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Embroidery: 3D Techniques

Embroidery: 3D Techniques

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Isabelle Laight


Embroidery has featured in some of the most recent collections by a selection of inspirational fashion brands. As the Maximalist trend continues to spread across all walks of design, this course is a fabulous opportunity to experiment with hand embroidery to create your own motifs. The course focuses on experimenting with traditional 3D techniques to create contemporary designs for fashion and textiles.
After learning the basic skills and with step by step instruction in a variety of 3D techniques you will be encouraged to think creatively and experiment with your designs and new skills to create exciting and fresh designs. By the end of the course you will have created your own motif on a tote bag and created a portfolios of samples to take away.
The course includes: 

  • 3D Beading
  • Goldwork
  • Basic stitches- chain stitch, blanket stitch etc.
  • Complex stitches- French Knots, bullion Knots, cross stitch
  • Basic hand quilting
  • Smocking

You may also be interested in taking our five-day Embroidery, Embellishment and Applique course as a follow-on to this course. You can also browse our full range of textiles courses.


This course is suitable for beginners.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and over.



Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tutor Description

Isabelle Laight is a Fashion Textiles graduate of London College of Fashion, specializing in hand Embroidery. Having worked as a textiles freelancer in the industry, Isabelle set up and runs her own homewares brand Issay Issay ( Isabelle uses embroidery to draw, colour and bring fabric to life through experimental and illustrative 3D techniques. 


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen 

Available dates

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