Study Needlework from Scratch

Certificated Classes (distance learning)

I.Basic – II.Advanced – III.Expert

In 3 modules we lead you step by step to through 6 lessons from a simple, given subject to your own needlework design in a perfectly mastered craft.

You will also learn a lot about the various, great materials available in the market today. So you can work your embroidery with needle and thread as colorful and structured as a painter with a brush.

We will explain to you exactly how the choice of material will affect your work, why you need to use a certain needle for a certain material, which tools also come very hand in the embroidery aand how to set up your work space.

needlework Certificated Classes Modul 1

Joy of Colors – ©Daniela(DE)

Module I

We start with 5 different stitches or techniques per lesson. This is the entry point into the world of the art of embroidery.

In all 6 lessons we use the same motif, it will just be adjusted to suit the technique. It is a traditional motif from ancient times. This makes it easier to get away from the us somehow innate conviction, that we have to interpret each template in a realistic way.

  • Canvas Work
  • Surface Embroidery
  • Metal/Beadwork
  • Whitework
  • Blackwork
  • Appliqué

Duration of each lecture: 8 weeks

Prerequisite: none

needlework Certificated Classes Modul 2

Piep! – ©Petra(AU)

Module II

We continue with even more stitches, more techniques and the first combinations and variations.

The exercises are worked as a traditional sampler.

For your first small design we will provide you 3 templates to choose from for each lesson. The planning will be done by you adhering to certain specifications and then of course you also should work it….

New techniques in Module II

  • The Third Dimension
  • Embroidered Lace
  • Shaded Blackwork
  • Boxmaking

Duration of each lecture: 12 weeks

Prerequisite: finished module I

needlework Certificated Classes Modul 3

BryceCanyon – ©Ute(DE)

Module III

You almost done it! In the last module you will work 6 samplers in the shape of a floral shell. For the execution there are certain rules, you will learn more stitches and more techniques. There will be a lot of combining techniques, you will do experimental work and think up variations.

On request you can work a final project as additional 6 months lecture.

New techniques in this module

  • Shadow Appliqué
  • More Embroidered Lace
  • Shading

Duration of each lesson: = 6 months

Prerequisite: finished module II

Sequence of Events

Start date: each Monday
we do need approximately 2 weeks time from the day of your registration

After registration you will receive a personal schedule, according to which we forward documentation.

Some days ahead of this we send you a list of supplies needed and an invoice via email

You can choose documentation to be either Deutsch or English


Postage in Germany is 7 € per shipment, postage to other countries as per costs.

Tutoring via email is free of charge.

All mentioned prices are inclusive of VAT.

Registration Fee

50 €

one time payment
due upon registration

Module I

75 €
65 €

per Lesson – printed version / + postage (6x75€=450€)
per Lesson – PDF (6x65€=390€)

Module II

110 €
100 €

per Lesson – printed version / + postage (6x110€=660€)
per Lesson – PDF (6x100€=600€)

Module III

150 €
140 €

per Lession – printed version / + postage (6x150€=900€)
per Lesson – PDF (6x140€=840€)

Graduation Project

150 €
140 €

one time payment – printed version / + postage
einmalig – PDF

You can choose your own colors according to the list of supplies. It is available in selected needlework shops or online.

We recommend students to use a slat frame for working First Steps projects. These are available in different sizes and makes from Tobias Dübler of Hof Erdenlicht. For First Steps we recommend a frame size of 45cm/17in. You can order frames via the online shop of Hof Erdenlicht.


confirmation of participation (no fee, postage only)
written assessment / certificate (subject to a charge)