**Beginning January 7, 2016**
Hand embroidery and sewing skills are a must. If you are new to embroidery may I suggest my book Embroidered and Embellished and my The Embroidery Corner Series.
Week 1: Organizing Your Components and Color Theory 101 $15.00
Learn how to choose fabrics; combine textures and colors; and how to bring in additional colors with ribbon and lace. Explore the embroidery choices with thread, silk embroidery ribbon and beads. Identify and assign color names and numbers to your fabrics, trims, threads etc.
Week 2: NO-Sew Square $20.00
Create a CQ base that does not require any machine sewing. Some hand-sewing may be needed, but for the most part the fabrics are adhered to a muslin base with a fusible web.
Week 3: Custom Dyeing Laces and Ribbons $30.00
Learn to dye laces, ribbon and threads using ColorHue dyes. I will bring the dyes for you to use during class time. *Please note: this class is a 3 hour class that begins at 9:00am and runs to 12:00pm.
Week 4: Baskets and Spider Webs $15.00
Create baskets from lace, ribbon and embroidery stitches. Embroider a variety of spider web shapes. Student must be familiar with hand sewing skills, and these embroidery stitches: blanket, chain, coral, couched, fly, pistil, outline, stem and straight stitches.
Week 5: Fans, Yo-Yo’s and Rosettes $15.00
Create a vintage looking Dresden fan from ribbon and fabric; create a crazy pieced fan and fabric yo-yos; create a ribbon rosette. Student must be familiar with hand sewing skills.
Week 6: Embroidered and Couched Vines $15.00
Create vines using the split stitch, couched stitch, chain stitch and a single crochet stitch (Christen’s own needle stitch). Student must be familiar with the first three embroidery stitches before class.
Week 7: Bird Nests, Baubles and Buttons $15.00
Learn to create a wire and lace bird’s nest that can be filled with pearls or beads. Create ribbon baubles and buttons to stitch into vignettes. Student must be familiar with hand sewing skills.
Week 8: Border Rows: Embroidered $10.00
Embroider blanket, feather, Cretan, loop, cross-stitch, fern, and lazy daisy stitch row variations and suggestions. Student must be familiar with these embroidery stitches before class.
Week 9: Vignettes of Flowers and Leaves $15.00
Create ribbonwork and silk embroidery ribbon flowers, ribbonwork and embroidered leaves. Student must be familiar with hand sewing skills, and be familiar with silk ribbon embroidery.
Week 10: Decorative Stitches: Embroidered $10.00
Embroider lazy daisy, fly, chain, and bullion stitch variations and designs. Student must be familiar with these embroidery stitches before class.
Week 11: Decorative Stitches: Beaded $15.00
Embroider beaded flowers, sequin flowers, beaded buttons, and beaded charms. Students should have some knowledge of beads and their sizes before class.
Week 12: Detail Stitches: Embroidered and Beaded $10.00
Embroidered French, Colonial and Chinese knots and straight embroidery stitches. Beaded centers and details will also be covered. Student must be familiar with the embroidery stitches before class and have some knowledge of beads and their sizes before class.
Week 13: Bugs and More! $15.00
Embroider butterflies, bees, spiders, and snails. Students must be familiar with the lazy daisy, fly, chain and French knot embroidery stitches before class.
Week 14: Beaded Extras $15.00
Create tiny beaded extras that can be sewn into a vignette including beaded flowers, leaves, stars and more. Students should have some knowledge of beads and their sizes, and some peyote stitch knowledge before class.
Week 15: Vignettes: Buttons, Beads and Charms $15.00
Grouping, displaying, and sewing buttons, beads, charms and more. Bonus extra: learn to create a specialize charm using a photograph or special card.
Week 16: Bindings, Finishing Touches $10.00
Lecture: Variety of bindings, stabilizers, and finishing touches.
Student: Personalized suggestions, support and answers for each student.
The above class fees reflect the content, the handout and any supplies noted in the description of each specific class. Once the fee of a class is paid for, you will receive a handout in an email, which will need to be printed and brought to class.
These classes are listed with the price per visit, you can attend any or all. The classes are held on Thursday’s from 10:00 – 12:00 (unless otherwise noted) at this location:
6185 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
For information on the series, and if you are interested in attending, please contact me:
Until then, Happy Stitching! ~Christen