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A Stitch in Time: embroidering postcards

A Stitch in Time: embroidering postcards

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.  In the first part of the session, 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 the planning and learning stage, we'll have time to stitch in community together and make a start on our postcard projects. You'll go home with the skills needed to continue exploring paper embroidery on your own! 

Audience: Adults

Skill level: Beginner


  1. If you select "all inclusive," we'll provide all materials and tools 
  2. If you select "I'll bring my own supplies," please come to class with a postcard, 4-8 colors of embroidery floss, and two tapestry needles (size 22 and size 26)

    Safety Precautions:

    • 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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