first steps
Hand Embroidery
Basic Techniques

Detail The Third Dimension – First Steps Needlework – Lesson 7 – Courtesy © Ryu (KR)

first steps

Learning to stitch with a lot of fun

Hand embroidery is a wonderful way to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nothing happens quickly, everything can and nothing has to. Make the variety of techniques and materials and the colorful world of colors an inspiration for your creativity. Pearl Threads, strandable threads, shiny threads, matte threads, thick threads, thin threads. Bright colors, pastel colors, single colors, variegated colors – everything the textile heart desires is tried out. Add to that and heaps of interesting embroidery reasons – you’ll want to go on and on!

Samplers with simple shapes and lines are created with the beautiful variety of Painters Threads. Small works of art, designed with a needle and thread just as colorfully and three-dimensionally as if a painter had used a brush and paint. A basis that makes you want to take further courses and develop your very own style.

Our documentation will help you with that. They are peppered with lots of information about the most important basic techniques of hand embroidery. The elaborate stitch instructions are illustrated with step-by-step pictures and text instructions. Questions can be asked at any time by email – we will help you with any embroidery problem.

The seminar is suitable for: Beginners, returnees, Sunday embroiderers, embroidery maniacs and all those who can’t keep their hands off the needle and thread and make themselves happy with it every day. So for everyone who likes to work with needle and thread, who is just as fascinated by the whole range of hand embroidery as we are and who are or would like to become part of the big world family of happy embroiderers. You don’t need any more requirements.

It’s about a sensual experience, with us, too, the journey is the goal. Embroideries are time-consuming and yet: when they are finished, we are often already thinking about the next project. And that should be even more creative, and even more beautiful, etc. – this is exactly where we are leading you.

Use it to create practice pieces, prepare for developing your own courses, create a sample book, or:

or just do it for yourself! 

Prior notice:

The First Steps will soon also be available as individual lessons in our shop and as local courses in our studio in Medebach.

First Steps 06-01-Ryu-KR
  • Canvaswork
    • straight stitches
    • diagonal stitches
    • crossed stitches
  • Surface Embroidery
    • line stitches
    • French Knots
    • Trellis
  • Counted Thread Work
    • Blackwork
    • Assisi
    • Colbert
  • High and lace embroidery
    • high embroidery
    • ajour
    • hemstitch
  • Techniques of metal and bead embroidery
    • Couching
    • Chipwork
    • variations
  • Ribbon embroidery
    • leaves
    • blossoms
    • decorative stitches
  • The Third Dimension
    • Appliqué
    • decorative stitches
    • needlepoint lace

Standard term: 14 months (7 x 2 months)

Completion/support period: 20 months

average required working time per week: 6 – 8 hours

Start date:  every 1st Monday of the month

After registration, we need about 4 weeks lead time in DE/EU, internationally 6 weeks.

Dispatch of the seminar documents: after receipt of payment

  • basic knowledge
  • 7 lessons


Shipping within DE/EU: via GLS

Shipping worldwide: by DHL or GLS

Language of the seminar documents:  either German or English

Tutoring: by email
You can contact us at any time, we will answer as soon as possible. It is best to attach a high-resolution photo (front and back) to your question, then we can help even better

Termination: Once the documents have been sent, termination is no longer possible

Embroidery frame: We recommend working in a 45cm Easy Frame
Source of supply: Court Earthlight  / Tobias Dübler
Detailed instructions for working with the bar frame are included in the documentation.

embroidery scissors  with a narrow tip

Bildergebnis für stickscheren

Miscellaneous:  well-lit workplace

All fees include statutory VAT.

Registration fee:   30€ (non-refundable)

Total fee:   990€

Installment payment (12x):   87€

Material costs (7 lessons):   about 500€

Please note: the specified materials must be used for the certificate; the choice of color is up to you.

project examples
with the kind permission of our participants