Beginner's Embroidery Class

A stand alone workshop where you learn everthing you need to create something beautiful using needle & thread.

4 hours 1 to 5 (public classes), 1 to 20 (private

label $75 - $85 or 4 payments of $18.75 - $21.25 Afterpay
($85 per student when you book for 1 student, $80 for 2+ students, $75 for 4+ students)

In this fun embroidery class we will be diving straight into the world of thread and colour.

We'll begin the class with some basic colour theory and explore the different types of stitches.
During the class you will learn the basic stitches you need to use in a variety of ways e.g. Sashiko, Boro, painting with thread and many more!

This is a hands on experience and I will be on hand to help and answer any questions you might have.
You will go home with the skills to embellish your own clothes, homewares and more, as well as your own hand stitched piece.

You will also have access to my textile and design library.

I am located within walking distance to train, bus, ferry & have free secure parking under my building.

If you are unsure which would be the best route to get to me, please text after booking so I can advise you.

You can also REQUEST a class at my studio at no extra cost.

If arranging for a private group where I need to travel there are associated charges.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required
No prior knowledge needed
What you'll get
Guests leave with a full embroidery kit including…
- embroidery hoop
- range of threads (10 colours)
- choice of fabric - hand dyed or plain linen
- stitching needs (needles, thimble, threader, pins etc)
- small colour wheel
as well as printed instructions to take home.

They also take home their piece created during the session.

What to bring
All supplies are provided.

Suitable for

This workshop is suitable for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Meadowbank, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 10km of Meadowbank for private classes

Your teacher
Narda Campbell Designs
Narda Campbell Designs

Over 25 years experience in teaching & creating.

5.0 (16)

A fibre artist, designer, teacher and history nut, I am fascinated by all forms of colour and pattern in daily life as an expression of culture and identity.
My influences come from various parts of history both ancient and modern, and the natural world.

I love teaching and sharing what I know, helping people to stretch their skills and create new experiences.

As a teacher with 25 years experience, I get a real buzz when a student who hasn't tried a specfic craft before - not only masters it, but becomes excited by the ways they can use their new skill.

I started in Jewellery design when I was in my early 20's, then discovered that all the things I love to do (design, dye, draw, felt, paint etc) could be used in the practice of 'Free Form Embroidery'.

I taught the 'Foundation course' in Colour & Design at the International School of Colour & Design.

I am a published textile designer & also run week long textile experiences in Tasmania every January.
I have exhibited many of my pieces in a variety of spaces & had one piece auctioned off to raise money for the Embroiderers Guild of NSW.

I bring all of these experiences to my teaching of Free Form Embroidery & encourage students to explore the potential of this art form.


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Verified reviews

• Nov 2019

This embroidery class was lovely. It was an unexpected intimate one-on-one workshop with Narda where I learnt the basics of embroidery at her beautiful home. The time really flew by and it often felt more like friends having a chat over tea, brownies, and crafting than a strict lesson. Narda was very patient and her passion for all things crafty was apparent from the outset. Her examples of different techniques and displays of her own works was extremely helpful as a beginner as I learn best visually and was able to not only see but also touch the patterns with my hands to analyse the way it was done. Wonderful teacher and workshop; would highly recommend for anyone who learns better in less structured, more free-form lessons. Thank you Narda!

Textiles workshop review by Margaret Pham

• Oct 2019

I really enjoyed this class! Narda was a great teacher, explaining and demonstrating how to do many different stitches. A lovely afternoon tea was also provided. Definitely recommend this class, thank you!

Beginner's Embroidery Class review by Jane Quilter Sydney

• Oct 2019

Narda was a great teacher! We learnt lots about embroidery and design, it was at our pace, and it was a relaxing evening with delicious cake and tea. Would highly recommend!

• Oct 2019

It was very enjoyable time with Narda and love the environment too. Thanks so much!!

• Sep 2019

I absolutely loved attending Narda's workshop. She was very organised and I loved the take home kit she gave me. Her instructions were clear and she had lots of patience. She was very giving in her knowledge and sharing tips and products. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening that passed too quickly

• Sep 2019

We learnt 17 different stitches and about designing embroidered pieces. Narda is an excellent teacher - it was paced nicely for beginners and she’s a wonderfully inspiring and encouraging teacher. Everything was provided and we got lots of tips for how to continue with our newfound embroidery passion. A great intro.

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• Sep 2019

This class was very comprehensive and I learned quite a lot about embroidery. The starter kit was also very useful. I enjoyed every part of this class and feel confident to start my path on embroidery.

• Aug 2019

Excellent class! Narda was an experienced, knowledgeable teacher and wonderful host. Additional information on colour theory & design processes were very helpful. The brownies & coffee were delicious & the space very comfortable and perfectly set up for stitching. Materials provided were more than I expected and great quality. All around amazing experience.

Textiles workshop review by Kath Chegwidden

• Aug 2019

Narda was fantastic! Her class is well organised and resourced, and she is patient and clear in her instructions. As a beginners course, I was given an opportunity to learn and practice a wide range of embroidery stitches, and I left feeling inspired to create. I had a wonderful time and learnt so much!

Beginner's Embroidery Class review by Rebecca Stooke Sydney

• Jul 2019

Narda was a lovely teacher and I felt very at ease with asking her any questions I had. She is very skilled in a range of arts and crafts and it was a great experience to learn whilst hearing her stories.

Textiles workshop review by Sisi Jia

• Jul 2019

I’m so happy that I found Narda’s embroidery workshop on Classbento. From the moment I arrived Narda was extremely welcoming. She has an unbelievably beautiful space to work in, and is extremely knowledgable on so many topics. I was blown away by the wealth of resources she has to offer plus how passionate she is about sharing her skills with others. I will definitely attend more of her workshops. Thank you Narda!

Beginner's Embroidery Class review by Christina Brook

• Jul 2019

Super easy to get to from the station and straight away you receive all the embroidery gear you need. After that you learn a wide array of stitches which are taught very clearly and with that and the handy information pack you are given you will have all the tools you need yo get started on embroidering pretty much anything you want. Narda is a lovely teacher who is happy to revise any details as many times as you need and has a wonderful selection of teas to be paired with dessert.
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