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.
Road Runner Needleroll: A part of our year of stitches. Do you want a taste of Sue Spargo's techniques and stitches. This is the perfect class for you. This needle roll made of wool is embellished with Sue's variegated perle cotton threads for texture and color. Printed labels for different needles stitched in for the needles we use most. Class includes wool fabric, pattern, embellishing threads, and labels. Cover fabric to coordinate with your wool is your choice. Sue's book 'Creative Stitching' is advised but not necessary. March 26th or Saturday March 30th. 11-2 Class will run for 4 weeks. $50.00.
Kathy: This doll dress for the 18" doll made from handkerchief linen is embellished on the bodice with drawn thread hemstitching and delicate shadow work bows. The hem is finished with drawn thread hemstitching. This dress is from Wendy Schoen's book 'My Favorite Designer Doll Clothes' 3/7, 3/21 and 3/28 (if needed) 11-3 $40.00 Machine, 4" hoop, and magnification needed.
Just for Baby: Diaper shirt and diaper cover: Need a quick baby gift this spring. In this class we will embroider a diaper shirt and cover using The Old Fashioned Baby pattern 'Baby Summer Clothes' There is an offset button front with a double seat diaper cover that is embellished with coordinating embroidery. Can be for a boy or girl. Imperial Batiste is used for easy care. A sweet gift. 3/20 and 3/27 11-3 $40.00. Kit includes fabric and buttons and embroidery floss. Pattern and laces extra.
Silk Ribbon Needlecase: This beginner silk ribbon class will teach you basics and tricks of using silk ribbon in embroidery. This simple silk dupioni needlecase will teach you spider web roses, lazy daisy, French knots and more using silk ribbon. Wool felt pages will hold your needles and a mother of pearl button closes the case. A great first project. 3/14 11-3 $26.00. All supplies included.
Smocked Easter Basket: This beginners smocking class will teach you basic stitches such as cable, outline, trellis, flowerettes, and lazy daisy stitches. The Easter themed fabric basket liner is smocked and attached to the inside of the basket. A special way to display your eggs or to fill for your grandchildren. 3/16 and 2/23 11-3 $40.00 Saturday All supplies included. (a different basket will be used)
Paperdoll Quilt: This is a block of the month class using the patterns from Kreations by Karon. Each month we will construct a doll dress appliqued to a pima broadcloth square and sashed with a coordinating fabric. Some are smocked, some are not. This is a good start to beginning smocking. Each month is different. 3/13 11-2 $23.00. For those who just need to finish squares, please come for help.