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Hand Embroidery Club - February - June 2022

This hands-on club where participants will explore and learn new embroidery techniques given project prompts, and engage in show & tell with other members of the stitching community. 

Each session is 3 hours long (1pm - 4pm) and will begin with a lesson on a specific embroidery stitch or technique. Once the stitch has been taught, students will move into a small project. Students will then have 1 month to explore this technique on their own! Each session will follow up on the previous one with a show & tell on the technique learned. This allows space for constructive and supportive critique and feedback! 

This club is a great place to expand your hand embroidery skills, ask for advice, get support and meet other members of the stitching community. Suitable for anyone who knows how to thread an embroidery needle! 

*Materials and supplies purchased separately* 

Projected Class Syllabus & Materials needed: 

Month 1: Exploration in Text & Lettering 

Supplies needed: solid fat quarter, embroidery floss/thread, marking tools (water erasable, air erasable, chalk, frixion, etc), embroidery needles, snips, embroidery hoop

Month 2: Exploration in Fill Stitches 

Supplies needed: solid fat quarter, embroidery floss/thread, marking tools (water erasable, air erasable, chalk, frixion, etc), embroidery needles, snips, small templates (optional), embroidery hoop 

Month 3: Exploration in Trapunto 

Supplies needed: two solid fat quarters, trapunto needles, embroidery floss/thread, marking tools (water erasable, air erasable, chalk, frixion, etc), snips, natural coloured wool roving and/or yarn (bulky yarn works best), embroidery hoop 

Month 4: Exploration in Beading 

Supplies needed: solid fat quarter, hand sewing thread, beading needles, variety of beads and sequins, marking tools (water erasable, air erasable, chalk, frixion, etc), snips, embroidery hoop 

Month 5: Finishing your work! 

Supplies needed: ruler, marking tools, yarn darner needles, embroidery floss/thread, wonder clips or clothespins, frames (will be discussed further before class)


This class is suited for adults (age 15+)

As of October 22, 2021 all workshop participants and East Coast Quilt Co. staff will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Record QR Code. These requirements are made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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)


COVID protocol is in place: all participants must wear a mask while moving around the shop.  Masks can be removed at the individual workspaces as long as physical distancing of 6 feet can be maintained. Machines and work surfaces are sanitized before and after sessions.

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.

For most of our classes we ask you to bring a 'basic sewing kit' which usually contains: rotary cutter and/or scissors, small snipping scissors, straight pins & a pin cushion or collector, seam ripper, a spool of neutral 50 wt cotton thread, extra bobbins, notebook & pen/pencil, ruler(s), etc.).



Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must be comfortable with threading small embroidery needles and working with small stitches.
Materials Included: none
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.
materials and supplies purchased seperately

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Included Materials



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