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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.

July Classes  


Tiny Berry Garland.jpg (67681 bytes)Tiny Berry Garland:   A part of our year of stitches:   This small stumpwork berry garland, a Jan Kerton design is stitched on silk dupioni can be used in a paperweight, pincushion or needlebook or display box.   Wrapped beads, and beaded berries give this three dimensional design life.    A quick and easy project to learn a new technique.   2-3 weeks.   7/2 and 7/9 and 7/16 11-2   $30.00.  All supplies for embroidery included.  Finishing is your choice.

sunflower spray bag.jpg (24995 bytes) Silk Ribbon Sunflower Spray Zipped Bag:  A part of our year of stitches.  This black wool bag with exposed brass zipper is embellished with a stunning spray of sunflowers stitched in silk ribbon.   The stitches are outline, lazy daisy, weaving, ribbon stitch, straight stitch and French knots.  Learn how to embroider with silk ribbon while making this beautiful bag that can be used as a jewelry bag, small stitching bag or clutch. Lining is your choice of fabric.  7/23, 7/30,  8/13    or Saturdays 7/20, 7/27  11-2   $40.00.  All supplies included.

 Heirloom baby slip:   This slip from pima cotton batiste either short length or christening gown length is an easy yoke style that can be embellished near the hem with embroidery, lace or a simple hem.    7/17 and 7/24  11-3  $30.00      Machine required  All materials included.

DSCN1510.JPG (40242 bytes)Drawnthread Pincushion:  This pincushion is a sampler of drawn and pulled thread stitches on a white evenweave fabric that has a beaded edge.   The lining of silk dupioni is your color choice.  A sweet project to sample new stitches.  7/18 and 7/25  11-2  $25.00. All materials provided.

Smocked Baby Bonnet:  Learn basic stitches in smocking while making this smocked infant bonnet edged with lace and silk satin ribbon ties.    A quick gift.   7/11 11-3  $28.00. 

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.     7/3 or 7/10 11-2  $23.00.     For those who just need to finish squares, please come for help.

Stitch-in:  Need help finishing a project such as your cross stitch, smocking, needleroll or other project.    Come and stitch with uninterrupted time away from the hustle and bustle of life.  Any project to work on will do.  7/3,  7/6 and  7/31 11-2  No charge.