• Needlework

First Steps – Learn to Stitch with a Lot of Fun

Learn to stitch from home? No problem with our First Steps!

With detailed step-by-step images and instructions you step into the bright world of colors and the variety of techniques and materials. You will create samplers with simple shapes and lines. Small works of art, created with needle and thread as colorful and sculptural as if a painter had used brush and paint.

A total of 7 lessons full of information and basic techniques of hand embroidery.

Duration/Time Required

Duration

  • 56 weeks
    • 7 x 8 weeks
  • Duration of Tuition
    • 24 months

Recommended Working Hours

  • 4-6 hours per week

Contents

  • Canvas Work
    • Straight Stitches
    • Diagonal Stitches
    • Crossed Stitches
  • Surface Embroidery
    • Line Stitches
    • Knot Stitches
    • Trellis
  • Counted Thread Work
    • Blackwork
    • Assisi
    • Colbert
  • Techniques of Metal- and Beadwork
    • Couching
    • Bullion Work
    • Variations
  • Ribbon Embroidery
    • Leaves
    • Flowers
    • Decorative Stiches
  • The Third Dimension
    • Appliqué
    • Decorative Stitches
    • Needlepoint Lace

Sequence of Events

Commencing

  • each Monday
    • after registration we need about 2 weeks lead time

Subscription

  • your personal schedule (email)
  • per lesson
    • list of supplies (email)
      • 10 days before the beginning of a lesson
    • invoice (email)
      • 10 days before the beginning of a lesson
    • instructions
      • after receipt of payment
        • print via GLS
        • PDF as a link
      • no later than 8 days before the beginning of a lesson

Kit

  • list of supplies (email)
    • 10 days before lessons start
  • invoice (email)
    • 10 days before lessons start
  • 7 Lessons in a folder
    • after receipt of payment
      • print via GLS
      • PDF as a link
    • no later than 8 days before the beginning of a lesson

Language of Instruction

  • either German or English

Supplies and Basic Equipment

basic equipment for all lessons

  • we recommend a slat frame of 45cm/18″ working width
  • in Germany available from

supplies for lessons

Fees

Registration Fee €30

  • unique
  • due upon registration
  • non-refundable

Class Fee

  • Subscription per lesson
    • €35
      • plus shipping
        • DE €7
        • worldwide: €17
  • Subscription costs for the complete seminar (just for your information, will be charged per lesson)
    • €245
      • plus shipping
        • DE €49
        • worldwide: €119
  • Complete Kit
    • €210
      • plus shipping
        • DE €10
        • worldwide: €35
  • Services
    • printed Instructions
    • tuition
      • by email

Early Termination

  • a cancellation fee of €25 applies

All prices quoted include the statutory value added tax.

as of July 2018

Certificates

Certificate

  • completion of all projects must be confirmed by image verification
    • no charge
    • shipping
      • print
        • DE €7
        • worldwide: €15
      • PDF free

Assessment

  • not included in the contract
  • must be additionally agreed
  • can only be booked for the entire seminar
  • prerequisite
    • delivery of projects to ISTA
      or
    • images by email
      • min. 300px in width
      • min. 180 dpi or web-optimized
      • single pictures
        • each of the 12 individual units in a lesson
          • back
          • front
    • submission at the end of the seminar
      • submission is a declaration of consent for the fees

Certificate

  • prerequisite
    • projects have been assessed
    • projects have been completed successfully and within the specified time frame
      • changes only by prior arrangement

Fee

  • assessment/certificate €175
  • shipping
    • DE €15
    • worldwide €25

Terms of Contract

as of July 2018

Commencing

  • each Monday

Registration

  • registration must be online
  • is considered binding
  • registration fee is non-refundable.

Sequence of Events

  • new class sections are forwarded according to the individual schedule
  • delivery ahead of schedule of the next class section can be arranged individually
    • prerequisite for sending the next class section is full payment of all amounts due

Written Documentation

  • instructions
    • is Copyright protected by ISTA
    • may not be copied, digitized or sold or rented in any other form to third parties
    • may only be used for own course purposes after prior written agreement

Tuition

  • tutor can be contacted at any time by email
  • digital images can be submitted by email
    • resolution at least 300 dpi
      or
    • saved weboptimized
    • minimum size in one direction 300px

Exploitation Rights

  • students hereby expressly agree:
    • images of the study projects can be used in paper/digital form by ISTA
    • images on which a student is represented can be used in the same form
  • SIC! images themselves will never be passed on to third parties by ISTA

Certificates

Certificate of Participation

  • Prerequisite
    • projects have been completed
    • proof of completion has been transmitted by images

Assessment

  • prerequisite
    • projects have been completed
    • projects have been sent to ISTA as images
      • resolution at least 300 dpi (or weboptimized)
      • image size min. 300px in one direction

Certificate

  • prerequisite
    • projects have been assessed
    • projects have been completed successfully and within the specified time frame
      • changes only by prior arrangement

Payment Terms

  • Due Dates
    • 10 days before the beginning of the lesson
  • Payment Methods
    • Sepa Direct Debit (DE/EU/other SEPA countries)
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal
  • fees are reviewed at the beginning of a calendar year and may be adjusted.
  • SIC! cost of basic equipment and consumables are not included in the fee
  • SIC! sending out next lesson takes place only after full payment of all fees due

Termination

  • 28 days to the end of a lesson
    • Dates are noted in the individual schedule
  • a cancellation fee applies for early termination
  • SIC! The cancellation must be made in writing (email/letter/fax).

Contractual Conditions

  • contract is based on the application
  • is accepted by the registration confirmation
  • place of jurisdiction is the domestic address of ISTA

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