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Fresh Air Embroidery: Design & Stitch A Patch

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate a milestone and embroider a patch to commemorate it!

Come get started learning embroidery techniques in a 2.5hr workshop on the Artisan’s Asylum loading dock. We’ll be making small embroidered patches that you can stitch onto everything from a backpack to a jean jacket. Together we’ll try a few techniques to design, layout and embroider the patch of your choice. Participants can select from a variety of designs provided to everyone in the class, or bring in their own simple design. Patches are a fun way to highlight an accomplishment, celebrate a life moment or tell a quick story through a single image. What story do you want to tell?

In this workshop, you’ll spend time learning to hand sew, a handy skill to learn and a therapeutic hobby for many. We’ll go over the basic techniques to kickstart your project and get you on your way to show off your embroidered patch to friends and family.

This class is held in the Artisan’s Asylum loading dock with access to large exterior doors for ventilation.

Materials Fee

$10 payable to the instructor. Participants will receive fabric, their choice of five colors of thread and tools for creating their embroidered patch.

Instructor: Laura Francis


The safety of our community, members, and instructors is our greatest priority. Students must wear a mask that complies with our updated safety policies. Mask must be a 3-ply surgical mask, KN95 disposable mask, N95 mask, or a tighly woven cloth mask with a filter insert. Students not wearing the appropriate masks will be asked to purchase one from our facility before joining the session.

When you arrive please be sure to:

– Wear an approved safety mask at all times regardless of vaccine status

– Adhere to social distancing rules

– Be aware that this class has capacity limits to ensure your safety

– Limit your activities leading up to and during the class sessions so that you and your classmates stay safe

Artisan’s Asylum is closely following the guidelines set by the CDC and Massachusetts regarding COVID-19. Please reach out to us with any concerns or questions you may have.


Artisan’s Asylum (Loading Dock)
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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