Welcome to Peacock & Fig's stitching classes! I'm Dana Batho, cross stitch and hand embroidery designer of Peacock & Fig, and I can't wait to help you level up your stitching skills! If you’re a new stitcher you’ll learn how relaxing it is to have a needle and thread in your hand, and you'll get lots of helpful tips and tricks based on my years of designing and teaching stitching to millions of happy stitchers. These classes are hosted on Skillshare, see below for more details. All the classes include a free PDF pattern to work from, as well as lots of stitchy resources. As more classes are created, they'll be added to this page. Happy stitching!
Learn the fundamentals of hand embroidery such as the basic materials you'll need, how to transfer your design to your fabric, and how to stitch up and finish your floral monogram hoop. I will teach you three basic hand embroidery stitches so you can create a gorgeous little project for yourself or to gift to a loved one. The skills you will learn in this class are important because they will give you a strong foundation for getting started with hand embroidery.
Ever wanted to learn how to cross stitch in one easy class, without bouncing around to a bunch of different individual tutorials? This class will teach you how to stitch up this lovely cross stitch "Love" hoop. You'll learn fundamental skills such as selecting your materials, preparing to stitch and how to read your pattern. You'll also learn three methods to anchor your floss, how to make the basic cross stitch, and tips and tricks along the way.
Have you always been intimidated by backstitch, or you're not even sure where to start with it? Learn how to backstitch like a boss with the pretty "Joy" cross stitch hoop. You'll get a quick review of how to cross stitch, as well as learning what backstitch is, how to read it on your pattern, as well as how to do short and long runs of backstitch. Backstitch is a fundamental skill for cross stitchers, and is found in many beginner patterns and most intermediate cross stitch patterns. Now you can finally learn how to tackle almost any cross stitch pattern, and stitch up this lovely cross stitch hoop in the process. The PDF pattern is included in the class.
If you've ever looked at couching or beading and thought it looked wayyy too complicated to do, have no fear! In this class, you'll learn how to use these wonderfully versatile techniques which can be applied to both cross stitch and hand embroidery. Using the included "Pomegranate" cross stitch pattern, you will learn the basics of couching (which is often seen in goldwork embroidery), and you'll also learn all the tips and tricks you'll need to become a master at beading. If you're brand new to cross stitch, it's recommended to do the Cross Stitch Fundamentals and Intermediate Cross Stitch classes first. Get ready to add bling to your project, let's get started!
Learn the popular hand embroidery technique of stitching on sheer fabric and create a beautiful “floating” embroidered hoop that's Instagram-worthy. In this class, you will learn everything you need to know to complete this project, including materials needed, the five stitches used, and finishing techniques. The pretty "Tulip and Daisy" hand embroidery pattern is also included in the class. Beginner embroiderers can do this class, but it's recommended to do the Hand Embroidery Fundamentals class first to learn more about the basics of hand embroidery, as stitching on organza or tulle can be slightly more challenging. This class is taught using organza but the techniques can be easily applied to stitching on tulle or other translucent or transparent fabrics as well. The finished project makes a lovely piece of hoop art for your home or a unique gift for a loved one.
Learn how to add gorgeous texture and dimension to your hand embroidery and cross stitch projects using knots. Learn the basic materials you'll need, how to do Colonial knots and French knots, as well as backstitch and detached chain stitch to finish up the wreath. This pretty hand embroidery pattern is also included in the class. Beginner embroiderers can do this class, but it's recommended to do the Hand Embroidery Fundamentals class first to learn more about the basics of hand embroidery first. The finished project makes a gorgeous textured piece of hoop art for your home or a unique gift for a loved one.
What is Skillshare?
Skillshare has over 20,000 amazing classes on it, and many of them are creative classes (knitting, stitching, crochet, painting, drawing, etc). If you aren’t already a Skillshare member, you can get 14 days for FREE through my links! Woohoo! If you aren’t hooked on Skillshare after you take my classes, you can always cancel your membership before the trial is up. But trust me, you will love it, I've taken some amazing classes on Skillshare myself. I hope you enjoy the classes!! 💙