A couple weeks back, my friend Tiffany signed the two of us up for an embroidery workshop at the Brooklyn Craft Company. This was the perfect follow up to my creative goals for 2017– learning a new creative skill with my best friend! We were tasked with embroidering a (seemingly) simple peace sign in the span of a couple hours. I captured the process to share with y’all:
The finished product. I have a whole new appreciation for embroidery– even a simple sketch design like this is surprisingly tricky.
My favorite types of workshop classes involve making a lot of mistakes and course-correcting. There were a lot of teachable moments, but our instructor was patient with us.
Step 1: Trace the printed design using transfer paper. I’d never used transfer paper before, but it made setting up the pattern super easy. I can see myself using this for several other crafts.
Step 2: Stitch the outside pattern.
Step 3: Fill in the color detail. For the nail polish, I went with a dusty rose. Tiffany picked a cherry red.
This craft shop was super cute, and I’m happy to have found a local business to buy future supplies from.
That neon sign and triangle shelf just kills me!
Tiffany and I were so inspired by using our hands to make something together that we decided to sign up for classes on a regular basis. If you’re of the same mindset and local to NYC, check out Brooklyn Craft Co. for tons of affordable workshops!