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Introduction to Embroidery

Saturday March 2nd, 10-1pm, $55

Learn how to embellish your fabric with embroidery. By mastering a few key stitches you can create beautiful artwork with thread or yarn. Instructor Angela Schade will introduce students to 6 basic stitches - back stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch, lazy daisy stitch, French knots, satin stitch. You’ll also learn a number of 4 "low tech" transfer techniques - ways to transfer all of those lovely patterns from embroidery books onto fabric. You’ll learn when to use different techniques depending on fabric type/weight.

Embroidery is a relatively inexpensive and a portable craft that has the potential to make every piece of clothing you own a work of art.

Student supply list:

  • Embroidery floss (say 3-6 colours to play with)

  • Embroidery hoop (fairly small ~6-8")

  • Small scissors for snipping threads

  • Small scraps (10-12" square) of solid coloured woven (non-stretch) fabric for practicing on - linen, cotton

  • Embroidery needles (Clover gold-eye embroidery or similar)

    Materials are not included, but are available for sale at our shop.