Hand Embroidery

City & Guilds Accredited Hand Embroidery Course - Skill Stage 3

This course explores hand embroidery techniques. It is advised that students wishing to study this course have some experience of hand embroidery, but it is not a requirement for entry to the course and any previous experience need not be extensive.

Course Contents

  • Design folio.
  • 2 Sample folios containing traditional and contemporary technique samples.
  • Three finished items/pieces - 3-D Functional Item, Embroidered Panel and an Item inspired by a Chosen Designer.
  • The design work and planning for these three items, extended into embroidery techniques.
  • Research into historical and contemporary designer/makers.
  • Professional practise.

Course Modules

  1. Chosen artist research and design. Hand Embroidery basics. Line, Texture and Isolated stitches Presentation methods.
  2. Design folio.
  3. Cross-stitch, Blackwork, Drawn thread, Hardanger samples
  4. Canvas work, Goldwork embroidery, Applique samples.
  5. Hand quilting, Smocking, Stumpwork samples.
  6. Colouring Fibres and fabrics. Designer folio.
  7. Decorative finishing and edgings.
  8. Experimental samples. Design/make first of pieces.
  9. Design/make second piece.
  10. Design/make third piece.
  11. Professional Practise – produce a CV and professional profile, cost items, compile a business plan and present work for promotional purposes online.
  12. Full presentation compiled of all work for submission.

Timescale & Fees. Estimated completion time for the course is 360 hours, although this can vary considerably between individuals. There is an enrolment fee which is payable at the start of the course and the course life is 2 years (it is usual to take around 6-8 weeks to complete a module). It is up to the individual student how quickly they wish to return work to their tutor for assessment and it is possible, within the overall course timeframe, to speed up or slow down, as required. A six-month contingency is available, if needed, to cover unforeseen issues such as illness, upon production of supporting documentation, which would therefore extend the course life to 30 months (2.5 years). The maximum for this is twice during the course lifetime. The course is supplied as a distance learning course where course materials and tutor assessments are delivered digitally and work is returned to your tutor via digital presentation.

Assessment. Your coursework will be reviewed by your tutor and periodically by an Internal Quality Assessor, to ensure the appropriate quality standard is maintained. You will be provided with written feedback in a timely fashion (usually within 10 days) and, if needed, you will be able to re-submit altered work. You can contact your tutor at any time to request your work to date be reviewed and suggestions for future progress be made.

Completion. At the end of the course, students will have an online gallery showcasing highlights of their work over the life of their course. They will not have to travel to the centre or transport work for an onsite exhibition. The cost of the course depends on how many modules you wish to pay for at once. There is a one-off certification charge upon completion which is usually around £50.

Our accredited courses are unique to the School of Stitched Textiles. They are comprehensive textile educational programmes that aim to not only teach essential techniques, but also enhance creativity and design skills. Please take a look at the many benefits of choosing an accredited craft course.

Upon enrolment you will be asked to agree to and abide by SST's terms & conditions relating to this course.

Option 1: In Full - (12 Modules) = £1,795.00 + Enrolment Fee (£95.00) = £1,890.00

Option 2: 4 Instalments - (3 Modules) = £595.00 + Enrolment Fee (£95.00) = £690.00