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A new Machine Embroidery and Textiles course

A new Machine Embroidery and Textiles course at Bexhill museum in spring 2014.


Claire Buckley a freelance textile artist, author and qualified teacher will be running a 6 week course from March 11- April 15 2014.


Tuesdays from March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15.

Morning Class 10.30-12.30 am (FULLY BOOKED)

Afternoon Class 1.30-3.30 pm (A FEW PLACES LEFT)


Embroidery is a fascinating and enchanting process; in this course you will take inspiration from Bexhill museums collection of intriguing exhibits to explore colours, patterns and textures to develop your own designs. The designs will be worked with free-machine embroidery, appliqué and beading to embellish fabrics; as well as traditional Indian hand stitches such as Kantha, sheesha mirrors and crewel stitches.

The idea of the course is to build skills, knowledge and confidence to design and make a wonderful array of embroidered items.

Beginners and those with more experience can enjoy the opportunity to build their knowledge of a wide range of textile techniques in a like minded group.


Course length- 6 sessions of 2 hours over a period of 6 weeks


Cost -£60 to include entrance to the museum on the days of the course and tea, coffee and biscuits.


To book a place on this course, please call the museum on (01424) 787950 or come into the museum reception, after Monday 3 February when the museum re-opens to the public for 2014.


A list of the materials and equipment you will need to bring along will be issued when you book, some materials will be available to buy from the tutor during the course.


Claire Buckley is a freelance Textile artist, author and qualified teacher. She shares her passion, knowledge and experience for textiles through exhibiting, working to commission, teaching in schools and colleges, presenting talks, demonstrations, and consultation on textiles to the National Trust, among other clients.

She has the MA Visual Arts from West Dean College, where she specialised in Tapestry and Textile Arts; she also has the MA(Ed) Language, The Arts and Education from the University of Sussex in which the emphasis was on facilitating a cross-curricular approach to creative learning. She specialises in woven and embroidered textiles where the focus is on colour and identity.

She is the author of ?Start to Embroider’ (Search Press).    

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