Other Courses

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

Lenham Needlecraft

Stitching with Liz and Helen - Lenham Needlecraft & the Art of the Needle

Hand Embroidery workshops at Exeter Community Centre, Devon EX4 3RG

Liz Tapper and Helen Jones, both RSN trained tutors, are offering a range of one day traditional hand embroidery workshops from September 2019, including design for stitch, whitework, stumpwork, goldwork, applique, silk shading, box construction, blackwork and mounting of your finished work. More classes will be added.

Class size is limited to 10.

Cost £65/day plus kit.

Pulled Thread Leaves Silk Shading Goldwork Dog Rose
Pulled Thread Leaves Silk Shading Goldwork Dog Rose

For more information or to book please see https://www.theartoftheneedle.co.uk/stitching-with-liz-helen

Lenham Needlecraft is a stockist of Appletons crewel & tapestry wool, canvases, linen twill, kits and equipment. Find them online at www.lenhamneedlecraft.com. Lenham Needlecraft are very kindly offering a 10% discount for Embroiderers' Guild members - please use the code EGMember when prompted during the purchase process.

Atelier Saint ClareAtelier Saint Clare

Atelier Saint Clare Bespoke Hand Design Embroidery (based in Cheshire) specialises in design and embroidery services for a wide range of clients. Atelier Saint Clare has expertise in providing design direction and knowledge of embroidery techniques to its clients, creating a unique and bespoke service for each design piece. Atelier Saint Clare supplies design pieces and swatches to the top global design houses such as Dior, Chanel and Valentino at the annual London and Paris Fashion Weeks.

They also offer a series of classes/workshops for both beginners and the more experienced.

Tambour Beading Embroidery - Beginner Level, £75

Tambour Beading Beginner Workshop

This design will introduce you to the tambour beading embroidery stitch "chaintstitch" along with a variety of stitches that create this beautiful design.

The design will also allow you to use Swarovski crystals, beads, sequins and other materials with time to learn all the hints and tips to achieve this design. This technique is used in Fashion and Costume mainly but could be associated with Goldwork to create beautiful embroidery.

For enquiries email: info@ateliersaintclare.com

The link to book the tickets is:


Goldwork Embroidery - Beginner Level Louis XVI: Two day class

Atelier St Clare Goldwork workshopJoin our embroidery specialists for more exciting workshops.

In this class you will learn Goldwork embroidery inspired by Louis XVI design. You will embroider with gold and black purls, passing thread and pearl purl using the techniques of padding, couching, cutwork and loop stitch to create the design.

Included as part of the class is a complete kit with black duchess satin, calico, felt, string padding, gold rough and smooth purl, gold passing, gold pearl purl, black rough purl, needles and wax. Please bring with you for the class: A round hoop, 8 or 10 inch (with a stand if you can, so that you can use both hands. If so, then wrapped with webbing around one circle to protect and maintain the tension of the fabric).

The class will allow you to develop at your own pace, with the opportunity for one to one guidance from the tutor due to the limited class numbers.

Fee £190


Goldwork AdvancedGoldwork Embroidery - Masterclass (Four Day Class £390.00)

Location: Cass Art Kensington, 220 Kensington High Street, London W8 7RG

The four day masterclass will allow you to learn the art of Goldwork, creating a brooch through the use of traditional embroidery stitches.

For enquiries email: info@ateliersaintclare.com

The link to book the tickets is:


More classes available during the year - Tambour Beading, Masterclass, Kensington, Silk Shading in Liverpool

Please see website for full details of each course and other courses throughout the year


For enquiries email: info@ateliersaintclare.com

Slamseys Print makingSlamseys Print Making Courses in Braintree

Slamseys Art, The Barley Barn, Blackley lane, Great Notley, Braintree, Essex CM77 7QW

There are workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced printmakers and classes range from half day, full day, two day to weekly sessions. The courses are run by Ruth Wheaton who keeps the group sizes limited to 6 to ensure they are friendly and relaxed. She teaches courses on Fabric Printing, Screen printing and Linocut with a focus on things that are easy to carry on with at home. Fabric printing is a particular favourite with quilting and sewing groups.

See the website www.slamseys.co.uk for more information and to download a Workshop and Course Brochure

Helen Barnes in her StudioHelen Barnes Textiles - Workshops

Helen Barnes B.Ed. M.A (DIST) ART & DESIGN

I grew up in Yorkshire, in a home full of gorgeous fabrics and threads surrounded by beautiful countryside full of historic interest. I soon developed a keen awareness of the patterns and textures in my environment and translated these in to art and textiles.

I worked in textiles teaching and exhibiting work for many years and I would like to share my enthusiasm and knowledge of hand embroidery and quilting from around the world with fellow members of the Embroiderers' Guild.

I have a wide range of workshops to offer and a blog on my website which will feature a study of a piece of hand embroidery/quilting from a museum, exhibition or my collection. Attached to the blog will be a free design to inspire you to create your own textile piece. These are a selection of my workshops detailed in the website which can be half or full days:

Starting from home:

Around the World:

Durham Pennies

Bronte Rolls

Liberty Florals

Costa Rica Icons

Indian Kantha

Indian Shisha

Peruvian Knots

Japanese Sashiko

Vietnamese Braids

Find full details of my workshops on my website www.helenbarnestextiles.co.uk

Peruvian Eagle Sashiko Mat Durham Pennies
Helen's Peruvian Eagle Sashiko Mat Durham Pennies

This is a review from a recent workshop at Grassington Embroiderers' guild

"Vietnamese Embroidery" by Helen Barnes

"What a summer, blue skies, sunshine and a very informative talk and enjoyable workshop with Helen Barnes. We were able to sit in the cool and listen to Helen's very interesting experiences in Vietnam. She has accumulated a mass of information and embellished samples on the diverse textiles from across this fascinating country.

