Easy Embroidery – ByDemand
Instructor: Melissa Bierer
Hand embroidery is an easy and enjoyable way to decorate your life. You can embellish clothing, make art pieces for your walls, and produce lovely gifts for friends and family. You can spend hours or minutes, pennies or big bucks on your projects – no matter what your commitment level or budget is, once you know the basic stitches, you can create beautiful items easily.
In the first session of Easy Embroidery, you will learn basic hand embroidery stitches, including running, back, chain, and blanket stitches (and some variations), and the French knot. In the second session, we’ll add some simple filling stitches to your sampler and begin work on a small embroidered picture that you can frame, or mount on a pillow or greeting card. You will learn how to choose the correct fabric and thread to create the look you want for future projects. In addition, you will learn several ways to transfer a design to fabric: tracing with a lightbox or window, using an iron-on transfer pen, and using dressmaker’s carbon paper.
Length of Class: Two 2 hours sessions
**Please Note: This class will not be offered over the summer. It will be available again in Fall of 2017.
Age range: 12 and up
Student prerequisites: Clean hands 🙂
Maximum number of students: 10
Minimum number of students: 4
Cost of the course: $44 (members); $66 (non-members)
Materials fee: $15
Location: The Folk School
To Register: Please fill out the Class Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. The Folk School and the instructor will review the registration form and contact you to schedule the class (based on the instructor’s availability as well as your preferences).
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