In this class, we will be going through the basics and fundamentals of hand embroidery and help you create your own project which I like to refer to as a " hoop". If you are interested in seeing any of my hand embroidery creations, you can check them out over on Instagram @yliv_asal_of_anatolia.
I will be showing you the materials I typically use, giving you some tips, I've picked up along the way, and teaching you more than many different stitching techniques. This class is great for beginners, but also helpful for those who are more familiar with needlework and want to brush up on their skills. In my class, everyone's projects are independent and different from others.
I will be showing you in this course, Straight stitch, Backstitch, Split stitch, French knots, Stem stitch, Satin stitch, Long and Short stitch, beadwork (depends on the project), and many more if your project needs something different stitches than on this list. Also, very welcome to work on your mixed media embroidery projects. These basic stitches are all you will need to complete our class project.
3-9 embroidery needles.
Embroidery hoops 12" or different sizes depending on the project.
Small sharp seizer for cut threads.
For the embroidery material, it's the student's choice. Can be Linen, cotton, or Muslin.
This class is offered as part of Perkins Folklife Center programming. Special pricing for these classes and workshops is made possible with support from NJ State Council on the Arts.
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