Online Class: Freestyle Hoop Embroidery with J. Marsha Michler

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Freestyle Hoop Embroidery

Learn how to doodle with stitches!

Learn to doodle with stitches! Create a geometric design within a six-inch hoop using many different embroidery stitches. Create outlines- eight different outlining options are presented- and add rows of decorative stitches to them.

Working from a stitch reference, use the embroidery stitches of your choice. Feel free to learn new ones! Build a repertoire of stitches by working each row in a different one. (The sample shows sixteen different decorative embroidery stitches plus each of the eight outlining options).

Watch the pattern form as you work; it will emerge on its own. There is nothing to transfer. Relax and enjoy as the design practically forms itself.

You may wish to use this project as a stitch sampler- an opportunity to learn new stitches, or to observe the interesting patterns formed as stitches are brought together, and/or to explore color relationships.

Whatever your objective, freestyle embroidery is easy to do. Prepare to be addicted!

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More about Freestyle Hoop Embroidery

  • Class Details

    Design size: 6″ circular
    Technique: Surface Embroidery
    Skill level: All Levels
    Registration dates: Registration opens July 6 and closes August 3, 2022.
    Number of lessons: 3
    Class Format: PDF Lessons
    Class schedule: The first lesson will be posted to this page on October 5 and the following lessons will be posted October 12 and 19, 2022.
    Class cost: $45.
    Supplies needed: Click here to see the list of supplies needed for the class.
    Prerequisites: Willingness to work freehand.

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  • More about teacher J. Marsha Michler

    J. Marsha Michler is a nonfiction author of 13 printed books, and 8 self-published eBooks on the topics of crazy quilting, embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, wire jewelry, and knitting. Her quilts have won awards at quilting shows, and her work has been featured in national magazines and other publications including ourĀ Needle Arts magazine. Holding a degree in Business Marketing, and three-quarters of a degree in fine arts, summa cum laude and dean’s list, she has taught classes on crazy quilting, embroidery, and wire jewelry. She actively pursues crazy quilting, embroidery, fiber spinning, knitting, fiction and poetry writing, ballroom dancing, stone wall building, and resides with her husband and dog in the beautiful and inspiring foothills of Southern Maine.

  • More about our Online Classes

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