Beginner's Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery has been practiced for centuries and remains a hugely popular and fulfilling craft today.  As with most crafts, hand embroidery is wide and varied in technique, style and usage.  Traditional crewel embroidery, fine and delicate silk work, contemporary mixed media or modern folk art to name just a few.



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Beginner's Hand Embroidery

Whichever style of embroidery interests you, there is one thing they all have in common – the actual embroidery stitches.  Threads, fabrics and designs may vary but the core stitches can be utilised to great effort across all genres of embroidery.

I offer a great introduction workshop where we will explore:

  • A minimum of 10 hand embroidery stitches
  • Different threads and their uses
  • Different background fabrics and their uses
  • Different types of hand embroidery needles
  • Stitch sampling
  • Using an embroidery hoop
  • Transferring your designs to fabric – a number of different methods
  • Starting on your own embroidery picture, to be completed at home

The workshop includes all materials and requirements for the day, and will run from 10:00 to 4:00.