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Introduction to Embroidery

with Lisa Shaffer

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About The Class

embroidery for beginners.

Embroidery is a truly lovely way to customize a craft project and a super-rewarding skill to have. Get your start in this needlework tradition in Introduction to Embroidery with Lisa Shaffer.

Lisa teaches needlework to artists across the country and in this class, she’ll help you get your start in the classic art of embroidery. You’ll learn:

  • A brief the history of hand embroidery
  • How to choose your needles, thread, fabric, and hoops
  • The right way to start a hoop sampler
  • A variety of essential stitches
Lisa will help you master the basic straight and back stitches, satin stitch, French knot, lazy daisy, chain stitch, feather stitch, and blanket stitch.

Introduction to Embroidery with Lisa Shaffer will give you the skills you need to start creating your very own needlework designs.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Resources & Supplies

  2. 02

    Prep Your Project

  3. 03

    The Backstitch

  4. 04

    The Straight Stitch

  5. 05

    The Bundle Stitch

  6. 06

    The Spoke Stitch

  7. 07

    The Satin Stitch

  8. 08

    The French Knot

  9. 09

    The Chain Stitch

  10. 10

    The Lazy Daisy

  11. 11

    The Feather Stitch


Meet Your Expert

Lisa Shaffer

Fine artist and well wandered soul, Lisa is best known for her modern needlework jewelry designs for Zelma Rose and her fine art needlework installations. Taught by her grandmother Zelma, Lisa first learned to ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    July 2017

    Lisa does a great job; however the camera angles and lighting are horrible. The point of doing this kind of handcraft work is to see the teacher's work.

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