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The New Embroidery: Simple Geometry, Beautiful Stitches

2h 18min intermediate Resources

Discover the joys of hand embroidery alongside slow fashion pioneer Natalie Chanin.

Episode descriptions

Getting Started & The Grid System
1 . Episode: Getting Started & The Grid System
26min

Begin class with Natalie's review of stitching basics as well as the tools and supplies you'll need to get started. Discover how her signature grid system will help you make beautiful stitches, even if you're a beginner!

Square & Diamond Grids
2 . Episode: Square & Diamond Grids
34min

Start with a simple straight stitch as you learn to use the square and diamond stitching grids included in the class materials. Then move on to more complex stitches using multiple row grids. Natalie even shows you how to make shapes using fill stitches.

Rectangle Grids
3 . Episode: Rectangle Grids
19min

Rectangle grids are essentially compacted square grids. In this lesson, Natalie walks you through three stitches: the herringbone, coral, and snail trail. You'll see how easy it is to manipulate your grids by making simple adjustments, opening up even more possibilities.

Double Triangle & Isolated Grids
4 . Episode: Double Triangle & Isolated Grids
23min

Using the double triangle grid, Natalie demystifies the Cretan stitch, a valuable, versatile stitch especially good for stretch fabrics. Afterwards, find out how to use isolated grids to create eyelets and detached stitches, including the seed stitch and French knot.

Decorative Effects
5 . Episode: Decorative Effects
16min

Start adding decorative effects! Find out how to add beads and sequins to any stitch, as well as an extra layer of texture and color with lacing: threading a second thread through a base layer of stitches.

Projects & Design Inspiration
6 . Episode: Projects & Design Inspiration
20min

End class by looking at a couple of projects to practice your stitches. Follow along as Natalie guides you to create a stitch-sampler scarf and a reference binder of stitch samples that you can refer back to as you continue your embroidery journey.

About the Teacher

Natalie Chanin
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Let your stitches run wild with mixed-media embroidery! Embroiderer Nichole Vogelsinger shows you how to make three boho-chic hoop designs using a combination of stitches, fabrics (great for stash-busting!) and embellishments such as beads, buttons and more.
1. Episode: Getting Started & The Grid System 26min
2. Episode: Square & Diamond Grids 34min
4. Episode: Double Triangle & Isolated Grids 23min
6. Episode: Projects & Design Inspiration 20min

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