Hand embroidery: Drawing your InitialsCourse Cancelled
Tutor: Stephanie BonneauCourse Code: 3319-04


Get an introduction to drawing and embroidering your initals in this one day workshop. This course allows students to learn how to best draw and embroider their monograms. Monograms are a very important part of bespoke tailoring and can personalise many items from handkerchiefs, shirts and even slippers.


The class will allow students to learn how to draw and prepare their monogram. The first part of the day will involve drawing initials and preparing the drawing to be transferred onto the fabric.  The second part of the day will involve transferring the design onto fabric, choosing the appropriate materials for their design and carrying out the techniques needed.  The aim of this class is to learn the basics of drawing and preparing initials, and consolidating the skills needed so that learners feel comfortable and ready for the next level.  Please note that this technique is very detailed and demands precision and dexterity.

Please bring with you

A round hoop, 8 or 10 inch (with a stand if you can, so that you can use both hands. If so, then wrapped with webbing around one circle to protect and maintain the tension of the fabric)
Items to monogram
Embroidery thread chosen (anchor or DMC)
Small sharp scissors (one pair to cut metal and one pair very sharp)
White polyester bobbin thread (Guterman)
Tracing paper
Pencil 0.5mm

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Included in the course price are detailed instructions, some practice fabrics and threads. Specialist equipment, and additional materials including gold threads etc can be purchased from the tutor on the day. Such as:
Pricking pad
Pouncing rolls
A range of Goldwork materials
A range of beads, buggles and sequins
A round hoop, if the learners let the teachers know in advance
Small sharp scissors
Goldwork scissors
Embroidery kits (Tambour Beading, Goldwork and Silk Shading)
Tambour hooks


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Stephanie Bonneau

Stephanie BonneauStephanie is a Cheshire based designer with a hand embroidery degree from France. She has over 10 years experience working for multinational design houses such as Chanel, Dior and Valentino and has led classes in London, Manchester, New York, St John’s (Canada) and more recently Louisville (US), adapting material to accommodate different levels from beginners to advanced. Stephanie qualified in teaching three years ago so as to lead classes in embroidery including the wider aspects such as planning, continual assessment and feedback. Her time is divided between working on private comissions, working for the different fashion weeks and teaching.
13th Aug 2019

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9amCoffee on arrival
9.15amWelcome and tutor introductions
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session