Want to get creative with hand embroidery?

Treat yourself & learn more skills for your hobby...

Hand embroidery can be such a soothing, creative and fun textile art technique. It is easy to get started with simple materials. But it can look very intimidating when you are a beginner.

You'd LOVE to be able to 'do your own thing'.
DESIGN YOUR OWN embroidery & textile art projects.
Use hand embroidery techniques to bring them alive.
But you lack confidence and aren't sure where to start.

YOU ARE READY for your next step in your creative journey!
You are ready to treat yourself and want to learn new ways to enjoy your hobby.

Come and enjoy our easy to use online course where you can learn at your own speed, when you want. No travel. No hassle. No 'falling behind'.

Introduction To Stitch & Design

With Hand Embroidery

Step-by-step learn simple techniques

& grow your creative confidence

This 'Taster' online course is a great place to start learning about design techniques and basic hand embroidery.

You will develop a simple design and complete it using your new hand embroidery skills.

Each small step and practical exercise will build together as you create your design and learn basic hand embroidery techniques. Learn how to use simple materials and stitches to bring your unique designs to life!

You are a beginner.

You are here to play, experiment and have fun!

You totally deserve this special creative YOU time.

And you can get started today.

P.S..... if you are an Embroiderers' Guild member, remember to grab your discount! Use your coupon code at the Checkout.

This Course Is For You

Here's What's Included...

What You Will Learn

We have designed this course so you gain confidence and develop skills, and achieve a basic standard of craftmanship & independence. Feel confident about 'doing your own thing'!

You will spend at least 15 hours on practical course work activities. The more you experiment and practice, the more skills you will learn and master.


  1. design development using Line & basic mark-making.
  2. materials & techniques to create samples.
  3. tools, equipment, materials & processes.


This Is How It Works:

Create a selection of design ideas using line and mark-making techniques. Develop your final design idea.

Create a collection of stitched samples using line-based hand embroidery techniques.

Stitch your developed design idea using your favourite techniques from your samples.

It suits my way of learning!
Allowed me to work at my own pace!

Course Price Details

Embroiderers' Guild members save 12% with your discount coupon code!

Example Curriculum

  Welcome - Start Here!
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  About Your Course
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  About The Practical Sessions
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  Session 1A Design Development | Exploring Line
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  Session 1B - Exploring Embroidery
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  Session 1C - Sample & Create Your Design
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  Course WrapUp
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Frequently Asked Questions

I've done a little hand embroidery, is this course still suitable for me?

This course is a great taster, a starting point for learning many techniques of hand embroidery. But not only that, developing design skills is also a key element.

I'm a complete hand embroidery NOVICE, is this course suitable for me?

Absolutely! It takes you from the basics and builds your learning & skills step-by-step in short well-designed tutorials.

You will build your design skills and grow confidence in hand embroidery skills too.

Why is this called a 'Taster' course?

Our 'Inspired To Create' series of design & stitch online courses is made up of 3 levels. 'Foundations', 'Exploring Opportunities' & 'Extending Creative Horizons'. These are in-depth courses which take from 40 hours to over 100 hours of typical practical course work.

This Taster course is a self-contained, 'scaled-down' version of the Foundations course. It will give you a valuable learning experience, with One Section. You spend at least 15 hours on your practical work.

You can experience the style, structure, and content of those more detailed courses.

When does the course start & finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

You can come back and work through the exercises as many times as you want and will learn from creating more samples and playing with techniques and design ideas.

How much time will I need to spend on doing this course?

This is a practical course so please expect to take at least 15 hours working through the course lessons and doing the practical exercises. Take as long as you like. The more you practise and experiment, the more skills and confidence you will develop.

What if I 'fall behind' - is that a problem?

'Falling behind' doesn't happen in this course because you work through it at your own pace.

However, there are live Zoom social 'show and tell' sessions to provide additional support and encouragement so attending these will help you keep your momentum going so you keep going and TAKE ACTION to apply your learning.

What if I can't attend the live Zoom sessions?

Life happens. We are in different time zones. So please don't worry. These sessions are a bonus addition for course students. They are social sessions where you can chat through your progress or even 'sticking points' with other like-minded souls.

You are welcome to submit your specific course-topic related questions within the course, and our expert tutor will pop in and answer those for you.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? Well to be more specific, you have access to the course for as long as it exists online. You also get all updates too. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course across any and all devices you own.

If we decide to retire this course in the future, you will be given plenty of advance notification and be advised of what your options are. OK?