First Steps
Basic Techniques

Excerpt The Third Dimension - First Steps Needlework - Lesson 7 - courtesy © Ryu (KR)

Learn to stitch with a lot of fun

With detailed step-by-step pictures and instructions, you will step into the variety of techniques and materials and the bright world of colors. This is how samplers with simple shapes and lines are created. Small works of art, with needle and thread just as colorful and vividly designed as if a painter had used brush and paint.

A total of 7 lessons full of information and basic techniques of hand stitching.

The seminar is suitable for: Beginners, re-starters, Sunday stitchers, needlework maniacs and all those who can't keep their hands off needle and thread and give themselves a treat every day. So for everyone who likes to work with needle and thread, who is as fascinated by the whole range of needlework as we are and who is or wants to be part of the big worldwide family of happy stitchers. You don't need any more prerequisites.

It's about a sensual experience, the route becomes the destination! Needlework is time-consuming and yet: when a project is 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 lead you.

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

just do it for yourselves! 

  • Canvaswork
    • straight stitches
    • diagonal stitches
    • crossed stitches
  • Surface Embroidery
    • line stitches
    • knot stitches
    • trellis
  • Counted Thread Work
    • Blackwork
    • Assisi
    • Colbert
  • Metal and Beadwork techniques
    • couching
    • chipwork
    • variations
  • Ribbon Work
    • leaves
    • flowers
    • decorative stitches
  • The Third Dimension
    • appliqué
    • decorative stitches
    • needlepoint lace

Rule runtime: 14 months (7 x 2 months)

Completion/Duration of support: 20 months

average working time required 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: by GLS

Shipping worldwide: by DHL or GLS

Language of documentation optionally German or English

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

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

needlework frame: We recommend working in a 45cm Easy Frame
Source of supply: Hof Erdenlicht / Tobias Dübler
Detailed instructions for working with the slat frame are included in the documentation.

needlework scissors narrow tipped

Image result for embroidery scissors

Other: well-lit workplace

All fees include the statutory value added tax.

Registration Fee:  30€ (non-refundable)

Total Fee:  990€

Installment (12x):  87€

Cost of materials (7 lessons):  ca. 500€

Please note: to qualify for the certificate you have to work with the set materials, the choice of colours is up to you.

Project examples
with kind permission of our students