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The Largest Range of Textile Courses

Welcome to the School of Stitched Textiles.  Wherever you are on your creative journey and whatever your destination, we’re here to help you every step of the way. 


As the UK’s largest provider of distance learning textile courses, we know how to unlock creative potential.  Our most popular courses are accredited by City and Guilds and are unique to us, offering both beginners and established artists the chance to explore their artistic interests, learn new skills and develop techniques. Find out more about our accredited textile courses and begin your creative journey with us today.

Begin Your Creative Journey

Want to learn a new craft? Begin your creative journey with our online beginner courses. We have a number of unique online courses designed specifically to help beginners get to grips with the basics. 

Free Hand Embroidery Course

Discover the basics of Hand Embroidery with this FREE mini hand embroidery course. Learn how to make this beautiful dandelion seed hand embroidery design by following along with our online tutorial, from the comfort – and safety – of your own home. 


Plus, when you register for this course you’ll get a exclusive discount code to access the full online Hand Embroidery Course

Accredited Textiles Courses

As the UK’s largest distance learning provider of textile courses, our City & Guilds accredited courses are internationally renowned for their standards of teaching, learning and assessment. Divided into progressive skill stages and covering eight different craft areas, our accredited 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.

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At A Glance

Whether you’re looking to get to grips with the basics or really want to develop your own unique style and creative voice, our courses could be the key to unlocking so much creative potential.

Register your interest for a full course brochure and details about how to enrol.

Register Your Interest

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, taking place 8th May. 

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

Find Your Craft Supplies

Looking for supplies for your next craft project? Search hundreds of independent craft, art and haberdashery suppliers, as recommended by the School of Stitched Textiles community. Own an independent store? Why not add your business for free today! 

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