Tuesday, December 1

What do you think?

I'm thinking of trying, to teach embroidery workshops locally (although invitations to exciting places elsewhere will definitely be taken in consideration!) and I was wondering what would be the best way to introduce people to embroidery. A small embroidery project maybe? Or something a bit more 'practical' like embroidery on clothing? Or a sampler? And would a basic kit be a good idea (hoop, needle etc) and perhaps a small guide to the basics to take home? What would your perfect workshop look like? And is there anything beyond embroidery basics that you would like to learn from me? Let me know, I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. I found one embroidery class locally a year or two ago. We learned the basic stitches, which was really nice, particularly mastering French Knots. It would have been nice to have a second session with a small project and one of your magical creatures would be perfect, I think.

  2. I wish I was local to you I would love to take a class. Embroidering something practical sounds good. Maybe you could offer a simple kit for those that need one that they could buy on the day? I'd love to learn shading and to embroider fur the way you do.

    1. Thank you so much for your input! Local atm is Rotterdam in the Netherlands. But I might do new online workshops next year too. :)

  3. Would it be possible to do different level courses? Sampler in basic colors for beginners, an intermediary for those looking to beef up skills and offer different patterns of yours but require they use own supplies. Course cost is the same- the beginners paying for the kit, the intermediate for the pattern and more intensive instruction?

    I've thought of trying the same thing locally, but am nervous I wouldn't know how to "teach" ��

  4. I think for a beginners class - a small sampler with some easy basic stitches would be perfect to get someone started! And with a little kit too - hoop, needle, floss - especially if they are new and not sure what tools to get. :)

  5. Hi there I'm new to your blog thanks to third year uni research! I'm about to undertake my final project and am going to specialise in hand embroidery. I agree with the other comments, I think your ideas would work well for 2-3 different skill levels. If it would be your first experience then maybe keep it simple starting with basic stitch techniques and working into a preempted design with a small kit and hoop etc. Good luck it sounds great, we need more embroidery in the world! x


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