Stitching! Learn embroidery and mixed-media stitching techniques in my little St. Johns neighborhood studio.

 

No experience necessary. Limited class size: 2-3 students

hands-on attention. 

2.5 hour classes, all materials supplied.

$45 per session with a 4 class minimum. Dates/Times TBD.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions,

please contact me about classes, but do read the info below:

 

Classes are paid for in advance - If you have to miss

a class - we can set up an alternate day for a make-up session.

Email me at maude@maudemay.com to schedule & learn more

Class #1: Learning the Basics Stitch a handy wool-felt pin cushion.

This simple project allows you practice several stitches (running, stem and blanket) and you end up with a place to store all those pesky embroidery needles. 

Class # 2 & 3: Stitching on Linen I’ll show you several techniques for transferring line drawings onto fabric, how to use a wooden embroidery hoop, divide embroidery floss and combine colors. You’ll start your project in class and will have two class sessions to complete your work.

 

Class #4: Finishing Up Your finished artwork will be ready for framing on

the hoop and I’ll show you how. Additionally, I’ll share more of my favorite techniques  – satin stitching quotations in your handwriting or a fancy font, machine stitching on paper, using photo transfers and more.

 

I’ve been stitching since age 5 (poorly executed alphabet samplers & troll doll outfits) and have taught children as young as 5 (with parental assistance) and adults to enjoy this “take-anywhere” art form. Embroidery is a bit like coloring. It’s easy to learn, and while it takes some practice to master, the stitching process is very Zen-like. Pulling a needle and colorful thread through cloth and creating a finished image is a very pleasant activity.