Embroidery courses & holidays

EMBROIDERY DIRECTORY

 

uk flag Anglia Leisure Learning Ltd

based: East Anglia, UK
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Weekend residential leisure courses with top quality tutors, comfortable venues and good home cooking. Improve your skills while making new friends and enjoying achieving more than you ever thought possible. Courses are held north and south of London, and in East Anglia, Bristol and The Midlands. See Answers to 101 Questions on the website.

| patchwork/quilting | textiles | beadwork | lace making | embroidery | music | mixed media | painting/drawing | knitting/crochet | jewellery | calligraphy | England |

 

uk flagCrafty Retreats & Workshops Ltd

based: Limousin, France
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A range of luxury residential textile art courses in beautiful rural France. Learn new things with like-minded people on a fully-catered, professionally tutored creative holiday. Crafty Retreats are situated in the tranquil Ambazac mountains in converted barns with a custom-built studio and a relaxing hot tub to help you unwind.

| patchwork/quilting | embroidery | felt making | textile tours | retreats | France |

 

uk flag Craft Tours

based: Illinois, USA
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Large craft focused tour company offering worldwide tours and cruises based around a wide range of craft skills including felting, crocheting, embroidery, jewelry and beading, knitting, mixed media, pottery, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass and weaving.

| mixed media | textile tours | knitting/crochet | patchwork/quilting | beadwork | embroidery | weaving | felt making | scrapbooking | Worldwide |

 

uk flagCrewel Work Company (The)

based: Cumbria, UK
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Historic British needlework specialist offering needlework and embroidery retreats that combine tuition with visits to historic UK country houses and castles, in order to view private needlework and embroidery collections. A chance to learn the original techniques which are the basis of contemporary embroidery today.

| embroidery | England |

 

uk flagGreat Escapes

based: East Sussex, UK
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Country house weekends lace-making (Rosaline, Hinojoas, Flemish, Milanese etc., also specialist courses such as the use of colour in lace); embroidery (canvaswork, goldwork, floral and crewel embroidery etc.); and beading. The weekends run from Friday to Sunday and are fully residential, inclusive of tuition, materials, accommodation and meals.

| beadwork | lace | embroidery | UK |

 

uk flagLouise Gardiner

based: Cheshire, UK
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Contemporary stitching workshops with embroidery artist/illustrator Louise Gardiner. The 3-day workshops take place from a water powered former cotton in a village in Cheshire. Drawing, design, coffee, biscuits and sherry are all included as part of the workshop!

| embroidery | England |

 

uk flagRoyal School of Needlework (The)

based: Surrey, UK
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An 'International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery' offers embroidery courses for all, from one day and weekend courses, to certificate, diploma and degree level instruction. The short courses are suitable for all levels of stitcher, from complete beginners to those who want to learn new techniques and develop their sewing skills.

| embroidery | England |

 

uk flagTextile Holidays France

based: Charente, France
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Creative holidays in SW France, surrounded by beautiful countryside. A range of textiles courses for all interests and abilities, taught by a qualified, experienced tutor who's passionate about textiles. Learn a new skill on a structured (but relaxing) holiday retreat or bring your own project and work independently in the light, spacious well-equipped studio.

| dressmaking/tailoring | embroidery | patchwork/quilting | soft furnishing | fashion | lacemaking | retreats | singles | tailor made | women | France |

 

uk flagWesthope Craft College

based: Shropshire, UK
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Short weekend and mid-week craft courses including a number of embroidery courses such as an introduction to goldwork or mixed media machine embroidery. Also a range of day courses.

| embroidery | England |

 

Embroidery Cruises

based: Victoria, Australia

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Cruises for those with a passion for embroidery and textiles, a12-night embroidery and craft cruise to New Caledonia and Fiji.

| lace | Worldwide |

 

usa flagDalton Textile Tours

based: Colorado, USA

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Tours to China offering an in-depth look at Chinese embroidery, history and culture with experienced tour guide and textile collector.

| embroidery | China |

 

uk flagGreat Escapes

based: East Sussex, UK

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Country house weekends lacemaking, embroidery and beading.

| beadwork | lace | embroidery | UK |

 

Centre D'Art Textile

based: Vendee, France

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Residential textile art and machine embroidery courses from a studio within a stylish Art Deco Maison Bourgeoise.

| embroidery | France |

 

uk flagLou Gardiner Contemporary Embroidery

based: Cheshire, UK

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'Superstitchers' contemporary sewing machine embroidery workshops in Cheshire.

| embroidery | England |

 

usa flagTraveling Together

based: Florida, USA

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Vacation tours that feature quilting, knitting, miniature doll house collecting, needlepoint and embroidery.

| needlepoint/cross stitch | patchwork/quilting | embroidery | model making | Worldwide |

 

ARTICLE: PLACES TO VISIT FOR EMBROIDERERS

Other sites of interest for lovers of embroidery

embroidery threadIdeas and suggestions to help you build machine and hand embroidery into your travels, holidays and vacations; including permanent exhibitions and collections, Worldwide embroidery museums, and embroidery themed shows and events.

Wells Cathedral embroidery tours: Cathedral embroidery tours offering a fascinating insight into over a hundred beautiful mid-C20th embroideries (themed to the Bishops, local history, saints and legends) and the magnificent Millennium altar frontals and vestments.

Hand & Lock Embroidery House, London: visit one of the oldest embroidery work rooms still working – Hand & Lock are a traditional embroidery company and are embroiderers to the Royal Family. See an archive of embroidered work dating back to 1790.

D-Day Museum: D-Day & The Overlord Embroidery: this stunning 272 ft embroidery is the centrepiece of the museum, it was commissioned as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those who took part in Operation Overlord, tracing its progress from 1940 to the 1944 victory in Normandy.

Bayeux Museum: The Bayeux Tapestry: see the world famous tapestry relating the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, from 1064 to the outcome of the Battle of Hastings in October 1066.

 

 

The Guernsey Tapestry Gallery: home to The Bailiwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry, a community project which illustrates 1000 yrs of local history in 10 panels of embroidered canvas work, each one with the crest of the parish that stitched it.

Prestonpans Tapestry: embroidered panels celebrating the journey of Bonnie Prince Charlie from France, through the Highlands of Scotland, to his victory at Prestonpans in 1745. The tapestry is on tour and the location of the exhibition varies, check the website for the current location.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland: another touring tapestry, The Great Tapestry of Scotland was created to tell the story of Scotland's people, the brainchild of Alexander McCall Smith, one of Scotland's most well known authors.

Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch Show: a 4-day show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. A showcase for products covering embroidery, textile art, knitting and stitching. It includes courses and workshop lead by established textile artists as well as catwalk shows and special exhibitions.

The Quaker Tapestry: 77 panels of colourful crewel embroidery or crewelwork, telling the Quaker story and of its beliefs. The Quaker Tapestry exhibition is in Kendal in the English Lake District.