Culture comes alive during the many events hosted by the American Swedish Historical Museum throughout the year. Join us and discover the food, music and holidays of Sweden, experience our newest exhibitions or check out of educational programs for both children and adults.

Embroidery for Beginners

Embroidery Tools
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Many people hesitate in starting something new because it looks “too hard”, or “too complicated”. How many times have you said to yourself “I could never do that”? Or began to look things up and research, only to be confused by supplies, terminologies, and techniques? Far too many times!

During this workshop, we will completely demystify embroidery for beginner-level stitchers. You will learn about the tools of the trade, such as different types of needles, laying tools, hoops, and frames. After practicing a variety of stitches, you will then use an embroidery pattern taken from a piece in the Museum’s collection to start embroidering your own cloth napkin that you will take home with you to finish.

As part of the workshop and learning experience, we will take a tour of the Swedish Folk Weaving exhibition with the eye of a needleworker and analyze the construction and design of some of the pieces.

You might just realize it isn’t as hard as you thought!

$75 for ASHM members and $85 for nonmembers. Space is limited so register early to get your spot.