Other Courses

The Guild is happy to list courses and workshops by stitch and textile professionals in this section. Please contact administrator@embroiderersguild.com in the first instance.

Pictorial Machine Embroidery with Linda Miller Saturday 29th April

Linda Miller Pictorial machine embroideryLinda Miller is holding her Pictorial Machine Embroidery workshop for Region 3 of the Quilters Guild, however anybody who is interested can take part. Please call Linda Malcolm on 01722 711061 for more information or to book a place.

The workshop will be held at St George's Church Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Wiltshire SP2 8EZ

Anglia Leisure LearningAnglia Leisure Learning Ltd

Want to spend a weekend creating beautiful embroidery?

Hand embroidery is a very creative hobby with so many different options and techniques, resulting in wonderful pieces of work. Now you can spend a weekend creating your own beautiful embroidery on a short course with either Fleur Oakes or Clare Clensy. These two leading tutors are running residential embroidery courses over the weekends of 12-14 May and 13-15 October 2017.

StumpworkFleur's Course in May will focus on Stumpwork - a form of three dimensional embroidery where you can create unique flowers, leaves and insects. She will show you how to design in needlelace, apply artistic techniques and plan your project. You will learn a wide range of skills in this course running just north of London on 12 - 14 May 2017. For details of Fleur's course click here.

Silk shadingOn Clare Clensy's course you will discover how to produce magnificent flowers through silk shading embroidery using a variety of toning threads. The results are spectacular and yet once you know the technique, are remarkably easy to achieve. And if you have thought of silk painting, here is your opportunity to produce complimentary results but using silk threads instead of paint. Clare will be running this course over the weekend of 13 - 15 Ocrober at Bristol. For details of Clare's course click here.

Spend a couple of days on either or both of these courses relaxing while you produce some wonderful pieces of embroidery and making friends with others who have similar interests to your own.

No matter if you are a beginner or more experienced, Fleur and Clare will help you to expand your skills and you will take home a selection of your work.

Any queries, just send an email to info@anglialeisurelearning.co.uk or call 0207 834 1066 or take a look at the website where you will see a video of what previous students thought of the courses on the home page http://anglialeisurelearning.co.uk/

Macclesfield Museums

Macclesfield Museums are holding a range of exciting new craft activities, workshops and study days for adults over the next few months - silk jewellery making with original WWII escape maps, clothing alterations, free machine embroidery, calligraphy and the history of silk. They are also hosting a number of textile-based exhibitions at The Old Sunday School and The Silk Museum.


The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ - 11th February - 2nd June 2017

INHABIT by Yvette HawkinsArtist Yvette Hawkins sues silk to draw upon the rich traditions of her UK and South Korean heritage. INHABIT will include silk sculpture woven by Yvette and 10,000 silk worms.

Home Front Vintage

The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT - 6th February - 29th March 2017

During World War II the British Military produced escape maps on silk. After the war these maps were sold off to be re-used and made into clothing. This display explores the story of the maps and includes original items from the 1940s and 50s. In addition, Sara Jane Murray of Home Front Vintage showcases items she has made with maps in the spirit of "make do and mend".

Home Front Silk Maps Crafts

The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT - Saturday 18th February 2017 1 - 3.30pm

Discover more about the history of the silk escape maps with Sara Jane Murray of Home Front Vintage, then make a brooch from a piece of an original map to take home.
£5 per person, 14+ years, booking essential call 01625 613210 or pop in to The Old Sunday School shop

Calligrapher for the Day

The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ - Saturday 18th March 2017 10am - 4pm

Vivien Lunnis introduces a taster day for anyone interested in fine lettering. Using pen patterns and letters you will be able to make a bookmark by the end of the day.
£20. To book contact Wilmslow Guild on 01625 523903 or www.wilmslowguild.com

The Story of Silk Studay Day

The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ - Saturday 1st April 2017 10am - 3.30pm

The Story of SilkThis study day will explore the magic of silk, its uses and its histories. Dr Katherine Wilson of the University of Chester will discuss the history of luxury fabrics from the medieval period to the time when silk was mass produced in Macclesfield Mills. Emily Wilkinson will hold a practical workshop on silk and creativity, using silk as its inspiration. You will also meet the artists Yvette Hawkins and discover more about her art installation INHABIT. The day includes a tour of Paradise Mill and around the Silk Museum with the opportunity to see some of the textile collections usually kept in store. The Museum and Mill will be closed to the public, so study day participants have exclusive access to the buildings.
£20 including lunch and refreshments. To book telephone 01625 613210 or pop into The Old Sunday School. For more information contact Professor Deborah Wynne d.wynne@chester.ac.uk

Tebbitt Textiles

Christine Tebbitt is a skilled textile artist living near Chichester in West Sussex. She produces a large range of textile works, embroideries and embroidered books and regularly exhibits her work. Christine is also a member of the Chichester branch of the Embroiderers' Guild.

Tebbitt TextilesChristine is passionate about textiles and loves to pass on her knowledge by running classes in her spacious and light filled studio at home. Although ‘Free Machine Embroidery’ is probably her favourite technique, she also enjoys techniques using water soluble fabric, mixed media work, book making and altered books, which are such fun to do and teach. After spending the last 10 years having fun with all these different techniques, she now runs a variety of courses from her home near Chichester in West Sussex,

See web-site for classes www.tebbitttextiles.co.uk

Creative hand-stitched Embroidery workshops at Artisan Community Art Studio in Bournemouth

Creative hand-stitched ‘Scapes’

A series of monthly workshops, each one concentrating on a distinctive theme. The course is designed to encourage experimentation and the creative use of stitch. The workshops run from 10.00am – 4.00pm and cost £42 each session with materials provided. Small numbers of participants ensure individual attention.

