Beginner's Guide to Embroidery

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Join us online and fall in love with the art of embroidery as you stitch a floral posy



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public dates), 10 to 50 label £30

Stitch your way to a wonderful embroidery piece that will brighten up your home and help you hone your skills. Using an embroidery hoop, you’ll create a stunning design that captures the natural beauty of a bunch of flowers.

Perfect for embroidery beginners, the workshop will introduce a range of stitching techniques, including satin stitch, back stitch, French knots, fly stitch, split stitch and more. The variety of stitches will leave your embroidery work with a beautiful and textured finish, adding details that give your needlework more depth.

The Hobbycraft Artisan will take you through each step of the project using the craft kit included, guiding you with handy tips along the way. Enjoy mastering these embroidery techniques and expanding your craft skillset with a relaxing craft that’s sure to spark your creativity. 

You’ll have an hour and a half to work on your piece with the help of your workshop host, giving you a great opportunity to get to grips with each stitch.

You may need to finish up a few of your stitches in your own time – but you’ll be able to show off your finished hoop project in no time!



Knowledge required
  • Perfect for beginners!

What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery needles
  • 7 x cotton threads
  • 5 x fat quarters
  • Heat erasable pen
  • Template

What you'll need
  • Embroidery scissors (Or standard Scissors)

Your teacher
Hobbycraft Artisan
Hobbycraft Artisan

4.8 (13547)

Our expert Hobbycraft Artisans deliver our online workshops, each Artisan has their craft expertise and will be perfectly placed to help you start a completely new craft or advance your skills.

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Nadia Bouhala May 2022


It was great, I really enjoyed it, time went so quickly and it was such a relaxing activity. Would recommend!

Elaine Galloway May 2022


This class was great. Rachel was very helpful explaining how to do the different styles of stitches. She took her time and made sure I understood what I was doing before moving on to the next stitch.
I would recommend this class for anyone thinking starting embroidery.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Elaine Galloway

Joan Dunnett May 2022


I enjoyed the workshop. The presentation was excellent. We were introduced to six different stitches, all of which were surprisingly easy. I found it a bit difficult to watch the screen and work at the same time, but I am sure that with following the video I should be able to get some further practice. Good lighting is required to trace the pattern on to the cotton.

Michelle Mitchell May 2022


The tutor Rachel was really friendly and very knowledgeable about embroidery. The course covers everything you need to give a good foundation in embroidery. There are a couple of stitches that I found a bit tricky but Rachel followed up the course with a summary email and offer of further support if needed. Really good value for money and I’m excited to finish my embroidery.

Claire Charlesworth May 2022


What a wonderful activity to do on a Sunday afternoon. Irene was a wonderful teacher, explained everything and revisited the stitch when I needed more help. Irene was so enthusiastic and gave lots of encouragement. Thank you so much.

Dawn Hay Apr 2022


Thoroughly enjoyed this class which, although relaxing, we learned a lot of stitches. I think this course could do with being longer than the 1.5 hours as, although we slightly overran, we still only completed around half the required embroidery to complete the project. Fortunately, course notes were sent after the event to help with completion. More materials than are required are supplied prior to the course so I still have plenty to practise with.

Irene our course tutor was very knowledgeable with lots of hint and tip. I will definitely continue embroidering in the future.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Dawn Hay Sydney

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Holly Turner Apr 2022


Irene was really helpful and friendly. She let everyone go at their own pace. I will definitely be carrying on with embroidery after this.

Sharon Woodward Apr 2022


The tutor was very thorough. She explained everything really well and the time flew by so fast. I really enjoyed this class and am looking forward to seeing how my stitching looks when finished.

Jill Opie Apr 2022


This was a brilliant workshop. Joey was so helpful and went through each stitch with clear instructions. The time flew by and I was very pleased with the end result. You may find it useful to have a a needle threader and also iron the fabric beforehand.

Gwen Mensah Apr 2022


Good beginner session to practice with. Irene was very patient and took time to go through a couple of the stiches.

Andes Lee Mar 2022


easy to understand and follow
but it would be better the the camera could be clearer

Tracy Brown Mar 2022


Thought Irene was excellent. Really enjoyed it, and very pleased with the result. thank you

Claire Stancombe Mar 2022


I really enjoyed this workshop, the pace was great and I am very pleased with the final product!

Dawn Staker Mar 2022


A very enjoyable 90minutes. Rachel’s session was informative, and she had lots of helpful tips. The session ran to time and was good value for money. I received more materials than I thought and they arrived in plenty of time.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Dawn Staker

Ailsa Morris Mar 2022


Irene was lovely and patient- not easy to demonstrate embroidery online, but I thought she did a fantastic job and made it through lots of different stitches. The time whizzed by, but I really enjoyed it!

Helen Benson Mar 2022


Had a really nice time learning the different stitches and how they could be used on other patterns once mastered. Felt really relaxed after a stressful day. Irene was really helpful and paced things well and waited for me when I got a little behind!

Vicky Lewis Mar 2022


I really enjoyed this workshop! I’m new to embroidery but Joey was a great teacher, very patient ensuring I understood each stitch.
It’s given me the confidence and tools to try other patterns. Thank you for offering the workshop, I would definitely recommend.

