Immersive (aka Apron) Stitching

Immersive (aka Apron) Stitching


  • ephemera paducah
    Kristin Williams
    Kristin Williams is the owner of Ephemera Paducah. She adores mixed media and messing up her manicures with gesso, paint, glitter and other cool stuff.


  • ephemera paducah
    Kristin Williams
    Kristin Williams is the owner of Ephemera Paducah. She adores mixed media and messing up her manicures with gesso, paint, glitter and other cool stuff.
  • Day 1 - Immersive Stitching
    August 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 2 - Immersive Stitching
    August 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Immersive (aka Apron) Stitching

For those of you who have been in the Studio or follow me on Instagram, you know that I love to stitch! Much of my attention the past couple of years has been dedicated to my “shop apron” which is pictured above.

I realized I’ve learned a thing or two as I’ve filled it in, and would love to spend a couple of days (Wednesday-Thursday) with you sharing ways to embellish a beloved garment with stitching and a few other fun items.

This will be a little bit different class combining demonstrations and one-on-one consultation with you to achieve your goals over the course of our time together. I’ll have stations set up each day that go with the demonstrations providing paint, stencils, a small bag of threads to try, a couple of sewing machines for patch-making, and as well as a few other stitching goodies.

Demonstrations will include:
  • A general discussion about some of the basics: types of and uses for different threads & needles, why hoops, and how to use color in your work
  • Using a photograph or your own artwork as inspiration and how to get a pattern from it
  • Stenciling and stitching – a couple of different ways
  • Stamping or stenciling on fabric and making patches with layers of cloth
  • Freehand drawing to create your pattern
  • Repurposing of vintage patches
  • Adding beads or other 3-D elements
  • And, I’ll be showing you a variety of stitches that I love to use!

Everyone will stitch at their own pace and create what they are interested in stitching. My guess is you will go home with a good start on a stitching project and a direction to go in. If you are a stitching maniac and get done, I will be duly impressed!

What to bring:
  • An apron to stitch on (my favorites which are FANTASTIC to stitch on can be found here) or one (1) beloved piece of clothing (I’d suggest something the weight of a Chambray shirt and a light color, but not white. Jeans are great embroidered, but two days of stitching through them may send you home in a sling if the denim is new and thick). Machine wash your item prior to class so we know it won’t get wonky once you start stitching.
  • A variety of 6-strand floss in colors you want to use. If you have Perle Cotton (which comes in a variety of sizes), that’s great to use as well as silk ribbon. But, if you just have 6-strand floss, that will work great and I’ll provide a little goody bag of threads for you to try.
  • if you have any old patches, beads, scraps of fabric you love, ribbons, lace, or something you want to sew onto your project, bring that. Be wary not to overwhelm your decision-making in class. A small stash of this stuff is plenty.
  • A favorite picture or two (landscape scene, a close-up flower or another object, an animal, your pet, or something that looks like it has simple lines) printed out on plain copy paper and/or a drawing of your own or a child’s. – again, printed on plain copy paper.
  • If you have a hoop you love, bring that. Otherwise, I have some for sale in the shop.
  • Same with a variety of needles. I use all kinds of needles when I stitch. Don’t bring ones that make you cuss when you thread them and/or bring a needle-threader if you need it.
  • Small scissors
  • If you need extra light, a battery-operated task lamp for your workspace is a great idea.
  • Small notebook and pen for taking notes, sketching, etc.
  • Whatever else makes you comfortable sitting in the Studio on metal folding chairs for 2 days. Weather permitting we have the back door open and fans gently running for airflow. I keep the Studio @ 70 degrees.

A little bit of stitching experience is necessary — be able to thread a needle and have stitched something in the past. I won’t start at the very basic level but will build on your knowledge of running, chain, seed, and other basic stitches.

The minimum age to participate is 16.

We need at least two (2) to make the class. We’ll cap it at 10 total.

Your class fee includes drinks, snacks, and lunch each day!


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