Inspired to Create

Ever looked at a beautiful piece of work and said to yourself, "I wish I could do that!"


Looked at some machine embroidery and thought, "How did they do that?"

Well now you can...

Whether you are just starting out, or looking to extend your skills and practise, watch the video below or click the buttons to find which programme suits you better.


Introduction to Machine Stitch & Design (MET)

Are you starting out as an embroiderer and wanting to create your own designs?

Discover the basic design elements and principles to help you confidently develop the ideas you have in mind.

Explore a range of stitches, techniques and design processes to guide you along the way ...

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Foundations in Machine Stitch & Design (ME1)

Do you have some basic technical knowledge of embroidery and feel you want to be more creative but are unsure where or how to start?

Do you want to take your  current experience and technical knowledge to the next level, but are unsure how to do so.

You may even want to develop more adventurous pieces, incorporating a variety of textile-related techniques, but lack the know-how. 

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Exploring Opportunities in Machine Stitch & Design (ME2)

You might have some knowledge of embroidery and have explored the world of designing but are not really confident enough to set out on your own. If so, this might be the course for you to extend your interpretation skills and understanding
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Extending Creative Horizons in Machine Stitch & Design (ME3)

Are you a confident stitcher but want to create more complex pieces. Do you want to broaden your horizons and refine your knowledge and practice. If so, this might be the course for you
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Choose your level of support

We know different people need differing levels of support - often at different times when they are learning new skills and techniques.

This is why we offer different forms of support.

Self Study

  • Self Study is the foundation of each of the courses.
  • Study on your own time
  • Study at your own pace
  • The manuals are clearly laid out, easy to read and full of pictures detailing each step you need to take in each session.
  • The videos and bonus reels add value to your knowledge by sharing the tips and shortcuts designers use to create unique fabrics and designs.
  • The Templates found in the Template manual are easy to use, clear to follow and give you solid guidelines on how to work with the elements of design.
  • There are tracking sheets to help you stay on process and checklists to help you stay on track.
  • There are tracking sheets to help you stay on process and checklists to help you stay on track.
  • Join your fellow course students in the community Room. It is here that you can share your questions, your challenges, your successes and talk about all things design and embroidery.

Join our Stitch & Design Community 

Not everyone is comfortable with working through courses on their own.  This is why we have a Community Room where students and members can talk about design, about stitches and about techniques amongst themselves.

Needing more support,  or different personal support?


  • Coaching is in addition to self study. All the courses can be completed successfully by studying and working through the sessions on your own.
  • You may wish to connect with one of the Guild’s experienced stitch and design Coaches.
  • Your Coach is available online via email and comments session from within the community room online.
  • You may buy coaching at any time in your course – at the beginning, should you have a problem, half way through or even as you start to work on your final design.
  • You may buy coaching in 2 hour packages – ie 2 hours, 4 hours or 8 hours. Our most popular package is 4 hours.
  • You will be able to share your ideas, your design structure, your plans, and photos of your stitches with your coach – in fact share what you need, to get the support you require.
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Certification, Assessment

  • We have students complete our courses for many reasons
  • Some students want to have a Certificate at the the end of their course. You may order a Certificate of Completion whenever you want during your course. It will be issued when you have completed the course.
  • Some students want to have their work assessed by a textile artist. Once your assessment and feedback has been completed and you have met the required standards, you will get a Certificate of Competence
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