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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.

£82
Cumbria
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...
£685
East Sussex
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...
£45
Monmouthshire
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...
£150
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...
£25
Hampshire
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...
£50
York - Next course on 8th May 2019
"Travel through time and learn practical needlecraft skills along the way" Our inspiring artist/designer tutor will impart to you a needle craft skill and its fascinating history. Appropriately, the full day (10am - 4pm) workshops take place underneath the medieval beamed eaves of Duttons for Buttons' Grade 2* listed building in York. Come away with a memorable craft work, historic knowledge and a life-long skill.
£10
Bristol
During this 90 minute workshop the children will create a simple brightly coloured and sparkly embroidered unicorn. Using Quality threads and fabric. They will be taught the basics of cross stitch embroidery, learn to follow a simple cross stitch chart and how to stitch it. This workshop is run by Chloe Savage, a qualified secondary school teacher.
£10
Bristol
During this 90 minute workshop the children will create a simple brightly coloured and sparkly embroidered unicorn. Using Quality threads and fabric. They will be taught the basics of cross stitch embroidery, learn to follow a simple cross stitch chart and how to stitch it. This workshop is run by Chloe Savage, a qualified secondary school teacher.
£195
London - Next course on 2nd May 2019
Learn a wide range of creative embellishment skills, using both hand and machine embroidery. Each term will begin with learning techniques, which will lead to a personal project. All levels of experience welcome for each term. Term 1. Learn a wide range of hand and machine embroidery techniques. Term 2. Learn appliqué techniques with hand and machine embroidery. Term 3. Learn fabric manipulation with hand and machine embroidery. Who is this course for Learn a...
£35
Borders
At this workshop we will be stitching a Spring inspired design on to a medium sized jute shopping bag. To begin, we'll learn the stitches used - stem, seed, fly, and lazy daisy, then you will choose your colour palette and begin stitching your bag. All materials will be provided, if you don't manage to complete your bag at the workshop you will be able to take away the threads and needles you have used...