Writers use pencils and pens to jot drafts in their notebooks, and artists play with marks and colors in sketchbooks. In the Scrappy Stitch Journal Embroidery Class, you will learn basic embroidery stitches and experiment with colors and types/weights of thread and needles with each stitch, eventually learning to improvise several combinations of stitches and threads for the particular look you want to achieve. At the end of the class, you will stitch all of your pages together into a fabric book that tracks your stitch-learning and experimentation. This class is perfect for beginners, advanced beginners or those who want to learn to be more improvisational or playful in their stitching (ages 16 and up)
Basics about floss vs. perle cotton, splitting floss, threading a needle, tying a knot, ending with a knot or weaving in the end.
Stitches: running stitch (whipped and threaded), seed stitch, sheaf stitch, back stitch (whipped and threaded), stem stitch.
Time to play with different threads and combinations of stitches.
Couching, chain stitch (threaded and detached), button hole, satin stitch, long and short, and French knots, which we will use to bind our pages together.
More time to play with different threads and combinations of stitches.
The class fee will include a bundle of fabrics and a variety of colors and types of thread to use in your project. You will also receive a few different types of needles to keep in your class kit. Additional needles and scissors will be available for your use during class. Feel free to bring other fabric and thread from your own stash, and lots of materials are available for purchase at the store with your 15% class discount.
Class fee $105 (includes supplies)
Dates Saturdays October 21 and 28 1-4pm
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