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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. Machine embroidery is extremely popular; sewing machines can create incredible effects in a fraction of the time. 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 embroidery please browse our many courses and workshops and be inspired by an expert embroidery teacher who will share their skill with you.

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Image for  Machine Embroidery- Stitch Doodling with Julie Brand from Tigley Textiles in Worcester
Next course on 29th April 2017
Machine Embroidery is now such a popular art form and can be done in so many different ways. Rather than make one finished piece and learn one technique, Julie aims to show you many ways that machine embroidery can be used with plenty of examples to inspire you. Suitable for beginners, sometimes even easier, as you have to forget everything you’ve previously learned about precision and just go with the flow. You will need to...
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Next course on 11th March 2017
I enjoy inspiring and encouraging others to try a new art form, or to develop their existing skills with fabric and stitch. At the workshop we experiment with free-machine embroidery 'drawing with stitch', and cut out and applique fabric shapes onto a background fabric, to create a series of samples and a finished piece to take home at the end of the session. Let me know if you already have an idea of the type...
Image for Needle felting with Virginia
Next course on 22nd April 2017
Needle felting is a process using barbed needles to mat woollen fibres to felt. Once felting is complete you can either hand embroider or machine embroider on top of the felt to further enhance your design. During the session you will work on creating a picture - you may not complete the picture during the 2 hours but you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful piece of art. During the course...
Image for Embroidery skills courses at the studio gallery in Somerton, Somerset
Next course on 2nd March 2017
We take the act of crafting and teaching equally seriously. We show and direct you in the skills and challenges of materials and textiles with absolute attention to detail - and we always enjoy upcycling of pre-loved fabrics and treasures. When it comes to workshops, naturally we want everyone to have fun. This is a friendy course giving you the opportunity to learn the traditional hand embroidery techniques in a comfortable learning environment. Level: All...
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Rosemary will take you through the wonderful art of goldwork embroidery. showing you how to apply pure gold to embellish your needlework. With sophisticated gold threads and silken stitches you can create a stunning work of art by using the special techniques as used since the 17th century. As goldwork courses in general are rare, early booking is advised. The Studio has recently been renovated and is very warm and comfortable and has good wheelchair...
Image for To Mother with Love - Mother's Day cards in free machine embroidery. All abilities welcome.
The course tutor Jo Martel completed nearly 20 years of art and creative textiles teaching at GCSE and A Level, as a Head of Department in a large secondary school in Kent. She therefore has great experience in encouraging students of all abilities to experiment expressively and can prove that everyone has a creative side to them, even if it has yet to be discovered! She enjoys teaching all abilities and age groups and hopes...
Image for Wet felting with Virginia
Next course on 11th March 2017
Wet felting workshop 10.00am - 12.00am + Max no 4 Tutor: Virginia Murphy Wet felting is a method of producing felt from wool and other fibres. Warm soapy water is applied to layers of wool tops. Repeated agitation and compression causes the fibres to hook together to create a single piece of fabric. You will really enjoy creating a beautiful picture using an amazing array of colours. Once the work has dried you will be...
Image for Applique and Embroidered Seascapes- Julie Brand at Tigley Textiles in Worcester
Next course on 11th March 2017
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. If you prefer to use a sewing machine, please bring one. All designs and materials will be provided with plenty of examples of stitched seascapes. You will be encouraged to create your own one off piece so feel free to bring any photos...
Image for Beginners Embroidery Workshop
Next course on 7th April 2017
Make a mini sampler using seven basic embroidery stitches that will stand you in good stead for all future embroideries. We'll look at how they're used in traditional embroidery but also how contemporary artists use hose stitches today
Image for Contemporary Panel (2 day workshop) at Old Bank Studios
Next course on 24th August 2017
Two day textile art and embroidery course with Alex Waylett. Saturday 11th and Saturday 18th February 2017 Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August 2017 Under Alex’s instruction you will cover a multitude of different techniques – from design transfer to preparing your fabric for paint and applique. Having chosen your design your first day will be spent outlining your motifs onto your background fabric – the second day you will begin to look at colour...