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Haute Couture Embroidery (Summer Evenings)

Haute Couture Embroidery (Summer Evenings)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Elisabeth Roulleau


Learn the fundamentals of haute couture embroidery techniques how they are taught and practiced in France. In this evening beginners course, you will engage with a variety of materials. You will get an understanding of the importance of being patient when applying highly skilled embroidery techniques. You will discover how useful is to think about a model and how your new hand embroidery skills can create beautiful pieces.

Topics covered

  • Using material such as silk organza, silk duppion, beads, tubes and palettes 'on thread'.
  • Working on a frame with the 'crochet de lunéville' hook.
  • Learning basics stitches: chain stitch, rich stitch, raised paillettes and vermicel.
  • Developing a personal project of embroidery for a fashion show.

Entry requirements

You should have some basic experience of embroidery to attend this course.

Level: Introductory level


After this course, if you want to take skills to the next level, you should take our Haute Couture Embroidery Part 2 & 3

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Elisabeth Roulleau went to the Lesage School in Paris where she studied haute couture and decorative embroidery. She is a teacher in France where she has her own atelier, and she has worked for the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, Mulhouse, Esmod International, Parsons School of Design and Institut Français de la Mode. She has created several embroideries for Dior, Chanel and Azzaro, and she was invited by Hermès to make prototypes for the famous Carré de Soie.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Scissors
  • Paper and pencil for taking notes.

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.