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In Person course - Deemouth Artist Studios Project Space, Torry, Aberdeen. Saturday 11th May, 10:30am - 4pm


Maximum Class Size: 6

Level: Beginner/Intermediate.


​Perfect for beginners to embroidery, or for people familiar with embroidery stitching but looking to develop their own embroidery style.


Using her own unique creative approach, Fiona will show you several simple embroidery stitching techniques to create 'drawn' texture and drama on cloth using simple meditative hand sewn mark making.


You will leave with knowledge of several useful embroidery stitches and a stitch sampler that you can use as reference for your own future projects.


You will cover the following techniques:

  • Getting started – setting up your hoop, handling threads, starting and stopping stitching
  • Stab Stitch
  • Applique
  • Back Stitch
  • Split Stitch
  • Couching
  • French Knots
  • Fly and Feather Stitch
  • Chain Stitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Bringing your stitches together to create your own composition


Materials to bring with you: For this course all materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring along your own fabric, embroidery hoop, needle and threads if you wish.


​Light refreshments will be provided. The day will include a 30 minute lunch break but please bring your own lunch.


What others have said about this course:


“I was delighted with the content and pace of this course. Excellent, clear tuition and very interesting examples of others' work to inspire and enthuse us. As a beginner, I really didn't expect to come away with a completed piece - and I did! I was astonished by what I achieved. Brilliant, friendly and fun! Thank you so much, Fiona.”


“The course has been brilliant, I’ve gone from knowing really nothing about stitching to being totally addicted! It’s very relaxing and also very satisfying to create something from scratch.”


“Before this course I could not sew. I now know over 10 different stitches and have been given the opportunity and space to think of the creative ways to apply stitching. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and would highly recommend Fiona who is so encouraging.”


“I loved how Fiona took us from a basic place but pointed us towards wonderful artistry. It was very empowering and inspiring!”


Please take a moment to read our cancellation policy before you book: Unfortunately, our in person classes are non-refundable. Due to our small class sizes it is also very difficult to transfer your booking to a different date. If you cannot attend a class and are able to notify us at least two weeks before the class starts, it may be possible to fit you in on another date but this is not guaranteed so please give us as much notice as possible to increase your chances.


In the event that we are forced to cancel a class, we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible and offer either a full refund or swap your booking to another suitable date.


Please note: My studio and toilets are located up two flights of stairs. Please contact me in advance of booking if you have any accessibility requirements.


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