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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.

West Midlands
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...
London - Next course on 10th August 2019
Get an introduction to Haute Couture embroidery in our London weekend workshop. Learn the technique of tambour beading which is widely used in International catwalks. This two days course in London is designed for students who would like to learn Tambour Beading embroidery. The first day will be to learn the chainstitch on a transparent organza with the hook in the four directions. The second part of the day will be the introduction of the...
Kent - Next course on 27th April 2019
Make pretty birds from felt and various fabrics. You don't need to be able to sew! The day begins with tea, coffee or cold drinks with biscuits, then you'll see a short demonstration of what to do. A splendid lunch is provided and refreshments just keep coming all day long. In the afternoon you'll finish your birds and package them ready to take home before sitting down to tea and cakes.
Somerset - Next course on 25th May 2019
One place remaining, updated 5.4.19 Learn the art of beautiful metal work embroidery by making this delightful brooch in the comfy surroundings of Liz's home in Somerset.  In the morning you will be taught the basics of metal thread work including when to wax your thread, how to use and couch pearl purl and how to work with chips. The afternoon will be spent making the embroidery into a brooch, including applying a decorative beaded...
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...
Warwickshire - Next course on 13th May 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...
Join me to create a delicate 3D butterfly from silk and organza. Using a technique known as Stumpwork, we use cake wire and fine silk threads to create a delicate butterfly. I will provide some examples of how you can create a background for the finished piece. You will be using fine materials and needles so stitching experience is needed. I have been making butterflies in this way for over twenty years. In 2005 I...
- 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...
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...