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Hand & machine embroidery: Poetry of Stitch

Detail from work by Christine - Palimpsest - hand stitch

About the Course

Do you struggle with knowing what to stitch when you have a lovely background? This course will enable you to think outside the box in terms of stitching, thinking of stitch as a mark rather than a stitch! So no perfect stitching required or taught.
This course will look at stitch as a layer on a background and use the clues in the background to prompt thoughts about how to stitch. This is not really about stitching pictures, rather about stitching abstract patterns textures and layers.
You will learn about both hand and machine approaches but can concentrate on your favoured method.

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?

Videos and exercises - access for 6 months
Closed Facebook group for keeping contact with your group
Zoom tutorials fortnightly to ask questions and see what others are doing

What you will need

Hand embroidery frame - hoop
Machine embroidery spring tension hoop or similar
sewing machine
stitch 'n' tear
threads - hand and machine
fabric - calico or similar to start - about a metre and then 2 or 3 pieces of printed or dyed fabric to continue - you can use batik fabric if you do not have any hand dyed fabric
small piece of bondaweb
paints or inks to colour the bondaweb (2-3)
pen + pencil
A4 cartridge paper - several pieces


Christine Chester at Studio 11

This course is taught online




12 weeks (flexible times to suit)

Next available date

1st January 2021

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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