Hand Embroidery for Beginners - 4 X Sessions

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Using one of my original exclusive designs, try the art of hand stitching or 'slow stitch'.



4 x 1 hour Class size 1 to 4

label $120 - $160 (or 4 payments of $30 - $40 Afterpay)
($160 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $120 for 3+ guests)



This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Learn the fundamentals of embroidery with this live online course!

This course consists of four 1 hour sessions.

You will learn these stitches over the 4 workshops:
Session 1.

  • Running Stitch
  • Holbein/Double running stitch
  • Back stitch
  • Split stitch
  • Stem stitch
Session 2
  • Straight stitch
  • Cross stitch
  • Seed stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • Couching stitch
Session 3
  • Chain stitch
  • Feather stitch
  • Blanket stitch
  • Lazy daisy stitch
Session 4
  • Pistil stitch
  • French knots
  • Bullion stitch

All the materials you need for this series of classes are provided in your Craft Box.

In this course, you use basic stitches to create a 10cm x 10cm piece of embroidery.
The design you will be using is one of my original designs from my 'Doodle Birds & Butterflies' collection.

You can choose ONE of four designs.
The design is hand-drawn onto the fabric for your convenience.

1. Blue, white & black butterfly - 'To spend a day at leisure, is to be immortal for a day'.
2. White, red & yellow butterfly - 'Live in the sunshine, Swim in the sea, Drink the wild air".
3. Blue bird - 'Words are not birds, once they have flown they can never be caught.'
4. Orange bird - 'It is better to know how to learn than to know'.

Please see the photos in the gallery.
These designs are my original designs from my 'Doodle Birds & Butterflies' series of designs.

Add-on available for this class
  • extra 1 hour session - no equipment provided ($40)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
For Beginners.
No knowledge needed.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • A piece of 100% Linen or 100% hand dyed cotton to practice on
  • Needles + a few pins
  • Thread to practice with
  • Small notebook
  • A spring tension hoop
  • Needle threader
  • Written instructions
  • Original hand-drawn design on piece of linen + the threads you need to complete the bird.
What you'll need
Everything is provided.
 
Session repeats

After the first session, subsequent sessions can be arranged with the teacher, at a time that suits you.

Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 11 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

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

Your teacher
Narda Campbell Designs
Narda Campbell Designs

Over 25 years experience in teaching & creating.

4.9 (65)

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.

Verified reviews

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S Asifi Sep 2020


Narda was so patient with our questions and so inspirational with her pieces. Everything was well run and received a lovely starter park!

Dee Jul 2020


what a great experience. Narda Campbell was such a comfortable easy tutor. Any nerves I may have thought about having were very quickly swept aside due to her 'real' personality. She patiently explained the stitches and shared her knowledge (which is vast and fascinating) when it would help us. I felt like I had stumbled across someone who shared the same ideals as me and offered a a freedom of expression within the skill she was teaching.

Cassandra Williams Jul 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Thankyou for a fantastic first lesson! Really beginner friendly, with very clear instructions and a relaxed feel to the session. I already have some stitches to play around with and practise, and I am looking forward to our next class!
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