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Introduction to Machine
Stitch & Design

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Course Details 

  • Course length – 10 hours
  • Course Method – Online, with lessons showing detailed colour rich images which you can return to as many times as you want, whenever you want – all online
  • Course Lesson– To help you get started, the course information, set-up sections and templates of each course are downloadable and can be printed
  • Course Materials – Online programme, checklist, template to use, videos to watch,
  • Embroidery Materials – you purchase your own embroidery materials.
  • Embroidery Equipment – Your sewing machine needs the basic stitch functionality.
  • Course payable online via secure credit card.
  • Course cost – £75.00
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The Introduction to Machine Stitch & Design is for novice designers who wish to create their own unique pieces and tend to have no idea where to start.

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for experienced embroiderers' who are unsure whether they have the potential, time or creativity to commit to a long programme.


  • Want to create your own design

    Are you looking to create your own pieces to reflect yourself, but do not know where to start?

  • Want to try combining Design and Machine Embroidery?

    This is what Textile artists do all the time – they have discovered how to use a design process and then combine it with their skills and embroidery techniques in order to create a unique piece.

  • Discover those critical design concepts which bring your ideas to life

    The design concepts most textile artists use are well proven and are included in all our courses. Knowing the process is one thing, putting it into action around your own ideas is something else.

  • Use checklists, templates and reflective questions to stay on track

    These checklists and templates are designed to help you think about your design differently – but easily. In this way we help to ease your design journey as well as boost your confidence.

  • You are not alone - our team of coaches are on hand to help you every step of the way

    You are able to choose which support you would prefer. Our coaching packages are available at any time during your course.

  • You are not alone - our Community Room enables you to connect and talk to other members

    As a course student you are automatically eligable to connect with other students in our Community Room.


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  • Discover how to use Line as the base for your design

    Introduction to Stitch & Design focuses on the design element of Line. It covers how to see lines differently as well as indicating which stitches and techniques are best suited to really show off your line design.

  • Learn how your Machine Stitch Samples inform your design

    A stitch sample is a piece of fabric you use for one or more structural or decorative stitches. Learn how to identify which stitches are suitable for your design.

  • Explore which tools, equipment, materials and processes bring your design to life

    Just as your design is a unique combination of your views, your senses and your creativity – so it needs to be supported with the most appropriate combinations of tools, equipment, and materials.

  • Create a sample file which you can use to inform your creativity for years to come

    Creativity is dynamic and tends to arise from our experiences, our views and our aspirations. Use your insights and experiences during this course to support your creativity for years to come and

  • Produce your first piece of Textile Art

    Discover how to share your creative message in your way, using stitches, fabrics and your own abilities.

  • Discover if the learning style and courses are right for you.

    This Introduction course enables you to decide if the learning style and content is right for you.

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  • Bonus Reel - Explore Applique and Embroidery part 1

    Discover how to bring applique and embroidery together to support your design.

  • Bonus Reel - Explore Applique and Embroidery part 2

    Extend your knowledge and skills using applique and embroidery to bring your design to life.

  • Checklists and Tracking Pointers

    Which help you to stay on track with your Line designs, stitches and ideas.