Course overview

If you would like to learn or refresh your knowledge of hand embroidery, these short courses are perfect for you. You can take one or two of the courses or sign up for all three as follow on sessions. During the sessions you can share your stitching and ideas with the rest of the class and receive guidance and support from your tutor. The classes are set up for learners that have English as a second language, each course teaches hand embroidery in a safe space with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. All materials and tools provided for each course.

Course description

Signing up to the Hand Embroidery courses will provide you with a great way to learn a practical craft, get to know people in your community and practise your English. All of the mini courses are two hours and take you through a number of steps to begin or restart your Hand Embroidery journey, in a relaxing and fun way.

The first mini course will take you through several basic hand embroidery stitches that can be used in the follow-on courses. Stitches you will learn include running stitch, chain stitch and blanket stitch.

During the second course you will learn how to make a felt needle case book, cutting the fabric, assembling the book and stitching the pieces together to make your finished item. There will be a selection of colours in felt and thread that you can choose your own combinations from.

The last course will teach you how to use basic embroidery stitches to create patterns and give your hand embroidery a decorative look, if you attended course two you will be able to do your stitching on your Needle Case.

Completing these sessions will help you to progress onto further community learning courses including sewing, textiles, maths and English.

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