Two strands are better than one—an easy way to add magic to your embroidery!

Known for her prolific embroidery, Christen Brown explores the subtle and innovative differences that can be created by working with two threads in the needle in just one hour. The “two-thread” technique will not only add more color and dimension to the stitch but will often make a unique shape. Discover how combining a variety of thread weights results in unique colorways and exciting dimension.

Christen will demonstrate the “two-thread” embroidery stitch, comparing it to the stitch worked with a single thread. You’ll be delighted to see the difference made when working with two strands using stitches you may already have in your repertoire as they transform into a completely different-looking element. Move beyond the basics as Christen shows you 18 embroidery stitches that are particularly well suited for this two-stranded technique, including the running stitch, stem/outline fern stitch, cross stitch row, and herringbone double stitch. Beginning embroidery enthusiasts will delight in the variety they can give their work, while intermediate stitches will enjoy a new twist for their time-honored skills. 

What you will learn

  • Combine different thread weights with confidence, adding dimension to your piece

  • Discover how 18 different stitches can be transformed with double-stranded thread

  • Learn how to combine a variety of thread weights and play with unique colorways

  • Transform basic stitches into totally new shapes using a simple method

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

Right and Left-Handed Videos Included

There are duplicates of the videos at the end of the class that have been visually reversed for Left-Handed Folks.

Magic Stitches: Two Threads, Double the Fun

Combine a variety of thread weights and colors to create unique embroidery stitches. Videos for both Right and Left Handed People.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Magic Stitches

    1 Video 2 Texts 1 Download

  • Getting Started

    3 Videos

  • Sampler Roll Instructions

    1 Video

  • Sixteen Two-Thread Embroidery Stitches

    16 Videos

  • Closing

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Left-Handed Versions of the Stitches

    18 Videos