Jessica Giardino

The Ins and Outs of Embroidery

Jessica Giardino
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Meet Jessica Giardino and get an overview of the class. Jessica will show you many forms of embroidery, including counted cross-stitch and needlework. Learn the differences among these forms of embroidery and many more before focusing on the hand-stitching techniques chosen for this class.
Embroidery doesn’t require many tools. Learn about the hoops, needles, thread snips, embroidery floss and patterns required to complete your first project. Then check out a few other options to personalize your projects with style.
Adhering a pattern to fabric might be the trickiest part of embroidery. Learn a variety of methods for permanently and temporarily placing a pattern for embroidery. Jessica will also show you tips for working with light and dark fabrics alike.
You’re ready to get started stitching! This session will show you how to hoop your fabric successfully, separate floss easily and thread your needle quickly. Learn how to start any stitch successfully and how to end each stitch securely.
Learn the two basic stitches of embroidery: the running stitch and the back stitch. These two stitches will be carefully demonstrated allowing you to watch the stitch several times in order to allow them to master these techniques. The running stitch and back stitch are great for outlines and lettering.
Check out the blanket stitch and the varied length stitch. These two stitches will be demonstrated several times so you can master the techniques. These two stitches look wonderful as an edging or border.
Discover the chain stitch and daisy stitch as Jessica stitches them out with ease. The chain stitch looks great as a border or highlight on any project, while the daisy stitch is perfect for a floral accent.
Learn the cross stitch and herringbone stitch in this session. The cross stitch and herringbone stitch look great vertical or horizontal as a border or on their own.
Learn the crawling feather stitch or the leaf-like fishbone stitch, the focus of this session. These stitches will add a touch of nature to any project.
Learn the secrets to creating French knots and seed stitches. Both the French knot and the seed stitch are considered fill stitches.
Add the satin stitch and brick stitch to your repertoire. These two stitches can be used as a fill or a border.
Get some great tips for finishing up your embroidery project. Learn how to remove oils from your hands during the stitching process. Then take a gander at a variety of finished projects. These examples are sure to provide ample inspiration. Prepare for your fingers to be itching to get stitching!
Meet your instructor, Jessica Giardino.
13 Lessons
1  hrs 52  mins

Discover the art of embroidery! This ancient handcraft has been fascinating humanity for time untold. Follow along as instructor Jessica Giardino demonstrates all of the tools required, shows off her tricks for transferring patterns to fabric in a variety of ways, and then hand-stitches 14 different embroidery stitches.

In this class, you’ll find everything you need to know, whether you are looking to get started in hand embroidery or just brush up on your skills. Check out the coolest new patterns from modern day stitches. Watch as all the stitches you need to know to get started are shown in high detail.

The stitches demonstrated in this class include:

  • Running stitch
  • Back stitch
  • Blanket stitch
  • Varied length stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Daisy stitch
  • Cross stitch
  • Herringbone stitch
  • Feather stitch
  • Fishbone stitch
  • French knots
  • Seed stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • Brick stitch

Included with this class are full instructions to hand stitch an embroidery sampler and suggestions for how to turn it into a variety of projects. Students can choose to use the freezer paper method for printing the embroidery pattern directly onto their fabric or any of the other methods demonstrated in the class for transferring the pattern.

You will even receive a Class Resource Guide which includes a cutting guide; two different versions of the sampler so you can choose your preferred method of fabric transfer; step-by-step, written project instructions for turning the sampler into a delightful throw pillow; and a shopping guide. Walk away from the class inspired to stitch up something one-of-a-kind in no time at all.

Jessica Giardino

Hailing from a long line of artists, crafters and make-do-and-menders, Jessica grew up enjoying several different creative outlets. As an adult this has translated into her finding any excuse to create daily. She has worked on Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery, and Sew It All magazines and Sew It All TV. When not stitching, Jessica can be found walking her tiny dog, seeking out delicious tacos, and playing all sorts of games in Portland, Oregon.

Jessica Giardino

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