Inspired to Create
Extending Creative Horizons
in Stitch & Design
This course is for you if you are comfortable with basic embroidery techniques but may still be unsure how to go about creating your unique designs and interpreting them into textile-based responses.
Learn how to take inspiration from the man-made world around us. Look at ancient standing stones to mobile phones, the world around us is full of man-made objects that are now part of all walks of life.
What a great resource of inspiration.
Ready to create your designs AND interpret them through textile and embroidery
Are you looking to create your own pieces to reflect your message, but would appreciate input to your thinking, your design structure and different sources of inspiration.
Intending to extend your machine embroidery into unique textile art?
This is what textile artists do all the time – they have use their design process and combine it with their skills and embroidery techniques in order to explore different opportunities.
Extend your own design concepts to take your creativity to even greater levels
There are endless opportunities to extend your embroidery – however learning to choose the right combination of design, stitch and technique to reflect your message is key.
Extended design outcomes come through reflective questioning and thinking
Extended design outcomes come through reflective questioning and thinking.
You are not alone - our Community Room enables you to connect and talk to other members
As a course student you are automatically eligible to connect with other designers in our Community Room.
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.
Learn to broaden the formal visual elements of colour, line, texture, shape and form whilst developing your design
Discover how to take your new view of your idea and present it in new and completely different manner.
Expand your hand embroidery Stitch Samples to enrich your inspiration
Textile art uses multi media to express its meaning – explore what happens when we use different media and similar techniques to stretch your design even more.
Discover which design concepts can be uniquely manipulated for hand based work
Textile design builds on the core elements whilst really seeking to extend them so as to achieve a specific purpose, meaning or emotion from within the final piece.
Explore a range of specialist hand stitch techniques for inspiration
Experience how we take standard hand stitches and turn them into extensive media to interpret your message even further.
Explore which tools, equipment, materials and even processes add value to your design and its production
These elements combe together to create unique and startling effects, particularly when dealing with man made elements to reflect man made environments.
Produce your own unique piece of textile art
Learn how to present your textile art and pieces to really show them off.
How to hand embroider on Water soluble fabrics
Learn how to how to trap and stitch together a variety of threads and yarns using water-soluble fabric
Learn the steps to Customize sequins with texture
Extend the value of your sequins by adding surface texture to them.
Identify how to handle marbling inks with water
Learn how to add colour to different surfaces using inks and a tray of water.
Make forms using art straws
Learn how to make how to make interesting 3D forms using art straws.
Tricks to make a 3D form using Softsculpt
Softsculpt gives you endless opportunities to transform your work with 3D items.
Discover how to customize sequins using dimension
When adding dimension to flat sequins, you have endless opportunities for unique expressions in your piece.
Learn how to create colour bands from inspiration
We explain how to create bands of colour using your inspiration
How to customize sequins with surface pattern
Learn just how much heat can either add pattern and texture to the surface of a sequin; or burn it!
1 year Guild Membership for non members
The Embroiderers’ Guild is home to all things embroidery, stitch and textile art. We have a range of member activities, projects and discounts available for members. We look forward to welcoming you.
Current Guild members are eligible for a discount
Please access your discount voucher in the NEW Member Room, after you have signed in.
You may have a Discount voucher from Aurifil
Aurifil will give you a voucher number to use to access your discount