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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.

£30
Greater Manchester - Next course on 28th April 2019
In this beginners embroidery workshop I will teach you five decorative and versatile embroidery stitches, fundamental to mastering the art of hand embroidery. If you have even a basic knowledge of stitch and want to develop your skill, then this workshop is for you! With support and practise, you will add each stitch to your own sampler for future reference, and once mastered you will use these fabulous stitches to create a modern piece of...
£95
Wiltshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
An introduction to working with sinamay or felt. You will learn how to use a wooden hat block and use traditional millinery skills to block and shape your own sinamay hat or fascinator. By the end of the day students will: - Learn how to block a hat or fascinator using the material of your choice. - Learn techniques to apply a wired edge and depending on chosen design start to learn finishing techniques. Millinery...
£115
Bristol
This new design covers a wide range of basic embroidery stitches to create a pleasing cottage garden scene. It is stitched on even weave linen and can be finished your own choice of lining fabric and ribbon, this will be stitched over a 12 week course. The class runs from 1-3pm weekly.
£180
Cumbria - Next course on 14th May 2019
Over three days we will create a beautiful hand embroidered beetle – you will learn goldwork, silk shading and various surface stitches and will work on white linen. Come and enjoy brushing up on your embroidery skills or learn some new techniques - the class is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. At the end of the course you will have learnt several traditional embroidery techniques, some tricks of the trade and will...
£0
Birmingham - Next course on 22nd April 2019
Knitting, crocheting, hand stitching, needlepoint, looming, embroidery, painting, beading, spinning, colouring, sewing... or whatever project you'd like to bring to work on, or come to learn to knit or crochet! Our group is an eclectic group of ladies who are very relaxed and welcoming. Come and enjoy tea, coffee or cold drinks. Feel free to bring a snack along. All ladies welcome, and girls ages 10 and up Any questions?? Feel free to ask!
£10
Bristol
During this 90 minute workshop the children will create a simple brightly coloured and sparkly embroidered unicorn. Using Quality threads and fabric. They will be taught the basics of cross stitch embroidery, learn to follow a simple cross stitch chart and how to stitch it. This workshop is run by Chloe Savage, a qualified secondary school teacher.
£10
Bristol
During this 90 minute workshop the children will create a simple brightly coloured and sparkly embroidered unicorn. Using Quality threads and fabric. They will be taught the basics of cross stitch embroidery, learn to follow a simple cross stitch chart and how to stitch it. This workshop is run by Chloe Savage, a qualified secondary school teacher.
£15
West Midlands
This is a taster course for beginners to give you an idea of what can be done with a piece of handmade felt. You will use threads, beads, and buttons to embellish pieces of handmade felt, and then turn them into a brooch or hair decoration. This will include simple embroidery stitches, and how to attach embellishments. I have been making and embellishing felt for over ten years, and will provide other examples of felt...
£18
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.
£20
Derbyshire - Next course on 24th April 2019
Weekly creative embroidery classes on Wednesday mornings from 10am - 12 noon during term time. Run by Sheffield based textile artist Dawn Ireland who is a practicing artist with over 20 years experience working in textiles and embroidery. The classes are relaxed & informal, where you can experiment with hand and/or free-machine embroidery, and gain lots of ideas and inspiration. They are suitable for anyone, from those who would like to have a go at...