Online course: intuitive daily stitching

Well, here we are. After a good few weeks of hard labour and a very steep learning curve, it’s about as good as it’s going to be, and I think I’m ready to let it out into the world. Thank you for your patience while it was under construction.

The course is all pre-recorded, with no live element – so there’s no rush to sign up and no requirement to be available at set times. You can access the material as often as you want, whenever is convenient for you.

Online course via Teachable

The course is aimed primarily at beginners, so it may be helpful if you’re just starting out with some hand stitching, or some daily stitching. If you’re already stitching quite confidently, there probably won’t be much there that you don’t already know. You can watch the introduction without committing to a purchase, and that will give you an overview of the course content.

You can preview the introduction video here

Briefly, section 1 is about choosing suitable fabrics, needles and threads; section 2 focuses on a selection of easy hand embroidery stitches and various ways in which you can adapt them; and section 3 has some general information on how to approach hand stitching as a mindful, meditative practice.

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The course is quite informal in style and has me going ‘er’ and ‘um’ a bit, even with a script, but nothing is ever going to be perfect. I’ve tried to present it as if we’re in the same room, learning together.

If you don’t already have a Teachable login, you’ll need to create one (it’s free) in order to access the course.

Here’s a bit of the demonstration sampler that I’ve used to show you the stitches. I finished the sampler after recording the course – I just show you the basics in real time. You should be able to recognise the stitches I’ve added.

The price of the course is in GBP, because I’m in the UK. If you’re not in the UK, you can use any online currency converter to see the equivalent amount for you. The secure online checkout system will automatically convert the price to your local currency.

Please try and remember this converted amount so that you recognise it when it appears on your bank statement later. If you don’t recognise the amount and flag it as fraud with your bank by mistake, that can cause extra work and expense for me. Thank you.

Selection of worksheets accompanying each stitch lesson

And after all that preliminary waffle, you can find the course here

I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think.

Author: Karen

Textile and mixed media artist

22 thoughts on “Online course: intuitive daily stitching”

  1. Thank you for taking the time to make this class. Looking forward to logging in and learning new things!❤️

  2. Your introductory video is lovely, Karen! Don’t worry about not being ‘perfect’. What in life is? Being yourself is more important. Best wishes for great success–which aren’t necessary, but I send them anyway.

  3. I started today watching your video. It is great! However, is anyone having trouble hearing. I have all my computer volume settings as high as they can go, and barely hear you speak. Does Teach:able have a setting I can use to increase the volumn?

    1. Hello Laura, glad you’re enjoying it so far. The volume seems fine for me – you can adjust the volume on the Teachable video as well as on your computer. Are you able to try it through headphones to see if that’s any better? Let me know how you get on.

      1. Wahoo I did get it to work and Loved the first 4 videos! Thank you so much they are wonderful!

        1. Excellent! Very glad to see it’s working better for you now. Hope you enjoy the rest of it 🤗

  4. Well done, indeed! Videos are a lot of work, but it’s an interesting challenge. I’ve realised recently how much I have missed stitching in the hand while I’ve been wallowing in silk and gold, so watch for a bit of thought about that in a few weeks’ time!

    1. Thank you, it was indeed a challenge… but I did learn a lot. You can’t beat a good old bit of stitching in the hand 🙂

  5. the worksheets sold me on your course … but my laptop and Teachable aren’t getting along, so I’ll try again later on my phone …

    1. Thank you Liz – the course is squarely aimed at beginners, so you may not get that much out of it as you’ve got lots of experience and skill already. The worksheets are really just doodles (and mostly blank!) – they were a bit of an afterthought in many ways. Useful to jot down ideas though..

      1. I did succeed in getting to your course from my phone … and there is always something new to learn, even after 60 years of stitching … I’ve already watched the first three episodes and so far, so very good

        1. oh Liz, if I could love that comment instead of just liking it, I would. Thanks so much for your vote of confidence, I really value your opinion. I hope you find it carries on just as well. It’s taken reserves of courage I didn’t know I had to get this out there.

  6. Buenas tardes, me gustaría saber si se pueden poner subtitulos en español. Muchas gracias por el esfuerzo.

    1. Thank you for your question. I’m sorry but I don’t think I can provide Spanish subtitles. I’m afraid I don’t speak any Spanish and would have no way of checking that the subtitles were correct. I’m in the process of producing a version of the course with English subtitles though, so you may be able to use an online translation service with that?

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