Classes

I offer one-to-one tuition from my home studio near Worthing in West Sussex. My style is informal and friendly, and I will share my personal approach to textile design and execution, giving you the benefit of my years of self-directed learning, making mistakes and finding out the hard way! You can either hire me by the hour, or choose from one of the classes I offer below.

Not able to travel to me? I also offer embroidery ‘coaching’ via Skype. I can talk through any problems or questions you might have about your project or ideas. 1 hour video calls are £20, paid in advance.

All classes are customisable, just contact me to discuss your requirements.

*please note – images used here are illustrative only and do not represent what will be produced in class!

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Embroidery Art For Beginners

I will teach you the basics about fabric, designing for textile art, transferring your design to fabric, starting and finishing your stitches, and some core surface embroidery techniques. You will come away with a basic toolkit for beginning to apply your own original creativity to embroidery art.

Suitable for complete beginners, or someone with some embroidery experience, who wants to explore their own creativity in stitch.

All equipment will be available to borrow in class, but feel free to bring your own embroidery scissors and seat frame.

4 hours, £65

Contact me to book.

 

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Creativity in Embroidery Art

Suitable for students with some embroidery experience looking to extend their skills or ready to plan their own projects, this class focuses on preparation and will give you the confidence and skills to turn your ideas into original art.

I will cover how to approach relating your design to techniques, making a plan of action and deciding how to practically realise your vision. We will look at choosing and sourcing materials and tools, and options for transferring your design.

Although not essential, students will get the most out of this class if they come prepared with a clear idea, sketch or design of the piece they want to work on, as this will provide the focus of the class.

All equipment will be available to borrow in class, but feel free to bring your own embroidery scissors and seat frame.

4 hours, £65

Contact me to book.

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Stumpwork for Beginners

The class is suitable for students who have some experience with embroidery and are ready to explore different techniques, or want to start branching out and creating their own designs.

We will cover 3 key techniques to get you into 3-dimensional embroidery: detached slips, detached woven picot and padding, along with how to use surface stitches to tie designs together.

By the end of the class you should have a basic framework of skills that you will be able to continue working on at home. Students can vary a lot in how long it takes to build the dexterity and confidence to master 3D techniques so the focus is on building that confidence and empowering you to complete at home, rather than trying to finish a design within the class.

All equipment will be available to borrow in class, but feel free to bring your own embroidery scissors and seat frame.

4 hours, £65

Contact me to book.

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Incorporate Goldwork and Embellishment in Design

Due to popular demand!

In the past 2/3 years it is arguable that my pieces combining various elements of beadwork, goldwork, stumpwork and surface embroidery have become my most popular and asked about work. So this class is designed as an introduction to anyone wanting to take a similar ‘non-monostyle’ approach!

This class will introduce basic goldwork and coloured metal thread work and materials, and cover how to use these traditional techniques in a contemporary way using my own work as a reference. It will introduce the various materials used and how to prepare and use them in a design. We will also cover beading and applique, and different ways of attaching found objects and embellishments.

This class is for students who have an idea for a piece they want to produce, or may have started but want to push their creative skill a bit further.

All equipment will be available to borrow in class, but feel free to bring your own embroidery scissors and seat frame.

4 hours, £65

Contact me to book.