Intro to Embroidery

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Embroidery is practiced in cultures around the world and dates back to ancient times; however, the stitches and tools have remained essentially the same. In this three-part class, we will focus on free embroidery (vs. cross stitch and needlepoint) in which a variety of stitches are used on regular fabric to create the designs of your choosing. Students will learn the five basic stitches and various methods of transferring the design to fabric. Readymade transfers will be available, and students will also be encouraged to personalize and create their own designs. 

Dates: February 4 to 18 (3 Sundays)
Time: 1:00 to 3:00pm

Length: Three weeks
Age: Adults and teens 15+
Cost: $100 (includes materials)

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About the Instructor

Kelly Martineau is a stitch enthusiast who meanders from embroider to quilting to knit and crochet. She loves the tug of pulling needle through fabric and how the complexity of life drops away when she is stitching. Kelly is also a writer, and craft appears frequently in her essays as metaphor for exploring relationships and grief.