Beginner Embroidery 1 – daytime session

February is International Embroidery Month and we are celebrating all month long here at Pearl City Clay House. Join us for one of our introductory classes, or at our celebration of stitching meet up at the end of the month.

This introduction to hand embroidery workshop will focus on straight stitches executed in lines or grids. It is suitable for complete beginners with no embroidery or sewing experience. If you have always wanted to give embroidery a try, these basic stitches are a great place to begin.

Deb, our program director and sewing aficionado will share her tips and tricks for making a simple sampler. We will start with how to lay out your design, then learn some simple basic stitches, along with ways to combine and customize the stitches into more elaborate patterns.

Participants will need the following supplies:

  • a 6″ embroidery hoop
  • a piece of plain cotton (any color is fine) about 8″ square
  • 2 or 3 skeins of embroidery floss in coordinating colors
  • a embroidery needle
  • small scissors
  • a fabric marking pen
  • a piece of plastic canvas

Beginner Embroidery 1 – evening session

February is International Embroidery Month and we are celebrating all month long here at Pearl City Clay House. Join us for one of our introductory classes, or at our celebration of stitching meet up at the end of the month.

This introduction to hand embroidery workshop will focus on straight stitches executed in lines or grids. It is suitable for complete beginners with no embroidery or sewing experience. If you have always wanted to give embroidery a try, these basic stitches are a great place to begin.

Deb, our program director and sewing aficionado will share her tips and tricks for making a simple sampler. We will start with how to lay out your design, then learn some simple basic stitches, along with ways to combine and customize the stitches into more elaborate patterns.

Participants will need the following supplies:

  • a 6″ embroidery hoop
  • a piece of plain cotton (any color is fine) about 8″ square
  • 2 or 3 skeins of embroidery floss in coordinating colors
  • a embroidery needle
  • small scissors
  • a fabric marking pen
  • a piece of plastic canvas

singing (paper) stars

On the eleventh day at the Clay House my true love gave to me, 11 singing stars, 10 foamy flakes, 9 stellar strings, 7 folded flurries, 6 wooly wreaths, 5 button baubles! 4 Nordic stars, 3 sparkling snowflakes, 2 festive flowers and a sleepy sloth for my holiday tree!

In this workshop, resident paper artist Deb Eck will show you how to create this six sided star, some paper beads, and then two ways to display them – either as ornaments or strung together as a garland.

A materials list and printable pattern will be sent to all registrants before the class.

Class Guide

  • Root

    Beginner level classes suitable for everyone.

  • Shoot

    Ready for a little more of a challenge?

    These classes build on skills from root level classes – but may still be suitable for those with little experience. Not sure if the class is for you, just ask us.

  • Bloom

    Get ready to REALLY grow your skills!

    Classes for students with experience. Our teaching artists will identify what skills you should already have. If you are unsure if a class is for you, please ask, we’d be happy to help you!