Online Class

Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery


Learn how to hand embroider over 25 types of stitches with decorative flair!

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Jessica Marquez
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Explore hand embroidery for beginners as a fun, relaxing way to bring your inspirations to life! Join author Jessica Marquez, and learn essential techniques that ensure your stitches are consistent every time you pick up a project. Refresh your basic skills with smooth satin stitches that won't pucker and French Knots that always stay put, and use whipped and threaded stitches for an impressive look with easy execution. Master tricky knotted, looped and fill stitches like the fishbone, cretan and bouillon for polished designs, and learn three easy methods to transfer any design to fabric–including two that don't even require an iron! Jessica will also show you how to embellish a T-shirt with dazzling stitched detail as you learn stabilizing strategies for stretchy knits, and create your own patterns from cherished photos and drawings.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Jessica and get started with the basics of hand embroidery. Learn about thread, hooping and transferring patterns.
2. Flat Stitches
3. Looped Stitches
4. Knotted Stitches
5. Crossed Stitches
6. Fill Stitches
7. Embroidering on Knits
8. Creating Your Own Patterns

Additional Supplies Needed

Taught by

Jessica  Marquez
Jessica Marquez
Jessica Marquez is a fiber artist, small business owner and professional photographer. Her embroidery shop, Miniature Rhino, is a pursuit that allows her love for sweetly stitched designs and photography to coexist. It also paved the way for her book, Stitched Gifts: 25 Simple and Sweet Embroidery Projects for Every Occasion, for which she served as author and photographer. Additionally, Jessica can be found teaching photography and embroidery workshops around the country.
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