Learn Embroidery for Absolute Beginners

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Dip your toe into the art of hand stitching or slow stitching



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public dates), 1 to 5

label $70 - $80 (or 4 payments of $18 - $20 Afterpay)
($80 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $70 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 embroidering for beginners in the comfort of your own home.

This live streaming embroidery class is for those who would like a taste of what the world of embroidery has to offer!

In this class, you will learn five basic stitches, including:

  • Running Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Straight stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • French knots

You will be provided with a small kit (includes hand-dyed fabric, needles, thread, small embroidery hoop) and written instructions.

Add-on available for this class
  • extra 1 hour session - no equipment provided ($40)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
This live online class is for absolute beginners.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
A small stitching kit containing;
  • Thread, needles, pins, thimble, needle threader, piece of hand-dyed fabric and a small embroidery hoop.
  • Written instructions.
What you'll need
  • Everything you need for the lesson is provided in your craft box.
  • You will need a good light source and a computer.
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

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

Your teacher
Narda Campbell Designs
Narda Campbell Designs

Over 25 years experience in teaching & creating.

4.9 (78)

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

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class


Heidi Ferguson Jun 2021


Narda was very patient with me, firstly when I couldn't get on to the camera, then when I was attempting new stitches, and when it took me about ten minutes to thread my needle at one point!

Deborah O'Reilly May 2021


The stitching and colour of the hand dyed material is beautiful I can’t wait to learn more

Fiona Buls Apr 2021


Narda is wonderful and talented teacher who is well prepared and very knowlegable. Her artwork is amazing.

Melina Scarcella Mar 2021


Narda is a wonderful teacher and is very generous with her time. This is a great workshop for a complete novice like myself. Narda makes it easy to continue to practice what you’ve learnt too, by providing a takeaway embroidery kit. Thank you Narda!

Linda Crawford Mar 2021


Teacher was very good, friendly and helpful to a complete beginner. The venue was comfortable and well organised . The kit supplied was great.

Kathy Lagos Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Such a lovely place. Narda is a beautiful lady and very patient. Definitely going back to learn more. Thank you Narda :)

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Trish Turner Mar 2021


Loved the class. Narda was so welcoming and knowledgeable. It was perfect for a novice like I am. Narda is skilled in so many areas and happy to share her crafts. The craft kit I received was wonderful including a piece of hand dyed fabric. Afternoon tea was lovely. Would highly recommend

Nina Schiller Nov 2020


Narda is not only an amazing artist but a great teacher. The Embroidery for Absolute beginners was well paced and Narda explained and demonstrated the 5 basic stitches needed to start your own creation. Thank you Narda for introducing me to the fascinating world of colour, thread and material. Seeing your work was an inspiration! The embroidery kit you provided will definitely be put to good use. PS the tea break with chocolate fudge brownie with berries and cream - yum!

Learn Embroidery for Absolute Beginners review by Nina Schiller Sydney

Lyne Duong Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was amazing, passionate, patient and knowledgeable. We felt very comfortable & very much enjoyed the class. We learnt a lot :)

Wonnie Shin Aug 2020


I am so lucky to have done this class. Narda was a lovely teacher. Thank you so much.

Tamara Abeska Jul 2020


I absolutely loved my beginner’s embroidery class with Narda today!

Her space will relax and inspire you creatively whilst leaning the basic stitches of embroidery.

Narda is extremely patient with beginners, and has a wealth of knowledge to share. The personalised kit is such a great touch as you get to practise at home.

I would highly recommend Narda’s class for anyone interested in the world of embroidery! She is a true artist.

Sue Marendy Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Value for money and a relaxed atmosphere - made for a perfect experience with Narda today. She is such a talented lady who took the time to teach me new skills. Narda was patient and extremely good and demonstrating the steps I needed to perform the stitches being taught. I would love to do other courses with her and hope to soon. The one on one lesson was perfect for me. The kit she provided was wonderful and she certainly didn't skimp of this.
Highly recommend this to others.

Sonia Ottley Feb 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Narda is a great teacher. I was given a lovely kit to get me started. The class was very informative and excellent value for money. I will be going back to do more classes.

Martina Pereyra Jan 2020


Exelent clase! On s great place. Narda is so nice and talented It was a true plasure spent time with her. She gave me all the supplies I could need. I love it!

Ai Ooi Jul 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Narda is a good teacher and very patience. She is very passionate in teaching. The venue is very cosy and very comfortable. She likes to share her experience and give good advice on how to get the books and materials for stitching.
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