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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.

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...
Norfolk - Next course on 15th April 2019
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...
- Next course on 23rd April 2019
We are excited to announce that Lynette Anderson is hosting her first Stitchtopia holiday in Nantes; a historical city in the north-west region of France and venue for the Pour l’amour de fil International show for thread-based arts. Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing, Embroidery, Home Décor and Knitting are all represented at the show, attracting some of the world’s best-known experts and visitors from across the globe. As well as a full day at the show this...
Greater London - Next course on 7th April 2019
Learn how to make a patchwork quilt in this great super hands on workshop. 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 it's very much still...
This project includes ribbons and standard embroidery to produce this lovely picture. Skill level is easy + and requires some knowledge of embroidery useful. Classes are help in light airy room Plenty of parking Costs £50 per person maximum number of people 5 2 people £60 per person One to one - £100 per day
Greater Manchester
Silk shading also known as « peinture a l’aiguille (needle painting) » is used to create a shading of colour with different shades of thread. This class is designed for students to discover the art of silk shading. You will learn the outline the counters of the design and also the long and short stitch. Afterwards you will learn how to blend three colours smoothly. The floral design will be embellished with glass beads and...
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.
Norfolk - Next course on 13th April 2019
Taking our inspiration from everyday objects, (cups, bowls etc) collections of natural forms (shells, feathers, leaves) or other types of personal memorabilia as a starting point for developing themes we will create our own layered, collage and stitch ‘Still Life’ or ‘Landscape/Nature Study’ Found paper, fabric scraps and found materials will be combined with transferring of images and stitch as a means for informing work for the development of new ideas. These will be constructed...