Stitch School Embroidery Workshop

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Stitch School Embroidery Workshop

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Session: 1


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Level: Complete Beginner

During this two hour workshop you will stitch your own sampler and learn the basic six embroidery stitches that you can the build on. It's a great start to learning how to stitch and embroider, you can also gather inspiration from an archive of embroidery books and samplers to make your work unique to your own style. The class includes a A-Z Embroidery linen sampler and the introduction to the alphabet of embroidery stitches complete instruction booklet. Each letter of the alphabet has its own individual stitch to practice, using the A-Z instruction booklet and following the guidance of your teacher, you will explore the vocabulary of embroidery to make your own one-of-a-kind linen sampler.

Level: No experience necessary

You will learn the following techniques in class:

  • Learn and practice six embroidery stitches and be introduced to the complete alphabet of stitches.

  • Discover the benefits of slow stitching as a form of de-stressing as antidote to modern life.

  • Explore the wealth of embroidery stitches creating together to celebrate the art of needlework.

  • All tools and equipment are included and refreshments will also be provided.

    Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in store, valid for the whole week of your class.


    Aimee Betts specialises in embroidery and braiding for producing bespoke products for interiors and jewellery collections. Her work explores the parallels and crossovers between traditional knotting, braiding and hand embroidery techniques, Aimee’s work can be found at The New Craftsmen. Aimee studied at the Royal College of Art and is currently specialist stitch technician at Chelsea College of Art and Goldsmith University.

    Melanie Bowles studied Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University and is Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Arts. Author of Digital Textile Design and Print, Make, Wear publisher Laurence King. She specialises in designing educational kits to encourage and inspire textile processes alongside doing her own embroidery work which she exhibits.

    Aimee and Mel met whilst teaching at Chelsea College of Arts, University of The Arts, London and decided to share their love of embroidery, educational graphics and textile design through Stitch-School events, workshops and kits.