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 $110 (or 4 payments of $27.50 Afterpay)
How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 3-5 business days - In time for the class - they will be sent via express post.. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Learn embroidering for beginners with Narda 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 sessions ($55)
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

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, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
Narda Campbell Designs
Narda Campbell Designs

Over 25 years experience in teaching & creating.

4.9 (130)

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

May Sharman May 2022

Learnt a lot of new stitches, how to
Perfect them. Lovely and easy to listen to and communicate with.
Thank you

Leanne Koh May 2022

Bards was great, patient and clear in explaining all the detail. Thank you for a great introduction to embroidery!

Marguerite Kik May 2022

I had a great class, and really enjoyed the embroidery. It is very relaxing and de-stressing. There are so many things you can do with the skill.

Kendall Benton-Collins May 2022

Narda is very knowledgeable on all forms of embroidery (and other artistic mediums) and shares her passion and experience freely! An excellent class for learning the foundations and having a play.

Kate Letheren May 2022

A wonderful class with Narda! I'd never done any embroidery work before, so was learning everything for the first time (even how to correctly thread a needle!). The one-on-one class format means that the lesson is tailored for you and your level of experience. Narda was supportive, patient, and had plenty of stitching wisdom to share. After the class, I walked away knowing how to do my own basic embroidery stitches and am looking forward to learning more. Thank you Narda!

Tessa McDonnell Feb 2022

Such a wonderful inspiring teacher! Highly recommend for beginners. Feel more confident in embroidery now

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Elvira Nikolaou Jan 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Narda was lovely, very good at easing my anxiety. The class was really informative, I learnt a lot about different cultures using embroidery, that I never put together until now and it was fascinating and just learning the basics of the stitches was great, I didn't have any pressure to create a masterpiece. I had a great afternoon and look forward to doing another one of her classes soon.

Textiles workshop review by Elvira Nikolaou

Katie Clemens Oct 2021

Narda was engaging and so knowledgeable! She taught me so much in such a short time. She is such a beautiful, kind, lovely person who puts you at ease in her presence. Thank you, Narda

Vicki Russo Oct 2021

Limited only by your imagination! I have enjoyed having a whole new world of fun opened for me.

Emma Dunphy Oct 2021

I learnt so much. This was a fantastic class. Narda shares a wealth of experience and information, along with practical examples. Highly recommended.

Lisa Pichler Sep 2021

30 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

This class was very good. Perfect for beginners and the teacher was very patient. My daughter and I took it together and really enjoyed it and we learned a lot!

Matilda Hillam Aug 2021

77 ClassBento workshops attended • 45 reviews

Narda was an enthusiastic and passionate teacher. The course was accessible and easy to understand. A great intro into embroidery.

Textiles workshop review by Matilda Hillam

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 • 2 reviews

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

Trish Turner Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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

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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