Master Needle Artisan
Hand Embroidery
and Basic Knowledge Techniques Design

Drawn and Pulled Thread, Needle Weaving (detail) – Courtesy of © Valeria (RU)

Professional - intensive - lots of fun!

Embroidery is a particularly diverse art form. The Master Needle Artisan correspondence course shows you everything that goes with it. Mastery of many techniques and knowledge of the processing of various materials, such as those in this

distance learning Master Needle Artisan

are taught form the basis for your free artistic development. You don’t need a counting template or an area-fill-by-numbers guide. Inspiration is the only spark! This can be a photo, a painting, a drawing or just our imagination. At the same time, our Master Needle Artisan correspondence course is also an indulgence in the colors and structures of the diverse materials that our market has to offer today. And at the end you can say:

This is my artwork
Created from AZ with my hands
That's the best feeling in the world!

Master Needle Artisan Correspondence Course Sampler-Ricelieu-MonikaB

great modern interpretation of the Richelieu technique from lesson 4 – © Monika (CH)

The focus of our Master Needle Artisan correspondence course is on learning embroidery techniques, the use of a wide variety of materials and the implementation of classic techniques in modern design. Our documentation is consistently based on detailed step-by-step instructions and also provides a brief introduction to the history of the various embroidery techniques and further theoretical knowledge. Samplers are created with classic stitches and their modern interpretation, in several projects the techniques learned are combined and implemented with modern design options.
The Master Needle Artisan correspondence course is suitable for: Beginners, returners, Sunday embroiderers, embroidery maniacs and all those who can’t keep their hands off the needle and thread and make themselves happy with it every day. So for everyone who likes to work with needle and thread, who is just as fascinated by the whole range of hand embroidery as we are and who are or would like to become part of the big world family of happy embroiderers. You don’t need any more requirements.

Use it to create practice pieces, to prepare for the development of your own courses, to create a pattern book, to prepare for a degree or the practical part of the journeyman’s examination for the profession of Designing Crafts Woman/Man – Subject Embroidery. Does not matter:

just do it for yourself! 

  • Year 1 – Canvas

    • Canvaswork
      • Decorative stitches: straight, diagonal, crossed, braided stitches
      • combinations
      • experimental work
      • samplers
      • Project
    • Counted Thread Work
      • Cross stitch(es), braid stitches
      • Assisi, Colbert, Blackwork
      • Pulled and Drawn Thread Work 
      • samplers
      • Project
  • Year 2 – Surface Embroidery

    • surface embroidery
      • Line stitches, braid stitches, single stitches
      • ribbon stitches,  area stitches
      • experimental work
      • samplers
      • Project
    • Techniques of Whitework
      • paddings
      • decorative stitches
      • eyelet embroidery
      • Cutwork
      • samplers
      • Project
  • Year 3 – Surface Embroidery 

    • Metal/Beading Techniques
      • paddings
      • couching techniques
      • chipwork techniques
      • experimental work
      • samplers
    • Stumpwork/Ribbon Embroidery
      • Leaves,  blossoms
      • Needlepoint Lace
      • free forms
      • experimental work
      • samplers
    • Project
  • year 4

    • Shading
      • Canvas
      • Plain Weave
      • Blackwork
    • thesis
      • own design on a given topic

Standard term: 4 x 52 weeks (208 weeks)

Completion/support period: 4.5 years

average required working time per week: 12 – 15 hours

Start date: 1st Monday of the month

After registration, we need about 4 weeks lead time in DE/EU, internationally 6 weeks. Within this time frame we will send you the invoice, your personal schedule and the list of required materials via email. You can order these from the Painters shop. 

Dispatch of the seminar documents :

  • basic knowledge
  • 1 lesson in binder (8x)


Shipping within DE/EU: via GLS
Shipping worldwide: via DHL

Language of the seminar documents:  either German or English

Tutoring: 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.
Regular weekly feedback is preferred; you will receive a report template for this on request. You can also use this as proof of activity when registering for an external examination at the Chamber of Crafts.

Termination Options:

  • 6 weeks to the end of a training year

Embroidery frame:

  • 45cm Easy Frame (2x)
  • 60cm professional bar frame

Source of supply in Germany: Hof Erdenlicht / Tobias Dübler
Detailed instructions for working with the bar frame are included in the documentation.

Embroidery scissors with a narrow tip

Bildergebnis für stickscheren

Other: well-lit workplace

All fees include statutory VAT.

Registration fee: 100€ (non-refundable)

Seminar fee:
The fee is due in monthly installments.

  • Payment in installments (48x): 125€
    • Total fee: 6000€

Material costs per lesson (8 lessons): approx. 300 € + material for the final project

Please note: the specified materials must be used for the certificate; the choice of color is up to you.

project examples
with the kind permission of our participants