Pet Portraits - Hand Embroidered Project!

How to create pet or people portraits with your needle and thread

Mabel Li

Mabel Li

5.0 (2)

2 hours 1 to 3 (public classes), 2 to 4 (private)

label $65 - $70 or 4 payments of $16.25 - $17.50
($70 per student when you book for 1 student, $65 for 2+ students)

Creating a pet portrait through hand embroidery is one of the most rewarding and meditative experiences. You will see although the 'how' is more advanced, it is not more difficult. With only the minimum knowledge and experience with hand embroidery, you can make fun, life-like works of art depicting your pets or friends and family.

Skills we will go over in this class:
- all steps to making a portrait from scratch
- advanced tracing technique
- choosing a style to suit your subject

Please bring:
- a photo of a pet or person that you'd like to embroider (this can be digital or an actual photo)
- your favourite embroidery hoop if you have one

Class duration: 2-2.5hr

If you have a date in mind that is not listed, please feel free to request a time.

Knowledge Required
The bare minimum on hand embroidery: how to use the embroidery hoop, and a couple of basic stitches
What you'll get
The pattern for this project, any fabric provided by the teacher and step-by-step process on making this pattern.
What to bring
Their own embroidery hoop if have one. Any specific piece of fabric or clothing you would like to use for the portrait. Needles and floss and other tools are provided in class.

Auburn, NSW

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

The teacher can also travel within 18km of Auburn for private classes

Your teacher
Mabel Li
Mabel Li

3+ years in hand embroidery experience

5.0 (2)

Mabel is a self taught hand embroidery artist. When you take this class you will not be learning from an expert but someone who simply fell in love with this craft and can show you how YOU are capable of making just about anything with the most basic of stitches and knowledge on embroidery. You will be shown all the basics from the ground up and build your confidence as an amateur. Her lessons are engaging, step-by-step and filled with easy to follow tips so that you will feel like you can tackle any projects in no time.

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