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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
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 bring enthusiasm. Priscilla has been creating contemporary stitched...
£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...
£36
Tayside - Next course on 17th August 2019
Eco! Make do ‘n’ mend workshop Decorative darning: with Marilyn Rattray In this throwaway society there is a growing movement encouraging the age old ethos of ‘Make Do and Mend’ or more recently ‘Repair Don’t Replace’. Marilyn has been mending and repairing garments for many years. In this workshop students will bring along an item in need of repair and after discussion and consideration of the samples provided the garment will be given new life!...
£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...
£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.
£20
Northamptonshire - Next course on 25th July 2019
Join a small group of stitchers learning some basic (or more advanced) embroidery stitches. Hannah is on hand to teach you every thing you need to know to complete your project at home after the two hour session. You can pick a design from florals, birds, animals and letters. You can use any stitches you like to decorate the piece, running stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, french knots, feather stitch, lazy daisy stitch...... you will...
£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...
£120
Gloucestershire
Using techniques from textile artist Kathleen Murphy’s practice, this course aims to encourage an experimental approach to hand stitch. Each week there will be a different topic to experiment with; Hide & Reveal Surfaces, Figurative Applique, Stitching into Space, Foreign Bodies, Fold, Tuck, Wrap. By the end of the course you will have a series of sampler pieces to refer to and inspire further experimentation with future projects. This is a stand-alone course but may...

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