Project Gather: DIY Embroidery

Hosting a DIY embroidery event can be a delightful way to gather friends and family for a creative and relaxing experience. Whether you're a seasoned embroiderer or a complete beginner, embroidery brings people together to express themselves through needle and thread. Setting up a gathering focused on this craft can be both enjoyable and rewarding, providing an opportunity for participants to unleash their creativity while socializing in a cozy atmosphere.

The Set Up:

Creating an inviting atmosphere is key to setting up for a successful embroidery gathering. Choose a well-lit and spacious area where participants can comfortably work on their projects. Set up tables with chairs and cover them with clean, white tablecloths to create a bright and inspiring workspace. Consider adding some decorative touches such as potted plants or fresh flowers to enhance the ambiance.

To make embroidery projects more accessible, pre-select a variety of simple designs for participants to choose from. Provide printed copies of these designs along with embroidery hoops, fabric, needles, and an assortment of colorful threads. Additionally, set up stations with scissors, thimbles, and other necessary tools to ensure everyone has what they need to get started.

The Supplies:

When it comes to hosting a DIY embroidery event, having the right supplies is essential. Here's a list of the basic items you'll need to ensure a successful gathering:

Embroidery hoops in various sizes

Fabric (such as cotton or linen) in different colors and textures

Embroidery needles in assorted sizes

Embroidery floss in a wide range of colors

Scissors for cutting thread and fabric

Thimbles to protect fingers from needle pricks

Printed embroidery patterns or design templates

Fabric markers or pencils for transferring designs onto fabric

Hoop stands or frames for hands-free stitching (optional but convenient)

Consider purchasing all-in-one embroidery kits:

Purchasing embroidery kits can streamline the preparation process for your DIY embroidery gathering, offering convenience and variety for participants. These kits typically include all the necessary materials for a specific embroidery project, including pre-printed fabric, embroidery floss, needles, and instructions. Opting for kits ensures consistency in supplies and design, making it easier for guests to dive right into the creative process without the hassle of gathering individual materials. Additionally, embroidery kits come in a wide range of styles and skill levels, allowing you to cater to the preferences and expertise of your guests. Whether you're hosting beginners or experienced embroiderers, investing in a selection of high-quality embroidery kits can enhance the overall experience and make your gathering a memorable success

The Gathering:

There are countless ways to make your embroidery event a memorable and enjoyable experience for all participants. Here are a few ideas to consider:

Themed Gathering: Choose a theme for your embroidery event, such as botanicals, animals, or geometric patterns. Encourage guests to incorporate the theme into their designs for a cohesive and visually stunning display.

Embroidery Workshops: Invite a local embroidery artist or expert to lead a workshop on specific techniques or stitches. This not only provides valuable instruction but also adds an educational element to the gathering.

Refreshments and Snacks: Keep your guests energized and refreshed with a selection of light snacks and beverages. Consider serving tea, coffee, bubbly, or fruit-infused water alongside finger foods like sandwiches, fruit platters, and cheese boards.

Music and Ambiance: Set the mood with some soothing background music or ambient sounds. Create a playlist of relaxing tunes or nature sounds to enhance the atmosphere and foster creativity.

Show and Tell: At the end of the gathering, encourage participants to share their completed embroidery projects with the group. This allows everyone to admire each other's work and celebrate their creative achievements.


By incorporating these ideas into your embroidery gathering, you'll create a fun and memorable experience that your guests will cherish for years to come. Whether they're seasoned embroiderers or trying their hand at needlework for the first time, everyone will leave feeling inspired and rejuvenated by the creative process.

Project Gather

Project Gather is our initiative to encourage, inspire and empower women to gather. Whether it’s an embroidery night, a bubbly brunch, a professional networking event or a birthday celebration, we believe that when women gather, magic happens. 

Project Gather hosts get a discount on our wine, whether they buy locally or via our website. They also get access to perks & discounts from some other women-founded brands we love to plus-up their gathering. We hope you’ll consider signing up for Project Gather. Whatever gatherings you have coming up, we’d love to be invited.

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