embroidery course collage

Easy Embroidery! The course details

So here’s what you have all been waiting for: the Easy Embroidery course details! Below I outline  what you can expect from each of the twelve lessons. Don’t forget that each lesson comes with a film that shows you what to do as well as lesson notes that include a written breakdown of the film, hints and tips, practice notes, links to great examples of stitches and challenges so that you can push yourself if you’re in the mood so see where you can take your new skills.
So here’s what you have all been waiting for: the Easy Embroidery course details! Below I outline  what you can expect from each of the twelve lessons. Don’t forget that each lesson comes with a film that shows you what to do as well as lesson notes that include a written breakdown of the film, hints and tips, practice notes, links to great examples of stitches and challenges so that you can push yourself if you’re in the mood so see where you can take your new skills.
And remember too that Easy Embroidery! starts with the first of three FREE lessons on Friday 6 September. If you want to see the whole course you MUST BUY IT HERE for £35 until Saturday 12 October when it goes up to £65. Don’t hang about! Make sure that you also subscribe to the course here to get regular updates and the free lessons and join the EXCLUSIVE Facebook group for the course here. The group is packed with help, info, inspirations, extra lesson notes and support so you get waaaay more bang for your buck by joining.
So, let’s not hang about any longer… here are your Easy Embroidery course details!

Lesson 1

Running stitch: a very basic stitch but I show you how to get decorative with it. Brilliant for outlines and borders.

Lesson 2

Stem stitch: takes a little practice because the straight stitches are slightly angled but you’ll nail it in 30 mins. Great for floral designs and borders or script-style writing.

Lesson 3

Split stitch: you need stranded thread for this (check out the group files for more about stranded thread) but it’s great fun to do because you have to split each previous stitch. Great for edges and for filling shapes.

Lesson 4

Chain stitch: cracking if you want to practice staying in control of the thread’s tension. Mostly used in borders or abstract designs.

Lesson 5

Satin stitch: repeated straight stitches all butted up against each other and used to fill in shapes (think of my phrased hoops). Loads of fun and because you fill in shapes with it, you can make markings to stay accurate yet cover them with stitches.

Lesson 6

Couching: gird yourself for this needs two needles but not at the same time. This stitch is a joy because it gives you the freedom to make any shape you like. It’s like doodling with thread!

Lesson 7

French knots: massive fun when you get the hang of them. Like chain stitch, it’s all about the tension of the thread and you can create amazing effects with the sizes and density of knots. Gorgeous for decorating anything.

Lesson 8

Woven circles: This is where you get the hang of weaving thread as well as stitching with it. Brilliant for floral designs and anything circular because it create a slightly raised texture.

Lesson 9

Shading: yup this is where we briefly tackle colour and how to create shade. Using three shades of the same colour I’ll show you how to ‘grade’ them to create more detailed effects.

Lesson 10

Design: a rundown of how to design a hoop including placement of lettering, how to make complementary designs, the basics of colour and why you don’t need to be good at drawing.

Lesson 11

Design transfer: how to transfer your designs from paper onto fabric with two different methods.

Lesson 12

Finishing: how to back your hoop to make it look really professional.

on’t forget that Easy Embroidery! starts with the first of three FREE lessons on Friday 6 September. If you want to see the whole course you MUST BUY IT HERE for £35 until Saturday 12 October when it goes up to £65. Don’t hang about! And make sure that you also subscribe to the course here to get regular updates and the free lessons and join the EXCLUSIVE Facebook group for the course here. The group is packed with help, info, inspirations, extra lesson notes and support so you get waaaay more bang for your buck by joining.

So, let’s not hang about any longer… here are your Easy Embroidery course details!

Lesson 1

Running stitch: a very basic stitch but I show you how to get decorative with it. Brilliant for outlines and borders.

Lesson 2

Stem stitch: takes a little practice because the straight stitches are slightly angled but you’ll nail it in 30 mins. Great for floral designs and borders or script-style writing.

Lesson 3

Split stitch: you need stranded thread for this (check out the group files for more about stranded thread) but it’s great fun to do because you have to split each previous stitch. Great for edges and for filling shapes.

Lesson 4

Chain stitch: cracking if you want to practice staying in control of the thread’s tension. Mostly used in borders or abstract designs.

Lesson 5

Satin stitch: repeated straight stitches all butted up against each other and used to fill in shapes (think of my phrased hoops). Loads of fun and because you fill in shapes with it, you can make markings to stay accurate yet cover them with stitches.

Lesson 6

Couching: gird yourself for this needs two needles but not at the same time. This stitch is a joy because it gives you the freedom to make any shape you like. It’s like doodling with thread!

Lesson 7

French knots: massive fun when you get the hang of them. Like chain stitch, it’s all about the tension of the thread and you can create amazing effects with the sizes and density of knots. Gorgeous for decorating anything.

Lesson 8

Woven circles: This is where you get the hang of weaving thread as well as stitching with it. Brilliant for floral designs and anything circular because it create a slightly raised texture.

Lesson 9

Shading: yup this is where we briefly tackle colour and how to create shade. Using three shades of the same colour I’ll show you how to ‘grade’ them to create more detailed effects.

Lesson 10

Design: a rundown of how to design a hoop including placement of lettering, how to make complementary designs, the basics of colour and why you don’t need to be good at drawing.

Lesson 11

Design transfer: how to transfer your designs from paper onto fabric with two different methods.

Lesson 12

Finishing: how to back your hoop to make it look really professional.