:: virtual :: Hand Embroidery Basics

Learn all of the basics you need to become a happy stitcher.


$155.00 per person

Per Session:

2h 30min

About this experience

This is a beginner workshop covering the basics of embroidery, including how to get started and some of the most fun, common stitches as well as tips and tricks. We will use Rebecca Ringquist’s beautiful drop cloth sampler to guide the work, leaving you with a charming and frame-worthy sampler at the end of the workshop. Over the three-week class you will learn oh-so-much, including:

+ Choosing and working with thread.
+ Threading needles for embroidery.
+ Setting up a hoop.
+ Lots of stitches!!
+ Tying off threads and finishing.

This is a 3-SESSION workshop that meets on all of the following dates (apologies for the confusion - our event booking app is working on making this clearer in the future!). By signing up for this $155 workshop you are signing up for 7.5 hours of class over the following dates.

Thursday - AUG 20 // 6:30-9PM
Thursday - AUG 27 // 6:30-9PM
Thursday - SEPT 3 // 6:30-9PM


All classes meet virtually via Zoom. You will be provided with a link in advance of the workshop.

This is a beginner class - no previous skills required. Price includes thoughtfully sourced materials (no additional materials fees) that will be available for pick-up or delivery to you (locally via e-bike and otherwise via USPS - shipping costs are not included in class fee) in advance of the workshop. Students also get a one-time use 15% off discount card for use during and up to two weeks following the last class session.

CANCELLATION POLICY // Wild Hand is happy to offer a store credit refund for cancellations made a week or more in advance. For cancellations made less than a week in advance we can offer a 50% store credit refund.

Your Host

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Emily is an Artist and Founding Member of @artdeptphilly, a collaborative vintage store and workshop space dedicated to sharing stories and uplifting underserved artists. She has a BA in Education and Photography from Eugene Lang College in New York and a Master's degree in photography from UCA in Kent, England. Her work exploring the personal and cultural legacy of slavery and the Black female body has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Emily has worked as photography teacher and museum educator at the International Center of Photography in New York. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia.