Stitching for Spain: Travel Plans?

Let’s say you’re just too busy to travel to Spain to take my Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool class. What do you do? You could check out one of my free tutorials or add my book Free-Form Hand Embroidery on Wool book to your library.

Free-Form Hand Embroidery has these 5 embroidery designs for you to play with. Chapters include the types of fabric, thread, and needles to use; how to transfer the patterns for each project to the wool; and, step-by-step directions to guide you through the stitch process for each design. Helpful embroidery stitch diagrams are included too.

And don’t forget this bonus project in the book: how to make an etui or small sewing kit.

Illustrated with colorful details, this book is ideal for those who want to explore the world of free-form embroidery and stitching just for the pleasure of it.

So join me in Spain (sort of) and create a free-form project on wool today!

Stitching for Spain: Kits!

One of the things I like to do for my students is provide a kit of fabrics and threads for workshops. This way they don’t have to schlep a cart full of items to class. I become the schlepper. Above is the kit for the Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool class I’m teaching for the Asociación Española de Patchwork in March.

Students will have a selection of wool fabrics, a booklet of embroidery stitches, needles, an array of my hand-dyed threads, and a cute little needle hold created by moi. Ok. It’s true I don’t speak French or Spanish. But I know enough not to order liver and onions in a restaurant. And I know how to schlep.

Stitching for Spain: Improvisational Embroidery on Wool

In March I’m teaching two classes for the Asociación Española de Patchwork in Spain. This festival of fiber art is held in the lovely city of Sitges on the Mediterranean Sea or as I like to call it the Med.

In the class Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool or Bordado a Mano Sobre Lana students create a densely hand-embroidered vignette on wool fabric with colorful embroidery threads. This class is all about making line, texture, pattern, and stitch combinations with thread to create a personal story. I can hardly wait to see what they make!