When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Deborah Brown
  • Course Code W23TTSA16A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Create people, animals and insect 'slips' using raised stitches and padded techniques. Explore historical and contemporary approaches to make a choice of separate brooches and decorations, or apply figures to a background as a mini scene. Choose from fast or slower techniques.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Make stitched figures of people, birds, beasts and insects with padded, stuffed and wired forms
  • Learn the basic stitches, and how to develop them as raised and textured effects.
  • Choose to make separate 3D pieces or apply to a background to create a small scene.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This fully supported workshop Group and individual demonstrations of all the basic stitches and processes, and sharing experience will inspire and enable progress with individual projects. Tutors handling samples and technical handouts will support ideas and skills. More experienced students may like to develop further techniques, or start a longer project to continue independently.

    Entry requirements

    Suitable for beginners, improvers, and more experienced students. Some experience of embroidery or stitching is desirable for beginners.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course takes place in the textile studio, sitting on stools. The class is situated on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building. There is partial disabled access via a stair lift. Please contact ALS on: 0207 450 1972 or Art & Design Admin on: 0207 450 1934 before enrolling if you have any mobility support needs

    What you need

    Basic materials supplied, but please bring your basic sewing kit, favourite embroidery yarns and any small fabric pieces. Ideas/images of people or creatures will be helpful. .

    What you can do next

    Follow @textilesatmorley for inspiration on Instagram. Morley College Textiles department offers a range of exciting creative courses from absolute beginners to advanced, please check the website for further details.