Suitable for both beginners and improvers, in this class, illustrative embroidery designer/maker Amy Butcher will teach you the stitches needed to create your own festive ‘Little Robin’ embroidery. After demonstrating each stitch you will have the opportunity to practice it, using her pre-printed background as a base. Once he is finished, your robin can be kept framed in his little hoop and a little loop added to make a lovely Christmas decoration. Everything you need will be provided including threads, fabric, needles, full instructions, a felt backing and an embroidery hoop. Taught by York-based designer/maker Amy Butcher. She draws inspiration from nature, particularly flowers and plants, which offer such a rich and diverse range of colours, patterns and textures. She works in an illustrative style using fabric as her ‘paint’ and stitching into this to add detail, definition and texture.

What's included in the price?

All materials. Lunch not included but lots of lovely places in the vicinity for all budgets.


6 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Duttons for Buttons

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Founded in 1906, we are a family firm with shops in York and Harrogate. We specialise in haberdashery and needlecrafts, with an international reputation for stocking over 10,000+ different button designs. Our classes are held in a beautiful beamed room at the top of our medieval building in York. They are taught by practicing designers and makers with considerable expertise in (and passion for) their respective crafts, and considerable teaching experience.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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32 Coppergate, , York, York, YO1 9NR