Embroidery with Danie Duchesne

Danie Duchesne - Embroidery

Here are the details:

DATES: July 10 to 12, 2020

COST:    3 days/2 nights = 400$ +HST = $452

Lesson plan:

Stabilizing your embroidery projects gives you cold sweats? Come learn more about the different types of stabilizers and the best way to use them to improve your embroidery result. This workshop will allow you to more easily determine when to use which stabilizers depending on the embroidery motif and the fabric chosen for the project. No required material.

What is ITH?
You have surely seen this acronym hundreds of times on the internet: In The Hoop (ITH). These are embroidery projects, each step of which is completed in the hoop, but the end result of which is in 3 dimensions. In this workshop, we will create a small bag with a zipper. Material list to be sent before the retreat.

Freestanding Lace:
Christmas in July! No frills lace! Come and discover an easy machine embroidery technique to create a Christmas ornament. Many people feel intimidated by this technique, but it is probably one of the easiest! Come and make a lace project that you can use to decorate your tree or offer to family and friends! The purchase of an embroidery design to complete the project will be required. Material list to be sent before the retreat.

Monogram and lettering:
We will discuss the different conventions that exist for monograms. Types of monograms, placement, size, font selection. How thread selection may impact the result, especially for smaller font. Material list to be sent before the retreat.

Needles and Threads
Needles and threads do have an impact on your embroidery projects results. Learn about needles and threads characteristics to help you select the right combination for your projects. No required material.

Pressing Embroidery Designs
Like any sewing projects, pressing can have a significant impact on your finished products. Learn best practices to press your embroidery projects! No material required.


Meals, snaks, coffee, teas, hot chocolate, accommodations and games

Not Included:

Patterns and kits, Textile Traditions will have kits available for you to purchase

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