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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
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 - Next course on 9th March 2019
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...
£102
London - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Explore ways of drawing with thread including hand and machine stitch, Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. You do not need to be able to draw! Who is this course for The students will not need any previous knowledge, experience or skills. They will just need an interest in expressing themselves through textile and using stitch in a contemporary way. What does this course cover Students will explore various ways of drawing...
£102
London - Next course on 23rd February 2019
Create rich and exciting surfaces using a range of textural stitches. Who is this course for This course is for those students with previous experience in textiles or embroidery as well as complete beginners What does this course cover The day will begin with simple stitches such as running and straight stitch, using these to build up texture. From there the students will encounter more complex stitches in order to create a scrumptious textile collection....
£44
Online & Cumbria
A great 1 day course for those wishing to learn the art of Blackwork Embroidery. Located in the centre of Carlisle for easy access to public transport and rail service. Our Essential Blackwork Embroidery course is a great way to explore this ancient hand embroidery art for complete beginners. Discover how to shade use varying thicknesses of thread and special stitching techniques. You will learn about appropriate fabrics, how to transfer a design and read...
£120
Gloucestershire - Next course on 25th February 2019
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...
£120
West Sussex - Next course on 1st August 2019
Learn new textile art techniques on this 2 day course with artist Amanda Duke. This hand embroidery and textile collage course is perfect for anyone who is interested in experimenting with fabric and stitch in a relaxed yet productive environment. To start with you will create a variety of A4 sample fabric arrangements from patterned, plain, textured, smooth, coloured and neutral re-purposed fabrics. Abstract compositions will enable a complete focus on the visual elements shape,...
£15
West Midlands
This is a taster course for beginners to give you an idea of what can be done with a piece of handmade felt. You will use threads, beads, and buttons to embellish pieces of handmade felt, and then turn them into a brooch or hair decoration. This will include simple embroidery stitches, and how to attach embellishments. I have been making and embellishing felt for over ten years, and will provide other examples of felt...