Helen had prepared a small kit for us to produce our own sampler drawing on the Vietnamese motifs, colours and stitches. The simplicity of the stitch-work: chain stitch, back stitch, cross stitch, ladder stitch and occasional French knot, meant our afternoon in the intense heat was not too daunting and there was a wonderful relaxed atmosphere as we stitched away in our last meeting before we broke up for the summer.

Thank you Helen for providing Grassington Embroiderers' Guild with a wonderful finish to our stitching this session this summer."

Day Classes at the Royal School of Needlework

We teach over 150 embroidery classes a year across the UK in Hampton Court Palace, Bristol, Bath, Birmingham, Durham and Glasgow. There is something for every level and interest within our DAY CLASSES BROCHURE.

  • Beginners – for complete embroidery beginners or if you are a little ‘rusty’.
  • Mixed Ability – suitable for all abilities as this design can be adapted to meet your level of experience.
  • Intermediate – perfect for students who have already attended an ‘Introduction’ or ‘Mixed Ability class.
  • Advanced – for those with experience in the technique and looking to develop.
  • NEW! Packages – develop your embroidery skills and save 15% on normal class costs with our new Day Class Packages!

You can also request private embroidery tuition to work on a specific piece or technique. If you need help booking one of our embroidery classes please contact us at education@royal-needlework.org.uk or call +44 (20) 3166 6938..

Click here to view all Embroidery Classes

The Royal School of Needlework also has a degree course BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors & Textile Art. UCAS code W740. See www.royal-needlework.org.uk/degree 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.

Nikki Parmenter Artworks

Nikki Parmenter's work -----------------

I am a Cheshire based artist who specialises in mixed media, textile based pieces. I take my inspiration from a variety of sources and I am particularly interested in the way in which ancient societies created a series of visual symbols to represent the things which were important to them. I investigate myth and legend and draw parallels between societies, showing that although many people have different beliefs we are all united by visual iconography.

I have exhibited widely both in group and solo shows both here and abroad and have had articles published in magazines and on the internet. I also feature in Kim Thittichai's book, 'Experimental Textiles'. My work has won prizes at The Ferens Open, The Potteries Open and the Grosvenor Open Exhibitions.

I have received positive feedback from the galleries where I have exhibited as I try to make my work accessible to all age range and to people from different backgrounds. Viewers, especially younger people, respond to the visual richness of the objects whilst others make connections with their own religious beliefs and feelings.

My work offers plenty of scope for educational events and I am able to offer Gallery talks, demonstrations and workshops. If you would like me to give a talk or workshop to your branch please contact me through https://www.facebook.com/nikki.parmenter.7. see my work on my website www.nikkiparmenterartworks.com. I am happy to travel to different parts of the country.

Castle Textile Group - City & Guilds Embroidery and Patchwork & Quilting, Spofforth, North Yorkshire

The Castle Textile Group is a City & Guilds micro centre based in the beautiful North Yorkshire village of Spofforth, offering City & Guilds qualifcations in Embroidery and Design and Patchwork & Quilting and Design. Our aim is to provide creative and inspirational ideas to our students which ever course they study. Diane Freeman and Annie Smith, our tutors, are both experienced City & Guild Tutors with extensive experience in art, design and textiles. They offer 2 year courses of 5 hours per week for 30 weeks each year.

For more information see their website http://www.castletextilegroup.co.uk/ or email castletextilegroup@btconnect.com

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

Anglia Leisure Learning

We are using quality venues from Bristol, to Ipswich, Gatwick to Birmingham, usually near motorways and train stations so there is sure to be somewhere you can easily reach.

If you don't see what you want but are part of a group, do please get in touch and we will see how we can help you.

There is a wide range of weekend leisure courses for you to choose from, many being run by leading tutors who have worked with us for years, along with a variety of new tutors to bring in some different and exciting course topics.

Courses include:

  • Patchwork and Quilting
  • Beading
  • Lace Making
  • Creative Stitch
  • Embroidery
  • Calligraphy
  • Crochet
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Jewellery making
  • Botanical illustration
  • Silk Paintin
Latest course: patchwork, applique and quilting in Birmingham with Greta Fitchett Friday 21st September - Sunday 23 September 2018 see website for full details
Also there is a Craft Weekend at the Crowne Plaza Gatwick from 5 - 7 October 2018 featuring worshops in Calligraphy, Patchwork and Quilting and Haute Couture tailoring

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 2019 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 more information on CLASSES IN 2019 Tel: 01592 651346 info@wemyssneedlework.co.uk www.wemyssneedlework.co.uk

Regular UF0 mornings - every Wednesday 10am - 1pm, informal and untutored group to help you get those Un Finished Objects done

Our workshops hope to help you gain confidence in your skills and own work whilst enjoying a relaxing day stitching.

SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR more information on CLASSES IN 2019 Tel: 01592 651346 info@wemyssneedlework.co.uk www.wemyssneedlework.co.uk

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