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Embroidery Basics

This introducing embroidery workshop is an ideal starting place for anyone who wants to create a unique wall decor or outfit embellishment.

The class is suitable for beginners. The class covers the basics, insider tips and practical application, making sure students are fully equipped to go on and apply monograms and more to their own garments and develop their own unique style.

In this class, students will be working with their own designs or with predefined designs. All supplies are provided and students are able to take the embroidery pack home.

Feel free to bring a t-shirt, a jean jacket or anything you want to embroider. If you don't want to make an embellishment on your clothes, the host will provide lot of fabrics samples. If you want to bring your own fabric, the best choice for beginners is cotton fabric.

You will learn all the basics :

  • embroidery stitches
  • how to use an embroidery hoop
  • how to choose the best fabric to make embroideries
  • how to use a design to create the most unique embroidery

If you already know a little bit about embroidery, you can also learn new stitches or work on new designs. 

Tickets: $50

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About your host, Elise Huguette

I am Elise, a French artist living in DC for more than two years. I am a seamstress and an embroidery artist. My work concentrates on historic women who inspired me, and women's rights. With my embroideries, I try to show in the most poetical and political way the beauty and the force of women. The Comptoir was born when I became an immigrant, the Comptoir means the counter, it's the place to meet and to learn from new people.