Master Needle Artisan
Basic knowledge- Technique Design

pulled-drawn-thread, needle weaving (detail) - with kind permission of © Valeria (RU)

highly professional - intensive - having a lot of fun!

Needlework is a particularly diverse art form. The mastery of many techniques and knowledge of the processing of various materials, as taught in this correspondence course, form the basis for your free artistic development. You do not need a counting chart or a filling-in-area-by-number instruction. Inspiration is the only spark! It can be a photo, a painting, a drawing or simply our imagination. At the same time, our course is also a revelation in the colours and structures of the many different materials that our market offers today. And in the end you can say:

This is my work of art
Created from A-Z with my hands
This is the most beautiful feeling in the world!

The focus of our Master Needle Artisan course is on learning needlework techniques, the use of various materials and the transformation of classic techniques into modern design. Our documentation is based on detailed step-by-step instructions throughout and also provides a brief introduction to the history of the various needlework techniques and further theoretical knowledge. We create samplers with classical stitches and their modern interpretation. In several projects the learned techniques are combined and implemented with modern design possibilities.

The seminar is suitable for: Beginners, re-starters, Sunday stitchers, needlework manicas and all those who cannot keep their fingers off the needle and thread and who enjoy every day. So for anyone who likes to work with needle and thread, who is as fascinated by the whole range of hand embroidery as we are and who is or wants to become part of the big world family of happy needleworkers. You don't need more prerequisites.

Use it to create practice pieces, as preparation for the development of your own courses, to create a sample book, as preparation for a course of study or the practical part of the journeyman's examination for the profession of Designing Crafts WoMan / subject needlework. No matter:

just have a lot of fun!

  • Year 1 - Canvas

    • Canvaswork
      • decorative stitches: straight, diagonal, crossed, plaited stitches
      • Combinations
      • experimental work
      • samplers
      • Projects
    • counted thread embroidery
      • Cross stitch(es), braid stitches
      • Assisi, Colbert, blackwork
      • pulled- and drawn thread work 
      • samplers
      • Projects


  • Year 2 - Surface Work

    • Surface embroidery
      • Line stitches, braided stitches, single stitches
      • Band stitches, surface stitches
      • experimental work
      • samplers
      • Projects
    • Techniques of whitework
      • paddings
      • Decorative stitches
      • eyelets, cutwork
      • experimental work
      • samplers
      • Projects


  • Year 3 - Surface Work 

    • Techniques of metal/bead embroidery
      • paddings
      • couching
      • chipwork
      • experimental work
      • samplers
    • Relief/ribbon embroidery
      • leaves, flowers
      • needlepoint lace
      • free forms
      • experimental work
      • samplers
    • Project


  • Year 4

    • Shading
      • Canvas
      • Surface Fabrics
      • Blackwork
    • Final Thesis
      • own design for a given theme

Standard term: 4 x 52 weeks (208 weeks)

Completion/care duration: 4.5 years

average required working time per week: 12 - 15 hours

Start date: 1st Monday of each month
After registration we need about 2 weeks lead time in DE/EU, internationally 4 weeks. Within this time frame we will send you by email the invoice, your personal schedule and the list with the required materials. You can order these via the Painters-Shop. 

Dispatch of the seminar documents

Single payment: after receipt of payment

    • Basic knowledge
    • 8 lessons in folders

Monthly payment:

    • Basic knowledge
    • 1 lesson in folder (8x)

Shipping within DE/EU: by GLS
Shipping worldwide: via DHL

Language of the seminar documents: optionally German or English

When booking the corresponding option
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.
We prefer a regular weekly feedback, on request you will receive a report template for this. You can also use this as proof of activity for your registration for the external examination at the Chamber of Crafts.

Embroidery frame:

  • 45cm Easy Frame (2x)
  • 60cm professional slat frame

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

Embroidery scissors with narrow tip

Picture result für embroidery scissors

Miscellaneous: well-lit workplace

All fees include the legal value added tax.

Registration fee:  100 € (not refundable)

Basic course  
Basic knowledge 75 €
Documentation 1100 €
Available for booking  
Support 4290 €
Assessment  1300 €
Certificate 25 €
Monthly installment payment is possible when booking all options
Total fee 5615 €
monthly rate (48x) 125 €

Material per lesson (7x) approx. 300 , + material for the final project.

Please note: the supervised course must be worked with the set materials, the choice of colours is up to you.

Project examples
with the kind permission of our participants