Schoolhouse Sampler: A Daily Embroidery Practice
Beginner | 2 hours 35 min
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Challenging us to get playful and messy within the supposed neatness of embroidery, Rebecca Ringquist, a Portland, Oregon based artist, designer, educator, and author, returns with an all-new embroidery design. In her fourth sampler class, Rebecca shares some of the history of embroidery as we stitch along on her Schoolhouse Sampler. She begins by teaching seven basic stitches, showing variations on stitches from previous classes and new stitches done in pattern squares, borders, letters and numbers. Choose your own adventure in color and pattern making this Schoolhouse Sampler as messy or as tidy as you please.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Schoolhouse Sampler can be purchased from Dropcloth Samplers HERE 
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Perle Cotton size 8 - Rebeeca's varigated thread can be found HERE
  • Crewel wool thread
  • Embroidery Needles - Rebecca uses milliner and tapestry needles
  • Backing fabric: cotton / linen, or other woven / non-stretchy fabric
  • ShapeFlex Embroidery Hoop, 6-inches
  • Rubber fingers or thimbles
  • Scissors
  • Transfer pen
  • Pincushion or Needlebook - check out Rebecca's Keepsake Needle Case class
  • Optional: beeswax for threading needles
  • Books shown/discussed:
  • Bank, Mirra. Anonymous Was a Woman: A Celebration in Words and Images of Traditional American Art and the Women Who Made It. St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition (September 15, 1995) ISBN-13 : ‎ 978-0312134303
  • Edmonds, Mary Jaene. Samplers & Samplermakers: An American Schoolgirl Art 1700-1850. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. (October 15, 1991). ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0847813964
  • Parker, Rozsika. The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine. I.B. Tauris; New edition (April 15, 2010) ISBN-13 : ‎ 978-1848852839
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Learn how to:
  • Hand-sew seven embroidery stitches
  • Combine stitches to create new textures and background stitches
  • Work with a variety of embroidery threads and needles
  • Some history of embroidery and vintage samplers
     
What you'll get:
  • Instructions on how to make a historically-inspired embroidery sampler
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Rebecca Ringquist
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Christine Edison
I loved learning new techniques and enjoyed seeing four different versions of the sampler as well as tips for other ways to embellish.
September 17, 2022
Aline Huet
Sympa, mais un peu trop fouillis à mon goût.
More than 3 months ago
Paula Ferland
I really enjoyed the classes ,and learned a Lot t
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