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Needleworking like a Master on Weekends

We have a dream!

For several years we have been continuously building our international competence centre for textile design and training in needlework. Preserving textile craftsmanship, bringing it into a modern form - this is how working with needle and thread will retain its place in the 21st century. 


This is only possible together with you!

We will impart to you the extensive knowledge of a worldwide popular artisanship and accompany you on the way to your own idea. It is a winding road that does not lead to material wealth. The joy of hand-work, the knowledge to make a very important contribution to the mental health of the world - the joy that arises from it, outweighs all the privations!

The focus of our Meisterklasse is to deepen the knowledge gained from one of the courses listed below, to combine needlework techniques, to use "unusual" materials and to put what has been learned into practice. On the one hand given motifs and on the other hand given themes are used.

Prerequisite for participation in this seminar is the successful completion of

  • Master Needle Worker 
  • Master Needle Artisan (correspondence course)
  • Master Needle Artisan (local course)
  • other participants on request

Use it as a preparation for developing your own courses, for creating a design folder, as a preparation for studies or the practical part of the journeyman's examination for the profession of Designing Crafts WoMan / subject needlework 

or: just have fun!

    • Semester one: Canvaswork
      • Classical stitches and materials
      • experimental work
      • lace techniques
    • Semester 2: Surface Embroidery
      • Classical stitches and materials
      • experimental work
      • Techniques from metal and bead work
    • Semester 3: Working on even-weave linen
      • Classical stitches and materials
      • experimental work
      • lace techniques
    • Semester 4: The third dimension
      • Stumpwork
      • appliqué
      • Boxmaking
    • Semester 5: fine embroideries
      • Shadow appliqué
      • Techniques of white and raised embroidery
      •  lace techniques
    • Semester 6: Shading
      • Surface Fabrics
      • Canvaswork
      • Blackwork
    • Semester 7: What else is important
      • passamenterie
      • experimental work
      • Background design
    • Semester 8: Final Thesis
      • Own design according to theme

Standard term: 4 years

Completion/care duration: 4.5 years

Compulsory attendance days:

  • Introduction (2 days / fixed, see dates)
  • 12 days per semester
  • further course days can be booked in addition

average required working time in own work per week: 15 - 20 hours

Start date: September

Language of the seminar documentation/instruction: optionally German or English

Tutoring for work at home: by email
You can contact us at any time, we will answer as soon as possible. The best way is to attach a photo in a good resolution (front and back) to your question, then we can help even better.

Embroidery frame:

  • 45cm Easy Frame (2)
  • 75cm professional slat frame

Source of supply in Germany: Hof Erdenlicht / Tobias Dübler. Detailed instructions for working with the strip frame are included in the documentation.

Embroidery scissors with narrow tip Example:
Picture result für embroidery scissors
Miscellaneous: well-lit workplace

Registration fee:  100€ (not refundable)

Seminar fee:
The fee is due in monthly instalments. 

  • Complete course: 9360€
  • monthly rate (48x): 195€

Termination options 

  • 12 weeks to the end of a semester

Included in the fees:

  • Support on the seminar days 
  • Consumables for the exercises during the practice days
  • E-mail support at work at home
  • Certificates
  • Certificate
Material costs per semester: approx. 400€

Project examples
with the kind permission of our participants

A personal matter - WE are looking for YOU

You love textile design and do not consider needlework to be a dispensable relic from great-grandmother's time. You can imagine to become an entrepeneur in this field. You know that in a small business everybody has to be able to do everything, including business knowledge, marketing, web design, computer skills and much more. You are not tied to a certain place and you like to travel. Your passion burns so strongly in you that the whole problem, which an entrepeneurship in this area brings with itself, elicits an "I want and I can do this" from you? Then click on the button. Maybe you will find here just what you have always been looking for.