Why this course?
Experiment and play with hand embroidery, mixed media, threads, beads, paper, fabric, and collage. Learn traditional hand embroidery techniques, and explore the possibilities of hand stitch as an expressive art form. You will create a collection of samples that you can work into a larger piece based on an idea, theme, or image of your own. Samples will be made which can be worked into a large piece. We will be making samples and working towards a finished piece that you will be able to complete by the end of the course. You will have the tools to plan and complete an image of our choice (from a photo or drawing) using a variety of stitches
Upon finishing the course you will have the knowledge and equipment that you purchased to complete your work at home.
The course is suitable for all abilities.
Tutor: Nettie Rowsell.
Nettie is a freelance embroidery artist and textile restorer who trained in technical hand embroidery at The Royal School of Needlework.
The course fees are shown in the table on the overview tab.
Please note that there are no applicable discounts for this course.
If you are an international student (you don't hold UK Settlement Status), different fees apply. Please click here to read more and find out how to apply.
For the first session you will need to bring pencils, scissors, a piece of 50cm x 50cm calico, 1.5m bias binding, embroidery hoop (approx. 20cm x 20cm). You will also need a selection of images or art postcards that inspire you.
For future sessions you will need a selection of embroidery threads, a variety of fabric scraps, papers, ephemera and old junk jewellery or broken jewellery parts. You will also need a set of paint pencils or watercolours and an A6 sketchbook.