Hand Embroidery for Beginners

Tutor: Louise Goult

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.


Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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During this workshop students will learn how to correctly hoop fabric, choose appropriate fabrics and threads, and learn a variety of basic stitches. We then move on to altering the stitches learnt, to create new effects, widen knowledge of various stitches and explore textured and unusual threads. By the end of the day students will have a sampler in a hoop that they can display, as well as the skills to continue with embroidery at home.

Please note there is a £9 material charge payable on the day that includes the cost of an embroidery hoop. The material charge will be £6.50 without the hoop.

Please click the link below to see a list of items to bring with you to the workshop.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please bring a basic sewing kit, consisting of embroidery scissors, needles and a pencil. If you have any threads you would like to use then do bring those along too, but this is not essential as they will provided.

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