Experimental Hand Stitch with Amarjeet Nandhra

Event Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

When: 16 Sep - 30 Sep
Thursday 10:30 am
Price: £175 Adults (£135 Concession)

This Experimental Hand Stitch course will stretch and challenge your thinking of how hand stitching can be used.


10.30am – 3pm

16, 23 & 30 September inclusive

Course Fee: £175 Adults (£135 Concessions)

Limited to six participants

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this course is an
opportunity for you to adopt a more experimental approach with embroidery.

Working through a series of guided exercises you will learn / revisit a range of stitches and techniques, and be encouraged to break the rules of traditional embroidery. Your end outcome will be a range of exciting and imaginative samples that demonstrate a very individual and personal response.

Materials Required for Experimental Hand Stitch

Please bring materials for this course. You will need:

  • Backgrounds to stitch on
    • Coloured background fabrics dyed, printed, plain (light and medium weight)
    • cotton, calico, silk.
    • Vegetable/fruit netting
    • Papers ( brown oiled, maps, book pages )
    • Felt
    • Scrim, bandages,
    • Hessian, sheers
    • In fact anything just remember you have to get a needle through it!
  • To stitch with
    • A range of threads – thick, shiny, matt, to include stranded cotton, perle,
    • rayon
    • Strips of fabric, plastic bag strips
    • Raffia, ribbon, anything that will go through the needle
  • Other items
    • Embroidery frame /hoop – It isn’t necessary to choose a large hoop that your whole design will fit inside. Just consider a smaller hoop is easier to hold but means you will have to move the hoop more. Hoops are generally available in sizes from 4 inch to 12 inch diameter
    • Scissors
    • A range of needles
    • Pins

We shall provide light refreshments throughout the day; however we do not provide lunch. Please bring your own lunch, or make the most of all that Dickens Yard has to offer.

About the Tutor

Amarjeet Nandhra is a practising artist, with training in Graphic Communication, Print and Textile Art. She has also worked as an Art Director on various independent short films.

Her teaching career spans over 25 years. As a freelance tutor and lecturer, she has taught a range of courses including printmaking, mixed media and textiles from beginner to diploma level.

Amarjeet is a member of Studio 21 textile art and Textile Study Group (TSG); two of the most exciting textile art groups.

For more information about Amarjeet and her work please visit her website