Diana Springall is one of Britain’s leading textile artists and in this course you will discover her unique design process and learn how to devise and stitch your own bespoke creations. The first 100 students to enrol will receive a signed copy of her book: five of those will be selected to take a personal embroidery masterclass with Diana in her UK studio.

Creating your own patterns and motifs can be difficult, but in this course Diana guides you through three ways of turning a blank piece of paper into a design created entirely by you. She covers key design principles with practical exercises and techniques, then shows you how to turn that design into a stunning piece of embroidery.

This course is perfect for anyone who’s ever struggled with inventing their own designs and wants to make accessories, art and other products that are entirely devised by them. While the focus is on embroidery, the skills you’ll learn can be translated to any medium, whether you’re designing and making jewelry, hats or homewares.

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"Diana Springall is amongst the most well-known of all British textile artists" V&A Museum

Get personal tuition from industry experts

Throughout the course you’ll be given personal feedback and expert advice from Diana Springall: she will help you create designs that reflect your style, taste and personality.

Exclusive career opportunity

Five of the first 100 students to enrol in the class will be selected to attend a personalised embroidery class at Diana's UK studio. You'll get one-to-one tuition and learn about how she works to commission, with publishers and galleries across the world.

Your own career coach

All enrolled students will have email access to their own dedicated career coach at Mastered for one month, on hand to help advise, signpost, nudge and whatever is needed to help you develop your creative career. This launch offer is available as part of the Founding 500 initiative.

Course breakdown

There is a mixture of video lessons, demonstrations and exercises, picture galleries to inspire and projects for you to complete. Here’s what the course looks like:

  1. Part one: create your own design.

    Whether you’re a keen illustrator or are afraid to even pick up a pencil, Diana takes you through three exercises to help unleash your creativity. Learn about how to use shape, colour, composition and much more to create a design that is uniquely yours.

  2. Part two: from sketch to stitch.

    Master key embroidery techniques, then learn how to break the rules to get the most from every single stitch. Discover how to transfer your sketch to fabric, and then uncover the secret to building up a stunning piece of embroidery.

  3. Part three: from stitch to bag.

    You’ve created a bespoke embroidery, now turn it into a stylish clutch bag. It doesn't matter how much previous sewing experience you have: you will create something to a professional standard that could be used or sold.

  4. Part four: taking it further.

    To help you make the most of your new skills, this module shows you how to use the design and stitching process to make clothes and accessories, homewares and much more.

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"Diana Springall is one of the UK's greatest embroiderers" Bloomsbury Publishing

Enrol in this course and receive:

  • Lifetime access to the course
  • Your own personal career coach
  • Personalised feedback and advice by sought-after instructors and industry experts
  • Exclusive career opportunities: get your work seen by press, buyers and more
  • Exclusive discounts on membership of leading organisations for designer-makers
  • 14-day money back guarantee

What are students saying?

"I love that she explains what she is doing and why. I love her gentle manner and quiet confidence. The studio itself is beautiful and very inspiring." Jessica

"The quality was exceptional. Diana is a true master." Emma

"I was so impressed by how detailed it is! Definitely get your money's worth." Natalie

Introducing Diana Spingall

One of Britain's leading embroidery experts

Diana Springall’s CV is ridiculously impressive. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, as well as a former chairman of both The Embroiderers' Guild and The Society of Designer Craftsmen. She’s taught and lectured everywhere from the V&A to Goldsmiths and has five embroidery books to her name. Her work appears in public collections and private houses across the world and still, in her 70s, she continues to accept commissions.

This is not her first experience teaching on film: back in 1980 she starred in a 10-part BBC2 series, Embroidery.