About this course
This 6-week Creative Embroidery course in Maidstone, is designed to give students the opportunity to experience different techniques. This course follows on from the course which commenced in September 2017.
Whilst it would be helpful to have completed the earlier course as some of the techniques are likely to be developed in this follow-on course, students can join either or both courses.
There will be a series of 6 mini workshops of 4.5 hours, each introducing a different exciting creative process.
There will be lots of ideas and inspiration.
The tutor will bring examples from workshops with people such as Cas Holmes, Anne Kelly, Sue Newhouse, Tracy Franklin, Margaret Beal, Heidi Jenkins, Wendy Dolan, Angie Hughes, Trish Burr, Gwen Hedley, Lynda Monk, Helen Stevens and Frances Pickering.
The dates of the workshops are: 27 January, 24 February, 24 March, 28 April, 19 May, 9 June
How will I be taught?
The course will include discussions in small and larger groups and some work on a one-to-one basis.
The tutor will select various methods to help students develop their skills; they may include tutor demonstrations, practical activity and an exhibition of the tutor’s work.
Students will be encouraged to share ideas throughout the course.
What do I need to bring with me?
Students will be expected to provide their own materials, threads, paints and stitching tools as appropriate to the techniques taught. The tutor may have various items for sale and may also provide some materials for which there will be a small charge.
You may like to bring a notebook and pencil and/or a camera to record ideas and recommendations and to document your progress. You may photograph the tutor’s work for learning purposes only.
You will need the usual sewing equipment. If there is anything more specific for the first lesson the tutor will be in touch with you. If you have attended the first course you may wish to continue with a project or the tutor may have already advised you about requirements for this course.
We advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until the course is confirmed.
What can I do next?
Other exciting creative courses are available to supplement your learning. Please ask the tutor for details of other workshops.
What do I need to join the course
There are no pre-entry qualifications for this course, but it is not suitable for people with no previous experience of embroidery.
Please contact the tutor via the Contact Centre on 03000 412222 or email email@example.com if you have any questions relating to this course.
Proposed dates for the course are:
About the Tutor: Angela Collins
Your course tutor is a qualified and practising teacher of adults. She is a member of
The Embroiderers’ Guild and developed the first City & Guilds Hand Embroidery
programme for the Maidstone Branch, teaching this in 2012 with outstanding results
and 100% retention.
She has contributed to the renovation of the Embroiderers’ Guild national portfolio
collection which can be viewed during the current touring exhibition of over 100
selected pieces with a permanent collection of nearly 200 pieces located at
Embroiderers’ Guild House in Walton-on-Thames.
Angela has contributed to a permanent display of work in the Maidstone Museum to
celebrate the Millennium and had work at the 2012 Olympics and St Martins in the
Fields, in Trafalgar Square.
Angela delivers creative workshops on a range of craft, art and mixed media subjects.
and regularly writes a newsletter for two creative groups. She has been teaching
Creative Embroidery for adult education for two years and has expanded the
programme to deliver workshops and courses for them in Maidstone, Ashford and
“Firstly to say how much I enjoyed the two day stumpwork course. possibly the most challenging piece of embroidery to date!” – Joy, July 2013
“Thank you for all your help Angela. I don't know how you do what you do and work full time!” – Joy – City & Guilds 2012
“Your teaching style was 'spot on' and I appreciated how much time and effort had gone into the preparation” – Margaret – City & Guilds 2012
“It has been on my mind to thank you very much for the 2 day summer school. I really enjoyed myself and am very happy with my results. All down to the Tutor. Jackie, Stumpwork July 2013
Angela lives locally and works as a KCC Officer for the Arts & Culture team.
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