Have you ever had the desire to learn hand embroidery, but simply just never knew where to start? If that is you, then this step by step hand embroidery course is absolutely perfect for you.

In this hand embroidery course you will learn hand embroidery from embroidery tutor, Karen Quickfall, a qualified embroidery expert from The School Of Stitched Textiles. Karen has devised the perfect set of mindful beginners’ projects that you can progress through methodically as your skills improve. In this hand embroidery course,  Karen uses a mixture of modern up to date and traditional stitches in order to master basic technique first, but then places you in a position where you can progress on to a fun modern twist to bring your hand embroidery up to date, so that it blends in easily with your own home and decor.

One great advantage of hand embroidery is that it is small and portable , so this is a great skill to take with you on holiday destinations, even providing you with the opportunity to create wonderful embroidery memorabilia of iconic features unique to your holiday destination.

Video tutorials takes you through each skill set and Karen provides you with a wealth of templates and information for you to work from to help you expand your skills into a range of items, from pictures to items of clothing and beyond. Embellishing household items such as table mats and runners for your home to make them unique and to your taste is also on the agenda.

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Course Instructor


Karen Quickfall

Karen completed her City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Embroidery with SST a number of years ago. Karen has since specialised in Stumpwork, Needle Lace and Ruskin Lace – a type of embroidered lace crossing Needle Lace and Counted Thread work – indigenous to the Lake District in the north of England. Karen loves the outdoors and actively takes part in various outdoor UK events.

Frequently Asked Questions

The course starts now and there is no end date. It is a self-paced course and therefore you decide when you start and finish the course.

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for a full year on all devices – across any and all devices you own.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first three days of purchase, and we will be happy to provide you with a full refund.

You will only need hand embroidery basics as listed above; Embroidery hoop – 6 or 8″, printer to print off your templates and notes, pencil or pen to transfer the design, selection of stranded cottons, scissors, various sizes of embroidery needles, your choice of item to embellish.

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Note: If you are not a complete beginner when it comes to hand embroidery and you are interested in more advanced accredited hand embroidery courses, then you can choose to undertake an accredited City & Guilds hand embroidery course with Karen or a different instructor of choice. Alternatively you also have the option to sign up to a completely different City & Guilds accredited textile course in a different subject with the London based School of Stitched Textiles. Information on the course subjects, levels and accredited textile courses can be found here.


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