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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.

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...
A new course for 2018 with Priscilla Edwards Using various fabrics, acrylic paints and machine stitch you will create a contemporary box canvas for your wall. During the day you will explore a range of techniques to enable you to produce a finished piece that is personal and will reflect your own ideas. This is fantastic workshop for anyone who would like to explore a mixed media approach to stitched textiles, no experience necessary just...
East Sussex - Next course on 9th April 2019
This creative textiles residential retreat is the perfect way to get away from daily distractions and truly immerse yourself in your projects. Although led by award winning textile artist Sass Tetzlaff BA MSDC the time spent is individually directed to helping you find your voice and explore your potential in a variety of methods. Work at your own pace and develop your own style with help from Sass and also the support and encouragement of...
CREAM TEA & CROSS STITCH! Join our winter workshop and learn a rare and stunning new cross stitch technique which produces a perfect finish on the reverse side of your embroidery. NO KNOTS, NO MESS!! You will be able to cross stitch to perfection and will never need to cover the back of your work ever again! The course will be held at Montacute Village Hall, 5 weeks duration including material and a delicious cream...
Design your own unique family cross stitch This is a 4 hour course where you will design your own cross stitch pattern with the characters resembling your family members. You will learn to draw the characters, position them and then begin to stitch them. The course is set in a stunning craft gallery where you will have access to their cafe. This course is about learning how to design your characters, we will begin stitching...
Greater London - Next course on 12th June 2019
Develop a print design project with experimental combinations of techniques using silkscreen printing with stitching, quilting, flock and foil. Print shapes using paper stencils, overprinting to create interesting effects and colour blends. Develop designs to expose on to a photo emulsion coated screen and overprint on to earlier stencil prints using a simple registration method to make exciting, rhythmic, repeated patterns. Employ hand sewing or machine stitching and embroidery techniques to embellish and decorate the...
Learn how to make beautiful hand stitched Dorset buttons, perfect for finishing any project. These buttons were world famous, made throughout East Dorset for two centuries, before dying out due to the industrial revolution. In this course you will learn how to make several different types of button, including how to design your own. We will cover materials used as well as techniques and a little history to round things off. My name is Jen...
Dorset - Next course on 7th March 2019
This workshop is ideal for anyone who would like to know how to make a basic Dorset "cartwheel" button, or to refresh their skills. During this half-day workshop, students will be taken through the four stages of making these traditional buttons, unique to Dorset, and leave with a button they have made themselves.
Dorset - Next course on 4th April 2019
Are you over 55 or know someone who is? Age UK Bournemouth is organising an Easter craft workshop at Moordown Community Centre Make an Easter craft to take home with tutor Hannah Teuber. No experience necessary, come along and have some fun! Please book in advance by calling or emailing using the buttons above
Worcestershire - Next course on 19th May 2019
This is a lovely creative embroidery workshop for those of you who would like to come and play for a day. You will work on a small piece of good quality linen as a base fabric. You will choose your colour scheme first then select  fragments of fabric and lace, snipping and tearing to stitch interesting backgrounds. Then using Julie's mini books as inspiration, will choose your stitches and add different flowers onto each of...