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A Stitch in Time: embroidering postcards

A Stitch in Time: embroidering postcards

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Curious about stitching outside of the embroidery hoop?  In this class, you'll learn the techniques and skills needed to stitch successfully on paper!  With needles in hand and a bit of creativity, we'll embellish vintage postcards with colorful embroidery floss.

This class is appropriate for absolute beginners as well as those who have some embroidery experience already.  We'll cover the techniques specific to embroidering on paper and work together to plan designs and color combinations appropriate to each postcard.  We'll learn a variety of embroidery stitches that work well on paper, including back stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch, French knots, whipped and woven wheels, and Rhodes stitch. 

After completing this class, you'll have the skills needed to continue exploring paper embroidery on your own! 

Audience: Adults

Skill level: Beginner

Supplies we'll provideAll materials and tools plus kind, patient instruction

Supplies to bring with you:

  1. Optional: Your own embroidery tools (snips, tapestry needles, threads) if you prefer
  2. Not optional: Your curiosity and willingness to experiment

Safety Precautions:

  • Class size is very limited due to social distancing requirements.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged out of consideration for everyone in the room.
  • If you are not feeling well or if anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID in the past 7 days, please stay home. 

When you sign up for this class, you're agreeing to abide by our safety precautions as well as our registration policy. Please contact us before registering if you have any questions.


Your instructor is Robert Sheckler of Redmond Philbert Handwork, an enthusiastic learner, teacher, and broommaker living and working in the Portland area. Whenever he is not making brooms, Robert loves to have needle and thread in hand. He is currently studying online with the Royal School of Needlework and enjoys experimenting with different materials in embroidery.

All photography furnished by Robert Sheckler.

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