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Learn to Stitch Level 1 - The Ultimate Sampler



Welcome to the world of stitching! In this 6-week series, Jessica will teach you the foundational stitches in embroidery to create a comprehensive sampler! Students will be guided through fabric & thread colour choices, and then work on a section of their sampler in a specific set of stitches each week. This sampler gives students the opportunity to explore colour combination and as well as learning a variety of stitches!

Each student will receive a fat quarter of KONA cotton in natural with the design already transferred on plus printouts with additional instructions. The finished stitching area is approximately 8.5in x 11in. Students will need a Hand Embroidery reference book for this class. We highly recommend The Geometry of Hand Sewing by Natalie Chanin

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.



*Supplies NOT included; must be purchased separately*

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 thread colours & tools. After that, students will get right to stitching! 

Week 2
 - 6: Stitching!

SUPPLIES:

  • Embroidery Hoop (7 to 9 inches) - we recommend the Morgan Hoops!
  • Sharp Embroidery Snips - curved recommended
  • Embroidery Needles - John James size 3 to 9 recommended
  • Optional - Thread Gloss
  • Embroidery Thread - students will be emailed a list of options before the workshop. These can be picked up on the day of class!
  • Heat Erase Ball Point Marker

This class is suited for adults (age 15+)

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

 

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you cannot attend a workshop (either one-day or a multi-day series) and it is 7 or more days before the start date, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the workshop with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before the start of the workshop, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no-show" in the workshop regardless of the reason. So please ensure that you can attend before signing up.  EAST COAST QUILT Co reserves the right to cancel workshops/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full workshop fee.




Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Suitable for absolute beginners!
Materials Included: Price includes fabric with pattern already transferred to the cloth & handouts
Requirements: Embroidery Hoop (7 to 9 inches) - we recommend the Morgan Hoops! Sharp Embroidery Snips - curved recommended Embroidery Needles - John James size 3 to 9 recommended Optional - Thread Gloss Embroidery Thread - students will be emailed a list of options before the workshop. These can be picked up on the day of class! Heat Erase Ball Point Marker Hand Embroidery Reference Book - We suggest The Geometry of Hand Sewing!
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 7 years she has been teaching private and public workshops in sewing, stitching, and weaving. Jessica is passionate about creating community through making and sharing her knowledge of craft with others.
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