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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
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...
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...
In this fun and inspiring workshop you will learn a variety of techniques to add texture to your fabrics and create a cushion panel, bag panel or piece of wall art. Techniques taught include slashing and distressing fabrics, folding, embellishment, raised stitches and prairie points. During the day you’ll create a series of small textured samples to inspire future work. As the workshop progresses the new techniques you’ve learnt can be put into practice to...