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Essential blackwork embroidery distance masterclass

Blackwork course project


Our comprehensive Essential Blackwork embroidery distance learning 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 and access to our Facebook working group.

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.

Cancellation / Refund
Please see the Craft terms and conditions.
In line with distance selling regulations you may change your mind. If the package has been dispatched you will be responsible for returning the unopened kit.

Allergy Advice
Our embroidery kits are packed in our studio which does use natural animal fibres.

Terms of Use
You agree to use 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.

All items in the UK are shipped free of charge via Royal Mail 2nd Class and may be upgradeable to 1st class.

Parcels valued over £20.00 have to be sent via the signed for service unless requested otherwise at the buyers own risk.
In all cases we obtain proof of posting.

Shipping to Europe and the rest of the world will be via the Royal Mail International Tracked service.
Delivery times are detailed on the Royal Mail website.

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?

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).
* Designs and charts.
*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 and water erasable fabric marker.


Maureen Flett at Maire Curtis Lakeland Studio
5 High Buildings
Warwick Bridge
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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