 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. you will complete a unit on design , two units of projects , based on stitch techniques and texture , dyeing and block printing...
West Midlands
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...
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....
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...
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...
10 week Hand Embroidery Course starts 16th January Inspired by the colours and textures of the world Under the Sea, you will follow a tried and tested course, learning step by step to create your very own, unique embroidered picture. During the course you’ll learn a variety of embroidery stitches, bead making and simple design skills. The class is friendly and welcoming and caters for all levels of experience including beginners. If you can't make...

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