We are hosting Christel Gouze Elbaz, the owner and creative force behind the French embroidery company, Un Chat dans l'Aiguille. And together, we are going to make the Noël Star design.
She will give live instruction and answer your questions.
The SAL sessions will be on Facebook Live at 1:00 PM ET on the following days:
- Monday, Nov 16
- Wednesday, Nov 18
- Monday, Nov 23
- Wednesday, Nov 25
To join the live-streamed event on Facebook (FB), go to our Brooklyn Haberdashery FB page. During the live stream, this is where we will respond to your questions via chat. Also, after the live session ends, you can post progress and ask questions in the group. If at all possible, we recommend you join the SAL via Facebook; it will be a richer experience for you.
The session will be recorded, so you'll also be able to catch up if you miss a session. Or the video is there for you to review the stitches, if need be.
The instruction is free, and we have the supplies to make it easy to participate: the pre-printed fabric, a 22-color thread bundle, and a download of the design that you can trace onto your own fabric.
You'll also want an embroidery needle; Christel recommends a size No. 8, but for those who find it difficult to thread a needle, you may prefer the larger eye of a size No. 5 or 6. If you purchase the pre-printed fabric from us, we include one needle, a size No. 6.
You'll also want to use an embroidery hoop to keep your fabric taut. Most adults find that a hoop size No. 2 (5.1") or No. 3 (6.3") fits well in their hands; however, if you want to frame your finished piece, then consider a No. 5, which is a bit larger.
There is no specific registration required. The event is free and open to all. Just gather the materials you need and join us!