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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.

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...
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...
South Yorkshire - Next course on 17th September 2019
This course is 30 weeks long from September to June. Students attend a 3 hour class each week with breaks for the usual holiday periods. Course content is divided into 2 different projects where students learn the elements of design, both hand and machine embroidery and the application of that learning to produce a functional or decorative product. The tutors for this course are Sue Lancaster BA Hons Embroidery, PGCE (Art), FSDC, and Maria Newman...
West Midlands - Next course on 4th April 2019
Learn how to 'paint' with fibres' to create a picture; abstract or realistic of a landscape or animal for a wall hanging or piece to frame. You will create your fibre painting using wool and a selection of yarn, fabrics and other fibres which you can later embellish further with stitch and/or needle felting. During the workshop we will; *Discuss how to create perspective, focal points, balance and composition *Examine your landscape/animal images & sketches...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 17th March 2019
6 places. All materials, fastener and thread provided. Learn embroidery stitches and techniques & take home your brooch after the class to keep or give as a present for Mother's Day. Lots of colours to choose from – suitable for beginners & intermediates.
Wiltshire - Next course on 17th March 2019
An introduction to working with sinamay You will learn how to use a wooden hat block and use traditional millinery skills to block and shape your own sinamay hat or fascinator. By the end of the day students will: - Learn how to block a sinamay hat or fascinator - Learn techniques to apply a wired edge and depending on chosen design start to learn finishing techniques. Millinery requires hand sewing skills, you will leave...
Online & Cumbria
A great 1 day course for those wishing to learn the stunning art of goldwork embroidery. Set in the historic city of Carlisle, our modern goldwork course makes an ideal gift for a friend or loved one and can easily be combined with a weekend break. Our Modern Goldwork Embroidery course is a great way to explore this wonderful art for complete beginners. Discover the range of unique threads and wires. You will learn about...
Suffolk - Next course on 31st March 2019
Bring you mum, treat your mum or treat yourself! Come along this Mother’s Day for a sumptuous and indulgent afternoon of mindful crafting and treats. You will have your choice of phrases to embroider onto an 8inch embroidery hoop. All of the materials will be helpfully provided and laid out. The process is simple and does not require and previous experience. We will enjoy mindful crafting, being truly in the moment, clearing our minds and...
Warwickshire - Next course on 2nd March 2019
Needle felting is a process using barbed needles to mat woollen fibres to felt. Once felting is complete you can either hand embroider or machine embroider on top of the felt to further enhance your design. During the session you will work on creating a picture - you may not complete the picture during the 2 hours but you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful piece of art. During the course...