Autobiographical Stitches

Glean from your daily life to create a unique portrait with a ‘sampler’ of embroidery stitches. Explore creative use of diary writing and documentation of daily life in your art. Look at work by contemporary fiber artists while learning traditional stitches and embroidery basics. All levels welcome.

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to class:

  • a pair of sewing scissors
  • at least two embroidery needles
  • an embroidery hoop, 6”–8” recommended
  • Cotton DMC embroidery floss, 2–3 skeins (or more) of different colors
  • a water–soluble fabric marker (available at any craft or fabric store)
  • basic cotton or linen fabric, pre–washed, at least 10” x 10”
  • a pencil
  • a sharpie pen
  • sketch paper (newsprint, copy paper, notebook, your choice)

Vintage linens will also be available for purchase in class.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Instructor: Joetta Maue

This workshop is not currently being offered. If you’re interested, please let us know.