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Williamsburg School of Needlework



Located in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia,  the  Williamsburg School of Needlework offers our students professional level  hand embroidery techniques for both the leisure embroiderer and those desiring vocational training to become a professional.

We offer all our leisure needlework enthusiasts the same level of technique and skill developments as those

interested in professional work.   We will teach our leisure embroiderers how to accomplish beautiful work so that they can enjoy the results of working with their hands and inspiriting them to be as creative as they desire.


We are a new concept in Needlework School that is based upon a European model of fine hand embroidery.  For those interested in  Vocational Training, we offer an array of courses in both hand embroidery and linen making skills.    These skills are often sought after by designers and companies found in the textile marketplace here in the United States. 


Our corporation, Details In Design, has been manufacturing hand embroidery and fine linen for over 25 years.  In recent years, we opened our School of Needlework to provide US students opportunities to learn new skills and techniques on a professional level. 

In the past, our company, has partnered with workrooms in Europe to create  heirloom quality fine linen.  We have employed highly skilled hand embroiderers for many years now.  However, with the recent downturn in the economy, the increase of unemployed people in America, and our growing client base, we have decided to create our own vocational training programs for our company.  Our goal is to train and employ a new generation of hand embroiderers that are highly skilled and ready to meet the needs in the global high end linen industry.  


We  offer contracted opportunities in linen making and fine hand embroidery.  We assist the embroiderer and linen maker in on the job training and  how to use these skills to create a professional home business & work studio.  Our goal is to launch a new workforce that is independent , highly trained, and sustainable in the 21st century marketplace. 


Currently, we are  not an accredited trades or arts college and do not claim to be a school of fine art or institute as those found in Europe.  We do however have the experience and background in working in the fine linen industry creating high end hand embroidered linens for the past 25+ years.  If you are interested in working from home, obtaining skills in hand embroidery, and linen making, the Williamsburg School of Needlework can provide you with mentoring and training in the European tradition.    


Certification or Diploma Programs


If you are seeking a diploma or certification in Needlework, we would highly recommend The Royal School of Needlework in London, Lesage School of Embroidery, Paris.  These schools have an extensive program in fine art needlework. Hand & Lock School of Embroidery, London is highly esteemed and regarded internationally for its fine hand embroidery in the fashion industry, costume design, and military regalia. 



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