Skill Stage 2
Course Overview

Accredited Beginner's Stumpwork Course

Discover the beautiful craft of Stumpwork with our Skill Stage 2 online Stumpwork course for beginner’s. Throughout this in-depth distance learning course, you’ll get the chance to learn a variety of raised, padded and other Stumpwork techniques, enabling you to create pieces to a high standard while developing your individual style and creativity.

As a City and Guilds accredited course, each module focuses on developing your existing skills, whilst also introducing you to creative new techniques, which will carefully lead you through your course syllabus to a successful conclusion. Our accredited courses are recognised for their high standards of teaching and assessment.

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Course Features

4 Modules

Work your way through key tasks that contribute towards completion of your modules

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Beginner Skill level

You don't need to know how to do Stumpwork! This will be covered, making it perfect for beginners

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Students are allowed up to 1 year to complete this course. Each modules takes roughly 6-8 weeks to complete

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Course Details

This is a distance learning beginner’s Stumpwork course, otherwise referred to as Raised Embroidery. It can be studied from anywhere in the world. You will learn by working your way through our online course materials, including video content, with full support from our dedicated expert tutors.

Stumpwork is a highly creative and versatile craft that offers learners the chance to design, stitch and create unique pieces. 

This course has been specifically developed to individual creativity. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics or develop existing skills, our courses allow you to express yourself, experiment and really push your own creative boundaries. 

Course Modules

There are around 100-150 hours of course content split across 4 modules. Here’s what you’ll learn:

Delivery & Assessment

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.

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.

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Course Timescales

There is around 100-150 hours of course content/materials and it is usual for students to take between 6-8 weeks to complete each module. Students can take up to 1 year to complete the course, which allows students to work at their own pace. However, it is up to the individual student how quickly they wish to return work to their tutor for assessment.

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 18 months (1.5 years). The maximum for this extra contingency time is once during the course lifetime.

Aimed At

Our Skill Stage 2 accredited courses are aimed at beginners. If you’ve only ever made a few projects by following patterns or perhaps you’ve only just found an interest in your new hobby, then we’d recommend that you study a Skill Stage 2 course. At this level our hand embroidery courses have been carefully designed to not only teach new techniques, but also introduce students to conducting research into artists or designers, and eventually learn how to create their own designs.

If you have already learnt a few stumpwork/emboirdery basics but rarely read around your subject, or have limited experience of attending courses or exhibitions then a Skills Stage 2 course is probably going to be your best bet.

A Skills Stage 2 course will introduce you to the pleasures of immersing yourself in your chosen craft. Not only does this help you to develop your own style but it’s also an important way of discovering new trends and exploring favourite artists.

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Student Reviews

Hear from our recent graduates

Stumpwork graduate Wendy Oakley

"Within the framework of SST’s Stumpwork course modules, I have had the creative freedom to explore and practise and then let my imagination fly to complete my Tasks. Karen, my tutor, was on hand to advise and encourage and I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to see online the inspiring work of other students across all skills."

Wendy Oakley - Stumpwork

Beginner's stumpwork course graduate, Hazel Francis

"Throughout the course I really feel that I have grown in confidence and learnt a great deal about myself. I now have the belief that I am good enough and I can do it. The most helpful parts of the courses for me was the opportunity to work on design, colour and theory. My tutors have also been a great help because they have pushed and challenged me to bring out the best in me, but in a way that makes you think and feel prepared to go the next step."

Hazel Francis - Stumpwork

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