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Learn to Stitch Level 1 - Modern Landscape Sampler

Welcome to the world of stitching! In this 6-week series, Jessica will teach you the foundational stitches in embroidery to create a one-of-a-kind landscape sampler. Students will be guided through designing their landscape piece, and then work on a section of their project in a specific set of stitches being taught that week.

Stitching is a slow and thoughtful process that yields beautiful results with patience and care. Students will work on the project in class and take it home to finish and tie in any loose ends before returning to class the next week. This is a great series to learn the art of stitching, meet others in the craft community, and learn in a supportive environment.

(student work: andree mcgrath pratt)

Projected Syllabus:

Week 1: We will go over supplies needed for the 6-week series and be introduced to the project. Students will then spend time picking out their fabric and threads. After that, students will transfer their image to the cloth and we will get to stitching! Techniques taught: Seed Stitch & Running Stitch.

Week 2
 Techniques: Double Running Stitch, Herringbone Stitch

Week 3 Techniques: Satin Stich & Backstitch

Week 4 Techniques: Blanket Stitch, French Knots, Couching

Week 5 Techniques: Chain Stitch & Feather Stitch

Week 6 Techniques: Fabric Applique. Students will also be shown ways to finish off their pieces for display.

*Materials and supplies NOT included; must be purchased separately*

This class is suited for adults (age 15+)

All workshop participants are required to sign a waiver prior to the workshop. The entire waiver can be viewed at the bottom of our classes page. (East Coast Quilt Co. Workshop Waiver)

If you cannot attend a class and it is 7 or more days before class, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the class with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before class, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no show" in class regardless of reason. So please ensure that you are able to attend before signing up. East Coast Quilt Co reserves the right to cancel classes/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full class fee.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Suitable for beginners
Requirements: The instructor will send out a list of required materials prior to the start date of the series. The book "The Geometry of Hand-Sewing" is included in the registration fee.
Instructor: Jessica McDonald
Instructor Bio: Jessica McDonald (BFA 2019) is a textile artist based here in St. John's, Newfoundland. As a lover of all things textiles, Jessica brings the traditional crafts to light through exploration and teaching. For over 5 years she has been teaching private and public workshops in sewing, stitching, and weaving. Jessica is passionate about creating community through making and sharing the knowledge of craft with others.
Price Includes Book: The Geometry of Hand Sewing

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.