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Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery

with Kristin Nicholas
Build on basic stitches to create exquisite crewel embroidery that blossoms with color and texture!

Discover the time-honored art of crewel embroidery with a front-row seat to every stitch! Expert embroiderer Kristin Nicholas guides you through 25 stitches, beginning with basics that work wonderfully for outlines, text and borders. Play with color and texture as you add dazzling dimension to your designs with the laid stitch and spiderweb stitch and create gorgeous fills using turkey work, needle weaving, squared filling and the cloud stitch. Bring two free pillow patterns to life in spectacular style with Kristin's expert tips for steaming and finishing your embroidery and preventing fabric fray. Finally, discover inspiring design ideas that will leave you eager to embroider everything from gifts to decor with the lavish look of crewel embroidery.

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Lesson 1. Materials & Transferring

  • Meet your instructor, author and designer Kristin Nicholas, as she starts the class off with an inspirational introduction to crewel embroidery and its most popular uses. You'll discover the best ways to get started using various needles, threads and fabrics.


Lesson 2. Basic Stitches


Lesson 3. Embellished Basic Stitches


Lesson 4. Fancy Stitches


Lesson 5. Fill Stitches


Lesson 6. Sculpted Stitches


Lesson 7. Finishing & Inspiration

"This class was inspiring and presented lots of stitches and how to manipulate the stitches to your favor. I liked so much the instructor, someone with passion and knowledge, never to miss learning from her something new, even if you already have a background on embroidery (...) just love it."
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