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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.

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...
Cleveland - Next course on 9th July 2019
Come along and sew alongside like minded people - bring your own project or receive help to begin a new one. Sewing is a lot of fun, especially with other like minded people. This new social sewing event offers the chance to meet others, be inspired to complete existing projects or begin a new one. Support from a qualified textiles tutor is available - why not come along and see what you can create. Bring...
Cumbria - Next course on 26th June 2019
Celebrate the colour and delight of spring and summer flowers and plants with your own handmade felt versions. Brockhole on Windermere is a 19th century Arts and Crafts movement house amid the stunning landscape of the Lake District, be inspired to make and create! Available to book soon.
Devon - Next course on 8th September 2019
'Stitching With Liz & Helen' is a collaboration between two Royal School of Needlework tutors, Liz Tapper & Helen Jones, to bring the art of needlework to Exeter. We aim to provide classes in a range of techniques and for varying skill levels. A total of ten different classes are listed on my website. Please contact me for more details. Please do get in touch if there's a particular course you would like to see...
Greater London
Suitable for beginners and more experienced. In this two session workshop you will incorporate a range of effective embroidery stitches and creative techniques into a beautiful embroidery. Taught by expert Lisa Leigh in small classes size to ensure a high quality of teaching. You will take home your original creation of a bug or bird embroidery impressively framed. All materials and equipment included. You will learn: Design and practical skills to create a final piece...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 20th July 2019
During this workshop you will transfer a piece of text to fabric using embroidery stitches and then create a design to embroider that complements the text used. The text could be an extract from a book, a quote, a poem or saying – the choice is yours. To begin the workshop we look at basic design and transfer skills and styles of writing to allow you to create a piece of work unique to you....
This 6 day workshop focuses on drawing and mark making: observing and responding, being bold and taking a risk. I couldn’t create any of my stitched pieces without drawing a composition first: this workshop is the backbone of all of the rest of the creative processes & should be your first port of call. I know drawing can be a dirty word to some, but I make accessible, understandable, enjoyable and totally achievable 🙂 [note...
A day of experimental sampling with hand stitch techniques. Taking inspiration from a still life composition of fruit and vegetables, this workshop will explore ways to translate shapes, shading and texture using fabric and thread. Suitable for those with some previous hand sewing experience who would like to push their creativity. You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package...

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