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Startup Project: Modern Hand Embroidery (DVD)

Build your embroidery skills with a modern floral and animal pattern.

What You Get

  • DVD with 6 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a supply list and reference images
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning

Class Overview

Ready to enhance your stitch repertoire and create your own unique designs? In the follow-up to "Startup Library: Hand Embroidery," expert embroiderer Jessica Long guides you step by step through two colorful projects: a tropical floral wreath and a bear cub design. Review embroidery basics and learn some new techniques along the way, including thread painting, hooping up and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Tools, Supplies & Preparing to Stitch
Jessica starts off with a review of the tools and materials you'll need for class, including fabrics, floss, needles and hoops. Then she shows you how to hoop up (secure fabric in the hoop) and shares easy ways to transfer designs to light or dark fabric.
2. Stitching the Tropical Floral Wreath
3. Completing the Floral Wreath
4. The Bear Cub: Needle-Painting Fur & Features
5. Completing the Bear Cub & Hoop Finishing
6. Making Patches & Design Inspiration

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Taught by

Jessica  Long
Jessica Long
A self-taught embroiderer, Jessica Long is the founder of Jessica Long Embroidery (formerly Namaste Embroidery), where she shares her patterns, kits and tutorials, as well as embroidered jewelry and hoop art. Jessica specializes in charming, colorful floral and animal patterns, elegant silhouettes and unique double-hoop designs, all of which you can see on her website, Instagram feed and Etsy store.