Sarah Pedlow

Embroider Your Own Monogram

In this one hour session, we will learn two embroidery stitches, create a monogram, and explore the history of monograms and inscriptions in textiles around the world. No embroidery experience is needed!

I’ll begin with a short slide presentation about the history of monograms, taking a quick look at embroidered text from everyday life to contemporary art. You’ll then learn and practice a versatile, foundation, embroidery stitch. After that, you’ll draw a letter and embroider it, making your own monogram. You can practice on cotton muslin or any woven fabric (cotton, linen, wool– non-stretch fabrics) you have at home. Or you’re welcome to embellish a scarf, handkerchief, pillowcase, shirt, or bag. I can also specialize the project for your business or team, stitching your logo or the first letter of your company name. For this option choose the Seshie Add-on and I’ll email you.

Relax, stitch, and discover embroidery in a new way!

My Background

I am an artist working with embroidery and cultural preservation. In 2009 while in Budapest for an artist’s residency, I visited the Ethnographic Museum and fell in love with the traditional clothing and embroidery. The visit inspired me to seek out women who stitch a particular style called written embroidery in Transylvania, Romania, and start the education and preservation project ThreadWritten in 2012. I have been lecturing and teaching cultural embroidery workshops since 2014 and now lead creative travel retreats (when safe to travel). My years as a massage therapist infuse my sessions with a sense of calm and an open presence.

Residencies in Iceland; Oaxaca, Mexico; and Holland, as well as embroidery research in Ukraine and Portugal, inform my current practice. I hold an MFA in visual arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and a BA in Studio Art and French Studies from Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I moved to Amsterdam, NL in 2019 where I now live and work. You can find my fine art work at

What Team Members Should Bring

Internet Connection
Computer, Phone or Tablet
Email me for a materials list and links to purchase what you'll need.

The Setup For the Virtual Session

I will be working with you from my home studio, canal-side, in Amsterdam, NL. I use two cameras– one for demonstrating the techniques up close and another for talking with you. Good lighting is essential so I'll have a seat by the window and extra lights set up.

Seshie Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Team Building and Camaraderie

Communication and Trust

Kindness and Empathy

Learning Something New

Cancellation Policy

As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels

How to Experience Seshie

Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.


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