Each session is a stand-alone, hands-on, practical workshop. However, anyone able to attend all the sessions will experience the use of hand-stitched embroidery to express their ideas along with a variety of techniques such as embellishing, piecing and layering, fraying, appliqué, bonding, colouring and beading where appropriate. The workshops are aimed at people who already have a knowledge of basic hand stitches – running, buttonhole, chain, French knots and herringbone and are keen to explore creative textile-making. Participants are asked to bring in photographs, postcards, sketches or magazine pictures of ‘scapes’ that they have had a positive response to and find interesting. Inspiration can also be found in artists’ work, such as Constable’s and Van Gogh’s skies, Turner’s marine scenes and Hockney’s landscapes.These will be used in the workshops as starting points for the themed projects. So it is essential that participants bring in their own inspirational materials as each person’s response is highly individualistic.

The course will also include the elements and principles of design and drawing. A wide range of fabrics and threads will be available for each session.

February 19th, 2017

Skies are extremely varied – weather conditions, time of day and location can give a lifetime’s study of design and colour.

March 19th, 2017
The bark and shapes of tree in location and time of year are great sources of inspiration for textile artists, including texture and colour possibilities, such as a favourite bluebell wood or drifts of snowdrops.

The tutor is Liz Thomas. Liz is an experienced, qualified teacher, textile artist and is passionate about Embroidery. She has a BA (Hons) in Textiles/Fashion, specialising in Embroidery, studying under Constance Howard and Christine Risley at Goldsmiths. Visit http://thecommunityartstudio.blogspot.co.uk for further details and how to book workshops.

Anglia Leisure Learning

See the wide range of weekend residential courses - everything from patchwork, textiles, batik, embroidery, lace-making and beading to jewellery, calligraphy, paper-craft, playing the ukelele and many more.

Spend a couple of days adding to your skills with tuition from leaidng tutors and making friends with like-minded people, while being looked after in quality venues throughout England and in many cases, take home something truly original that you have created.

Download a copy of the booklet "Short Residential Courses - Answers to the 101 questions you may have" from the website or request a printed copy.

And if there is a topic that you would like us to add to the course schedule, just get in touch and we will see if we can help. For full course details go to our website http://anglialeisurelearning.co.uk/ or phone 0207 834 1066 and speak with Pam or Liza for more details.

Create something beautiful and different over a weekend

Wemyss School of Needlework - Courses for 2017 www.wemyssneedlework.co.uk

Drop In Stitch Sessions

We are running regular drop-in sessions where we encourage you to bring your UFOs (unfinished objects). Come and stitch any project you are working on or dig out those projects you have been meaning to finish for a while. We will provide you with the usual Lowery workstands, lights and magnifiers. Just email or call us to let us know you're coming. We'll provide tea, coffee and lots of encouragement. Requested donation for these sessions will be just £4. Every Wednesday morning 10.00am - 1pm.

Come for all or part of any session. Please check on the day in case we have to cancel for any reason

SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR CLASSES IN 2017 Tel: 01592 651346 info@wemyssneedlework.co.uk www.wemyssneedlework.co.uk

Royal School of Needlework

Day Classes at the Royal School of Needlework

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have years of experience, we offer you over 160 courses including 45 NEW classes across 5 venues (Hampton Court Palace throughout the year; on fixed dates in Exeter, Bristol, Rugby and Glasgow). We’re sure you will find classes to develop your embroidery skills or inspire you to try something new.

• Tuition from RSN trained tutors
• Classes available for all abilities
• Opportunity to meet like-minded people in a friendly learning environment
• 1 & 2 day classes at weekends
• 3, 4 & 5 day classes held over consecutive weekends or during holidays
• Regular course updates and additional courses added online
• Class times 10am to 4pm

Click on this link for more information on Day Classes and the complete brochure http://www.royal-needlework.org.uk/content/20/royal_school_of_needlework_day_classes

The Royal School of Needlework has announced its new degree course BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors & Textile Art. UCAS code W740. It has a NEW website specifically for the degree www.rsndegree.uk where you can find full information. They have also produced a film which can be viewed via You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctBxTJPdx_g.

The BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art at the Royal School of Needlework is the only degree in hand embroidery in Europe. Using traditional and contemporary hand embroidery techniques, this course is a springboard to a creative career in fashion, interiors or textile art.

  • Unique BA (Hons) Degree course in hand embroidery
  • A design and concept led course for fashion, interiors or textile art
  • Industry placements with fashion houses, designers and galleries
  • Learn from expert practitioners
  • Study in bespoke studio apartments at Hampton Court Palace
  • Enjoy access to the RSN library and handling collection
  • Day courses, Certificate and Diploma courses in Technical Hand Embroidery also available at the RSN
  • Studying with the RSN is a unique experience. At the RSN, we believe in keeping the art of hand embroidery alive by moving it into contemporary contexts built on art and design practice.

It has a NEW website specifically for the degree www.rsndegree.uk where you can find full information. They have also produced a film which can be viewed via You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctBxTJPdx_g.

STOP PRESS - The RSN has a few last minute spaces on some of their courses before the end of 2016 - please call 0203 166 6938

Other Classes at the Royal School of Needlwork in 2016: to book your class go to www.royal-needlework.org.uk/shop

Embroidery Now - Classes in 2017 - Winchester, Hants

Embroidery Now is offering a number of classes including Historical Embroidery, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Hedebo, Silk Shading, Goldwork and Modern Stumpwork.

Please visit their website www.embroiderynow.net for full details of the classes and costs.

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