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Gloriosa Superba
Soft Shading
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A very special ART
of designing with needle and thread

The artisanship of embroidery is, like all old crafts, something very special. Each embroidery technique has its own rules.
Cotton thread becomes an expression of a variety of structures, silk a shining center, wool a cosy memory of childhood. Fly Stitch, Multiplaid Herringbone and Stem Stitch have a date with Cross Stitch and Drawn Threads. Evenweave linen fabric with solid cotton fabric.
Finally, they dance together a fast-paced waltz, which unites all parts into a work of art.

The fascination of hand embroidery

ISTA stands equally for tradition and contemporary textile design with needle and thread. For beginners and advanced.

our philosophy

Do not forget the old
just keep redesigning it

Modern hand embroidery is always a combination of traditional, perfectly mastered technique and modern variations.

We do not promise you that you will learn professional embroidery in a few weeks. Our goal is to show you textile design, especially hand embroidery, so that you know exactly why it is worked in which way. This is the basis for unique designs and excellent execution. For this reason, we are not primarily concerned with finished objects, but with technique.
The seminars mainly work with the diverse materials of the Painters Threads Collection.

Learning and having fun
in the ISTA Studio
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Success is not final
Failure is not fatal,
It is the courage to continue, that counts!

Winston Churchill

Learning is fun!

You have always dreamed of learning more about the great artisanship of stitching

You do not just want tofollow charts, but you also want to learn how to develop your own designs

You love the possibilities that modern materials and great colors offer

You love textile design and want to deepen your stitching skills

You just love to stitch!

Your search has come to an end

Master Needle Worker
Lektion 2
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Distance Learning

Learning when and where you want! We offer you distance learning seminars of varying intensity. All classes are suitable for beginners, "returnees" and advanced students alike and can be taken independently of each other.
Extensive documentation with step-by-step pictures, expert instructions on all important embroidery techniques and information on tools and materials.
For all seminars, a certificate of attendance, an assessment and a certificate will be issued upon fulfillment of the requirements.
And you will have the chance to exchange ideas with other like minded people and to supplement your knowledge with ideas from your fellow students.

Local seminars in the Donaueck

Learning when and where you want! We offer you distance learning seminars of varying intensity. All classes are suitable for beginners, "returnees" and advanced students alike and can be taken independently of each other.
Extensive documentation with step-by-step pictures, expert instructions on all important embroidery techniques and information on tools and materials.
For all seminars, a certificate of attendance, an assessment and a certificate will be issued upon fulfillment of the requirements.
And you will have the chance to exchange ideas with other like minded people and to supplement your knowledge with ideas from your fellow students.
Master Needle Artisan
Sampler lesson 2
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You already know your way around and would like to register now?
Nothing easier than this!

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on our own behalf - a very special chance

You love textile design and do not consider hand-embroidery to be a dispensable relic from Great Grandmother's time. You can imagine becoming independent in this area. You know that in a small business everybody has to be able to do everything and that includes commercial knowledge, marketing, webdesign, computer skills and much more, and that does not scare you. You are not locally bound and also like to travel whenever necessary. You know that women / men in this industry will probably never become very rich. Passion inside you burns so strongly, that the problematic side, which an independence in this area includes, elicits a "I want and can do it"? Then click on the button. Maybe you find what you have always been looking - right here!

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