Craft Embroidery Day Schools

Craft Embroidery Day schools are a collection of drop-in classes in order for you to learn basic embroidery skills.

These are given by Lesley Irving and held at the venue below.
They are held mostly on Mondays between 10am and 4:30pm.
The charge is £35 per day per person and includes coffee and lunch.

(we reserve the right to cancel any day that does not attract 4 or more students)

If you are interested then please telephone or contact me via the contact page


Hill Cottage
Tor Hole
Chewton Mendip

Tel: 01761 241539

01 Oct 2018

Christmas Wall Hanging

A lovely appliqued wall hanging which when displayed immediately makes any room look festive. Softly padded and machine stitched, it is ideal for a child’s play room.

29 Oct 2018

Pagoda Pots

You begin by creating a fabric and then constructing three delightful pots that can be used singly or stacked pagoda fashion. Delightful Xmas gifts.

06 Nov 2018

Fabulous Folded Books

These folded books are such fun and can make room for an amazing amount of content. The various methods for making colourful covers and also be used for other projects. You will love this.

03 Dec 2018

Boxing Clever

Come and make an attractive box. You can choose between a Surprise box, a box with Drawers or a box with Trays. Whichever takes your fancy… Thay make splendid presents and can be completed in a day.

28 Jan 2019

Machine Blackwork

Have you really exploited those pre-set patterns on your machine that were such a feature when you bought it? Now is your chance to experiment with them and to create a design that emulates traditional Blackwork.

04 Feb 2019

Sliced and Diced Panel

This method produces a very attractive wall panel or it can be used as a background for other embroidery. Either way it’s fun to do and always results in a successful outcome.

04 Mar 2019

Circular Boxes

Delightful boxes with flush fitting lids that make really special presents if you can bear to give them away.

01 Apr 2019


This is great fun to do and the results are so attractive that once you have the idea you won’t be able to stop making them. Photo albums, sketchbooks even diaries will never be the same again.

15 Apr 2019

Paint, Print, Stamp

Make you own stamps. Paint backgrounds on paper and/or fabrics then stamp with your own designs. A technique you will use time and time again.

07 May 2019

An Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery Part 1

So many people have asked me to do an introductory day on this. I have been reluctant as it will take you a lot more hours than we have in the day to become proficient. However i’ve been persuaded…

20 May 2019

An Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery Part 2

A follow on from 7th May. An opportunity to create a piece of work with your new found skills.

03 Jun 2019

A Hexi-etui Box

A delightful box which is an extension of a surprise box. It has multiple uses as everything from a sewing box to a make-up valise. Great fun!