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.

In August this year Bridget will be taking the popular 3-hour Taster workshop to London – places are limited for this one-off event so book early!

Student attending an embroidery workshop

The Half-day Taster and One-day Embroidery Workshops

  • for absolute beginners and improvers
  • learn 6 basic Quaker Tapestry stitches
  • create an embroidery to finish at home

These relaxed and friendly workshops provide you with the basic stitches used within the Quaker Tapestry: Stem, Split, Chain, Quaker and Bayeux Point and Peking Knot.

The half-day workshop led by designer/tutor Bridget Guest will get you started on an embroidery to finish at home. The full-day workshop, led by two expert tutors, Carole and Mel, provides more time to learn the stitches and to progress your embroidery further before taking it home.

Workshop Information Sheets

Find out the real knitty gritty about what each workshop will cover, what’s included in the day and practical information on how to find us and where to eat.

Click on the individual workshop links here to read or download the information sheets.

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