39min beginner

Stitch up a beautiful embroidery hoop that you can sew on the go! Brush up on the basics as Vanessa shares tips for making smooth satin stitches. Then tackle woven wheels, fly stitches, French knots and more.

Episode descriptions

Transfer & Hooping
1. Episode: Transfer & Hooping

Vanessa shows you how to prepare your fabric and crisply transfer the embroidery design. Plus get tips for how to hoop the fabric before you start stitching.

Stitch the Design
2. Episode: Stitch the Design

Learn how to make smooth satin stitches with a backstitch foundation. You'll work all the elements of your hoop with a variety of stitches including the fly stitch, split stitch, lazy daisies and French knots. And, get tips for creating dimensional woven wheel roses; it's easier than you might think!

3. Episode: Finishing

Add a finishing touch to your embroidery by gathering the fabric around the back of the hoop. Vanessa shows you how.

About the Teacher

Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini

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Additional Resources

If you need help with any of the stitches or techniques shown in this class, check out our comprehensive class "Startup Library: Hand Embroidery."

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