Learn new skills and make new friends at one of our Embroidery Workshops as you become absorbed and fascinated by the ancient art of narrative crewel embroidery. Our workshops make ideal gifts for budding stitchers or absolute beginners.

Exclusively designed by artist Bridget Guest, our embroidery workshops are held at the Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal and are tutored by Bridget Guest, Carole Butcher and Mel Winstanley who all have a wealth of experience both in embroidery and in the Quaker Tapestry.

Bridget has designed all our embroidery kits for use in our workshops and for sale through our shop. Starting back in 1994 Bridget has been developing the programme of workshops in response to the needs of our students.

Embroidery Workshops

What’s included in the Embroidery Workshops

Stitch Kit

You will be provided with our workshop kit consisting of all the materials needed to create and finish a stitched picture including: stitching guidelines, finishing tips sheets, calico cloth, crewel needle and Appletons crewel embroidery wool. Our workshops provide you with the six basic stitches used within the Quaker Tapestry: Stem, Split, Chain, Quaker, Bayeux Point and Peking Knot.


There will be equipment available to use during the workshop.


Hot drinks and biscuits are ‘on-tap’ throughout the session with an hour break to eat your own packed lunch, or we can direct you to one of the cafes or take-away shops close by.

FREE entry to the Quaker Tapestry Museum for all attendees on the day of the workshop.

What our students said they would tell their friends…

“I loved being able to take something home that was nearly done”

“I enjoyed having time to sit quietly and do something for me – a sense of achievement”

“I enjoyed learning a new stitch and a better way of doing a familiar one”

“Our tutor was excellent, explained the techniques clearly with slow demonstrations and very patient with participants.”

Lovely to do something creative