Workshops - Private Creative Hand Embroidery Workshops in Manchester & Beyond!


I LOVE running workshops and sharing the joy of stitching and creating with other people. I have over ten years of experience in running various art workshops and community engagement projects, and I am passionate about encouraging others to explore and embrace their own creativity. 

I want you to leave a Hoop & Fred workshop feeling empowered to create. Maybe you'll fall head over heels with embroidery like I did, or maybe you'll just feel better for having spent a couple of hours trying your hand at something arty and leave feeling confident enough to try other new things. 

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All my workshops are suitable for beginners, and I make sure that everyone has the time to ask questions and get the one-to-one tuition they may need. I also provide all the materials you need, including full stitch and pattern guides, so that you can complete your project at home.

I try to run at least one public workshop every month in Manchester, and I often travel to other nearby places to run workshops there too. Keep an eye out on my Instagram or check this page for details of my latest event. Tickets start at around £, depending on the workshop and venue.

Take a look and book tickets for my upcoming workshops here >>>

Interested in hosting a private workshop or hiring me to run a workshop at your event?

If you're interested in hosting your own Hoop & Fred workshop for a party, team-building activity or other larger event please get in touch, via email at

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Hoop & Fred for a series of workshops in each of our Affinity Living apartment buildings! Stephie was able to tailor these workshops perfectly to suit our brand – from the hoop design to delivery style. The workshops were friendly, fun, and relaxed. And made all residents feel comfortable socialising and stitching (even if they’d never sewn before!). These workshops proved so popular, we had to bring Hoop & Fred back for another three workshops to meet demand!”  Charlotte, Telfer, Marketing Manager, Affinity Living


I have a range of workshop packages available, and I am happy to create a workshop bespoke for your event. Whether that's designing a pattern personal to you, or working with a theme.  

I tend to cap workshop numbers at around 20 people, in order to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need, although depending on the venue and workshop set up I can be flexible. 

Email to find out more!