Introduction to Surface Embroidery with Purl Soho Designs


Thursday, August 16
09:30 to 16:30 &
Friday, August 17
09:30 to 16:30


215,00 $ Can
100,00 $ Can
315,00 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

A weekend (3-day) pass to the festival is offered to participants taking a workshop. (limit one pass per person)


This two day course will introduce the beginner stitcher to a broad selection of surface embroidery stitches. Students will be provided with all materials to create this simple wall hanging that can serve as both a learning tool in the style of a sampler, and as piece of art. A lovely piece of fabric stitched up using pretty colours of cotton thread is an especially delicious thing, made for no other reason than to enjoy its timeless beauty. Using NYC’s Purl Soho’s modern design yet traditional stitches, this is a wonderful place to begin your embroidery journey.

What to bring

sharp fine embroidery scissors

Material provided:

Book of notes and stitches, Linen/Cotton fabric, Embroidery Hoop, Stranded cotton in twelve skeins, Cotton Interfacing, Various sized needles, Water Soluble marker, Wooden Dowel


Natalie Dupuis
Thursday, August 16 09:30 to 16:30 & Friday, August 17 09:30 to 16:30
1 La Plume


Natalie Dupuis Sew By Hand

Natalie Dupuis Sew By Hand

Natalie Dupuis holds a Masters Degree in Education and taught as a classroom teacher and a teacher trainer in Toronto, Paris, and London where she lived for many years.  After having children she combined her love for teaching and her passion for embroidery and now teaches Goldwork and surface embroidery  at various locations in Montreal.  She has trained part time at the Royal School of Needlework in London and had enjoyed learning at national seminars over the years.  She has recently enjoyed accolades for her original design at the national level and has been invited to teach at Canada’s annual Embroidery Seminar as well as for the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. She has two pre-school children at home who inspire her to be creative and pass on the love of needle arts.  Natalie is involved in Waldorf education which values nature, creativity and of course handwork of all sorts.


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