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I offer classes in smocking, embroidery, heirloom sewing and silk ribbon embroidery.   All class fees include materials unless kit fees are noted.  Classes change monthly so check to see if there is something you're interested in.   I will always try to accommodate customers if they are asking for a certain class or a  technique they would like to learn.


Please pre-register for classes by calling 513-229-7340.   Payment can be made the day of the class.

January Classes  

Shark's Teeth Bonnet:   Learn the technique of Sharks Teeth while making a baby bonnet suitable for a boy or girl from cotton lawn, color your choice, using the Tuck and Point Guide ruler.   This is a great beginning project to learn the basics of shark's teeth.   1/15 and 1/22  11-3   $40.00.    Includes all materials and Tuck and Point ruler.

Stump Work Flower:  Learn basic stump work techniques of making wire petals, and leaves while constructing a flower that is placed in a large antique spool.  These flowers have been seen in Inspirations Magazine.   1/21 and 1/28  11-2  $45.00.    Includes all materials, threads and spool.  

Shadow Work Embroidered Sundress/or Jumper:   In this class we will make a shadow work inset that will be inserted into a jumper or sundress using the Amy or Mary De pattern from Children's Corner.    Shadow work design of your choice.   1/29 amd 2/5 and 2/12. 11-3  $40.00.   Plate and fabric for inset  shadow work included.   Fabric, piping and pattern not included in the price.  

The Smocked Yoke Dress from Start to Finish:   In this class we will explore variations of the yoke dress as far as sleeves, collar, hemline, sash or belt.   Pleating and smocking will start in the first class along with cutting out your pattern.   Smocking will be completed at home and construction of the dress will be in class. Your choice of Imperial broadcloth or batiste color, piping, buttons and smocking design.   The pattern used is Chery Williams Basic Square Yoke or Baby Square Yoke.  Since many of you have this pattern it is not included in the cost of the class.  3 Weeks.   1/16, 1/23 and 1/30.   11-3 $60.00.   Basic knowledge of smocking stitches required.

Beginning Smocking Stitches:  In this class you will learn cables, waves, outline, French knots, flowerettes and lazy daisy stitches on pleated fabric.    You will also learn construction tips and how to read a smocking design graph.    1/9  or 1/11 11-2  $25.00 

Wool Applique Christmas Mat:    This 22" diameter black wool table mat from Primitive Gatherings is embellished with everything Christmas.   Kit includes wool fabric, pattern, Valdani threads for embellishing and backing.   Kit $70.00,     1/7 and 1/14.   11-2

Wool Applique Workshop:    Have a table mat or Spargo project you would like to work on.    Bring it in and we can work on them together.    I have a new stock of Primitive Gathering kits that are great and Sue Spargo patterns.  1/18 11-2   Kit is your choice.

Stitch-in:  Need help finishing a project such as your cross stitch, smocking, or other project.    Come and stitch with uninterrupted time away from the hustle and bustle of life.  Any project to work on will do. 1/2, 1/4 or 1/25 , 11-2  No charge.