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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.
Needle punch / punch needle for beginners
Needle punch / punch needle for beginners
Derbyshire - Next course on 20th August 2019
£50
Needle punching or punch needling is a craft that is seeing a welcome resurgence. This course is a fantastic introduction to a wonderful way of creating a textured piece of work. Similar to embroidery but much quicker, the stitches are created using a hand-held tool to create small loops that can form a riot of colour. This class will give you the chance to learn the art of needle punching and take away with you a small piece of art to hang on the wall!
Needle felted Framed picture/scene
Needle felted Framed picture/scene
Worcestershire - Next course on 21st August 2019
£45
In this workshop you will take part in a fun, experimental felting morning, suitable for beginners or people who have some needle felting knowledge. You will produce a 9 x 9 inch felted picture (complete with mount and frame) to take home. You will learn basic needle felting skills using a range of carded wool and extra detailing through embroidery stitches and beadwork . You will be working on a wool felt background piece and felting pad, working to manipulate & build up your picture using the various wool types...
Crazy patchwork workshop
Crazy patchwork workshop
Ayrshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£100
Crazy Patchwork Workshop - 2 Saturdays ​Day 1: Landscape Piecing, Applique & Embroidered Lettering You'll use a variety of fancy fabrics to create a contemporary ombre look - shading from light to dark, choosing blue or pink. In the afternoon I'll show you how to add embroidered lettering to your piece, such as names and dates (to commemorate special occasions like Weddings & Christenings) or inspirational phrases, and applique motifs. Everything is stitched by hand. Day 2: On this fun and relaxing day workshop, you'll learn a variety of embroidery...
Bargello beat box - stitch florentine flames
Bargello beat box - stitch florentine flames
West Midlands - Next course on 3rd September 2019
£45
Bargello stitching also known as Florentine, creates great flame like designs that look just as much at home in modern interiors as traditional country piles. This workshop will introduce you to 6 different bargello patterns which we stitch on plastic canvas and turn into your own "beat box". As well as looking super cool the box will become an aide memoir for your future bargello stitch projects. Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike this workshop is a great way to create something that is both useful and also an...
Cross Bitch - The Hair-Raising Edition
Cross Bitch - The Hair-Raising Edition
Greater London - Next course on 4th September 2019
£35
This #crossbitch is all about memorialising our two favourite leaders in the most respectable way possible. Choosing from one of two designs, I'll teach you some simple embroidery stitches that will enable you to create your own Trump or Boris commemorative portrait. FINAL DESIGN TO BE REVEALED Accompanying the words ‘F*** Boris’ or ‘F*** Trump’, each maker will stitch the outline of a caricature of their chosen honourable leader before stitching the hairstyle of their choice, freehand. I’m thinking thread coming out of the fabric or long stitches going off...
Dye/Create/Stitch - make your own mixed media embellishments
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Dye/Create/Stitch - make your own mixed media embellishments
West Yorkshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£70
This is a fun and unique workshop exploring the potential of creating your own handmade embellishments using a variety of processes and materials. Through experimenting with dyeing, painting and hand printed techniques - contemporary embroidery artist Jessica Grady will teach how how to turn waste and unconventional materials into beautiful and exciting embellishments to use within hand embroidery. The day will begin by hand dyeing a variety of synthetic materials such as nylon tubing, tile spacers and cable ties - along with other plastic or recycled materials. Jessica will show...
Craft a Patisserie Tin pin cushion
Craft a Patisserie Tin pin cushion
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£33
Select from our vintage patisserie tins and choose from our beautiful selection of french linens, retro and heritage fabrics to hand-craft a pretty and practical gift for your sewing box Explore creative techniques including hand-embroidery, appliqué, gilding, fabric embellishment, bead-work, illustration and hand-painting. Your materials include French linens and retro and heritage fabrics plus gold, silver & bronze leaf, beads, yarns, threads and paints.
Ostentatious mending
Ostentatious mending
Central - Next course on 7th September 2019
£60
Ostentatious mending is a way of giving new life to old clothes. Your soft and comfortable favourites are given a fresh look by using embroidery, appliqué, buttons and trimmings. You can cover stains, holes, and make repairs to fragile and worn fabric in a fabulously unique and ostentatious fashion!
Stitching with Liz & Helen: pulled thread whitework
Stitching with Liz & Helen: pulled thread whitework
Devon - Next course on 8th September 2019
£65
'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 listed. Learn pulled thread embroidery using white thread on white linen, creating a lacy appearance...
Autumn pixie garland - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucstershire
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Autumn pixie garland - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucstershire
Gloucestershire - Next course on 9th September 2019
£85
Create a bunting style garland of hand stitched, pixie-sized items which celebrates the changing colours and fruitfulness of Autumn. Over the course of the day you will be taught how to create a garland comprising pixie clothing (hat, boots, waistcoat) and a choice of other 3D, seasonal items such as acorns, toadstools and leaves on a miniature scale using felt, haberdashery and handstitch. These are great fun to make. When finished the garland looks fabulous draped across a mantelpiece or window. You can turn any of our courses into a...

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