Top 10 Best Embroidery classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Learn how to hand stitch personalised embroidery pieces! Feel like a clothing designer and customise your jeans, bags, and shirts with patches, fabrics, beads and ribbons. Discover a range of embroidery techniques with classes for beginners or experienced students. Explore the art of embroidery and build your confidence designing and stitching!

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1. Beginner Tufting workshop: Craft Your Own Unique Rug
Tufting workshop: Craft your personalise rug Unlock the world of textile artistry in our immersive Rug Tufting Mastery Workshop. Whether you're a complete novice or a craft enthusiast looking to expand your skills, this hands-on experience is tailored to unleash your creativity and guide you through the journey of crafting a magnificent tufted rug. What to Expect: Essentials of Tufting: Begin with a comprehensive introduction to tufting, where we'll cover the must-have tools, fabric selection, and yarn options. Don't worry if you've never tried tufting before; our step-by-step guidance ensures a smooth start. Mastering Tufting Techniques: Dive into the world of tufting with hands-on exploration of various techniques. You'll learn how to create intricate patterns, rich textures, and unique designs, allowing your creativity to flourish. Craft Your Unique Rug: Apply your newfound skills to craft a tufted rug that truly reflects your artistic vision. Whether you're drawn to abstract patterns, geometric shapes, or have a custom design in mind, your rug will be a unique masterpiece. All-Inclusive Materials: We provide all the necessary materials, including high-quality fabrics, tufting tools, and a vibrant selection of yarns. Just bring your enthusiasm and an open mind. A Relaxing and Creative Environment: Beyond the technical aspects, our workshop offers a serene space for you to relax, express your creativity, and connect with fellow textile art enthusiasts who share your passion. Knowledge Level: No prior experience or specific skills are required; all are welcome! What You'll Take Home: Your very own tufted rug, a stunning addition to your home decor or a heartfelt gift for a loved one. Suitable for: Individuals and couples seeking a creative outlet. Perfect for special occasions like birthdays or unique gatherings. Suitable for both adults and kids (minimum 8 years old). Accompanying adults are welcome to observe the class for free. Join us for an enriching experience in the world of tufting. Learn, create, and take home a one-of-a-kind textile masterpiece. Your artistic journey awaits in our Rug Tufting Mastery Workshop!
Next available date:1st March 2024
£100
00
4. EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP - PUNCH NEEDLING
Description: Welcome to our Punch Needle Embroidery on Tote Bags Workshop – the perfect blend of artistry and practicality! Join us for an engaging crafting experience where you'll learn the captivating art of punch needle embroidery while crafting a stylish tote bag that's uniquely yours. In this workshop, we'll guide you through the world of punch needle embroidery, whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter. You'll discover the soothing rhythm of punch needling and how to transform a plain tote bag into a canvas of creativity. Here's what you can expect: Learn the Art of Punch Needle Embroidery: Our experienced instructors will start by introducing you to the tools and techniques of punch needle embroidery. You'll gain a solid understanding of this art form, setting the foundation for your creative journey. Craft Your Custom Tote Bag: With newfound knowledge, you'll dive into crafting your personalized tote bag. Whether you're inspired by nature, geometric patterns, or abstract art, this is your chance to bring your creative vision to life on a functional and stylish tote. Explore Versatile Punch Needle Techniques: Discover a variety of punch needle techniques that allow you to create textures, intricate designs, and vibrant patterns. Your tote bag will be a canvas for your creativity, and you'll have the skills to make it truly unique. All Materials Provided: We've got you covered! All the necessary materials, including a high-quality tote bag, punch needle tool, fabric, and a colorful selection of yarn, will be provided. You just need to bring your enthusiasm and willingness to craft. Craft, Create, Connect: Beyond crafting, this workshop is an opportunity to relax, unwind, and connect with fellow participants who share your passion for embroidery. It's a space to nurture your creativity and explore the world of punch needle embroidery in a supportive environment. Take Home Your Masterpiece: At the end of the workshop, you'll have a completed tote bag that not only serves as a functional accessory but also showcases your artistic flair and craftsmanship. Whether you keep it for yourself or gift it to a loved one, your tote bag will be a unique work of art. Join us for this inspiring workshop that combines art and practicality. Whether you're seeking a new creative outlet, a therapeutic crafting experience, or a personalized gift idea, this Punch Needle Embroidery on Tote Bags Workshop has something for everyone. Reserve your spot today and embark on a crafting journey that promises creativity, self-expression, and the joy of crafting a one-of-a-kind tote bag!
