Introduction to Embroidery Workshop

Learn embroidery skills for beginners



3 hours Class size 1 to 12 (public classes), 12 to 60 label $90

It’s time to customise your closet, DIY those dungarees, makeover that muumuu. Give your wardrobe a new life using the ancient art of embroidery. This three-hour workshop is for absolute beginners and will familiarise you with hoops, needles and embroidery floss.

You’ll learn classic stitches (satin stitch, chain stitch, long and short stitch, leaf stitch and french knots) to get you started, and eventually complete a modern and unique pattern to adorn your favourite denim jacket. Aside from the tangible, embroidery practice rewards you with patience, precision, relaxation, creativity, and precious time away from your phone.

Embroidery is easy to pick up and hard to put down; once you master the basics, the design options are endless. The only limit is your creativity. At the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to give your grandma a run for her money and earn some serious street cred by confidently customising your existing clothes. Each participant will leave the class with a mini hoop to take home.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



What you'll get
  • Six-inch hoop
  •  Cotton fabric
  • Needles and thread
  •  Embroidery scissors

What to bring
  • Fabric scissors
  • We will have a colourful selection of threads, but if you have any of your own you’d love to use, bring them along!
  •  Your beautiful self!

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

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


Tamina Astrid (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

Work-Shop HQ - 16 Cope Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Tamina Astrid

Tamina Astrid

4.9 (12)

I’m Tamina Astrid and I started embroidery in 2015 and have loved it ever since. I’d say my style is very freehand and I love making unique works. My favourite design to stitch is waves and the ocean. I love showing others that embroidery can be a modern art form and helps to put your mind at ease! When I’m not embroidering I’m reading, binging Netflix or playing Minecraft.

 




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2235)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

Verified reviews

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Andy McGinty Jun 2021


Thank you for a wonderful class where I learnt the techniques to start my embroidery journey :)

Jamie Rana May 2021


Great class - friendly and helpful teacher, very cool teaching space.
Everything we needed was provided plus more to take home. Thanks!

Caitlin Manoharan Feb 2021


Such a lovely teacher- really patient and broke down each stitch so easily! Her own work was beautiful and at the end of the class we looked at other stitches to try. Thank you for my lovely thread too, I'd definitely do another class like this again.

Mark Trinidad Jan 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Overall the class was amazing!

Tamina was a great teacher and taught some cool techniques!

All materials were provided, and the overall ambience of the classroom made it a great experience.

Highly recommend this class

Emma Williams Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Such a great little intro to embroidery! Tamina was lovely and very helpful! We had a really fun time

Lisa Chung Nov 2020


Tamina was really helpful and she made it easy to learn. I really liked that she also asked which stitches that people wanted to learn and then taught us how to do these harder ones.

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Kate Butler Aug 2020


Great class for learning basic stitches - the teacher was fun & friendly and loved the funky venue

Tian Luong Aug 2020


Three hours went by too quickly. I had lots of fun. Tamina knows her stuff and is a great teacher. Didn't have enough time to do my own little embroidery but got to take home stuff so I can do it at home. Highly recommended.

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Joanne Lee-Jung Aug 2020


Really good introduction to all the stitches one could possibly learn to embroider with - Tamina also has a lovely personality and it was a pleasure to be in her class :)

Emma Lord Jul 2020


I love workshop as a venue, feel instantly more creative when I enter. The teacher on this workshop was fabulous and her examples motivational. Went over all the stitches we needed and more. Highly recommend.

Michelle Brandwood Jul 2020


Great class. Tamina was excellent at teaching the stitches and checking with us if we needed help along the way. She spent time to show us stitched that we asked about. I feel much more confident in stitching at home. Tamina was super approachable and offered everyone to contact her if they need help. Thanks for a great class

Katie Buckley Jul 2020


Our Teacher was great, as were all materials provided. Definitely Learnt what I came for. The venue was fine, but could be better as it got darker we had to request more light to see the detail as we worked, also it was very cold and no heaters were available so my fingers got cold and actually made it harder to stitch! A warming cup of tea (provided by the receptionist maybe, as opposed to the teacher) halfway through would have been a nice touch!
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