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Introduction to Hand Embroidery

Embellish your life with the art of hand embroidery.

This 1-day workshop will run on the following date:

Coming in 2023

from $103 | 1 day

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Interested in learning the art of hand embroidery? Would you like to embellish your clothes and home with your own hand embroidery like those you see on Instagram?

This beginner hand embroidery workshop gives you all the introductory skills to be stitching your own designs. You will be introduced to many easy and decorative stitches to embroider.

During the workshop you will be working on a simple embroidery sampler design created for the workshop or you can create your own design if you prefer. This workshop runs for a full day and is suitable for a beginner. It covers the basics of embroidery, including a great variety of hand embroidery stitches and techniques.

We Will Cover:

  • Preparing your fabric and embroidery thread
  • Transferring a design onto your fabric
  • Key surface stitches, including stem stitch, chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, satin stitch, couching, French knots and spider wheels
  • Learn how to ‘play’ with stitches. You will learn to create a petal stitch by combining a stem stitch and chain stitch, use a satin stitch for shading and how to start creating your own motifs.
  • There will be samples and images of embroidery on textiles to study and inspire you.

A Beginner embroidery kit is provided at the workshop with all the things you will need. The kit includes:

  • Storage case
  • A 16cm hoop frame
  • DMC threads in 7 colours
  • Needles
  • A pair of small, sharp scissors
  • Calico
  • Instructions

Tamara is a Textile Artist specialising in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and mending, based in Brunswick.

In addition to running workshops, Tamara interprets her surroundings through the medium of embroidery. Her embroidery works combine light, colour, shape and texture to recreate images that inspire her. She is a painter using thread, an artist painting with a needle. Find out more at

What to bring

Enthusiasm and ideas!

What to wear

Casual, comfortable clothing for all day

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.

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