2022 Embroidery Workshop dates are now available

Learn new skills and make new friends at one of our Embroidery Workshops. 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 workshops by textile artist Bridget Guest.  The workshops take place at the Quaker Tapestry Museum at the Friends Meeting House in Kendal. Tutors Bridget Guest, Carole Butcher and Mel Winstanley all have a wealth of experience in embroidery teaching and therefore in the Quaker Tapestry itself.

Bridget has designed all our embroidery kits for use in our workshops and many are 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 all the materials needed to create and finish a stitched picture including: stitching guidelines, finishing tips sheets, Linen or Woollen fabric, calico cloth, crewel needle and Appletons crewel embroidery thread. Our workshops provide you with most of the basic stitches used within the Quaker Tapestry: Stem, Split, Chain, Quaker, Bayeux Point and Peking Knot.


There will be equipment available for you to use during the workshop.


Hot drinks, water and biscuits are ‘on-tap’ throughout the session. Lunch can be purchased from our on-site Cafe.

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