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Embroidery with Helen

Hand embroidery is a perfect craft for someone wanting to find a relaxing hobby creating beautiful pieces to grace their clothes or home, suitable for all ages and abilities. Did you know that embroidery is fast becoming the new cool craft as it promotes mindfulness and is so portable. We are offering a series of Saturday Workshops and a Weekly Class on a Tuesday. Why not come along and find your inner creative calm…

what to expect- 6 week course?

Creative Embroidery Course – Tuesday Weekly Classes, 12.30-2.30pm, next course from 4th November * its actually seven weeks until Christmas but the price remains unchanged.


A creative course to learn how to embellish your fashion and home
furnishings or create a piece of art. We will explore techniques of hand
embroidery, applique, hand quilting, beadwork and English paper piecing.
You will learn how to design, use colour and apply a variety of techniques to your own work with examples from past and present designers.
Choose from making a sampler of techniques or a book cover (maybe
for your sketch book) then together we can develop individual projects
you would like to work on. Materials list provided on booking, mixed ability class – no prior embroidery experience required.

what to expect- one day / saturday workshop?

Themed Embroidery workshops from 10am – 4pm, leave with a complete piece of embroidery. All materials and drinks are included. Just remember your packed lunch. £55.

Scandinavian Gift Bag – now moved to 16th November
Create a folk bag inspired by Scandinavian designs. Learn the techniques of felt applique and embellishment while gaining an insight into Swedish textile work. We will use hand embroidery stitches and beadwork to enhance the bold attractive folk design. You leave with the completed bag and the skills to recreate these techniques at home.

Early Spring Flowers – Saturday 4th January 2020. Enjoy a day embroidering a flower design you have chosen from Helens
spring collection. You will learn a variety of new hand stitches and look
at the use of flowers in textile flower fabrics to inspire you.
The finished embroidered flower or two can be embellished with sequin and bead work. Your work will be presented in a mount for you to take home.

About Helen

Ilkley textile artist and qualified textiles teacher Helen Barnes is sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge of hand embroidery and quilting from around the world with a selection of themed workshops and a weekly class. A member of the Embroiders Guild Helen regularly features in Ilkleys annual Art Trail and teaches workshops across Yorkshire.

course schedule

7-week embroidery classes starting in November 2019,  £90

Seven consecutive weeks.

Tuesday 5th November 2019 – 12.30-2.30pm

Tuesday 7th January 2020 – 12.30-2.30pm

One-Day Saturday Workshop, £55s

Saturday 16th November – Scandinavian Gift Bag

Saturday 4th January – Early Spring Flowers

how to book our embroidery classes

We limit our classes to small numbers to ensure a good ratio of tutor to student, this will be a maximum of 8 for these classes.

Latest news and last minute availability is also posted on our Facebook page so do LIKE the page so you are kept up to date and we send out regular newsletters by email.

Please read our booking terms & conditions carefully before booking (they’re only short!). Do also check your advance diary, because any money you’ve paid us can’t be refunded if you discover you’re double-booked.

To enquire or book for any of our sewing classes, please call 07525 029986 or email us.