Digital and Hand Embroidery for Fashion or Interiors

Hand embroidery is a wonderful way to relax whilst creating beautiful outcomes, and nothing is more satisfying and time-saving than digital embroidery. On this course you will learn how to do both. You will be encouraged to think about uses and applications of embroidery then, in a one to one consultation with your tutor, you will decide on a personal project to work on for the duration of your course.

You will be shown how to use unusual techniques, layer up fabrics, think about placement and generally explore what is possible with this brilliant, traditional craft.

Course Content

This course will introduce you to hand and machine embroidery. You will look at the history and socio-political legacy of the craft and discover contemporary as well as traditional examples of the discipline.

You’ll be shown how to execute a number of different types of hand stitches and discuss the pros and cons of using a variety of materials. You will be shown how to work with a digital embroidery machine, and supported in your choice of unique, bespoke personal project.

By the end of this course you will be able to;

• Confidently work with a number of different embroidery stitches
• Talk about the various historical and contemporary influences that have shaped the craft of embroidery
• Thread and use a digital embroidery machine
• Define your own personal style of embroidery work

Next steps – courses you could progress onto after this one;

• Creative Cushions and Home Furnishings
• Sashiko Stitching
• Silk painting for Handkerchiefs, Scarves and Cushions
• Modern and Traditional Quilting

Entry Requirements

Experience of hand and machine sewing would be advantageous but is not essential.

Additional Information

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