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.
Now offering a new larger classroom.
Beginning Smocking: In this class you will learn basic stitches while smocking an inset that can be used in a child's dress. You will be using a beginning geometric smocking design plate with colors of your choice. You will learn how to read a graph as well as construction and blocking tips. All supplies included. 10/11, 11-3 $25.00
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. 10/10 11-2 $23.00. For those who need to finish squares please come for help.
Applique Corduroy Jumper: Using Ellen McCarn's Press and Sew Applique of your choice, you will make a corduroy jumper in your choice of color and size using either Children's Corner Amy or Mary De pattern. Learn basic applique techniques with your machine, how to turn corners and curves while satin stitching your applique to your dress. 2 weeks. Applique, sulky thread, buttons and pattern included in the class. Fabric extra due to range of sizes and choices of lining. 10/18 and 10/25. 11-3 $40.00
Antique Toddler Dress: Using all your heirloom sewing techniques we will make this beautiful toddler dress from Old Fashioned Baby with a lace yoke that you will construct using lace insertion, beading and Swiss trims. The hem of the dress is embellished with a lace fancy band and ruffle. A beautiful special occasion dress in size 1-3. May be used for larger size dress with adjustment to cost of kit. Color of Satin Batiste your choice. Laces, fabric, thread and buttons included. 10/17, 10/24, and 11/7. 11-3 $90.00
Picture Smocking: Learn to stack cables while smocking an inset with a beginner picture smocking design. You will be changing floss colors mid row, working half stitches, and learn to get the best results in picture smocking. 11/13 11-3 $25.00