Next available date:24th February 2024
£50
00
14. Free-Machine Embroidery: A creative introduction to drawing with your machine
An introduction to using your machine to 'draw'. We will work with a 'normal' machine foot and a darning foot (free machining foot). This relaxing session is for beginners or those who want to free up their technique. You will work with a mix of fabrics (including soluble) and textures to create a flower bowl using your machine to draw the elements together. Learn simple stitches and textile techniques to make something unique to you. We may also combine some hand stitches to enhance your design. All materials and threads will be provided. There will be an opportunity to look at different fabrics and fibres you can use, with an emphasis on re-using and adapting scraps and other bits and bobs. Bring your machine (with manual and a darning foot if you have one) or use one of ours. Kirstie Allsopp called machine embroidery “the crack-cocaine of crafts”. This workshop will give you a taste of what she means – you might get hooked too (I am!). *You should already be able to thread and use a machine before the workshop. If you need a refresher we may be able to book in a 121 before hand. Let me know. This workshop is part of Sam’s Harrow Open Studio. Her artwork will be around for you to use as inspiration and ideas. It will take place in the Stitch Club Studio in Central Pinner. This Aladdin’s cave is full of inspirational textile bits and bobs. It has been adapted to our new way of being with a lovely outdoor working space where you can relax and forget about the world outside. You will leave with new ideas and the confidence to create your next embroidery independently. What will be provided? We have all the tools and fabrics you should need. What should you bring ? Just yourself will do. If you have some ideas or an image or more that you find inspiring, bring them too. If there is a fabric or fibre that you want to work with or know more about bring that too. If you want to use your own machine, please bring your manual and make sure you have a ‘darning’ or ‘free machining’ foot for it. If you want clarification on this please email me.
Book this class as a private group!
from £50
4.50
17. Hand Embroidery : A relaxing creative session
Learn simple stitches and how to use them to make something unique to you. This relaxing session is for beginners or those who want to free up their technique. We will explore a selection of stitches including: running stitch, stem stitch, French and bullion knots and seeding stitch. If there is a particular line or fill that you need we will look at the different stitches. You can use these to create an image which can then be left in a frame or made into a small lavender shape. There will be an opportunity to look at different fabrics and fibres you can use, with an emphasis on re-using and adapting scraps and other bits and bobs. You can work on your own design, an idea you have been mulling over or you can work from one of our images. You will learn how to plan and transfer your design onto your base fabric. This workshop is part of Sam’s Harrow Open Studio. Her artwork will be around for you to use as inspiration and ideas. It will take place in the Stitch Club Studio in Central Pinner. This Aladdin’s cave is full of inspirational textile bits and bobs. It has been adapted to our new way of being with a lovely outdoor working space where you can relax and forget about the world outside. You will leave with new ideas and the confidence to create your next embroidery independently. What will be provided? We have all the tools and fabrics you should need. What should you bring ? Just yourself will do. If you have some ideas or an image or more that you find inspiring, bring them too. If there is a fabric or fibre that you want to work with or know more about bring that too.
Book this class as a private group!
from £50
4.50
19. Hand Embroidery
Unlock the Art of Hand Embroidery in Our 4-Week Evening Course! Join us for an enriching journey into the world of hand embroidery. Located in the vibrant heart of London’s creative hub, our working studio nestled in a railway arch in Haggerston offers the perfect setting for you to explore the timeless art of hand embroidery. Discover the Craft: In this engaging 4-week course, you’ll unravel the intricacies of hand embroidery and immerse yourself in the realm of textile artistry. No prior experience is required—just bring your passion for creativity. We provide all the essentials: fabrics, threads, needles, hoops, and more. You’ll be encouraged to experiment with traditional and unconventional threads and embellishments, fostering a truly mixed-media approach to your craft. Hands-On Learning: Our expert instructors will guide you through every step, ensuring you grasp foundational embroidery stitches, textural hand embroidery techniques, picot and lace stitches, and the intricate art of English and North American hand-smocking. Each session is designed to empower you with practical skills and inspire your artistic expression. A Creative Oasis: Our studio, situated in a railway arch in Haggerston, East London, is a haven for artistic exploration. Surrounded by the buzzing energy of London’s most creative area, you’ll find inspiration at every turn. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to expand your embroidery horizons, our course accommodates all skill levels, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Crafting Community: Connect with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for hand embroidery. The intimate class size allows for personalized attention and ample opportunities to exchange ideas, tips, and inspiration with your peers. As you work on your projects, you’ll experience the joy of creative camaraderie. Secure Your Spot: Don’t miss the chance to embark on this enriching creative journey. Secure your spot in our limited-class size to ensure a premium learning experience. Light refreshments will be provided during each session to keep your creativity fueled. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to welcoming you to our studio for an unforgettable exploration of hand embroidery techniques and artistic expression.
Next available date:14th March 2024
from £180
4.50

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