Embroidered ConstellationsFaith Hale
Bring the night sky into your home with hand-embroidered zodiac constellations. Crafter Faith Hale demonstrates two methods of transferring the patterns included in the class PDF, then how to work the star stitch and the straight stitch using metallic thread.
Embroidery SamplerRebecca Ringquist
This workshop starts with the very basics of embroidery – setting up a hoop and threading needles – and dives into a visual encyclopedia of the most common stitches. Rebecca Ringquist teaches straight stitches before moving onto decorative and knotted stitches, including the elusive French knot. Along the way, she offers tips for smooth embroidery and examples from her stitched artwork as inspiration.
Keepsake Needle CaseRebecca Ringquist
In this short-and-sweet class, Rebecca Ringquist shares instructions for making a vintage-inspired needle case. The only materials needed are a bit of cotton, felt, and pretty ribbon, and very basic machine-sewing skills are required. The finished case is perfect for organizing embroidery needles, and the wool felt will keep them nice and sharp for future crafting.
Marbled EmbroideryLauren from Lark Rising Embroidery
Embroidery pattern designer Lauren Holton of Lark Rising shares her technique for creating one of her most popular designs. Her signature marbled effect looks complex to make, but all you need is satin stitch and a bit of time. Learn how to fade in and out of different shades of thread to create a modern motif with a gorgeous array of color.
Thread Painting: Embroider Spring BloomsAnna Hultin of OlanderCO Embroidery
Colorado artist Anna Hultin of OlanderCO is known for her gorgeously stitched landscapes and botanicals inspired by the land. In this class, Anna teaches how to embroider two of her favorite spring blooms: the Oriental Poppy and the Sweat Pea. After learning two simple stitches - the back stitch and satin stitch - you'll see why Anna calls her embroidery style "thread painting," approaching her stitches like paint strokes on a canvas and realistically blending colors. Anna guides you through her entire process, from transferring a pattern to fabric to attaching labels for a perfect finish. If you admire the minimalist beauty of botanical illustrations, you will fall in love with translating this style into thread.
Sashiko SewingLisa Solomon
Learn how one stitch can provide you with inspiration for a lifetime of creative practice. Using the running stitch as a base, mixed media artist Lisa Solomon shows you the Japanese tradition of sashiko stitching as well as a plethora of ideas for creative and practical use. You’ll learn how to work with traditional patterns (or make your own designs based on a grid layout) to make decorative pieces or mend and patch garments. No matter the method you choose, you’ll find that sashiko is a great way to slow down and stitch with intention, creating beauty from simplicity.
Finishing Embroidery Projects: Three WaysRebecca Ringquist
If you’ve been embroidering for any length of time, you’ve probably asked yourself what to do with all those finished projects. Rebecca Ringquist, a Portland, Oregon based artist, designer, educator, and author, gets asked this all the time, and she is excited to share all her ideas. From samplers to small design motifs, she demonstrates three ways of finishing your projects to elevate them from a simple piece of fabric to a beautiful object worthy of being displayed. Whether hanging on your wall, turned into ornaments, or crafted into sculptural artworks, Rebecca has a wealth of advice on how to achieve finished looks for all your embroidery projects.