Welcome to the School of Stitched Textiles

Textile Craft Courses to Unlock Your Creativity

Welcome to the School of Stitched Textiles, the UK’s largest provider of textiles-based distance learning courses. Whether you’re a complete needle novice, an experience embroiderer or a professional patchworker, we offer a range of courses to suit all interests and abilities.

We the largest range of textile courses accredited by City & Guilds for crafting enthusiasts and textiles artists as well as a suite of practical online courses for complete beginners which are currently being developed. Take a look at our full range and begin your creative learning journey today. Don’t just craft. Create.

Accredited Online Craft Courses

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

Our skill stage 2-3 courses are ideal for craft enthusiasts while our advanced skill stage 4 and master’s courses are aimed at enriching existing skills and creativity for more experienced textile artists. Our 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 techniques, then our accredited courses could be the key to unlocking your potential.

A Book cover created from creative machine embroidery


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 and send you exclusive information about our tutors, graduates and special promotions.

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

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