Friday, July 29, 2011

Embroidery Workshops at Sifu in August

I'm teaching a few embroidery workshops at Sifu Design Studio in Chicago during the month of August. Each 3-hour workshop is a great way to take your embroidery skills to the next level, or learn something completely new. All materials are included for each workshop - B.Y.O.Hoop if you'd like. You can sign up online and view the whole calendar here, or call the store to sign up - 773.271.7438.

ribbon embroidery class

Wednesday, August 3rd, 6:00 - 9:00pm

This romantic technique has been around for hundreds of years, and is perfect for embellishing clothing and home goods. In this workshop, you'll learn the basics to create ribbon motifs and how to combine them into a charming work of art. 

fancy stitches class

Wednesday, August 10th, 6:00 - 9:00pm

A workshop for the experienced embroider who is ready to learn a few fancy stitches. In this workshop we'll learn five decorative stitches and create a sampler to hang on your wall or give as a gift. 

punch embroidery class

Saturday, August 13th, 2:30 - 5:30pm

Create a patch for your letter sweater! Punch embroidery uses a special tool to push loops of thread through fabric in a specific design, creating a fluffy, soft picture. In this workshop, we'll learn the basics to get you started with a project of your choosing - bring a sketchbook with your own ideas or use one of our patterns.

Monday, August 22nd, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Appliqué is great for everything from t-shirts to home decor to covering a hole in your favorite garment. We’ll cover heat and bond, quick turn, reverse appliqué, traditional appliqué with blind stitch, and blanket stitch.


  1. I wished I lived closer OK 5 hours closer, I would love to take these classes. I love the last one.

  2. That looks like so, so much fun! I am crazy over embroidery. This class sounds like the cat's pajamas! I will be there in spirit :)

    Happy Monday!

  3. Holy cow, Katie! Awesome!! Also, how could I get my hot hands on that owl embroidery?!


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