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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.

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...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 7th May 2019
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...
Devon - Next course on 28th April 2019
Have you always wanted to learn the art of embroidery but have never been sure where to start? In this workshop, I will teach you how to set up a hoop, transfer designs onto fabric and what the best materials to use for hand embroidery are. You will learn some basic embroidery stitches on a 'sampler' which you can refer back to when stitching. We will play with scale, colour and shape to create different...
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...
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...
Over the course of the day you will be guided through a combination of simple stumpwork, applique and hand embroidery techniques to make a 3D bug brooch with wings. Bostini Bugs can be found flitting in and out of the shafts of sunlight which pierce the trees in the forest near the workshop of Murgatroyd & Bean. They are often brightly coloured, highly decorative bugs who would like nothing more than to sit on your...
Suffolk - Next course on 15th September 2019
One day bobbin lace workshop with Linda Haylock at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Learn basic techniques in bobbin lace to produce a wearable piece of lace (brooch/pendant). Techniques include preparing the equipment to start, starting, working and completing a piece of lace and finally mounting the finished piece. Linda was first inspired by bobbin lace in the early 1980's when she watched a demonstration at a local agricultural show and started...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 26th May 2019
Hooking is all about texture and colour - it's a great way to make your own rugs, cushions, mats, bags and wall art. is easy to pick up (and very hard to put back down again!), so learning the basics properly is both fun and useful! In this workshop I will get you off to a perfect start by giving you the lowdown on tools, materials and basic stitches. You will have the opportunity to...
This is an Introduction to Stitchbooking workshop that aims to give you all of the tools and advice you need to make your own Stitchbook. Stitchbooks are beautiful handmade photographic fabric books made using a mixture of scrapbooking and textile techniques. They are based on the use of Photo Transfer Paper, which allows you to add digital images to fabric in a high-quality and hard wearing way. The craft can incorporate  a huge range of...
Birmingham - Next course on 22nd April 2019
Knitting, crocheting, hand stitching, needlepoint, looming, embroidery, painting, beading, spinning, colouring, sewing... or whatever project you'd like to bring to work on, or come to learn to knit or crochet! Our group is an eclectic group of ladies who are very relaxed and welcoming. Come and enjoy tea, coffee or cold drinks. Feel free to bring a snack along. All ladies welcome, and girls ages 10 and up Any questions?? Feel free to ask!