Monday, October 13, 2008

Teaching an Embroidery Class

Recently, I taught a crewel embroidery class to a group of home-schoolers. It was a lot of fun!

I started off by gathering together lots of sportweight wool yarn for the students to use:
Wool Yarn for Embroidery Class

Next, I stitched a simple design, using the stitches I would be teaching to them:
Simple Example for Crewel Embroidery Class

Next, I traced a simple design onto linen fabric and placed them in hoops for each student.
Getting Stuff Together for Crewel Embroidery Class

Embroidery Designs for Students in Hoops

I taught 8 young girls how to do the following stitches:

Straight Stitch
Stem Stitch
French Knot
Couching Stitch
Padded Satin Stitch

I think the class went well, and several of the girls were asking lots of questions. A success!

1 comment:

stayathomemyheart said...

What a fun class! I bet you could offer this class to homeschool moms and find quite a few takers!