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7/1/18 - Tuscaloosa - Introduction to Embroidery and Hand-Stitching - SOLD OUT

  • Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy (map)

This workshop is full. Please e-mail me at to be placed on a waitlist. We will announce a fall date soon.

I am so happy to be bringing this embroidery and hand-stitching workshop to Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy!

  • Learn the basics of handling embroidery floss, perle cotton, and alternatives to embroidery floss
  • Learn techniques to transfer designs from paper to fabric.
  • Learn the basics to get started
    • Running stitch
    • Split stitch
    • Back stitch
    • Stem stitch
  • Get a little more advanced
    • Chain stitch
    • Lazy Daisy
    • Feather Stitch
    • Buttonhole/blanket stitch
  • Learn to create texture
    • French knot
    • Bouillon Stitch
    • Pistil Stitch
    • Couching Stitch
    • Double Knot Stitch
  • Learn to fill things in
    • Satin Stitch
    • Seed Stitch
    • Long and Short Stitch

Students will make a 9-patch quilt sampler, similar to the following:

Image courtesy of Jessica Marquez

Image courtesy of Jessica Marquez

Most materials, including 3 hours of instruction time, embroidery hoop, thread, snips, patterns and fabric are provided. Students should bring ½ yard of their favorite solid cotton or linen—this does not have to be new fabric, and you can use several vintage handkerchiefs if you would like. You’ll just need enough for four separate 7 ½ inch squares to complete the 9-patch sampler. Each student will leave with a hand pieced mini-sampler, and the skills to continue their embroidery journey at home! If you would like to purchase clothing or linens from Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy to embellish, workshop participants get 10% off on the day of the workshop only.

No children.