Essential blackwork embroidery online masterclass



Our comprehensive Essential Blackwork embroidery distance learning, online masterclass is suitable for complete beginners and those who want to refresh their knowledge. Distance learning allows you to study in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. Blackwork embroidery became popular in Tudor and Elizabethan times but has grown to become a wonderful way to create stunning embroidered art with very few supplies. Contrary to what the name suggests, Blackwork does not have to be stitched with black threads. It is a great way to fill in large areas in any embroidery and you can even use metallic threads. You will learn about appropriate fabrics and threads. Learn how to create filling stitches and shade using different thread thicknesses and part stitches. Throughout the course you will have one to one tutor access via e.mail for 6 months. Access to the online version of this course. It also allows you to get started before your course pack arrives. (You will automatically be enrolled on our online course and will receive an additional e.mail detailing login and password). We have to manually enroll you on the course so this may take a few hours but will usually be within a working day. *Certificate upon completion. (We make every attempt to answer e.mails the same day). Upon completion of the course you will have all the skills needed to attempt your own pieces or more complicated works. Delegates will receive a certificate of achievement upon submission of images of the completed project. Course dates: Join any time (Kit is sent via Royal Mail, so please allow 2-5 working days). Venue: In the comfort of your own home. Time: Approx 10 hours but there really is no limit. Places available: Unlimited. Tutor Contact: Via e.mail Basic skills required No previous skill is required but you will need fairly good eye sight (or your glasses/magnifier) and be able to hold a sewing needle. Damage or Omissions If your package or an item in it has been damaged in the post, please contact us within three days of receipt. Your kit is carefully hand packed by your tutor, checked and double checked but if we have missed anything, then just let us know. Allergy Advice Our embroidery kits are packed in our studio which does use natural animal fibres. Terms of Use You agree to use the online content and access to the Facebook working group in a fair and appropriate manner for the purpose which it is intended. Please respect our copyright and source of income by not re-distributing ANY of the online or printed content and designs including via social media. Shipping All items in the UK are shipped free of charge via Royal Mail Tracked 24. We always retain a proof of postage.

What's included in the price?

Included in the kit; *Fabric. (We use a high quality 16 count Aida). *Spiral bound, lay flat course booklet or Access to our Online learning course (English text). *Mini prick and Pounce kit. *Water soluble tailor's marker. *All threads necessary to complete the project. *Needle book containing the appropriate high quality John James needles and needle threader. All presented in a box which you can use to keep your work clean as you stitch. (Image shows our goldwork course boxed)

What you will need

What’s not included Scissors


7 hours


Maureen is a master hand embroiderer with over 25 years experience. Skills handed down from Irish ancestors have been honed with training from world class embroidery schools. Small courses and workshops are often held in her native Cumbria and the hand embroidery courses can be studied via distance learning or online.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Qualification offered
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This course is taught online