Collection of different stitching techniques

Thready, Steady, Sew!

Free community embroidery workshops for local groups

Led by award-winning designer and embroider Chloe Patience, Thready, Steady, Sew! are free workshops that explore a range of fabulous stitching and embroidery techniques.

These workshops are aimed at local groups and organisations who support those in their community who may experience barriers to connecting with V&A Dundee. This could include people living with health inequalities or at risk of social isolation.

Working with a range of wools and threads, participants will have the chance to experiment with the embroidery process and learn how to create a variety of textures using three-dimensional effects.

These workshops also include a chance to be see the inspiration behind them, The Dundee Tapestry; a major creative community project, conceived and developed by John Fyffe MBE and Dr Frances Stevenson.

The workshops are suitable for beginners, and all materials and refreshments will be provided. Just bring your imagination!

To book a free workshop, or to learn more, please email

About the Designer:
Chloe Patience is an awarding-winning designer who specialises in unique hand embroidery and embellishment for the fashion and interiors market. Chloe is also the co-founder of bebaroque, which was stocked in the world’s leading luxury department stores such as Harrods, Liberty's and Selfridges. Her eye-catching designs have been worn both on and off stage by artists such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding and Christina Aguilera. Recent freelance clients include Wolford, Timorous Beasties, Nobody & Co and Harvey Nichols Edinburgh.