Introduction to Embroidery

It’s Crafternoon: Time to get your stitch on.

This is a hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop led by designer and illustrator, Jo Zhu. Learn how to interpret images through embroidery and practice applying stitches and textures to create illustrative compositions. No previous experience is necessary — and families are encouraged to attend. This will be a fun and creative way to spend the afternoon!

Make sure you’re fully stocked on thread and supplies before the event kicks off! Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

  • A plain T-shirt (new/used)
  • Sewing needle
  • Floss (DMC 6 Strand Cotton Floss recommended, patterns and colors will provide later)
  • Water or heat soluble fabric pen (use it to draw patterns on t-shirts)
  • Hand embroidery hoop (optional, but it makes stitching on fabric easier)
  • Scissors

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!


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This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

When & Where
Sun, Sep 20, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT