Welcome to the School of Stitched Textiles

Unlock your Creativity with our Textile Courses

Welcome to the School of Stitched Textiles. We offer the largest range of City & Guilds accredited, home study textiles courses for textile enthusiasts at all skill levels. Whether you’re a complete needle novice, an experienced embroiderer or a professional patchworker, we have a range of courses to suit all interests and abilities.

Begin Your Creative Journey

Accredited Textiles Courses

Divided into progressive skill stages and covering eight different craft areas, our courses are taught via distance learning using a variety of online course materials, including video, allowing you to study at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Our City & Guilds accredited courses are internationally renowned for their standards of teaching, learning and assessment. So, whether you're looking to learn a new skill or enhance your existing knowledge, they could be the key to unlocking so much enjoyment and creative potential.

Take a look at our full range of textile courses now.


As an established, City & Guilds accredited distance learning centre, we accept students from anywhere in the world to study online with us, with no requirement to attend.

We have 3-4 enrolment dates a year for new students wishing to study a skill stage 2-4 course (Masters courses can be purchased at any time throughout the year). Available places are allocated on a first come first served basis and only those who have previously expressed an interest in our courses are sent details of the enrolment process. Upon registering your interest we'll send you a full course brochure and we'll keep in regular contact with exclusive news and updates, as well as details of the next enrolment date and process.

Accredited Courses

Express Your Interest

If you’re interested in completing one of our accredited courses (skill stages 2-4) you will need to enrol on Enrolment Day. We hold 3-4 Enrolment Days each year and this is your chance to secure your place on a course. 

You will need to express your interest to be invited to enrol onto your chosen course. Simply complete the form, let us know what course and experience level you’re interested in and we’ll send you all the information about how to enrol as well as exclusive information about our tutors, graduates and special promotions.

Take a look at the accredited courses we have available or register your interest now.

Saturday 4th August 2018 - 10:00 am

41Days 02Hours 04Minutes 09Seconds

Graduate Stories

‘Filling a Gap’: A Graduate Story

Because our textile craft courses are lengthy, comprehensive programmes, for many they provide a much needed focus and direction. Whether it’s for a personal achievement or to advance professionally, hear…

Latest from the Blog

Kaffe Fassett: Creating in Colour

It’s fair to say that our next interview is with someone who needs no introduction. After following this artist for years several of our students – and us included –…

Pam Holland: Detail, Travel & Textiles

Today we explore the works and many talents of textiles artists, illustrator, teacher, photographer and author, Pam Holland. As a self-confessed lover of travel, we find out how Pam uses…