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Classes:

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.

 October Classes   

Smocking Basics:  You will learn to do basic smocking stitches on a pleated inset that will teach you  cable, waves, flowerettes, French knots, and lazy daisy, outline,  stem stitch as well as how to read a smocking graph and construction tips.  10/19 or 10/28 11-2  $22.00.

The Night Before Christmas:  This smocked cashmere cotton (lightweight flannel) nightgown for your daughter or granddaughter is sure to be a hit for Christmas Eve.    A bishop style gown with a smocked Christmas design of your choice, long sleeves edged in Swiss Trim.  2 weeks  10/25 and 11/1  11-3  Machine required.  $65.00.   Includes Cashmere Cotton, Swiss Trim, Smocking design, pattern and class. You may substitute a lighter weight fabric if you wish.

DSCN1515.JPG (40158 bytes)Black Cat Pincushion:  Learn basic wool applique while making an appliqued pincushion of wool felt filled with ground walnut shells and edged with beads. 10/26 11-3  $22.00 

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. This is a class that a lot of people have asked me to restart.   Offered 2 days per month  10/18 or Saturday 10/21  11-2  $23.00.

Christmas Sewing Set:  This is a cross stitched slipper/needle book, scissor case, and scissor fob made with hand dyed linen stitched over 2 threads with Weeks Dye Works floss.   The finishing is done with silk dupioni, Weeks hand dyed wool, tassels and twisted cording.  There is a beautiful wood hornbook inside the slipper holding your thimble. A beautiful project. Cost includes all materials, chart, hornbook and class.   10/31  11-2  class closed.

Wool Embroidered Lap Blanket:  Made from Australian Wool Blanketing this lap blanket 30 x 45 is embellished with a  sheep standing in a wool embroidered garden. Many new stitches will be taught using wool and floss including working the sheep on a slip that is appliqued to the blanket, blanket stitch  flowers, fly stitch leaves, granitos, French knots, and more.  A beautiful design from Inspirations 17.   Kit includes blanketing, and floss and instructions.   Backing for the blanket is your choice and not included in the kit. 10/17 11-2   Class is closed

Home Sweet Home Sewing Box:  We will work on this project together.  This will be a monthly class and you can work at your own speed.   I will be there to help you with embroidery stitches and construction.  10/24 11-2pm.  Class is closed.

Stitch-in:  Need help finishing a project such as your wool blanket, smocking, quilt squares or other project.    Come and stitch with uninterrupted time away from the hustle and bustle of life.  Any project to work on will do. 10/5, 10/7, 10/26  11-2  No charge.