We have lots of embroidery designs and ideas to inspire you. Learn from Britain's finest tutors on how ot master the basic hand embroidery techniques through to more advanced embroidery such as painting with threads with free motion machine embroidery,

  • Stumpwork Embroidery Course with Kelley Aldridge

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    Kelley takes the mystery out of how to do stumpwork with her easy step-by-step approach.

  • Introduction to Goldwork Embroidery with Kathleen Laurel Sage

    A comprehensive workshop from Kathleen in her introduction to goldwork series. Here she shows you how to create a delightful Bumblebee with texture in the body created from the purl and check wires, which she admits is a little fiddly, but very straightforward and worth taking a little time over....

  • Herringbone Stitch Embroidery Workshop with Niamh Wimperis

    This stitch is created in a sort of zig-zag fashion and Niamh says it is one that doesn’t look like much, until you get going with it.   She really likes to use it to create leaves in her embroidery.
    Niamh also has other stitching workshops from the same Sampler
    Click here to learn about Satin St...

  • FREE Tasters (Embroidery)

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    Watch FREE to view Tasters for an idea of what you see in the full-length workshop.

  • Embellishing

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    Learn how to embellish your project with a little something special.

  • Classes with Lorna Bateman

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    Lorna is an embroidery teacher and designer who is passionate about sharing her designs and embroidery techniques. She loves all forms of 3-dimensional, raised and textured embroidery and tries to encompass as many of these in her designs as possible. Her passion for flowers shines through in all...

  • The Makers Studio Series

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    Each episode of The Makers Studio features one of the UK’s leading textile artists who will walk us through how to make their specialist project. The format includes an in-depth tutorial, discussion between the Artist and host covering a range of topics from their creative motivations to personal...

  • #IDidntLikeToAsk Series with Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan

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  • Appliqué
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    Applique is used to decorate a project with pieces of fabric to form pictures or patterns. In this Collection, you will find a wide range of projects where applique is used - - from naive applique on cushions to adding dimension with machine applique stitches. Where will your imagination take you?

  • Classes with Kathleen Laurel Sage

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    Kathleen is a freelance designer and embroiderer producing a wide range of innovative textile works. She enjoys blending traditional techniques with contemporary designs and unusual mediums to construct beautiful textiles – – from floral patterns in organza to goldwork. Kathleen draws, designs an...

  • Fabric Embellishment with Kate Barlow

    Kate loves to use pre-printed fabric designs as her inspiration for her embroidery skills and left over threads.

    This is a great idea for those just beginning embroidery. Indeed, some of the fabrics have a cross stitch design printed.

    In this lovely workshop Kate shares how you can enhance ...

  • Classes with Niamh Wimperis

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    Niamh Wimperis is one of the most colourful and dynamic embroidery artists currently practicing. According to Niamh, she's "all about feminism and plants", and finds a lot of her inspiration from her vast collection of house plants, and childhood memories of her grandparents house, Selsley Herb a...

  • Classes with Jayne Brogan

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    Jayne loves to interact with people. She has worked as a community tutor teaching Patchwork and Quilting as well as Soft Furnishings at various venues. Prior to this she spent 10 years making handmade footwear. Jayne is now regional sales and education manager for Janome UK and works across the S...

  • Embroidery Tips and Techniques

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    It is always helpful to pick up Tips and Techniques. In this Collection of videos, we focus on select Tips and Techniques from Britain's finest tutors. These videos are shorter than our full-length workshop videos because they focus in on a select Tip and Technique.

  • Interviews with Embroidery Artists

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    It is always great to find out more about your favourite artists. What they think about when coming up with designs. Their motivations. Helpful hints and tips. Watch these interviews for a special insight into the artist and their work.

  • Out and About

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    Join us for tours of amazing shows & exhibitions as well as initimate visits to local shops..

  • Doll House Panel with Janet Clare

    Freya, Felicity, Fion and their little dog Fred (who have already been the subject of books with Janet) are the best of friends and now have a delightful house that they can share.  There are sections of the house that you can embellish – such as the rug;  there are curtains on the windows and th...

  • The Makers Studio with Dionne Swift, Textile Artist

    In this episode of The Makers Studio, we meet Dionne Swift. She is an artist, tutor, and author who exhibits internationally. She creates dynamic stitched textiles using a vibrant mix of threads, colours, and textures.  Discover more about Dionne, her motivations and her approach to projects.
    In ...

  • Automatic Machine Embroidery Sashiko Style

    Do you need a separate embroidery machine?
    In this video, Jayne and Valerie demonstrate how to make the beautiful Sashiko style stitch on a Janome embroidery machine.
    Hoop it up, sort the design, press the button and away you go. The machine embroiders on its own so you can carry on working at yo...

  • Whitework eyelet embroidery technique with Kate Barlow

    Kate has worked this element of whitework  on 32count linen, using cotton a broder or perle threads.  Kate creates the hole using a stylo This means that no threads are cut, thus keeping your work really strong.
    These eyelet designs were often used on garments where both sides of the work would b...

  • Create Your Own Personal Stitch

    You can now create your own personal stitch with Stitch Composer (software included on a DVD with your Janome sewing machine).
    You can even store each new stitch you create and build your very own personalised stitch library!
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt walk you through how yo...

  • Thread Painting with Variable Zigzag

    A recurring theme in this video is “Just have a play…see where you go with it.”
    Thread painting with variable zigzag is like free motion embroidery with the machine doing the zigzagging for you.
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you how to use the variable zigzag function on yo...

  • Introduction to the #IDidntLikeToAsk series

    Did you know that most modern sewing machines have over 300 stitches?  Most of us only use 3 to 4 stitches.  We stick with what we know.  And we “didn’t like to ask” because learning a new stitch can seem like hard work.
    In the #IDidntLikeToAsk video series, you’ll learn how to use different elem...

  • Using Decorative Satin Stitches on your Sewing Machine

    Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you an exciting range of creative ideas using Decorative Satin stitches.
    You’ll learn how to elongate satin stitches (up to 5 times!) and how to combine different stitches automatically. They will also show you how to create embroidery effects.
    Jayne will the...