This article from the June issue of House & Garden (the British version, since the American version went under a couple of years back) really made an impression on me. It's about the Royal School of Needlework which is housed in Hampton Court Palace outside of London. They offer several different embroidery classes, from one-day beginner classes to a two-year degree in hand embroidery. The classes seem to be reasonably priced, and they are so right up my alley! Can you imagine working in the beautiful spaces pictured in this article? Wow!