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.

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 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.

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


May - Saturday 13th may - Canvas Stitches "Spring" with Sheila Hubble

June - Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th June - Blackwork with Helen McCook

July - Saturday 15th July - Sanvas Stitches "Summer"with Sheila Hubble

August - No classes

September - 5th September - Mary Queen of Scots needlepoint with Fiona Wemyss

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.

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

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