Archive | July 2015

The Embroidery Corner

The Embroidery Corner

embroidery corner

The Embroidery Corner is a 16-week course that will introduce the student to hand embroidery techniques including traditional stitches using perle cotton and cotton floss; silk embroidery ribbon stitches using silk ribbon especially made for embroidery;  and bead embroidery stitches using seed beads, buttons and charms. It is required that you buy my book Embroidered and Embellished as I refer to the book during each class.

Each class will cover one embroidery stitch and it’s variations; or several related stitches and variations. These stitches included border row, decorative and detail stitches. The stitches will be worked on a muslin sampler that you can turn into a book of samplers. You will receive a handout for each class, which explains the stitch, how to use the stitch, and the variations of the stitch.

embroidery corner

The first day of the series I will have a 15 minute lecture that covers the Embroidery Basics for the first 12 classes. I will also have a basic lecture for bead and silk ribbon embroidery stitches.

Here is a list of the classes that are offered:

  1. Embroidery Basics/ Knots and Detail Stitches
  2. Outline and Stem Stitches and More
  3. Lazy Daisy Stitch and Variations
  4. Chain Stitch and Variations
  5. Fly Stitch and Variations
  6. Feather Stitch and Variations
  7. Blanket Stitch and Variations
  8. Blanket and Buttonhole Shapes
  9. Cross, Herringbone and Chevron Stitches and their Variations
  10. Modern Fern and Cretan Stitches and their Variations
  11. Looped Stitches and Variations
  12. Bead Embroidery Basics/ Beaded Stitches and Variations
  13. Ribbon Embroidery Basics/ Ribbon Embroidery Stitches
  14. Woven Ribbon Embroidery Stitches and Variations
  15. Whip-Stitches and Variations
  16. Couched and Embroidered Trims

These classes are $20 per visit, you can attend any or all. The class fee includes a picture of the sampler and the written instructions for the class.

Date and time: This class is not currently scheduled.

For information on the series, please contact me:

Happy Stitching! ~Christen