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.

Learn Beautiful Stitching with The Mistress of Stitch - The Barony Centre, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire KA23 9AW

Partridge by Tara DakiniTara Dakini, a member of the Glasgow and Largs branches of the Embroiderers' Guild, is teaching hand embroidery in Craft Town Scotland (West Kilbride). She has a number of different workshops, including crewelwork and felt. See her website for more details and her embroidery kits www.mistressofstitch.com

There are 10 week courses as well as a variety of workshops in Hand Embroidery, Hand Quilting (Sashiko & Kantha), Dyeing, Printing and related crafts.

2017/2018 Courses

Crewelwork Autumn Term (starting 13th/14th Sep) Bird themed small gifts (hand embroidery)

Spring Term (starting Jan 2018) Experimental Hand Embroidery on the theme of The Four Seasons

Summer Term (starting April 2018) Crazy Patchwork. This is a group project leading to an exhibition

Classes are Wednesday afternoons or Thursday evenings. Workshops are on Saturdays or Sundays. Tara also gives talks and has produced a range of Crewel Embroidery kits that are available via her website.

Workshops with Joanne Frankel

Winter's End Garland by Joanne FrankelJoanne is a contemporary textile artist and a member of the Wirral branch of the Embroiderers Guild. She graduated in 2014 with a first class honours degree in design and has been building up her professional practice with regular exhibitions and open studios. She was recently selected as a Licentiate Membership of The Society of Designer Craftsmen and came third place in the National Open Textile Exhibition.

She is now offering workshops from her studio in Little Sutton, Cheshire. See her website for details and how to book www.joannefrankel.co.uk

Bloom in Stitch - a 2 day Workshop

Taking inspiration from nature which surrounds us you will learn to develop your observations with the exploration of colour, pattern and texture into a fantastic piece of original textile art. "Over the two days I will guide you through the creative process, beginning with your chosen subject we will explore your individual development of ideas through gathering resources and sketching (don't worry, no-one has to be Picasso) With the application of free-machine stitching, painting, applique and hand stitching you will gradually develop your artwork into a piece of original and unique textile art".


Mon 11th - Tues 12th - FULL
Thurs 21st - Fri 22nd


Mon 9th - Tues 10th
Thurs 26th - Fri 27th

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

Nikki Parmenter - Talks and Workshops

mixed media by Nikki ParnenterNikki is a mixed media textile artist based in Poynton, Cheshire and is able to deliver talks about her work development from paper pieces to mixed media textiles.

She also runs workshops demonstrating how to create fusec fabrics which are used to produce heavily embellished fishes, birds or flowers.

She is happy to travel to different parts of the country so if you are interested please send an email to nikkiparmenterartwork61@gmail.com.

Anglia Leisure Learning

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 Clare Clensy. This is a residential embroidery courses over the weekend 13-15 October 2017.

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, 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/

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

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 more information on 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 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. In 2017 the RSN are offering Crewelwork, Appliqué and Cutwork for Goldwork classes.

• 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 also has a degree course BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors & Textile Art. UCAS code W740. It has a 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.

Other Classes at the Royal School of Needlwork in 2017: 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.

There are three courses with spaces remaining in September and October:

Kate Barlow is teaching Pick n Mix Sweets on Saturday 16th September (3 places remaining)

Lorna Bateman is repeating her Silk Ribbon Embroidery on Saturday 7th October, (1 place remaining)

Liz Tapper isteaching two designs in Beginners Goldwork on Saturday 21st October (4 places remaining).

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

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