Michelle Cowan Mar 2022


Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Learnt lots of new skills and now can’t wait to put them to good use.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Michelle Cowan

Marilyn Gott Mar 2022


I really enjoyed the class, i have learn new stitches, and look forward to doing a lot more embrodery in the future. Rachel was a brilliant teacher, went a a great pace, not too fast! and was really informative thank you Rachel x

Kate Gurdler Mar 2022


Rachel was a great teacher and I was lucky enough to get a one to one session as the only person on the workshop!

The workshop was fast paced, not long enough to finish the whole piece but enough time comfortably learn 7 different stitches and ask questions at the end.

You get loads of materials in the kit, far more than you need to complete the flower embroidery.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Kate Gurdler Sydney

Clare Chambers Mar 2022


Really well explained by the tutor. We managed to get a lot done in the 90 minutes.

Elaine Ward Feb 2022


Great class I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can do embroidery but not done so for many years so just wanted to refresh my brain on it. Managed to finish my project after the workshop and added an extra stitch I used to do. Thank you to the lovely Embroidery teacher

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Elaine Ward

Suzanne Algie Feb 2022


Jody was great, loads of instruction and so pleasant. I go t so much done in just over an hour, I was amazed. Thank you Hobbycraft, another great workshop!

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Suzanne Algie

Vixie Barker-Williams Feb 2022


Joey was great! She made it super easy to follow and enjoyable company! Thank you!

Miss Newman Feb 2022


I undertook this class as a refresher to embroidery and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Irene took the class at a good pace and was happy to guide and demonstrate when asked. The duration was just right for myself. It was also nice to be at home, but maybe in another environment when we are allowed.
Thank you for organising a good class. I will upload photos in due course.

Dawn Schwartz Feb 2022


Great tutor was happy to repeat steps. It was a small class so was able to go at a slow speed and has given me the confidence to try on my own. Thanks

Helen Henderson Feb 2022


Really enjoyed the class, Joey was really clear in teaching the different stitches and made it easy to follow. Would recommend

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Helen Henderson Sydney

Fiona Todd Feb 2022


A wonderful and very patient instructor who supported the group really well. As a complete novice I enjoyed every minute!
A needle threader would be extremely useful in the craft kit.
Many thanks Joey.

Lorraine Worrall Feb 2022


Really enjoyed the class. There were only 4 of us so we had good interaction with the tutor who was lovely. She made sure each stitch was demonstrated as many times as necessary to make sure we could all do it. The class needs to be a bit longer if you want to finish the project but you know enough to finish it by yourself which I was keen to do so that I didn’t forget anything. There is plenty of fabric in the pack to make lots more things.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Lorraine Worrall

Ana Garcia Feb 2022


Everything was super clear and the tutor was patient with everyone until we got all the stitches

Katy Leighfield Feb 2022


What a super workshop! As an absolute newbie with hand embroidery (just some vaguely okayish cross stitch and tapestry kits to date), I’ve learned enough to feel confident instead of slightly overwhelmed. The course tutor, Joey, was lovely. Well paced, explained clearly, and demonstrated brilliantly. Thank you Joey!

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Katy Leighfield

Catherine Taylor Feb 2022


Excellent teacher very informative learnt different stitches and techniques
Time went very quickly
Nice way to spend a Nobday evening

Maria Sinko Feb 2022


Really enjoyed this workshop, i now have a good basic understanding on embroidery. Thank you

Liz Howe Feb 2022


Brilliant workshop, really enjoyed it! Now I need to practice the stitches I’ve learnt!

Bridget Walker Feb 2022


The artisan leading the class and the class itself was really good. She always checked on how everyone was doing and gave lots of useful tips along the way. I also really liked how she told us the name of the stitches at the end just in case we wanted to look anything up after the class was done.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Bridget Walker

Carolyn Fraser Jan 2022


Had a great beginners session with Hannah this evening. She was very patient when I couldn't master one of the stitches. I'm very impressed with how much we covered in the workshop and I can definitely recommend.
Thanks Hannah

Janet While Jan 2022


The class was both enjoyable and instructive. Hannah was an excellent teacher
& gave us very clear instructions. What she showed us was clearly visible and easy to follow.
The time flew by!

Gill Grose Jan 2022


Another great workshop.
Great pace and brilliant tutor who was happy to go over things until we got the hang of it.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Gill Grose

Helen Wallace Jan 2022


I really enjoyed this workshop. It turns out I was the only one attending the class so I had a private lesson which was great.

I felt at ease and was able to ask questions on how to get the stitches correct and how I can use them on different projects in the future.

This was one of the best workshops I have taken with Hobbycraft.

I think Embroidery might be my new hobby I seem to be pretty good at it :)

Lydia Knight Jan 2022


I really enjoyed my embroidery session. I learned so much in such a short time and I definitely feel like I can go away and take on my own projects now. Joey was so friendly and the pace was perfect.

Beginner's Guide to Embroidery review by Lydia Knight Sydney

Adele Lockie Jan 2022


Very good - time goes so quickly. Would be good to have a bit longer. Thank you

Liz Painter Jan 2022


Loved the class. It was a small group so the teacher was able to answer all our questions individually and make sure we were following what she was doing. I learnt loads of new techniques and would certainly recommend the class.

Denise Yusuf Jan 2022


Really enjoyed it, tutor very clear and friendly and also covered all the stitches. I learned a lot in the time ! And a great introduction to embroidery. Many thanks.

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