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Have you ever wanted to take your craft skills up to the next level? Immediate Live Academy can take you there with over 40 on-demand workshops and masterclasses to choose from.

IM Live Academy online craft course
Published: January 24, 2022 at 11:32 pm
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If you're looking to learn a new craft, or brush up your skills for a favourite, we've joined forces with Immediate Live Academy to bring yu a range of online courses, taught by experts who love to craft as much as you do.

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Whether you want to try something different or level-up on your favourite hobby there's something for you with the Immediate Live Academy's online course programme.

Now you can grow your knitting skills, master hand embroidery or be guided through all aspects of patchwork quilting, right in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Classes can even be taken again after you've finished too, if you want to go back and practise a favourite section.

Each online class is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, so you never feel stuck or out of your depth.

Immediate Live Academy host a variety of skills-focused online classes for you to choose from:

  • Live Masterclasses enable you to speak directly to the tutor and those learning with you
  • On-Demand Masterclasses which provide an in-depth learning experience for you to digest at your own rhythm.

Find the right craft course for you

Take a look at the 2022 online craft masterclass and workshops programme and sign up to your favourite course. This course listing includes:


IM Live Academy Craft online courses

Sewing and quilting courses

A Complete Guide to Patchwork & Quilting

For beginners through to experienced quilters, our comprehensive 10-part series will inspire you to tackle new quilting challenges with confidence.

  • Tutor: Judi Kirk
  • Class type: Masterclass
  • Skill level: Suitable for all levels
  • Price: £95
  • Book now

Cloth Doll Making

Patti takes the often challenging process of making doll heads, bodies and hands and turns it into a fun and easy project.

  • Tutor: Patti Medaris Culea
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Course type: Workshop
  • Price: £30
  • Book now

Dandelion Clock Block

Learn to create your own Dandelion Clock using Jo Avery’s Freehand Foundation Piecing technique.

  • Tutor: Jo Avery
  • Skill level: Beginners
  • Price: £23
  • Book now
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Introduction to Miniature Quilts

Join Julia Gahagan to make a miniature quilt with a little village scene, using a simple shadow appliqué technique, with just fabric, glue & scissors.

  • Tutor: Julia Gahagan
  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Price: £19
  • Book now

Make Your Own Little Black Dress with Confidence

You will learn how to sew your own dress with confidence with the help of expert tips from Wendy Gardiner.

  • Tutor: Wendy Gardiner
  • Skill level: Suitable for all levels
  • Course type: Workshop
  • Price: £40
  • Book now

Improv Quilt As You Go

Sarah Ashford will help you to realise this improvised ‘quilt as you go’ technique with the possibility of making a cushion.

  • Tutor: Sarah Ashford
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Price: £23
  • Book now

Cloth Doll Inspirations

Through work on 3 different dolls (Alexia, Bernadette & Li Mei) discover a variety of creative ideas for cloth doll makers with Patti Medaris Cluea.

  • Tutor: Patti Medaris Culea
  • Course type: Workshops
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Price: £33
  • Book now

Cloth Doll Mermaids

Expert Patti takes you on a voyage to the deep blue sea! One of Patti’s most requested doll patterns and workshops.

  • Tutor: Patti Medaris Culea
  • Skill level: All levels
  • Price: £26
  • Book now

Jogakbo Light Catcher

Join artist and tutor, Sara Cook, and learn how to make this simple Jogakbo light catcher inspired by Korean pieced patchwork known as bojagi.

  • Tutor: Sara Cook
  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Price: £19
  • Book now

Disappearing Nine Patch

Follow Wendy’s step-by-step to create a nine-patch block, she’ll then reveal how to cut and turn this into the impressive Disappearing Nine Patch.

  • Tutor: Wendy Gardiner
  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Price: £18
  • Book now

No Curved Piecing Seeds

You will master the technique to stitch this iconic shape, without any bonding product, to create Dawn’s ‘Summer Seeds’ quilt.

