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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.

£20
Merseyside
In this workshop you will learn 2 different hand stitch techniques. First, you will be guided through the steps to create a small 'flower garden' pattern quilt which is the most common and popular quilt style. Choose from hundreds of vintage pattern fabrics or bring along your own! all equipment and materials provided. In the second half and using a stitch hoop, you will learn some basic hand stitch techniques with luxury embroidery threads. You...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 20th March 2019
Come and enjoy a 1 day specialist hand embroidery workshop with Sara Dennis, our Royal School of Needlework trained tutor. We will sew a silver tup using goldwork techniques on boiled wool. The course will cover the basics of goldwork technique, working with Japanese thread, purl, chipping and kid. It will be taught hands on, demonstration and instruction. At the end of the session you will be familiar with the application of working with metalic...
£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.
£5
Dorset - Next course on 4th April 2019
Are you over 55 or know someone who is? Age UK Bournemouth is organising an Easter craft workshop at Moordown Community Centre Make an Easter craft to take home with tutor Hannah Teuber. No experience necessary, come along and have some fun! Please book in advance by calling or emailing using the buttons above
£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...
£15
Cambridgeshire
APPLIQUE WORKSHOP Appliqué is a wonderful, versatile and creative technique that has been in use, and developing, for hundreds of years. It is a sewing technique in which fabric pieces – large or small – are layered on a foundation, or base, fabric, then stitched in place by hand or machine. Course Description This course is a mixture of applique and hand embroidery. All designs/patterns, supplies and materials will be supplied. You will learn a...
£15
Lincolnshire - Next course on 17th March 2019
6 places. All materials, fastener and thread provided. Learn embroidery stitches and techniques & take home your brooch after the class to keep or give as a present for Mother's Day. Lots of colours to choose from – suitable for beginners & intermediates.
£18
Cumbria - Next course on 13th March 2019
Make beautiful botanicals using felt and drawing inspiration from Brockhole’s gardens. 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! Book online or call us on the number above.