Geometric Embroidery - SELF-GUIDED
Day 1 – Introduction and Supplies Good morning! Welcome to your first day of our embroidery class! Later today I will be posting two videos, a stitch video, and a class video, to get you started. I will then post a new stitch video each day this week and then one class video per week for the following weeks. Today’s class video will get you started practicing your 5 basic stitches. Please take some time to practice the stitches this week and next week we will begin creating our design. Today I also want to give you a bit more detailed supplies list.
8” Embroidery Hoop – Wood ones are nice, but you could also use plastic as well. Amazon- https://amzn.to/3aDvG8X JoAnn’s- https://www.joann.com/wooden-embroidery-hoop/zprd_16784092a.html?dwvar_zprd__16784092a_variationAttribute=16784142&quantity=1 Michael’s- https://www.michaels.com/loops-and-threads-wooden-embroidery-hoop/10124160.html
• Embroidery Needle – The ones below are the ones you will see me use in class. They are just over 2.5”. You don’t want a needle that is too wide or too long as it may be harder to handle and hard on the fabric. Amazon https://amzn.to/3ct31G0 JoAnn’s - https://www.joann.com/embroidery-hand-needles-12-pkg/prd34693.html Michael’s - https://www.michaels.com/dmc-embroidery-needles/M10216629.html?dwvar_M10216629_size=5&dwvar_M10216629_color=None
• At least 5 Colors of Embroidery Floss- You may choose whatever colors you like. You will use one color per stitch. I recommend getting a organizer box with floss already on the bobbins. You could also get a multi-pack as well. Amazon – Organizer Box - https://amzn.to/3trkp46 JoAnn’s – Multi-Pack - https://www.joann.com/dmc-embroidery-floss-pack-8.7-yards-16-pkg-new-floss-colors/13379912.html Michael’s – Organizer Box - https://www.michaels.com/embroidery-floss-organizer-kit-by-loops-and-threads/10545665.html • 2 11”x11” Pieces of Muslin Fabric – You can easily get both these out of 1 yard of muslin and have some leftover to make a handwork bag. I recommend getting your fabric at a local store, but there are a few links below if you need to order. Amazon - https://amzn.to/3tp9Ezl JoAnn's - https://www.joann.com/sew-essentials-unbleachd-muslin-36in/7791601.html • Colored Pencils – Any kind will work. We will use them to work on our design and on our practice fabric. • Paper and Pencil – We will be using this to sketch out our design. I recommend using a wooden pencil as it writes better on fabric. Welcome to this self-guided version of Geometric Embroidery!
There are 4 lessons in this class. We recommend doing one per week.
We hope that you enjoy this course! If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org