Embroidery (five-session immersive workshop)

If you love to draw and paint but are ready for a new medium, join us for this short adventure into fiber arts! Learn how to stitch a range of embroidery stitches for line drawing or thread painting, and design a personal work of art using fabric, needle, and thread. The first hour of the class will be spent on demonstrations by the instructor and the second hour students will have a chance to work independently and share their work in progress with the instructor and the class.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 16.

What you will learn:

  • Students will be able to stitch a variety of line and fill stitches

  • Students will be able to translate a photo or sketch into an embroidered artwork, selecting stitches for various visual effects

  • Students will be able to prepare fabrics and thread for embroidery

Required supplies:

  • A quarter yard of plain-colored plainweave fabric (preferably cotton or linen broadcloth)

  • 5-10 skeins of embroidery floss or cotton perle

  • 6-inch or 8-inch embroidery hoop, embroidery needles

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Sketchbook or resource images for planning