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Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery (DVD)

Learn how to hand embroider over 25 types of stitches with decorative flair!

What You Get

  • DVD with 8 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning

Class Overview

Explore hand embroidery for beginners as a fun, relaxing way to bring your inspirations to life! Join author Jessica Marquez, and learn essential techniques that ensure your stitches are consistent every time you pick up a project. Refresh your basic skills with smooth satin stitches that won't pucker and French Knots that always stay put, and use whipped and threaded stitches for an impressive look with easy execution. Master tricky knotted, looped and fill stitches like the fishbone, cretan and bouillon for polished designs, and learn three easy methods to transfer any design to fabric–including two that don't even require an iron! Jessica will also show you how to embellish a T-shirt with dazzling stitched detail as you learn stabilizing strategies for stretchy knits, and create your own patterns from cherished photos and drawings.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Jessica and get started with the basics of hand embroidery. Learn about thread, hooping and transferring patterns.
2. Flat Stitches
3. Looped Stitches
4. Knotted Stitches
5. Crossed Stitches
6. Fill Stitches
7. Embroidering on Knits
8. Creating Your Own Patterns

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Taught by

Jessica  Marquez
Jessica Marquez
Jessica Marquez is a fiber artist, entrepreneur and professional photographer. She combines her love for hand stitching and photography in her shop, Miniature Rhino, where she sells patterns, kits and books. Jessica is the author of two embroidery books, "Make and Mend," and "Stitched Gifts." She also leads a variety of crafting workshops throughout the country.