Classes

Class Information 2023

Jen’s classes are held at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset. The new education space is a light and airy space on the ground floor of the building. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets individual attention. Booking is essential for all classes and a materials charge is payable on the day.

Class spaces are now available for the spring, please email jen@jengoodwinembroidery.com for details.

 

 

 

Short courses

Jen’s short courses offer the opportunity to work on more in depth projects than a single day class. You can choose from Jen’s wide range of embroidery designs or you can develop your own ideas to create a true, one-of-a-kind embroidery.

Booking is essential. Classes run on Tuesdays with the morning session running from 10am – 1pm and the afternoon session running from 2pm-5pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day.

The morning session is currently fully booked however there is a waiting list available for this session. There are a limited number of spaces available on the afternoon session

Terms cost £160 (£16 per session) plus any materials used.

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‘I have done several classes with Jen. They are well structured and organised. Her instructions (written and verbal) are clear and all materials are provided. Importantly for me the atmosphere is relaxed and fun is had by all’.- Sally Uphill, Bath
I have so enjoyed this series of lessons, wonderfully informal, relaxed and cheery. I am very pleased with how my project has progressed. It is the piece of work I feel most proud of and it is certainly the one I have learnt the most while stitching.- Susan W

Private lessons

Jen offers a range of different private lessons from one to one sessions taught in person from her Wimborne studio to online one to one sessions via Skype or zoom.

The first session costs £90, 1.5 hours of online tuition plus 0.5 hours for class preparation, additional time or follow up sessions they are charged at £45 per hour. I would need to see your project in advance so I can can plan for the session; in this case your picture, planned stitches and placement etc. This means we don’t waste time during the session with me looking over the project for the first time. 

For further details please get in touch using the form below.

 

‘Jen is an amazing teacher! I was lucky enough to spend summer school 2015 at Springhead on my first course with Jen, she is friendly, made me feel welcome, relaxed and extremely comfortable, allowing me to ask as many questions as I needed. Jen has a huge wealth of knowledge and is an exquisite embroiderer, she is happy to spend time demonstrating and explaining complex techniques to you. I would highly recommend to all! I am looking forward to my next class with her!!’- Caroline Jean, Dorset

Online classes

2023 WhiteworkFine whitework roundel with the floral emblems of the united kingdom

This popular embroidery class is running for the second year.

This design is worked over 10 live sessions spaced across 12 months in 2023, these sessions are also recorded with recordings and class materials accessible through a dedicated online learning platform.

Each month new techniques are covered, with plenty of time between class sessions for homework. Each month we also revisit previous techniques, address problems that might have arisen and discuss how to correct any errors.

  • Session one – Pulled work
  • Session two – Pulled work
  • Session three – Surface stitches
  • Session four – Surface stitches
  • Session 5 -Surface stitches
  • Session 6 – Net patterns
  • Session 7 – Layering fabric
  • Session 8 – Cutting away fabric
  • Session 9 – Drawn thread work
  • Session 10 – Cutting away fabric and exposing net

There are many flexible ways to take part in this class, sign up for a full year or sign up term by term. There is also the option of receiving a specialist materials pack or source your own materials.

The course is running between 10am-4pm on the following dates

Jan 26th, Feb 16th, March 16th, May 18th, June 15th, July 6th, Aug 24th, Sept 21st, Oct 19th, Nov 16th

Class recordings are uploaded as soon as possible after class.

The whitework class can be booked here

 

2023 Jacobean

This is a brand new class for 2023 exploring traditional Jacobean embroidery. It is perfect for those wishing to learn a wide verity of different surface stitches.

This design is worked over 10 live sessions spaced across 12 months in 2023, these sessions are also recorded with recordings and class materials accessible through a dedicated online learning platform.

Each month new techniques are covered, with plenty of time between class sessions for homework. Each month we also revisit previous techniques, address problems that might have arisen and discuss how to correct any errors.

  • Session 1 – Trellis patterns, Bullion knots
  • Session 2 – Burden stitch, Laid work,
  • Session 3 – Cretan stitch, Block shading, Padded satin stitch,
  • Session 4 – Feather stitch, Van Dyke stitch, Fishbone stitch,
  • Session 5 – Long and short
  • Session 6 – Fly stitch, Herringbone stitch, Whipped wheel, Woven wheel,
  • Session 7 –  French knots, Pistil stitch
  • Session 8  – Coral stitch, pearl stitch, Pekinese stitch, Chain stitch,
  • Session 9 –  Stem stitch, Buttonhole stitch, Raised chain stitch,
  •  Session 10 –  Raised stem stitch, Heavy chain stitch, Portuguese knotted stem stitch.

There are many flexible ways to take part in this class, sign up for a full year or sign up term by term. There is also the option of receiving a specialist materials pack or source your own materials.

The course is running between 10am-4pm on the following dates

Jan 12th, Feb 2nd, March 2nd, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, Aug 17th, Sep 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd

The Jacobean class can be booked here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘I enrolled in Jen’s online course looking forward to stretching my blackwork knowledge. I found the course well developed, well structured and very enjoyable. One had room to adapt the colour scheme to reflect ones preferences and Jen was most helpful in sourcing different threads. Instructions are clear and each stage well thought out with excellent video tutorials.’- Ann Carmichael, Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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