master needle worker
Techniques and design

Expert - canvaswork (detail) - with friendly permission of © Anna (DE)

Basics - Advanced - Expert

Step by step you will enter the fascination of needlework. Each module of the Master Needle Worker correspondence course has 6 lessons in which a given motif and/or a sampler is worked. The whole is crowned by a final project on a given topic. Fascination of the techniques, materials and colours with which you create your needlework with needle and thread as colourful and vivid as a painter with a brush.

In addition to the simple stitching technique there is a bit of theory, e.g. how the choice of working material affects the work, which needle is used why for which material, which other tools are useful in needlework and how you can best set up your workplace.

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!

  • Module I - Basics

    We start with 5 different stitches or sub techniques per lesson. This is the entry into the world of the art of hand embroidery. In all 6 lessons we work with the same motif, which is always adapted to the technique. This is a traditional motif from the past high times of embroidery. This makes it easier to break away from our somehow innate conviction that you have to realize every pattern very realistically.

    • Basic techniques
      • Canvaswork
      • surface embroidery
      • Metal/bead embroidery
      • White embroidery
      • Blackwork
      • appliqué

  • Module II - Advanced

    It continues with more stitches, more techniques and the first combinations and variations. In each lesson you will work a classic sampler and additionally a small design for which we give you 3 templates to choose from. The planning for the design will be made by you under consideration of certain guidelines and then of course embroidered...

    • new techniques in Module II
      • the third dimension
      • embroidered tips
      • shaded black embroidery


  • Module III - Expert

    Now it's almost done! In the last module you will learn more stitches and other techniques. Many things will be combined, experimented and varied in a modern way. You will create 6 somewhat unconventional samplers in the shape of our popular flower shell.

    • new techniques in this module
      • even more embroidered lace
      • Shading

  • Final project

    For the final project, we will give you a topic from which you can create any project under certain conditions.

    • Examples
      • Clothing
      • hand sewn bag or box
      • Picture
      • Wall hanging
      • and so on!

Rule runtime :

  • Module I / Basics: 12 months (6 x 2 months)
  • Module II / Advanced: 18 months (6 x 3 months)
  • Module III / Expert: 36 months (6 x 6 months)
  • Final project: 6 months

Completion/care duration: 6.5 years

average required working time per week: 12 hours

Start date: 1st Monday of each month
After registration we need about 2 weeks lead time in DE/EU, internationally 4 weeks.

Dispatch of the seminar documents

On payment of the total course:

  • Basic knowledge
  • 3×6 lessons in folders
  • 1x documents for the final project

For payment by instalments: per lesson

  • Basic knowledge
  • 1 lesson each in folder (18x)
  • Documents for the final project (1x)
  • 1 material package each (18x)

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

Language of the seminar documents: German or English

When booking the corresponding option
: by e-mail
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.
Preference is given to regular weekly feedback so that we can "intervene" quickly

Embroidery frame:

  • 45cm Easy Frame
  • 60cm professional batten frame (from module 2)

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

All fees include the legal value added tax.

Registration fee:  100€ (not refundable)

Basic course  
Basic knowledge 75 €
Documentation 1850 €
Available for booking  
Support 2990 €
Assessment  1200 €
Certificate 25 €
Monthly installment payment is possible when booking all options
Total fee 6140 €
monthly rate (72x) 96 €

Material per lesson (18x) about 150 €, + 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