In this course, participants will learn a variety of hand embroidery stitches. They will also be guided through a series of drawing and mark making exercises that will help them accumulate visual memories and stories that can be used as resources to develop imagery for their own embroidery designs. By the end of the course, students will have completed an embroidery sampler, and a completed design for their own embroidery project. They will also have a great start on their final embroidery and have the tools and knowledge to complete it. Each class will also include visual presentations on the history of embroidery and contemporary inspiration.