Thread Painting: Embroider Spring Blooms
Advanced | 1 hour 46 min
Colorado artist Anna Hultin of OlanderCO is known for her gorgeously stitched landscapes and botanicals inspired by the land. In this class, Anna teaches how to embroider two of her favorite spring blooms: the Oriental Poppy and the Sweat Pea. After learning two simple stitches - the back stitch and satin stitch - you'll see why Anna calls her embroidery style "thread painting,"  approaching her stitches like paint strokes on a canvas and realistically blending colors. Anna guides you through her entire process, from transferring a pattern to fabric to attaching labels for a perfect finish. If you admire the minimalist beauty of botanical illustrations, you will fall in love with translating this style into thread.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Class kits now avabilable for purchase on Etsy
  • Two 5" embroidery hoops (one for each flower)
  • Six 7.5" x 7.5" squares of un-dyed solid cotton fabric
  • Water soluble marker
  • Window or light table (Anna uses a Cricut Bright Pad)
  • DMC embroidery thread (see color guide in the PDF for specific colors)
  • A plastic bobbin for each thread color (optional - you can also use a clothespin or no bobbin at all)
  • Embroidery needle #5
  • Two pieces of felt for backing each hoop
  • Cardstock for labels
  • X-acto knife and cutting surface
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Ruler
  • Printed PDF pattern and color guide
Learn how to:
  • Embroider two spring blooms
  • Backstitch, satin stitch, and blended satin stitch
  • Transfer an embroidery pattern to your fabric
  • Finish a thread painting with hot water and felt

What you'll get:
  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to embroider two springtime flowers
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern
  • Step-by-step instructions from artist Anna Hultin of OrlanderCO Embroidery
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
36 users recommended this class to a friend
Rita Graham
I would have liked a closeup view of the finished works.
January 13, 2023
rosiland henderson
I am getting small projects then when feel more comfortable bigger ones. I love this class! It just takes practice I will get.
More than 3 months ago
Anita Stein
This is a wonderful class! It’s presented relaxedly and thoroughly, introducing Beginning Hand Embroidery with two basic, essential stitches. The program includes how to end your project within it’s frame (the hoop), and I feel I can now start to embroider with confidence. Thank you!
More than 3 months ago