My name is Tanja Berlin, I trained at the Royal School of Needlework in all aspects of Hand Embroidery for three years, from 1990 -1993 gaining valuable experience in embroidery and teaching. I spent a further two years in the workroom working on restoration, conservation and commission work. I now teach through out Canada and the USA at national embroidery seminars and at needlework chapters and privately from my home. To read more about my background in embroidery please go to my Personal History page. To read about my teaching experience visit the Credentials page.

For up coming classes please visit my Teaching Schedule webpage.

If you are in the Calgary (Alberta) area or else where and are interested in having a private class at my home please contact me. I can accommodate 8 people comfortably in my workroom at my home. I have a set charge per hour which is divided by however many people attend the class. You can come and work one of my kits, the shortest class would be an hour for the shadow work, and then my other techniques are usually run over 7 to 12 hours. You can also take a class on your own project. A class can be taken over a weekend, weekdays or split into a few hours in the day or evening. There are hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation in the area if you wish to come over a few days. The Calgary international airport is a 15 minute drive from my home.

I am also willing to teach at your own home. If you live outside of Calgary there will be a charge for the travel expenses i.e. gas, flight. I will bring to the class a wide selection of my embroidery pieces for you to look at and my embroidery kits and tools and supplies.

I teach my classes in a relaxed but informative method, demonstrating all aspects of the embroidery and providing detailed instructions in all my kits. I really enjoy teaching, passing on the embroidery knowledge that I have, as I think it is important that the traditional form of embroidery continues through the generations.


Private Classes: $68.00 Per Hour - divided between the number of students attending

Group Classes: Day Class - $400.00 Maximum 24 Students (Negotiable) for 6 Hours of Teaching

To visit my class list go to the following Classes page or select one of the individual techniques below. You can also request tuition in a technique not listed in the class list such as: Lessons in designing your own piece in one of the techniques.


Blackwork  |  Canvas Painting  |  Etui Box

Goldwork: 1 Day  |  Goldwork: 2 Days  |  Goldwork: 1, 2, or 4 Days

Hapsburg Lace  |  Modern Jacobean 1 Day  |  Modern Jacobean 2 Days  |  Mountmellick

Needle Painting Beginners: 1 Day  |  Needle Painting All Levels: 2 Days

Needle Painting All Levels (Fast Paced): 2 Days  |  Needle Painting Advanced: 3 - 4 Days

Pulled Work  |  Shadow Work  |  Traditional Jacobean


Tanja Berlin

1481 Hunterbrook Road NW, Calgary, Alberta T2K 4V4, CANADA

Tel: (403) 274-6293


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Address: 1481 Hunterbrook Road NW, Calgary, Alberta T2K 4V4, Canada Telephone: (403) 274 6293  Email: