First Steps – study needlework and have fun

Study needlework from your home? No Problem with our First Steps. A total of 7 lessons (more than 500 pages) we introduce you to the most important techniques of hand stitching. Detailed step-by-step instructions and images we guide you into a world of colors and a diversity of needlework techniques.

You will also learn about those many great materials that are available in today’s markets. You can use these threads in a needle as a painter would with a brush. Be as colorful and create great structures as they would do.

the aim of our lessons is small samplers with simple shapes and lines.

Many use First Steps to get a feeling for distance learning. But of course you can also start with any of our other classes, First Steps are not a pre-requisite for any of the other training schemes.

First Steps hand stitching - study needlework lesson 1

Lesson 1

Canvas
Work

straight stitches
diagonal stitches
crossed stitches

First Steps hand stitching - study needlework lesson 5

Lesson 5

Metal- and
Beadwork

couching
bullion work
variations

First Steps hand stitching - study needlework lesson 02

Lesson 2

Surface
Embroidery

line stitches
knot stitches
trellis

First Steps hand stitching - study needlework lesson 06

Lesson 6

Ribbon
Embroidery

leafs
flowers
decorative stitches

First Steps hand stitching - study needlework lesson 03

Lesson 3

counted
thread work

Blackwork
Assisi
Colbert

First Steps hand stitching - study needlework lesson 07

Lesson 7

third
dimension

appliqué
decorative stitches
needlepoint lace

First Steps hand stitching - study needlework lesson 04

Lesson 4

white work
embroidered lace

raised stitches
drawn thread work
pulled thread work

Sequence of Events

Start date: each Monday
we do need approximately 2 weeks time from the day of your registration

A lesson will be mailed every 8 weeks.
After registration you will receive a personal schedule, according to which we forward documentation.

Some days ahead of this we send you a list of supplies needed and an invoice via email

First Steps are also available as a set of 7 lessons

You can choose documentation to be either Deutsch or English

Costs

All mentioned prices are inclusive of VAT.

Registration Fee

30€

one time payment
due upon registration
non-refundable

class fee
subscription printed version

35€
7€

per lesson (total 7x35€ = 245€)
postage in DE per shipment (total 7x7€ = 49€)
postage outside DE upon request

class fee
subscription PDF version

25€

Dokumentation per lesson (total 7x25€ = 175€)

class fee
Set of 7 lessons printed

210 €
15 €

set of documentation (7 lessons)
Postage DE (one time payment)
postage outside DE upon request

class fee
set of 7 lessons PDF 

140 €

dokumentation set of 7 lessons

tutoring

via email
no additional charges

Supplies
You can choose your own colors according to the list of supplies. It is available in selected needlework shops or online. List of supplies you will find here and download as PDF, all prices without guarantee.

Alternatively we put together the supplies for you as a set. If you order a set of supplies we can not consider any color choices.

set of supplies (7 lessons)

350 €
25 €

threads and fabrics
needles

We recommend students to use a slat frame for working First Steps projects. These are available in different sizes and makes from Tobias Dübler of Hof Erdenlicht. For First Steps we recommend a frame size of 45cm/17in. You can order frames via the online shop of Hof Erdenlicht.

optional
confirmation of participation (no fee, postage only)
written assessment / certificate (175€ for all 7 lessons + postage)