We are excited to announce that Melissa Galbraith, a renowned fiber artist, will teach embroidery workshops at Picket Fence Art Studio starting January 2024.
Melissa's workshops will teach you how to create beautiful and unique hand-embroidered designs using a variety of stitches and techniques. You will learn how to choose the right materials, transfer designs onto fabric, and create texture and pattern in your embroidery work.
Wildflower Embroidery Basics with Melissa Galbraith
Sunday, January 14th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Learn to embroider wildflowers in this embroidery basics workshop.
This two-hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, reverse chain stitch, leaf stitch, and French knot.
Each attendee will receive a full kit with a wooden embroidery hoop, floral transfer designs, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, surprise pink pattern fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions.
Clothing Embroidery with Melissa Galbraith
Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Simply bring a garment to embroider, and we'll provide you with playful, nature-inspired sample designs to stitch.
This class will cover helpful dos and don'ts of embroidering garments and stitches best suited for your individual garment and pattern. Each attendee will also receive an embroidery hoop, thread, needle, and stabilizer to get started.
This workshop is beginner-friendly, and no prior embroidery experience is required
Mushroom Embroidery Basic with Melissa Galbraith
Sunday, March 10th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Let's stitch magical mushrooms!
Learn to embroider a playful bunch of fungi in this embroidery workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ.
This two-hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, long and short satin stitch, and French knot.
Each attendee will receive a full kit with a wooden embroidery hoop, mushroom transfer designs, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, cream cotton fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions.
Melissa founded MCreativeJ, a company specializing in creating whimsical and modern hand-embroidered fiber art home decor. She is also the author of "How to Embroider Texture and Pattern," a book that has been well-received by both beginners and experts in the field.
She was born and raised in the desert of Washington state, where her mother instilled a love of making things by hand at an early age. Melissa creates whimsical and modern embroidery patterns and kits based on her love of nature. She loves sharing how anyone can embroider with her embroidery kits, patterns, and virtual workshops.
Melissa was reintroduced to hand embroidery after finding her desk job monotonous and needing a creative outlet. She loves that embroidery allows her to play with texture and color and is also a portable craft. Along the way, many crafty-minded makers also wanted to learn how to embroider too but were daunted by where to start. So Melissa began to share her embroidery knowledge.
Melissa's embroidery kits and patterns make it easy to learn a new craft for makers of all skill levels. She loves seeing makers fall in love with the needle arts and seeing that magical ah-ha moment of learning something new.
Jamie Lightfoot is an oil painter and owner of Picket Fence Art Studio.