Embroidery & stitch

Embroidery & stitching courses in London

Stitched, textured, embellished, embroidered and appliquéd surfaces can all transform your textiles project. Our offering of short and long courses will teach you a variety of skills to apply to any project you work on. From hand stitch workshops to creative machine embroidery and no matter your skill level, our tutors will provide techniques, tips and ideas to help realise your ambitions.

Taught in our purpose built studio, with good natural light and height adjustable tables and chairs, the learning experience is both encouraging and challenging. Tutors support learners to select appropriate techniques with which to complete their project and develop a body of samples that can be used on future projects.

As with anything, practice makes perfect so we strongly encourage practicing your stitching whenever you can, to get the most out of your classes. You’ll get a buzz out of seeing how fast you master a stitch before learning the next one. Most materials are provided and a full explanation of what you might need to bring can be found in each course page.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Textiles: Japanese Boro and Sashiko stitch
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lara Hailey
    On this online course, you will be introduced to the traditional Japanese mending methods of Sashiko and Boro to create samples that can be developed into further projects.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  2. Textiles: embroidery and embellishment
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Jun 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Renata Minoldo
    An introduction to the world of embroidery and embellishment. Explore a concept of your choice through experimentation with embroidery and embellishment techniques using hand and machine methods.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
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