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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.

 September 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.  9/6 11-2  $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  9/20 or Saturday 9/23  11-2  $23.00.

Heirloom Baby Dress:  This little white lawn dress features pintucks and sweet embroidery on the bodice, a scalloped hem with a lace edge and touch of embroidery and lace edging at the neckline.   A great learning project for heirloom sewing techniques and lace shaping .  2 weeks.  9/13  and 9/27. 11-3.   Machine required.  Materials include pattern, fabric, laces, entredeux, buttons and floss for embroidery.  $70.00

DSCN1836.JPG (31031 bytes) Smockers Tote:   This project tote bag from Kathy Awender has an outside smocked pocket, inside pockets, scissor holder, needle book, pincushion and 3 ring binder for your pattern.  Bring your own coordinating quilting cotton, everything else is supplied.    A great class and project.  Machine required.  Call for fabric requirements.
9/14 and 9/21  11-3    $45.00

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.   9/12  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. 9/19 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.  9/26. 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. 9/2, 9/5, 9/7  11-2  No charge.