hand embroidery

Photo by Angelica Ciccone


Introduction to Hand Embroidery

Sunday, January 12, 1:00–4:00 pm

About the Program

Learn the basics of hand embroidery in this beginners’ workshop. Try your hand at the most common stitches and then use them to create a sampler. You’ll find inspiration from embroidered objects in Visions and Values, and leave with the confidence to choose the best stitches for any design.

Instructor: Miriam Leviton is a third-generation embroiderer who spent her childhood closely examining hand embroidered quilts that hung in her childhood bedroom. After many years of admiring embroidery of all types, Leviton decided it was time to continue the family tradition, and learned her first stitches from her mother, as her grandmother offered tips. From that point on, Leviton took additional courses and had an embroidery project with her at all times. What started as making gifts for friends turned into commissioned pieces and craft fairs, at which point Leviton started her embroidery business called Lucky Little Sew and Sew. Leviton has worked in nonprofit arts education for a decade and began teaching embroidery classes in 2015, when she realized that it wasn’t enough just to make pieces—she could combine her skills and create opportunities for others to share the joy of hand embroidery.