The Basics Workshop

This is a two-day workshop:

September 22nd & 23rd, 2021

1:00pm – 5:00pm EDT

Welcome to the world of hand stitching!  Learn how to use a variety of fabrics layered onto linen or wool, then embellish them with different threads, ribbons, buttons and beads to create a beautiful, original Art Piece. 

This is a two day, intensive workshop.

Fabric & thread kits are available! Each kit is unique and include the fabric, threads, needles & silk ribbon listed in the materials list except for the lightweight fusible and quilting cotton.

**If shipping outside the US there is a shipping fee.

·     Stitching basics – the difference in needle types and why one is easier than another for which stitch.

      Design basics

·      Sketching out an idea

·      Playing with colors.

·      The basics of stitching and layering.  

·      How to whipstitch wool and needle turn fabric. 

·     Beginning to embellish with threads, beads and other materials. 

Event Timelines

Day 1

Our first day we are going to get familiar with our tools. Needles: which needles for which threads, and stitches. Threads: thread weights, different thread types, and the stitches that do or do not work with a specific thread. An overview of other tools that are nice to have. Design Basics: A brief look at composition, the elements to consider when working on a piece. Color: how color can change the mood of a piece, what colors call attention to themselves and which colors work well with each other. How to whipstitch wool, cork, bark or other non-fraying material onto a background fabric. How to needle turn cotton, linen, velvet, silk.

Day 2

Day 2 is all about embellishing. We cover a number of basic, must know stitches and explore how to thread a needle, begin a thread, end a thread, what to do if you run out of thread in the middle of a stitch and how to attach a new length so that it doesn't show. We will play with lots of different threads and introduce some of the more "look at me" stitches such as the Bullion Knot, Cast-On Bullion Knot, Drizzle Stitch and other fun stitches that will create drama and interest in your work.

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Per Ticket Price: $200.00

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Can I get a refund for a workshop I signed up for?

We cannot give refunds, but if notified within 48 hours of signing up we will give you a credit for another workshop.

Where is this workshop held?

These workshops are all virtual via Zoom. If you have not installed Zoom prior to signing up for a workshop, it can be found here.

What timezone is the class held in?

All classes are New York City time zone, and observe the daylight savings of that zone. If you need to see what time it will be in your timezone, please use this site.

Are these classes recorded?

We do record the workshops for use afterwards, so that people can refer back. We are mindful of privacy otherwise, and the classes are only distributed to those booked in - they are not posted in public without prior conversation.

What about the quality of the recording?

For your convenience, and as an added bonus, I offer a recording of the workshop, though its quality is not guaranteed. As it is via Zoom, the recording is not as hi-res as my Youtube videos.

When will I receive the Zoom link to join the workshop?

The Zoom link will be sent to all participants at least 24 hours prior to the first class.

Is there a materials list?

If a materials list is included, it will be automatically sent to all participants upon signing up or will be sent within 48 hours of signing up.

Can I resell the design? Can I sell anything I make from the patterns?

No, this is an infringement of copyright law and is not allowed. These designs, templates, patterns and instructions are for your personal use ONLY. We encourage you to tell others about the classes though so that they can learn too!

Can I pay with a personal check?

No, but you can pay through a wire transfer and will see that option upon checkout. All of our payment options are handled by a third party and have protections to ensure they are safe.

Total Seat: 20 (18 Left:)

Workshop Schedule Details:

  • September 22, 2021 - September 23, 2021 1:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
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