  • Tutor: Dawn Cameron Dick
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Price: £23
  • Book now

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Needlework courses

Mastering Traditional Hand Embroidery

Be guided by Alison Larkin through five embroidery projects, develop different methods of stitching and understand a range of traditional styles.

  • Tutor: Alison Larkin
  • Class type: Workshop
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Price: £40
  • Book now

Punch Needlework for Beginners

Discover the art of Punch Needle embroidery: a style which uses a hollow needle to punch through the fabric to form loops, with Lucy Rowan.

  • Tutor: Lucy Rowan
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Price: £20
  • Book now

Machine Embroidered Landscapes

Learn how to ‘draw’ with your thread and create a small landscape picture which can be mounted in a frame or as a greetings card.

  • Tutor: Wendy Dolan
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Price: £20
  • Book now

Goldwork Mini 3D Bumble Bee

Well-known embroidery artist, designer and tutor, Georgina Bellamy, will guide you through the process of creating a cute mini 3D goldwork bumblebee.

  • Tutor: Georgina Bellamy
  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Price: £20
  • Book now

Lovely Leaves, Free Motion Embroidery

Join expert Molly Brown to learn the basics of free motion embroidery from how to set up your machine to three ways to create lovely leaves.

  • Tutor: Molly Brown
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Price: £25
  • Book now

Straight Stitches to Inspire

Trees are a timeless, inspirational source of texture, colour & pattern. Jan and Jean have each developed an idea and design based on the tree theme.

  • Tutor: Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Price: £25
  • Book now

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Knitting & crochet courses

Finesse Your Knitting Skills

This comprehensive series is perfect for knitters with a good level of experience (or the adventurous beginner) to level-up their knitting skills.

  • Tutor: Juliet Bernard
  • Class type: Workshop
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Price: £40
  • Book now

Next Steps in Crochet: Make a Sampler Blanket

Started on your crochet journey and patterns bemuse you? Or are you happy with the basics but want to know more? This is the course for you!

  • Tutor: Diana Bensted
  • Skill level: Beginners and Intermediate
  • Course type: Workshop
  • Price: £40
  • Book now

Tunisian Crochet: Basics and Beyond

Discover the art of Tunisian Crochet, a technique used to create a distinctive woven texture with The Crochet Chain’s Diana Bensted.

    • Tutor: Diana Bensted
    • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
    • Price: £20
    • Book now

 

Arts, crafts & textile courses

Exploring Fibre Reactive Dyes

Discover silk screening, gradations, colour charts, mark making plus various dyeing methods (bucket, table and washing machine).

  • Tutor: Claire Benn
  • Class type: Workshop
  • Skill level: Suitable for all levels
  • Price: £40
  • Book now

Terrific Transfer Printing

Discover how to use transfer paints, create a variety of paint effects and know the differences that can occur, under Gillian Cooper’s expert guidance.

  • Tutor: Gillian Cooper
  • Skill level: Suitable for all levels
  • Price: £22
  • Book now

Printing with Household Objects

Join artist and tutor, Christine Chester, to make simple print blocks with readily available items & objects you have around your house or garden.

  • Tutor: Christine Chester
  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Price: £18
  • Book now

Exploratory Mark Making on Cloth

With the expert guidance of Claire Benn you will establish what a range of simple tools can do for you in terms of line, texture and shape.

  • Tutor: Claire Benn
  • Skill level: Beginner/intermediate
  • Price: £19
  • Book now

Soy Wax Inspirations

Susan Purney Mark explores Soy Wax as a resist for batik, silk screening, Itajime and Arashi Shibori, mark making and many other imaginative ways.

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  • Tutor: Susan Purney Mark
  • Course type: Workshop
  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Price: £31
  • Book now

Authors

Zoe WilliamsEditor, Gathered.how

Zoe is Senior Editor of Gathered.how, with over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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