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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.

£18
Cumbria - Next course on 13th March 2019
Make beautiful botanicals using felt and drawing inspiration from Brockhole’s gardens. Brockhole on Windermere is a 19th century Arts and Crafts movement house amid the stunning landscape of the Lake District, be inspired to make and create! Book online or call us on the number above.
£650
- Next course on 21st July 2019
This workshop will combine several techniques including wet felting, needle felting, the use of pre felts, couching, hand embroidery and/or free machine embroidery to make a beautiful, unique wall hanging. It is suitable for any ability from absolute beginner to the more experienced felt maker as well as being a great introduction to free machine embroidery for those who haven’t yet tried it. Using photographs or sketches as our source of inspiration we will begin...
£520
Greater London - Next course on 25th April 2019
This course teaches a variety of felting traditions and techniques with emphasis on embellishing surface decoration. Felting techniques include inlaying, drawing with wool, mosaicing and applique. Using both hand and machine stitching, felt surfaces can be enriched with a wide range of embroidery stiches. Dye processes are introduced to enhance colour and patterning using both natural and synthetic dye stuffs. Make experimental samples to build up a vocabulary of techniques and progress quickly to creating...
£115
Gloucestershire - Next course on 1st March 2019
A course aimed at simplifying and demystifying the possibilities of your sewing machine suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to seasoned embroiderers. Each week we will work on a different technique or idea from fabric collage to experimental patchwork. Jayne has been designing textiles for fashion and interiors for over twenty years and has a wealth of knowledge on how to push the boundaries of traditional sewing techniques. There will be plenty of inspirational...
£85
Merseyside
The class allows students to learn the basics of Goldwork. Techniques to stitch the pearl purl will also be covered. The course will involve how to couch the passing and how to do essing with gold purl. You will also learn how to make the Diamond motifs with a silver smooth purl and how to do the loops to create the flower. The aim of this Goldwork class is to learn the basics of this...
£15
Cambridgeshire
APPLIQUE WORKSHOP Appliqué is a wonderful, versatile and creative technique that has been in use, and developing, for hundreds of years. It is a sewing technique in which fabric pieces – large or small – are layered on a foundation, or base, fabric, then stitched in place by hand or machine. Course Description This course is a mixture of applique and hand embroidery. All designs/patterns, supplies and materials will be supplied. You will learn a...
£20
North Yorkshire
During the workshop you will learn how to use a variety of fabrics, embellishments and hand embroidery stitches to create a landscape or seascape. We will explore how to select, piece and layer fabrics to create the background for the landscape. Details will then be built up using stitch and embellishments to complete your work. This course is suitable for all levels of experience and abilities, including complete beginners. I will teach you a variety...
£35
Cleveland
During the workshop you will learn how to use a variety of fabrics, embellishments and hand embroidery stitches to create a landscape or seascape. We will explore how to select, piece and layer fabrics to create the background for the landscape. Details will then be built up using stitch and embellishments to complete your work. This course is suitable for all levels of experience and abilities, including complete beginners. I will teach you a variety...
£120
London - Next course on 2nd May 2019
Learn some simple stitches and the techniques you need to complete your own embroidery projects. Who is this course for Absolute beginners, so you can learn your lazy daisy from your herringbone and your running stitch from your satin stitch. Or even, learn how to thread a needle and not panic if you get into a tangle. What does this course cover Start with the very basics of embroidery and let's see how far we...
£55
Shropshire - Next course on 18th May 2019
Hand Stitching, Embroidery and Applique. Slow down and stitch for the day, be inspired and share ideas with like-minded people. You will work with small squares of fabric trying out different techniques, embroidery stitches and applying fabrics. The squares can then be patched worked together to create a wall hanging or picture. Throughout the day you will share ideas and create beautiful little squares which you can continue to create at home. You will need...