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In-Person Classes

World-class needlework instruction has come to Chicago! Whether you’re looking for the gentlest possible introduction to embroidery or an in-depth technique intensive, chances are you’ll find it at our flagship Ravenswood location. Maydel hosts teachers from all over, including beloved locals Shannon Downey and Lauren Yeager.

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a navy tshirt embroidered with circular designs around the yoke in blue and green

Stitch Builders: Foundational Stitches with Lauren Yeager

Saturday, February 10th from 10am–3:30pm

This class is part of Lauren Yeager’s Stitch Builders series, which is perfect for both beginning and intermediate stitchers. In each class, students will spend the day practicing 8 different embroidery stitches as they create a sampler to showcase what they’ve learned. The January session will cover some of the most frequently used stitches, including:

  • Stem stitch
  • Satin and Padded Satin stitch
  • Basic Chain stitch with variations
  • French Knot
  • Fly stitch with variations
  • Trellis stitch with variations
  • Button hole stitch
  • Palastrina Knot

The Stitch Builders series will also introduce you to foundational embroidery skills such as how to thread the needle, how to start and end your threads, and how to use an embroidery hoop.

The class fee also includes all needed supplies such as fabric, needles, floss, and a hoop.