Stitch a Leafy Botanical Embroidery Sampler | Skillshare Projects

Sharon Holland

Surface Pattern Designer



Stitch a Leafy Botanical Embroidery Sampler

Class Description

Join me, Sharon Holland, as I discover the decorative art of embroidery. As an artist of over 35 years and surface pattern designer for a major fabric company, Ive enjoyed creating in many types of mediums. Taking up embroidery was a natural progression for me and feels like another extension of my art.

Although hand stitching a design onto fabric is probably the slowest way Ive created art, its likewise one of the most rewarding. Theres something very zen-like in embroidery work. Embroidery is a relatively inexpensive hobby, its portable, and can be picked up and put down without missing a stitch—making it perfect for teaching you the basic stitches in short lessons.

I love to stitch in the evenings and decompress from a busy day and hope you too will discover the joys of slow stitching—even if youve never picked up an embroidery needle before! In this class youll create a decorative leafy botanical sampler while learning basic embroidery stitches.



In this beginning class you'll learn nine fundamental embroidery stitches in easy-to-follow lessons. After each lesson students are encouraged to share their stitching progress with other class members, because it’s so much fun to see your stitches fill the cloth!



Getting Started


  • Split stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • Stem stitch
  • Straight stitch
  • Fishbone stitch
  • Open fishbone stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Lazy Daisy
  • French Knot

Hoop Art

Final Thoughts


Class Project

At the end of this class youll have made a stunning botanical sampler suitable for hanging as artwork or sewing into a project. Lets get stitching!




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