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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.

Greater London - Next course on 11th May 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...
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.
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...
Cumbria - Next course on 25th April 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.
Cumbria - Next course on 25th June 2019
Summer Scenes in Felt Celebrate the rich and varied colours of summer scenes in your own felt picture or wall hanging. Enjoy learning a variety of felting techniques and create your own original take on the great outdoors! Stitch in texture and small details if you wish or embellish with hand or machine embroidery. You will learn to blend colours in fleece, develop simple wet felt techniques including creating your own pre-felts, layering, adding textures;...
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...
Greater London - Next course on 24th April 2019
This is an opportunity to learn traditional French tapestry weaving and progress further with non-traditional materials and techniques. Beginners start by weaving a sampler on a small frame before making a tapestry of their own design. Experienced weavers work on individual projects. By the end of the course you will be able to Beginners will complete an introductory course in tapestry techniques that will include warping up, knotting on, how to handle bobbins, weave a...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 8th May 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....
Abruzzo - Next course on 6th May 2019
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...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
Lucy Levenson is a master textile craftswoman, whose work is collected worldwide and has been featured in national magazines and television programmes. Lucy likes to create vibrant colourful folk art using beautiful textiles and paint to build up a picture. We are so excited to welcome her to Where Inspiration Blooms, where she will be running a 4-hour workshop. During this textile art workshop, we will be using beautiful fabrics to create a picture of...