Workshop projects

These are the embroidery and stitching projects currently available as workshops. I am happy to tailor classes to suit you and your students. To find out about booking me for a workshop with your group or friends please visit the main workshops page.

Beaded embroidery

Beaded Embroidery

Learn to incorporate beads into your actual embroidery stitches. Students are taught a variety of textured and raised stitches incorporating beads into the stitches. One or two day workshop. Materials can be provided or students bring their own.

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Beaded Jewellery

Create your own piece of unique jewellery – brooch, necklace or earrings.  Learn to incorporate beads into your embroidery stitches. Creative, fun, one-day workshop – kit or pack for class provided.

Beyond cross stitch workshop with Lorna Bateman

Beyond X-Stitch

A course aimed at those who would like to try their hand at embroidery but have never been shown. Aimed at the complete beginner. Students will learn a number of basic stitches enabling them to work on a small design piece in class, to be completed at home. One day workshop. Students supply own materials or can purchase a kit.


Blooming Bullion Workshop with Lorna Bateman

That Blooming Bullion!

Learn to perfect the bullion stitch in a few easy steps. Using this versatile stitch, you will learn to embroider different flowers including rosebuds, roses, daisies, fuchsias, etc. Students supply own materials.

Beginner – Intermediate

Cast On Bullion stitch with Lorna Bateman

Cast on Bullions and its variations

Learn all about the cast-on bullion and its variations with this versatile stitch. You will embroider amongst others, 3-dimensional pansies, fuchsias and roses. The same stitch can be used to create insects! Intermediate level. Supply own materials.


Crazy patchwork

Crazy Patchwork

Learn the basics of crazy patchwork by hand. Students will learn a number of stitches for embellishing this type of patchwork. One day workshop. (Can be done over 2-4 days for a more in-depth workshop.) Students supply own materials.

All levels

Dimensional variations on a stitch embroidery workshop with Lorna Bateman

Dimensional Variations on a Stitch

Learn a variety of 3-dimensional stitches, including bullion, cast-on bullion, double-sided cast-on stitch, drizzle stitch, amongst others and create your own small design piece. One or two day workshop. Kit can be provided or students supply own materials.

Beginner – Intermediate

Drizzle 3-d embroidery workshop with Lorna Bateman

Drizzle Away!

Enjoy experimenting with this lovely 3-dimensional stitch and some of its many possibilities. One day workshop. Kit can be provided or students supply own materials. One day workshop.

Beginner – Intermediate

Embroider, embellish and enhance workshop with Lorna Bateman

Embroider, embellish and enhance

Create your own piece(s) of vintage jewellery, e.g. a brooch or necklace or small needlework item such as pin cushion or needlecase, using beads, vintage laces, sequins, ribbons, threads, etc. Materials can be provided or students can bring their own. One or two day workshop.

All Levels


Folded Ribbon Roses

Learn to fiddle and twiddle and make 3-dimensional roses of all shapes, sizes and variations using satin ribbons, organza, wired ribbons, etc. The completed flowers can be appliquéd onto bags, hats, embroidery, etc. One day workshop. Students supply own materials.

Beginner to intermediate


Landscapes Made Easy

Embroider a small landscape using photo transfer techniques. Students will learn how to transfer a small picture onto fabric and will then embroider and embellish the landscape to form a 3-dimensional picture. One day workshop. Photo transfers supplied at £1.00 each. Students supply own materials.

Beginner to intermediate

Mystical Dragonflies and Interesting Insects workshop with Lorna Bateman

Mystical Dragonflies and Interesting Insects

Using a variety of stitches, mediums and techniques, learn how to embroider bees, dragonflies, ladybirds, caterpillars, butterflies, etc. Students embroider and embellish them using creative 3-dimensional techniques. Start a small project in class and complete at home. Students supply own materials or kit supplied.  (Can be done over 2 days for a more in depth workshop.)

Beginner to Intermediate


Pinweaving my way!

Learn the art of weaving all sorts of ribbons, fabrics and threads together to design a landscape. Students will then learn to embroider and embellish into this freestyle piece of work, using 3-dimensional stitches. Students supply own materials, however a scrap bag will be available for students to help themselves to at a nominal fee.

Beginner – Intermediate

Silk ribbon workshop with Lorna Bateman

Silk Ribbon – NEW

Work with Hanah bias cut ribbons and create a variety of flowers to form your own wreath or posy or as desired. Ribbons available to purchase. Workshop pack available. One day workshop.

All levels


Silk Ribbon Embroidery – Introduction!

A one-day workshop aimed at the beginner. I provide a simple workshop pack which enables the students to learn the stitches unique and basic to ribbon embroidery. Students will create a simple garden of their own making. Full workshop pack supplied. A one day workshop.


Silk ribbon designs

Silk Ribbon – Next Steps

For those who have a basic knowledge of silk ribbon embroidery. Students will experiment with a variety of stitches and discover how the stitch can be used to form a number of different flowers. A sampler or design will be worked on. Workshop pack supplied or students can bring own materials. One or two day workshop.


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Silk Ribbon Masterclass

For those who would like to learn the more advanced and experimental stitches used in silk ribbon embroidery. A one day workshop during which time students will work on a sampler and add to what was learned in the intermediate class. Design ideas supplied but students supply own materials.


Stitches Galore workshop wit Lorna Bateman

Stitches Galore!

Learn a variety of straightline stitches and create a small bag incorporating textured stitches, ribbon work and beaded stitches. A fun workshop aimed at all levels. Students provide own materials. A one day workshop.

All levels


Stumpwork for Beginners

Learn the fundamental stitches of Stumpwork and work towards completing a simple design, which encompasses the basics of this traditional technique. A kit can be supplied or students provide their own materials (Design idea or pattern provided!). Students need to have a general knowledge of embroidery stitches.



Stumpwork – Next Steps

Work on the above learned skills to advance and experiment with Stumpwork techniques. Students will work on a more complicated design – kit supplied or students provide own materials with pattern supplied. Students need to have a basic knowledge of stumpwork techniques.

Intermediate to Advanced

Treat someone special

Not sure what to buy the embroiderer in your life? Our gift vouchers make the perfect present as they can be used towards workshops, kits, patterns or materials, both online and at events.