2 hours Private Embroidery Workshop Session
2 hours Private Embroidery Tuition :
Who will be teaching me?
You will be taught by Sophie Long :
Sophie graduated from the Royal School of Needlework in 2008, having mastered more than 30 hand embroidery techniques including silk shading and goldwork. In 2011, Sophie was invited to be part of the team to work on Kate Middleton’s much publicised wedding dress! (WOW!) Sophie is the author of 'Mastering the Art of Hand Embroidery' and also 'Ribbonwork Embroidery'.
Who is it suitable for?
Everyone! This 2 hour private embroidery workshop session can be tailored to your needs! :-) If you are a complete beginner that's fine! Sophie will start from the very beginning. And if you are more advanced, we can tailor this session to your wants and needs. Just tell us what you'd like to achieve in the time, and we can do our best to achieve that. You can buy this session in chunks of 2 hours, so if you wanted to book 4 hours, you would buy a quantity of 2 of these 2 hr sessions - and so on! Adults and children over 11 only please.
Where are your Private Embroidery Tuition Sessions Held?
Private Embroidery workshops are held 'in person' in our studio at The Gilliangladrag Fluff-a-torium in Betchworth, Surrey UK. (There's a map at the foot of our home page!)
Is there a Virtual Digital Version available online?
If you can't travel to us for any reason, we can arrange a virtual private class held online via Zoom etc. However, you would need to purchase the equipment we would normally use in class to keep.
Dates and times
2 hour sessions are usually held on a weekday during the day - or sometimes can be arranged at weekends, although our studio gets far more booked up at weekends.
We will endeavour to find a mutually agreeable date and time asap. If we can't then we will offer you a refund. Once booked - our regular Ts and Cs apply and it's not possible to cancel within 30 days of the mutually agreed date. We will send you confirmation of this date.
NB : We can only start to arrange a date and time AFTER you have booked and paid for your private session. If for any reason we can't find you a suitable date, then we can refund you. 99% of the time we organise dates that are mutually convenient with no problem, so please don't worry! :-) xx
Once booked - our regular Ts and Cs apply and it's not possible to cancel within 30 days of the mutually agreed date. We will send you confirmation of this date.
What if there's 2 of us that would like to learn together. Is it the same price?
No it would be 50% more for the 2nd person to cover extra costs. You can still book this session and then we can invoice you for the rest. If there are more than 2 of you then please contact us for a bespoke quote.
What if there's more than 2 of us that would like to learn together. How much is that?
We would charge £50 per extra person for the 2 hours. (Maximum 5 students with 1 teacher = 6!) You can still book this session and then we can invoice you for the rest.
How many hours would I need to book to make certain things?
2 hours is sufficient for learning the basics of some embroidery stitches and getting going with a project, or getting a basic grounding and some ideas. If there's a specific project you'd like to achieve, or a lot you need to learn, it might be better to book 4 hours. We can advise!
How much does it cost?
A 2 hour private Embroidery session costs £120 and 4 hours is £240 and so on. This is inclusive of VAT.
The session includes small pieces of appropriate fabric and threads and silk ribbons if you are using them, plus the use of our studio scissors, needles etc. If you wish to bring special fabric to work onto for your session then you can! Drinks & biscuits etc. and course notes are also included. You would also then be entitled to 10% discount in our shop "The Fluff-a-torium" on the day of your private Embroidery session! Wooohoooo!