Inspired to Create 

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Course Details

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  • Course Code – HE3
  • Course Length – 120+ 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 – purchase your own embroidery materials
  • Course payable online via secure credit card.
  • Course cost – £650

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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.

Visually explore the theme of nature. Experiment with more media, techniques and processes to widen your knowledge and creative skills whilst building up a folder of experimentation and sampling based on personal responses to gathered 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.


Plus...


  • 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