Embroidery Workshop With Rachel MacHenry of Botanica Tinctoria

Did you join us for a free online embroidery workshop with Rachel MacHenry of Botanica Tinctoria?

The workshop took place on Thursday, December 9th at 9am Pacific/noon Eastern. If you missed it you can still watch it, just purchase thread or a pattern kit from Botanica Tinctoria and we’ll send you the password as well as a really cool stitching chart Rachel put together.

Rachel demonstrated the hand stitching and embroidery techniques used in the Botanica Tinctoria patterns featured in the FEEDBACK FRIDAY Holiday Marketplace and showed examples of the finished pieces. She also showed how to do couching with torn fabric strips and thread, as well as teaching a specialized hand ruching technique and providing tips for hand stitching layers using running stitch.

Did you see the video from LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY featuring Rachel?


Rachel MacHenry is the founder of of Botanica Tinctoria and develops innovative design collections in partnership with artisans in Pakistan, India, Peru, Chile.

Naturally dyed Botanica Tinctoria trimmings and threads offer designers, sewers, costumers and makers of sustainable textiles and fashion a wide range of beautiful and fast colors. The curated collection of trimmings includes ribbons, eyelet lace, rick rack, and hand-crocheted lace edgings as well as cotton, linen and lustrous Eri silk embroidery threads. The harmonious and luminous palette of 14 natural colours is sourced from traditional dye plants such as indigo and madder. All our processes work with the rhythms of the natural world, and our textiles are created in a holistic relationship with our earth.

Check out Botanica Tinctoria here.

Check out Handwork Studio here.

Follow Rachel on Instagram here.