Master Class
Hand Embroidery
Basic Knowledge - Techniques - Design

Appliqué (detail) – courtesy of © Ute (DE)

Master embroidery at the weekend

The hand embroidery master class provides you with extensive knowledge of a globally popular craft and accompanies you on the way to your own idea. It’s a winding, wonderfully creative path that doesn’t necessarily lead to material wealth, but is an enrichment for one’s own creative power. The joy of manual work, the knowledge that you are making a very important contribution to the mental health of the world – the joy that arises from this outweighs all deprivations!

The focus of our master class in hand embroidery is on deepening the knowledge from one of the courses below, the combination of embroidery techniques, the use of “unusual” materials and the implementation of what has been learned. On the one hand, predetermined motifs and on the other hand, predetermined themes come into play.

Prerequisite for participation in this seminar is the successful completion of

  • Master Needleworker
  • Master Needle Artisan (correspondence course)
  • Master Needle Artisan (Local Course)
  • other participants on request
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Homage to Kandinsky – Canvaswork Lesson 2 Hand Embroidery Master Class – © Barbara (DE)

Master class hand embroidery

The variety of ways to dress traditional techniques in a modern guise contributes a lot to the enduring popularity of hand embroidery. The course content itself deals with perfecting traditional techniques that are the guarantee of success in the textile community. We encourage your own creativity and are happy that we learn a lot with every participant.

Use the course to prepare for the development of your own courses, to create a design portfolio, to prepare for a course of study or the practical part of the journeyman’s examination for the profession of Designing Crafts Woman / Subject embroidery

or just do it for yourself! 

    • Semester 1: Working on canvas
      • Classic stitches
      • shaded Tent Stitch
      • experimental work
    • Semester 2: Working on Plain Weave Fabric
      • Classic stitches
      • Appliqué
      • smocking
      • experimental work
    • Semester 3: Working on even-weave fabrics
      • Classic stitches
      • Casalguidi
      • lace techniques
      • experimental work
    • Semester 4: The Third Dimension
      • Stumpwork
      • Needlepoint lace and needle weaving
      • box making
    • Semester 5: Fine embroidery
      • shadow appliqué
      • shaded blackwork
    • Semester 6: Plain Weave Shading
      • soft shading
      • Tapestry shading
    • Semester 7: Trimmings
      • tassels
      • cords
      • pillow
    • Semester 8: Thesis
      • Own design according to the theme

Standard term: 4 years

Completion/support period: 4.5 years

Compulsory days of attendance:

  • Introduction (2 days by appointment)
  • 8 days per semester (freely selectable on the dates of the textile studio)
  • additional course days can be booked

Average required working time in self-work per week:
15 – 20 hours

Start date:  freely agreed

Language of the seminar documents/in class: either German or English

Tutoring for work at home: by email
You can contact us at any time, we will answer as soon as possible. It is best to attach a high-resolution photo (front and back) to your question, then we can help even better.

Termination option: 6 weeks to the end of a training year

Embroidery frame:

  • 45cm Easy Frame (2)
  • 75cm professional bar frame

Source of supply in Germany:  Court Earthlight  / Tobias Dübler

embroidery scissors  with a narrow tip

Bildergebnis für stickscheren
Miscellaneous:  well-lit workplace

Registration fee: 100€ (non-refundable)

Seminar fee:
The fee is due in monthly installments on the 22nd of the previous month.

  • monthly rate (48x): 175€
    • Total fee: 8400€

Cancellation Options

  • 12 weeks to the end of a semester

Included in the fees:

  • Supervision on the seminar days
  • Consumables for the exercises during the practice days
  • Email care while working at home
  • certificates
  • certificate

Material costs per semester: approx. 400€

All fees include statutory VAT.

project examples
with the kind permission of our participants