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Hand Embroidery Club - Stitch Journal (Fridays)

In this hands-on club, you will engage with other members of the craft community while exploring and learning new embroidery techniques! Over the course of 9 months, you will create an embroidery journal documenting your process. This session runs on the 2nd Friday of the month. 

In each session, students will be introduced to a new technique or style of stitching through a set project. However, students are invited to explore outside the boundaries of each project if they prefer to work that way. In the first class, students will be introduced to the journal project and discuss the techniques to be taught. Once everyone is set with their materials and supplies, we will jump right in!

For the remaining months, students will start each session with a show and tell on the project/technique learned in the previous session. This allows space for constructive and supportive critique and feedback. 

Payment plan available upon request; please email for more information


Month 1 - September:
Project: Lines & Shapes Sampler - needle weaving & lattice work

Month 2 - October:
Project: Sashiko & Mending - running stitch

Month 3 - November:
Project: Negative Space - french knots & seed stitch

Month 4 - December:
Project - A tree for Christmas - woven wheel, blanket stitch, beads

Month 5 - January:
Finishing pages & creating a spread with blanket stitch

Month 6 - February:
Project: Stitching with Organza & Tulle - landscape scene

Month 7 - March:
Project - Texture - stumpwork, couching, novelty threads

Month 8 - April:
Project - Watercolour & Creative Stitching

Month 9 - May:
Project - Creating the Cover & Assembling the Journal

* projects are subject to change

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: Intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate (must have taken a beginner embroidery class in the past). A basic knowledge of embroidery is beneficial. Participants should be able to thread hand sewing needles and be comfortable with small and intricate stitches.
Requirements: Instructor will send a list of materials prior to the each session.
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 traditional crafts to light through exploration and teaching. For over 6 years she has been teaching private and public workshops in sewing, stitching, and weaving. Jessica is passionate about creating community through making and sharing craft knowledge with others.
Materials and supplies not included. Payment plans are available, email for details

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Included Materials



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