Have you heard, embroidery is the new tie die! I am sharing a few creative online classes that you can take this Spring to flex that creative muscle.
I love having a beginner’s mindset and learning something new. It also helps with my mental health and gives me a new source to express myself creatively. With lockdown still ongoing, I wanted to share some classes that will help get you through.
At the moment, I love needlework projects. I think I got bit by the Bridgerton bug. The embroidery projects the women made where so elegant and timeless.
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Hand Embroidery Fundamentals: Stitch Your Own Floral Monogram Hoop
Join Dana Batho of Peacock & Fig and learn the fundamentals of hand embroidery with cross stitch and hand embroidery. In this class, you will make a cute floral monogram hoop. The monogram hoop is fun to make but would be a cute gift too.
Learn what materials you’ll need, how to transfer your design to your fabric, and how to stitch up and finish your floral monogram hoop.
Stitching Woodland Creatures 101: Exploring Texture in Hand Embroidery
I love all things Cottagecore at the moment. In this class, learn to use different techniques to achieve texture and create an adorable woodland project. Learn to use simple embroidery techniques to create advanced effects.
This creative online class was created by Floor, a self-taught Dutch embroidery artist living in The Netherlands. Floor’s class is easy to watch and easy to follow along.
Basic doodling: How to Draw a Botanical Wreath
I do love to doodle, but my doodles are not as pretty as this botanical wreath doodle. In this class, you will learn the basic steps and start doodling in your unique style.
This doodling class is for absolute beginners. You will learn what materials you need and how to make those blank pages come to life. Cara teaches this course, and you can find more information here.
How to Paint: Watercolor Loose Florals
Last year, I purchased some watercolour paints. They go used a handful of times before they got stored in my craft stash. I think I became paralysed by perfection. My flowers were not how I wanted them to look, and I gave up.
However, I want to have another try at using watercolours. I found this class by Audrey on Skillshare. This class is perfect for beginners who want to dip their toes in watercolours and paint some pretty florals!
The class covers the basics of watercolour, supplies, colour theory, brush strokes. In the class, you can practice painting five different floral elements.
Gardening 101 Creative Online Class. A Guide For Growing & Caring For Plants
Has the recent sunshine inspired you to get out into the garden? Are you are unsure where to start? Then check out this beginner gardening class.
In this garden class, you will learn the basic gardening concepts, like plant propagation techniques such as seed starting, divisions, & cuttings. You will also learn garden planning & maintenance, plant harvesting & storage and more.
Short creative online classes are a great way to dip your toe into a new skill. Don’t be hard on yourself, as not every crafting class needs to become a new hobby. I am loving having the extra time at home to try something new. It is a nice break from the Netflix binges.
I would love to know if you have tried a creative online craft class this lockdown. Have you had a go at tie die? Tried embroidery? I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments section below.
Have fun learning and exploring a new skill. Let me know if you find any creative classes that you think I would enjoy. Also, you can check out my free videos on YouTube for inspiration. Thanks for reading, Chat soon, Catherine.