"Introduction to Spontaneous Hand Stitching"




There is something enchanting about hand-stitching. We are drawn to stitch and can almost feel the vitality of the person who created the sewn marks. The purpose of this workshop is to guide you through lively exercises for making your own work in a spontaneous and fresh manner. 

Join Christine Mauersberger at Tres Chic Stitchery in Beachwood, Ohio. She will guide you through several surprisingly fun stitching exercises to enhance your own stitching practice. She will refresh your skills by explaining basic stitches, threading a needle, and how handle your embroidery thread.  We will discuss different fabrics, threads, and other supplies that are useful when creating your own free-form artworks.

Students are encouraged to bring a small sampling (1 to 3) of their own stitched items to share with the group to help each of us gain a sense of community, sharing, and mutual respect. No pressure here if you do not have anything you want to share.

This is a nice kick-start session for building a meditative and purposeful style of hand-stitching.

Christine Mauersberger is an artist who uses textiles, found materials, eco-dyeing and mark-making (both drawn and stitched) to create pieces that range from small and intimate to room-sized installations. Her work is featured in private and public collections, including Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland, and has been published in Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art and Second Skin: Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing, and in the 2016 updated edition of The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques as well as various print and online publications. Her installations have been included at the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery in Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints, Rooms to Let: CLE ,  and in Beyond Materials at the Work Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She lives and creates in her native Cleveland, Ohio less than ten miles away from the Slovak civic club where her parents went dancing every Saturday night when she was growing up.

Skill Level

Must know a few basic stitches. Running stitch, French knot and Stem stitch. 

Supply list from Sajou - included in the class fee.

1. Fat quarter linen (white or neutral) 

2. Needles (Blue Album embroidery needles) 

3. Embroidery Cotton 3 different colors: white, blue, and black


Class Fee:  $65 includes all materials

Time:  12:30 - 4:30

Class is limited to 12 people.  Call 216.921.3500 or email us at becca@treschicstitchery.com

Let us know if you are coming from out of town.  We are happy to recommend places to stay near by.