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Hand embroidery - Garden Borders with Julie Brand at Tigley Textiles in Worcestershire

embroidered garden border

About the Course

(Covid19 safety measures will be in place with a maximum number of 4 at any workshop in the Tigley studio)

This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. Many garden border samplers will be shown as examples and once you have chosen your colours and fabrics and threads, you will be guided through each stage.
You will be shown how to layer fabrics successfully and use stitches to build up textured flowers and foliage- sometimes the most simple stitches are the most effective!

This is suitable for a complete beginner or the more advanced embroiderer. At the end of the day you will take away a completed hand stitched garden border. More packs will be available to purchase at the end of the day.

This embroidery course is held at Julie's garden studio near Pershore in Worcester. You’ll always receive a warm friendly welcome and can peruse the enticing boxes of tea stained linen, hand dyed vintage lace, organzas and silks- the list goes on………… Groups are small, and fun!
If you fancy escaping your busy life for a creative day in beautiful surroundings, then this is the place for you.

Julie Brand is a designer and tutor of machine and hand embroidery.
She originally trained as a textiles teacher many moons ago, has taught for an unmentionably long time and has a wealth of experience to share with you.

There is parking and refreshments available throughout the session. The nearest train station is Pershore and is a short taxi ride away. Accommodation can also be found there, a list can be sent upon request.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided for the day; just bring yourself.
Refreshments will be provided, please bring lunch.


Julie Brand at Tigley Textiles
The Paddocks
Broadway Road
Birlingham, Pershore
WR10 3AF
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
- - #27520

I had a fabulous day at the Tigley studio doing the Garden Borders.
A relaxed day learning lots of new techniques, thank you so much!

In-person course
- - #27519

Another fantastic day with Tigley Textiles.
I've learnt more stitches and how to use fabrics for layering.
Great teaching, so helpful and inspiring.
Hugely enjoyable.

In-person course
- - #27518

What a wonderful craft shed!
Julie is inspirational, encouraging and a very patient teacher.
I can't praise her highly enough.
My garden border was mounted and I took away a lovely finished piece- I'm coming back!

In-person course
- - #26802

Lovely location and facilities. Very clear guidance, expert tuition. Good range of fabrics, threads and beads. I learnt so much today and actually took home a finished mounted, piece of embroidery. Thank you so much.

In-person course
- - #26801

A very enjoyable day- clear explanations/demonstrations and a wide variety of materials to work with. Lovely to go on a course where everything is provided- saves the stress of carrying everything you might need- very grateful for this!
A calm, purposeful approach- really enjoyed the "can do" of the day. I feel I achieved today!

In-person course
- - #26800

Brilliant! I loved the highly structured nature of the course starting with choice and initial fabric. Excellent examples of stitches. Would come again and be more adventurous with choice of stitches. Very good teacher, highly recommend.

In-person course
- - #26799

Very enjoyable day, learnt some great tips and techniques

In-person course
- - #26798

Lovely relaxing day. Well organised. Lovely studio and facilities. Love what I've made!! will be doing more.

In-person course
- - #26797

Julie's workshop was exactly what I was hoping for. Her freestyle embroidery is just what I wanted and she enabled us to all make a completed piece and learn many techniques. Lovely atmosphere and great carrot cake- highly recommended.

In-person course
- - #26796

I just love the opportunity to try different things under the guidance of a true professional. Loved the day meeting new like minded ladies, great cake!

In-person course
- - #24636

Fabulous day. Thoroughly enjoyed creating a unique flower border. Very easy to follow instructions. Julie was great support when it came to recommending colours and positioning etc. Lovely setting. Very relaxing day and great cake! Anyone can do it.

In-person course
- - #24635

A thoroughly enjoyable day- Julie is a supportive and imaginative tutor. Excellent materials, relaxing environment and I love the work I produced!

In-person course
- - #24632

A friend of mine had already been on a Tigley Textiles workshop. Well worth the whole day spent making a garden border. So inspirational.

In-person course
- - #20939

Really lovely day- very inspiring and I learned so much, Thank you.

In-person course
- - #20938

Extremely lovely day! Leant new stitches as well as resurrecting old. Great environment to share ideas and knowledge. No pressure but friendly advice. Amazing to see how different ideas come together. fab time and very recommendable, Thanks!

In-person course
- - #20937

A beautiful day as always. Colourful and creative, Julie is lovely and friendly and makes you feel talented.

In-person course
- - #20936

After not embroidering since primary school I was surprised how easily I picked it up. Julie was patient with very clear instructions. A really lovely day with lovely ladies.

In-person course
- - #19637

A very enjoyable day- learned loads! I now have a fab picture to take home with me. Would really recommend it, with friends or without! You will make the same .

In-person course
- - #19572

Another fantastic day! Loved every minute and will definitely attend another course. Thank you so much Julie for all your help.

In-person course
- - #19571

Marvellous time! Really enjoyed it. Could have done with staying the night to prefect my stitches!

In-person course
- - #19570

Fabulous day- learned lots of new stitches.

In-person course
- - #18059

Such a lovely day! Julie you are such a good teacher. Love the Tigley terminology- scrunch uppies!!
Many thanks.

In-person course
- - #18058

Had a great time, really enjoyed myself and learned lots of new things.

In-person course
- - #18057

Thank you for a lovely day! Really enjoyed it and very pleased with my "artwork". Hope to come again.

In-person course
- - #18056

Absolutely fabulous! Thank you!

In-person course
- - #18055

Great! Thank you Julie for your patience and brilliant inspiration.

In-person course
- - #18054

Thank you! Had a fabulous time. Amazing location in your amazing "shed". Beautiful style of teaching and fab to take something almost finished home. Thank you- hope to be back soon!

In-person course
- - #17211

I had a wonderful day! Beautiful and inspiring surroundings, top quality materials, great company and encouraging and friendly tuition. Thank you!

In-person course
- - #17210

A wonderful productive day! Can't believe how much we all achieved on the day. Thank you so much Julie, I could well be back!

In-person course
- - #17209

Great day, with lovely people, the time just flew by. Good tuition with no pressure- just go at your own speed. Lovely studio full of inspirational work done by Julie.

In-person course
- - #17208

Another delightful day stitching at Tigley! Julie is such an inspiration and her gentle patience is so calming. Tea, coffee and home made cake is a welcome bonus!

In-person course
- - #17207

I don't know what to say that I haven't said before......I'd really like to explore this medium further.

In-person course
- - #16183

A lovely relaxing day, have learned a lot!

In-person course
- - #16182

Lovely day!! Relaxed, creative and friendly. Would love to come to another workshop.

In-person course
- - #16181

I have been on several of Julie's workshops. Each one is different and inspiring. Julie has a real eye for colour and design and has such brilliant ideas!

In-person course
- - #16179

A day of indulgence- learning new stitches and techniques from the ever brilliant Julie!

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