Hand & machine embroidery: Poetry of Stitch

Machine Quilting


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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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

Suitable for

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


12 weeks (flexible times to suit)

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