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Exploration of Folk Art Stitching


Price includes 6 hours of class. A $47 kit fee will be added at checkout.

With Catherine Redford

June 11, 2:00-4:00pm CDT
June 12, 2:00-4:00pm CDT
June 19, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

Explore traditional Folk Art hand stitching techniques as you make a beautiful art piece combining embroidery and bold quilting with some up-to-date finishing techniques.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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  • KIT-Explorations in Folk Art Stitching


Enjoy hand stitching in this extended class using a carefully curated kit with all the materials you need, including beautiful hand-dyed embroidery threads and recycled sari silk.

Begin with tips for choosing motifs suitable for embroidery and tracing one of the designs supplied in your kit onto a fabric square. Learn or be reminded of traditional embroidery stitches as we work on your design, beginning with chain stitch and including unique embellishment ideas. Folk Art doesn’t have to be perfect!

Time between sessions means you can relax with your stitching until class reconvenes to work on our backgrounds. Baste the supplied silk square with the batting and backing and try some bold hand-quilting inspired by traditional Indian Kantha stitching.

Simple steps will turn your embroidery into a stand-alone appliqué piece ready to add to your fabulous backdrop which can be finished by mounting your project on a stretched canvas or making it into a pillow.

There will be time to answer all your hand-stitching questions as everyone sews together. Leave the class ready to finish your piece and eager to start the next one.

A kit is required for this class. The $47 kit fee will be added to your cart at checkout.
Kit includes 2 X cotton squares, transfer paper, 6 colors hand-dyed, embroidery thread, 3 hand sewing needles, needle threader, 9″ x 10″ wool felt, fat quarter pieced sari silk, 14″ square Thermore batting, fat quarter shot cotton, black micron pen, silver gel pen, spool 8 wt. perle cotton thread, stitch guide (full color 36 page spiral- bound booklet)

NOTE: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States; however, interested students may contact [email protected] for guidance on the yarn.

Supply List
• Blue painters tape or similar
• Ball point pen
• Small scissors
• Basting thread (any machine-weight thread you have)
• Note paper and pen for taking notes
• Required kit
• 2 X cotton squares
• Transfer paper
• 6 colors hand-dyed, embroidery thread
• 3 hand sewing needles
• Needle threader
• 9″ x 10″ wool felt, fat quarter pieced sari silk
• 14″ square Thermore batting
• Fat quarter shot cotton
• Black micron pen
• Silver gel pen
• Spool 8wt. perle cotton thread
• stitch guide

• Thimble
• Reading glasses
• Bright light

Note: Catherine will demonstrate making her embroidery into a stand-alone appliqué piece using a sewing machine and finishing the piece onto a stretched canvas. You will not be doing this during class.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ruth A.L.
Excellent Class

Catherine’s class was very good. She covered the material throughly. The time was well spent and we stayed on topic.
I really like having the two week access - I watched the class several times.

Melody B.

The materials were well organized and arrived on time. The instructor made the class fun as well as a great learning experience. She was organized and efficient. She answered all questions carefully and provided time for questions and comments. Her examples were interesting and useful.