Textile Courses that Facilitate Success

Because you have already expressed your interest in our courses, you can enrol today from 10am. Begin your creative journey today!

At the School of Stitched Textiles we don’t believe that creativity is a gift. We believe that creativity and the desire to create is inherent in us all. With the right support and foundations, creativity can be nurtured and unleashed! 

Whether you craft for fun, make for a living, or as an established textile artist, we’re here to help facilitate your success. More importantly we’re here to inspire, support and unlock a more creatively confident version of you. 

Our accredited online textile courses are available in a range of skill stages to help you unlock your creative potential, from skill stage 2 to advanced study levels. Or for those at beginner level, sign up for craft courses at our online textile art school – The Creative Classroom.

Beginner Courses

Begin your Stitch Journey with our range of beginner friednly courses. Study online. 

Accredited Courses

Nurture and unleash your creative confidence. City & Guilds Accredited courses.

Master Practitioner Courses

Reach your full creative potential with our bespoke advanced courses.

City & Guilds Accredited Textile Courses

Because you have already expressed your interest in our courses, you can enrol today from 10am. Begin your creative journey today!

As one of the only distance learning centres in the world to offer City and Guilds accredited textiles courses, it’s no wonder they are our most popular programmes. They are internationally renowned for their high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

Divided into progressive skill stages and delivered through distance/on-line learning, they are accessible for everyone. Study with us at your own pace from anywhere in the world. 

Browse our course subjects below or register your interest now.

Patchwork & Quilting

Hand Embroidery

Machine Embroidery


Felt Making

Because you have already expressed your interest in our courses, you can enrol today from 10am. Begin your creative journey today!

Express An interest In Our Textile Courses

If you wish to study with us you will need to enrol on enrolment day. 

We only open enrolment to new students every 3-4 months and only those that have previously ‘registered their interest’ will be invited to enrol. 

Register your interest today to receive a full course brochure and your invitation to enrolment day.

Once you’ve registered you’ll get the chance to hear from our graduates, learn more about the benefits of our accredited courses and receive exclusive interviews from leading textile artists. 

City and Guilds Accredited Programme logo

The School of Stitched Textiles Excellence Awards 2023

Student Exhibitions

Take a look at some of the most stand-out work from our incredible students and graduates, and get voting for your winner. 

Beginner Textile Courses

Our beginner textile craft courses are a great way to try something new. Delivered online from our Creative Classroom you can follow along from your own home while tracking your progress.  

Drawing For Design



Hand Embroidery

Find Your Craft Supplies

Are you looking for craft supplies for your next project? Linked below are our recommended sellers for high-quality craft supplies. Each of them are highly-rated, independent stores. Find them on our Stitch Directory to find out more. Are you a craft and textile supplier? Add your business for free today!

School of Stitched Textiles Blog

Have a read of our textile art blog where you can find interesting stories about textile artists from around the world and ideas for stitching enthusiasts to follow.

Erin Eggenburg interview with the School of Stitched Textiles

Erin Eggenburg: The Art of Mending

Erin Eggenburg uses clever embroidery stiches to visibly mend things. The simplicity of what she does – slow stitching and hand embroidery – has made it accessible to many. There is such a huge demand that Erin teaches workshops and even authored a book, The Mending Directory, in November 2021. All of

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Life as a textile artist. An interview with Nikki Parmenter

Nikki Parmenter: Sculpting with Machine Embroidery

Cheshire-based textile artist, Nikki Parmenter creates texturally rich mixed media pieces. They explore her fascination with mythology, legends, ancient societies and visual iconography. Influenced by her husband who trained as a sculptor, Nikki’s work is nearly always 3 dimensional. Her birds showcase features that stretch out from the canvas, her

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A Graduate story by Claire Hannibal, Hand Knitting Skill Stage 3

Graduate Story: Claire Hannibal – Hand Knitting

Although Claire Hannibal had knitted from a young age, she had all but forgotten how much joy it gave her. After rediscovering a passion for knitting in her 40s, she has knitted relentlessly since and decided to study our Skill Stage 3 to gain a Knitting Qualification. She is eager to

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