What you will do
6.5 hour workshop
Freehand machine embroidery is a fast, accessible and fun way to create exciting embroideries at home or at work without having to invest in expensive embroidery equipment. This day-long workshop will start you off with the basics of freehand machine embroidery on domestic sewing machines before moving on to more complicated and decorative processes. Depending on the day, the workshop is lead by either Managing Director, Andrew Kenny or embroiderer, Ellie Sweeney and takes inspiration from their personal research.
You can bring in your own design, choose from some that we have in stock or just freestyle it! You’ll be introduced to professional equipment used in high-end and couture fashion such as the Irish machine but also be shown many techniques that you can use at home. You’ll learn processes such as appliqué, decoupé, sheering elastic and machine embroidery lace, quilting and the skills to interpret these techniques creatively.
Held at our working studio, in the heart of London’s fashionable East-End, all classes are led by experienced tutors with industry backgrounds.
The class runs from 10am to 4:30pm, with lunch from 1-2pm when you can experience the culinary delights available from nearby Broadway Market. Refreshments during the day and all materials are included. There is a maximum of six people in this class to ensure a quality learning experience.
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About your host, The London Embroidery Studio
CREATING BEAUTIFUL, BESPOKE EMBROIDERY FOR LONDON’S ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS.
The London Embroidery Studio was set-up by RCA graduate Andrew Kenny. The Studio has been creating bespoke embroidery from their East London base since 2007.
Their highly experienced team of technicians mix traditional methods of hand and machine embroidery with state-of-the-art computer technology. This enables them to create London’s most beautiful and innovative designs.
Their embroidery know-how is used by leading international fashion and textile designers and fine artists.
Regular clients include Louis Vuitton, JW Anderson, ACNE Studios & Victoria Beckham.
Develop professional skills in a creative environment with The London Embroidery Studio’s evening and weekend embroidery classes.
With their range of design-led courses, you’ll learn and develop embroidery techniques and how to apply them creatively in a design context.
Most of their embroidery classes are focused on making a product so along with new skills you’ll take away a unique and usable item.
Held at their working studio, all classes are led by experienced tutors with industry backgrounds.
Whether you want to expand your technical repertoire or just have a go and learn something new, the Studio offers classes to suit a range of experiences. Explore the individual course descriptions for more information.
The London Embroidery Studio offers evening and weekend classes in hand, freehand machine and digital machine embroidery.
Everything is provided but you are welcome to bring a design or any fabric that you like but we have a large selection here to choose from!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.