Hello!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first online workshop! It was great to connect with over 40 stitchers from Canada, the UK and beyond. We hope you enjoyed learning how to add embroidery to masks, cloths and fabric accessories.

Please find a recording below of part 1 & 2 (intro and demo), along with the slide deck and links to other resources. If you have any questions, please email me at museum@mindenhills.ca or leave a comment below 😊

Happy stitching!

-Shannon Quigley

Workshop Description

The techniques from this workshop can be used to decorate masks, clothes, or fabric accessories with simple embroidery stitches.

Workshop outline:

  1. Introduction – examples and ideas for using embroidery to decorate clothes and accessories
  2. Demonstration – Shannon will demonstrate 6 different ways to transfer a design onto fabric (light fabrics and dark fabrics) and how to use simple stitches to embroider flowers and words onto a mask
  3. Stitch along – After the demonstration, stay and stitch a while! Troubleshoot live and socialize with local crafters

Workshop Slides


Recording of Part 1 & 2


Links to resources

Here are a few links to things we mentioned in the workshop:

Workshop Feedback

“What a lovely enjoyable workshop. It was very well planned and easy to follow. Great ideas and artists recommended for follow up. I think that we all feel so isolated and it is hard to be motivated with our lives at the moment. This workshop was inspirational and so good for our well being, it was like meeting new friends. Thank you and I hope to be able to join more workshops in the future.”

“I was proper inspired to get my needle and threads out again. Thank you, a most enjoyable workshop.”

“Great way to spend a PD Day with my daughter! Thanks”