'First Steps' a Swedish weaving hand embroidery workshop with Sarah Boardman

'First Steps' a Swedish weaving hand embroidery workshop with Sarah Boardman


In this introductory online workshop you will be taught some basic stitches and work a small band that can be made into a card, postcard, bookmark or needle case. You will also see how you can vary the design and how it can be used to create larger pieces.
Swedish weaving or Huck embroidery was traditionally worked to create beautiful borders on table and bath linens and clothes such as aprons. Although its origins can be traced back as far as the 15th Century, it has a wonderfully contemporary quality to it and is perfect for creating decorative items from wall hangings and cushions to cards and small gifts.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will start with an informative slide presentation before learning some sample stitches. After lunch the main embroidered piece will be started. There will be 4 hours of teaching and stitching with half an hour for lunch. Towards the end of our time together you will be shown how to finish your piece off, given instructions on how to make it up into a variety of items and how to take the design further. Examples of my own work will also be shown.

What you will need

25cm x 25cm white or cream 11 count Aida fabric
Size 22 cross-stich needle
2 skeins No. 8 Perle thread in 2 shades of the same colour
Table - top magnifier (optional but very helpful if you find the fabric structure a little difficult to see)
Embroidery scissors
Machine sewing thread in a could that shows up well on white


Sarah Boardman at SB Textile Art

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


4½ hours (10:30am to 3:00pm)

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Caroline - - #39795

Sarah has a lovely personality, is kind and caring. She is an inspiring patient tutor. Since I did a First Steps Course I have gone on to make up my own designs and have lots of fun doing it. When I first looked at Sarah's work I said 'I could never do that'! I'm rather addicted to it now!! Glad I got over myself!

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