Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners

Learn everything you need to create something beautiful using needle and thread



4 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $120 - $140 (or 4 payments of $30 - $35 Afterpay)
($140 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $130 for 2+ guests, $120 for 4 guests)



In this fun embroidery class, we will be diving straight into the world of thread and colour as you learn an ancient skill that can be used to update or create something new.

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 your teacher Narda will be there to help and answer any questions you might have.

You will go home with the skills to embellish your clothes, homewares and more, as well as your hand-stitched piece. You will also have access to Narda's textile and design library.

This short workshop is also great for those who are doing textiles for their HSC and would like to explore design options.

Please note: Workshops in Mount Victoria (in the Blue Mountains) are also available by request.



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


Add-on available for this class

Extra sessions ($55)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
No prior knowledge needed.
This is a workshop for Beginners.
 
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
  • Printed instructions to take home.

You will also take home your piece created during the session and leave with the skills you need to create pieces for yourself.

Afternoon tea or supper is also provided depending on the session.
What to bring
All supplies are provided.
 
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Location

Meadowbank, NSW

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

Your teacher
Narda Campbell Designs
Narda Campbell Designs

Over 25 years experience in teaching & creating.

4.9 (62)

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.

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

I firmly believe there is no such thing as a non-creative person.
Everyone has the potential to be creative.
It could be in cooking, gardening, interior design, writing or as in my case - FIBRE arts.

As a teacher with 30 years experience, I get a real buzz when a student who hasn't tried a specific 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 'Hand or Surface 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.

My influences come from various parts of history both ancient and modern, the natural world (especially birds & fish) & the written word.
I love to read.
I collect folktales & poetry.
These interests often show up in my work - in quotes or images inspired by what I've read.

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

The same can be said of my other design practices - wirework, up-cycling clothing & free form crochet + knitting.
I also teach spinning - I dye & spin my own yarn.

Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.


health_and_safety
Narda Campbell Designs is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).

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I will be limiting the numbers in each class to just one booking per class - to minimise risk to both participants & myself.

Everything that is used is clean & wiped using govt guidelines.
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Jennifer Normoyle  •  Mar 2021


I had a class with Narda and l can recommend her most highly. She is an absolute font of knowledge, wonderfully talented and very patient. All materials were provided and they are top quality and natural Narda is a gem, a kind and thoughtful lady. l will be back.

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Sally Cornell  •  Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was amazing. Narda's knowledge of embroidery, textiles and colour is incredible. Loved hearing the history behind designs and how she got into the craft. Seeing her designs and completed works was inspiring. Juat an amazing afternoon.

Angela McDermott  •  Jan 2021


I can’t speak highly enough about Narda and the class that she has designed. Narda is a patient and knowledgeable teacher who has mastered many crafts, which all play a part when she teaches this workshop. As an added bonus, afternoon tea was delicious!

Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners review by Angela McDermott

Olivia Bossy  •  Oct 2020


I loved taking this class with Narda! The whole experience was so lovely – from the actual skills she taught me so patiently to the chats about books and the delicious chocolate cake – it was a day very well spent. Thank you so much Narda

Anne Bradbury  •  Oct 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Spent a lovely afternoon with Narda learning the intricacies of embroidery. She embodies creativity. Everything clearly explained with additional notes and information to purchase supplies and books. Narda provided a lovely starter kit which has certainly motivated me to continue the minute I get home.

Textiles workshop review by Anne Bradbury

Purabi Khan  •  Oct 2020


Narda was amazing! Loved her tutorial and her home! So cozy and beautiful ambience with books and Jazz music playing in the background. Narda was so patient and polite and extremely supportive in teaching me the basics of hand embroidery and in the course, introducing me to art history as well. She is highly learned and skilled in her craftsmanship and her communication skill is excellent. She provided me with all the materials needed and a start up kit as well! She also baked a chocolate cake and made special Darjeeling Tea for me and the warmth and hospitality made my experience as a beginner truly memorable and truly worth it. She is brilliant!

Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners review by Purabi Khan Sydney

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Ardelia Indradi  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Narda is a wonderful teacher—so informative, patient and kind! I learnt so much, and can't wait to put my new skills into practice!

Stacie Mulvaney  •  Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Narda was lovely and very helpful. She had even gone to the trouble to bake a cake for afternoon tea! It was a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon and we are now able to start doing some embroidery

Suzanne Bad  •  Jul 2020


Excellent teacher who gave me ideas for my project. Very nice lady . I thoroughly enjoyed the class

Charlotte Chang  •  Jul 2020


My teenage daughter loved her class with Narda. The cosy environment made her feel extremely comfortable. She learnt the different stitches with ease. Narda is a fabulous mentor. She is well informed and possesses a great wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend her classes for youngsters who want to explore the world of embroidery. Thanks Narda for being the perfect host too. Cheers!

Li-Yin Hong  •  Jun 2020


I had a wonderful time and can’t wait to have more lessons with Narda. She is a great teacher and her charming personality makes the class interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend her classes!

Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners review by Li-Yin Hong Sydney

Sylvia Silva  •  Mar 2020


Participated in the beginners hand embroidery workshop with Narda Campbell and had a great time. We were taught the fundamentals of different stitches which set up the basis for practically any embroidery design. We were taught good technique and also posture, as well as a bit of history around embroidery and uses of the stitches. Narda created little beginners kits for us with useful handouts, different coloured floss, a vial of needles, and other great supplies. Everything we needed to participate was supplied during the workshop, and she also prepared a gorgeous little cake and tea for us to enjoy together. The venue was easy to find and pleasant to work in: calm, cosy, well lit, and nice atmosphere. Narda herself was kind, funny, patient, and obviously passionate about her crafts, and was inspiring. I left the workshop so excited about designing some projects for myself. Really glad I came along to this and would highly recommend to others!

Angelique Ong  •  Feb 2020


Loved this class and how hospitable, nurturing and caring Narda was.
Thank you for opening me up to the world of embroidery!

Sonia Ottley  •  Feb 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Narda is a passionate about embroidery and it shows in the way she teaches. She is so positive and encouraging. I learnt so much in this class and Narda gave me many ideas of projects I could create with the stitches I had learnt.

Maria Bolla  •  Feb 2020


I enjoyed so much my class with Narda, she make the class very informative, practical and give me ideas For my future protects. She was generous with her materials and time. She provided everything for the beginners class and the possibility of continue practicing after the class

Clare Kelly  •  Feb 2020


Such a fun class! And with the materials provided we are set up to continue learning and practicing lots of inspiration provided, Narda is a very experienced teacher! Thank you!

Textiles workshop review by Clare Kelly

Margaret Pham  •  Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended


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

Jane Quilter  •  Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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!

Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners review by Jane Quilter

Eloise Fallon  •  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!

Mari Yamada  •  Oct 2019


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

Lisa Shepherd  •  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

Michelle Gardiner  •  Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


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.

Rebecca Corke  •  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.

Kath Chegwidden  •  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

Rebecca Stooke  •  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!

Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners review by Rebecca Stooke

Sisi Jia  •  Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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

Christina Brook  •  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!

Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners review by Christina Brook

Thomas Damjanovic  •  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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