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SOLD OUT - Embroidery 101: DIY Design & Basic Stitches

  • urban bazaar 1371 9th Ave San Francisco, CA, 94122 United States (map)


Stitch up a new take on an old art form!

Usually an art reserved for grannies, embroidery is a great way to turn an old somethin'-somethin' from DRAB to FAB! Learn the first basic stitches to turn your own DIY design dreams into a beloved piece of art!

In this upcoming workshop, instructor Steph Cortes, will show you some of the secrets her grandmother shared with her when she was a wee one bored on her summer vacations.

You'll get one-on-one instruction on how to transfer your own original design (if you don't have a design in mind, Steph will have a few templates drawn out) and start practicing the following stitches:

  • running stitch
  • back stitch
  • split stitch
  • french knots
  • seed stitch
  • blanket stitch
  • satin stitch

Your materials fee will cover:

  • one 4" wooden embroidery hoop
  • two scraps of fabric (one for practice stitches, one for your DIY design)
  • a European quality embroidery needle
  • a variety of colors of high-quality embroidery floss
  • one sheet embroidery pattern transfer paper

COST: $30 +$5 materials fee

Embroidery 101: DIY Design & Basic Stitches

About the Instructor:


Steph Cortes has been selling her crafts on Etsy since 2007.  With her company nerd JERK, she designs, stitches & assembles all of her geekery in her San Francisco studio. She's inspired by turning pixels into textiles - in crochet, embroidery & cross-stitch.

She has helped folks set up shop both locally & while speaking at conferences nationwide such as Craftcation & Schoolhouse Craft. Her advice is also featured in the upcoming 2nd edition of The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin. She has found her passion is helping folks achieve their goals of awesomeness; she'd love to help you!