Folk Art Whimsy

Hand embroidery is the art of decorative stitching on fabric with a needle and thread. This introductory course will teach you all you need to know to get started for a lifetime of pleasure in this traditional yet timeless stitching craft. Pair this course with Catherine’s Butterfly Stitches to learn whipstitch appliqué and several dimensional embroidery stitches.

As a master of her craft, Catherine Redford shares all the tips and tricks she learned over the years to succeed at hand embroidery. She gives you a folk art overview and guides you through the materials and tools needed to start your hand embroidery journey. Learn how to prepare and transfer designs and finishing techniques you can use for future projects.

By the end of the course, you can make a stand-alone appliqué patch or a quilt (or both!).

What you will learn

  • Get Catherine's favorite tips and tricks of hand embroidery and a list of supplies

  • Learn to prepare designs and transfer them to your fabric

  • Confidently choose the right stitches for your design and know the order to create them

  • Create a stand-alone applique patch you can apply to a jean jacket, pillows, bags, and other surfaces

  • Get inspired by a gallery of Catherines work

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


+ FREE Butterfly Stitches eBook (value $15.99) with 12 customizable appliqué and embroidery designs by Catherine Redford

+ Includes access to Catherine Redford's Extensive Embroidery Stitch Library: a video library of over 40 embroidery stitches you can embellish with

Folk Art Embroidery with Stitch Library

Create your own folk art pieces with hand embroidery.

  • $59.99

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    Includes access to Catherine Redford's Extensive Embroidery Stitch Library

  • 2 x $30.99

    2 Payments

    Pay first payment now and the remaining a month apart from the enrollment date. See the Support/Q&A page for more information.

  • $89.99

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    Catherine Redford's Ultimate Embroidery Suite...a $119 value for $89.99. Includes:

    • Let's Fly: Wool Appliqué with Embroidery Embellishments
    • Folk Art Embroidery
    • Catherine Redford's Extensive Embroidery Stitch Library

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the course!

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Materials, Tools, and Ebook

    3 Videos 1 Download

  • Choosing and Preparing You Design

    2 Videos

  • Stitching Your Design

    2 Videos

  • Creating a Stand Alone Patch

    1 Video

  • Gallery of Ideas and Inspiration

    1 Video 1 Text