Inspired to Create

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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 Lessons– 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, templates to use, videos to watch,
  • Embroidery Materials – you purchase your own embroidery materials
  • Course payable online via secure credit card.
  • Course cost – £75.00
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Introduction to Hand Stitch & Design


The Introduction to Hand Stitch & Design is for novice designers who want 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 are not sure where to start?

  • Want to try combining Design and Embroidery?

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

  • Discover those critical design elements which bring your ideas to life.

    Learn which stitches or techniques can reflect and enhance your creative design

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

    These checlists 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.

  • Uncover how to use Line as the foundation of 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.

  • Realize how your 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 and materials 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

  • Produce your first unique 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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  • A Bonus Reel exploring Cretan Stitch

    Gain additional insights into cretan stitch and how best to utilise its qualities.

  • Checklists and Tracking Pointers

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