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150 hours
105.83 GBP excl. VAT
English
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Course description

Anglo Saxon, Norman, Medieval and the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries - the Embroidery Diploma Course begins with a look at the fascinating styles of embroidery through the ages before exploring how different cultures approach the craft, with an exploration of Indian, Chinese and Irish embroidery.

Brimming with inspiration, you’ll be taken through the equipment you’ll need, including the various types of needles, scissors and hoops available and when to use them. You’ll discover the threads and fabrics you’ll be working with and how to use needle minders and stabilisers. We also explore different types of embroidery, including Assisi, Schwalm, Crewel, and Stumpwork.

Fully-equipped and ready to get creative, the Embroidery Diploma Course guides you through all the basic stitches you’ll need to start embroidering: Backstitch, Blanket stitch, Chain stitch, Chevron stitch, Colonial knot, Coral stitch, Couching, and Satin stitch.

Once you achieve mastery over these, the course guides you further - making your work extra special with intermediate and advanced stitches. These stitches include Sheaf stitch, Woven wheel stitch, Spider web stitch, Scroll stitch, and Pekinese stitch.

As you become better acquainted with stitching and the tools of the craft, the course continues with guidance on techniques, including Huck, Sashiko, Silk Ribbon and more. You’ll also be supplied with tips that will make embroidery easier and help you to avoid common pitfalls, as we look at embroidery tinting, making patterns and patches, and how to iron embroidery.

How you end a project is as important as how you start it. With this in mind, the course provides instruction on various finishing techniques. You’ll learn how to finish the back of a completed embroidery project in a hoop, use various edge finishings, combine stitches along the edges of a project, and stretch a finished project on canvas.

The Embroidery Diploma Course concludes by providing four beginner projects that are perfect for you to apply your newfound skills. You’ll be guided through embroidering on a kitchen towel, t-shirt, pillow cover, and on denim.

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Outcome / Qualification etc.

The Embroidery Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.


Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

Training Course Content

Module 1: The History of Embroidery

Module 2: Embroidery Equipment

Module 3: Types of Embroidery

Module 4: Basic Stitches

Module 5: Intermediate and Advanced Embroidery Stitches

Module 6: Embroidery Techniques I

Module 7: Embroidery Techniques II

Module 8: Embroidery Tips

Module 9: Finishing

Module 10: Beginner Projects

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