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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.

Central - Next course on 7th September 2019
Ostentatious mending is a way of giving new life to old clothes. Your soft and comfortable favourites are given a fresh look by using embroidery, appliqué, buttons and trimmings. You can cover stains, holes, and make repairs to fragile and worn fabric in a fabulously unique and ostentatious fashion!
- Next course on 1st September 2019
The concept for the course is to focus on painting fabric as a base for embroidery, introducing participants to using silk paints on woven and non-woven fabrics. You will be encouraged as participants to take inspiration from local wild flowers and the landscape and be led through a design process to create up to three small pieces of work suitable for framing. If the weather permits, we will add in some sun printing with dyes...
We welcome all levels, especially absolute beginners. We have lots of different quilting day courses (some Open Format where you can work on whatever you fancy, some have got a specific project). Most classes are help at the shop (upstairs) and some at our local church hall. We have sewing machine available for hire. Our staff will be on hand to guide you and advise you in choosing the best class for you. We also...
Worcestershire - Next course on 31st August 2019
Join us for this relaxed and enjoyable workshop; exploring the world of needle felting, creating a beautiful needle felted picture using techniques developed during the day. This workshop is perfect for beginners – and a great day out for those with some experience. Your day will start with a brief introduction to the craft and its many forms. Your experienced tutor will then guide you through various techniques, sharing her knowledge and experience of needle...
Cas Holmes – Postcards is an introductory workshop marking your places of interest you. Returning to Eau Brink Studio for this one day workshop to inspire you to record your travels. What landscapes and images seen on your travels would you represent on your postcard? We will share processes and ideas based on some of the artist’s personal approaches to creating mixed media works with found materials. We will look at transforming paper to turn...
Greater London - Next course on 21st September 2019
Learn how to make a patchwork quilt in this great super hands on workshop running over two days. This class is a great class to take after the beginners class as the sewing will be mostly straight lines and it will allow you to practice more seams and other skills learned in the beginners class. You will need to know how to handle a sewing machine for this class (thread up the machine independently) but...
Gwynedd - Next course on 30th July 2019
Anglo-Saxon embroidery was some of the finest of its time. In this hands-on workshop you learn about the history, techniques, and materials while creating your own sampler. The Sampler’s design is based on a piece from the Staffordshire Hoard, and we will use the traditional stitches from the period.
Somerset - Next course on 17th August 2019
An introduction to appliqué techniques and free motion embroidery and embellishing. I will teach you basic appliqué methods and how to draw using an embellishment foot attachment on your sewing machine. (Machines are available to hire with a small fee - £5). We will then practise and explore these methods through building a portrait and a landscape. Basic knowledge of a sewing machine is required. Suitable for novices
- Next course on 22nd May 2020
Uzbekistan is on many a textile lover’s bucket list. Situated in the centre of Asia and on the Silk Road, one of the world’s most important historical trading routes linking China to the Mediterranean, Uzbekistan offers a collection of culture and colour and a fascinating textile history. On this tour we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road. We’ll see examples...
An exciting fun, relaxing and creative new Workshop for everyone!! Welcome to a new way of thinking about Hand stitching. No experience needed! Find out why less-is-more stitching is becoming so popular. We’ll begin by getting to know Kantha Stitching and decide on your first project. Come along to relax and just enjoy the process of creating your own textile art pieces at your own pace, with no time constraints.

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