Embroidery Classes


Emmanuelle PerriardEmuska-Neuchâtel / haute couture embroidery

It is with a growing desire to transmit my knowledge, that I set up private courses in haute couture embroidery in my workshop.
I have been practicing the various embroidery techniques known as Lunéville since 2015. I work with a large variety of textiles and media, with traditional or unique materials. I would like to put at your disposal, my knowledge, skills, experiences and my universe as a teacher of this craft.
What motivates me is to promote the transmission of hand craft and the awakening to creativity through this fascinating and unlimited world.

Cecilia Roger-Saanen (Classes in English / French / Italien – Traditionnel Japanese embroidery and Haute Couture embroidery)

Cecilia started her training in Japanese Bead Embroidery under the guidance of Chellie Monier, JEC certified teacher. She was able to follow some masterclasses with Reiko Matsukawa san from the Kurenai-kai workshop, under whose guidance she obtained Phase V certification.
She is now a certified teacher as well and she very much enjoy teaching this complementary Japanese embroidery technique. She is a Japanese Embroidery certified teacher too.

Bead Embroidery curriculum consists in 4 levels plus a fifth and final certification phase.

  • Phase 1 = 12 hours of tuition Euro 120
  • Phase 2 = 18 hours of tuition Euro 180

Phase 1 kit (see photo attached) costs: $60 if you buy from Japanese Embroidery Center (if you live in the USA) or € 70 if you buy from her (imported in Europe)

Included you have a detailed PDF with the techniques and videos of the related  demonstrations and you will get access to a membership area, where all the material will be uploaded.
Sessions of 3 hours are scheduled every other week, so you have time to do some home stitching. It is very important to have some work done before the next lesson. First class in January. You will find more detailed information here: http://www.ceciliaroger.com/contact/


Céline Lepage-Murat (Auvergne) (in French – cours au crochet de Lunéville)

Caroline Gamb (Illkirch – Strasbourg) in French

Trained at Ecole Lessage ; finalist at the MOF contest for Haute couture embroidery 2015

Three-hours classes during school year (up to 8 students per class – Association ACLIG) – free to choose from different techniques: ribbon, traditional, with trimmings, gold threads and original threads, Luneville Hook.



Rebecca Devaney (Paris)

Samplers of Seduction / A beginners online embroidery course in English.

Sunday 19th of September until Sunday 17th of October (5 classes)
Sunday 14th of November until Sunday the 12th of December (5 classes)

In this exciting introduction to embroidery you will learn how to set-up an embroidery frame and fifteen basic embroidery stitches (straight, back, stem, blanket, fly, feather, chain, daisy chain, french knots, chevron, herringbone, seeding, long and short, coiling and satin stitch). Each class is a lovely occasion for creativity, relaxation, and something to look forward to over the Autumn and Winter.
The course begins with a presentation on the fascinating history of embroidery samplers and how they were used in both education and seduction! Then each week you will learn new stitches and Rebecca will share tips and tricks on how to make embroidery an easy, enjoyable, and more artistic craft.
The course takes place over five classes on Zoom. Each class will be an hour on Sundays from 5pm to 6pm Paris time (GMT +1). The course is €100 and payments can be made by bank transfer or Paypal. Once payment is received, Rebecca will send you a materials list with recommendations of where to purchase supplies and the Sampler pattern.
After each class, you will receive written instructions and a link to the recorded Zoom session which you can download and keep to practice your stitches, or just in case you miss a class.  During the week you can send a photo of your work to Rebecca who will give you feedback about your stitches and help with any questions.

For further information please contact Rebecca via her website www.textiletoursofparis.com


Maison Routhier-Rochambeau


Tamara Rubilar (Montréal)


dr Jessica Grimm (in English)Medieval Embroidery Course – A ten-week course exploring medieval goldwork embroidery techniques starting Septembre 6th 2021.

By attending the course you will gain in-depth knowledge of how medieval goldwork embroideries were made. What technical inventions revolutionised the process and the workshop setup. What inspired the stylistic language? You will learn about the close relationships between embroiderers, goldsmiths, painters and sculptors. Who were these embroiderers? Did they see themselves as artists? How were they organised? Who did they work for? The core of the course form the embroidery samples you will work. They are all inspired by actual medieval embroideries. You will handle luxury fabrics like samite and silk twill, as well as high-qualitygoldthreads and different kinds of beautiful silk yarn. After taking this course, you will know the benefits of using madder, sienna and iron gall ink. This course is directed at embroiderers beyond the level of absolute beginner. For more information, please visit: https://www.jessicagrimm.com/medieval-goldwork-course.html


Sarah Pedlow/ ThreadWritten (in English)

I teach an Introduction through World Textiles, Non-traditional Monograms and Text, Hungarian Written Embroidery, Embroidered Flowers of Portugal, Borshchiv embroidery from Western Ukraine, and Drawing with Thread: From Tradition to Contemporary Art, an extended 4 week session. All workshops are 2 hours, live, on Zoom. Each includes a cultural and historical slide talk along with hands-on stitching instruction. People can go to https://threadwritten.com/workshops-online to register.