Online Class

Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery


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

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kristin Nicholas

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

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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.
2. Basic Stitches
3. Embellished Basic Stitches
4. Fancy Stitches
5. Fill Stitches
6. Sculpted Stitches
7. Finishing & Inspiration

Additional Supplies Needed

Taught by

Kristin Nicholas
Kristin Nicholas
Kristin Nicholas discovered needlework when she was 10 years old, and she’s been stitching ever since! Kristin has been involved in the needlework industry for more than 30 years, 16 of which she spent as creative director for Classic Elite Yarns. She’s authored nine books, including Colorful Stitchery and Kids' Embroidery, and is celebrated by crafters for her bold use of color and fanciful designs.
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