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Startup Library: Hand Embroidery

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Everything you need to start embroidering with confidence.

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What You Get

  • 13 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable shopping list, guides to color and stitches, an embroidery sampler pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kat McTee

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Love working with your hands? Give embroidery a try! In this comprehensive beginner’s class, expert Kat McTee walks you through the basics from choosing fabrics and floss to hooping up and crafting 19 beautiful stitches. Learn to create a gorgeous sampler as you master a range of key techniques, including how to work with letters, numbers and finished garments, finish flat embroidery and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. What You Need: Fabrics, Floss, Needles & Hoops
Discover why hand embroidery is a terrific budget-friendly craft for all ages as Kat helps you assemble the best beginner-friendly supplies, including fabric, floss, needles and hoops.
2. Method: Transferring Designs
3. Method: Hoop Up & Get Started Stitching
4. Learn & Practice: Straight & Outline Stitches
5. Learn & Practice: Spot Stitches & French Knots
6. Learn & Practice: Looped Stitches
7. Learn & Practice: Fill Stitches
8. Method: Working With Designs
9. Method: Letters & Numbers
10. Method: Finishing Options
11. Method: Floss Management
12. Apply It: Embroidering Denim
13. Apply It: Embroidering Knits & More Embroidery Styles to Try

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Taught by

Kat McTee
Kat McTee
Lifelong artist and maker Kat McTee resides in Austin, Texas. She teaches embroidery, surface design, silkscreening and color theory to students at the Austin Museum of Art School, Dougherty Art Center, Studio 1408 and The Stitch Lab. Her textile work has been exhibited at the Houston International Quilt Show, Minnesota State Quilt Forum, Rockport Center for the Arts, and Textures Gallery in San Antonio. Kat is a graduate of the Surface Design program at the Southwest School of Art & Craft.

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