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.
Beginning Smocked Sampler: Learn basic smocking stitches (cable, trellis, outline, stem, flowerettes, French knots, and lazy daisy) as well as a touch of picture smocking on a pleated inset that can be used in a childs dress or a pillow. Basic construction tips and how to read a smocking graph are covered. 5/10 and 5/17 11-2 $30.00
Smocked Summer Sundress: This sundress is smocked front and back and has ties at the shoulder. An easy project that is sure to be a hit with your young girl for summer. 5/23 and 5/30 11-3 $46.00 Machine required. Includes fabric pleating, floss and instructions.
Pleater Basics: Learn to change needles, clean, and take care of your pleater. We will be pleating an inset, yoke front, bishop neckline and curves. Many tips on getting the best results while using your pleater. 5/24 11-2 $24.00
Heirloom Baby Dress II: This requested class for a Saturday is an a-line heirloom baby dress from lawn that features folded tucks with lace insertion, delicate embroidery and a lace inserted into the hem puffed embellished sleeves with entredeux and lace at the neck line and mother of pearl buttons to close the back. This will be a 2 to 3 week class extending into May. 5/12 and 5/19 11-3 $70.00 Machine required. All fabric, laces, and notions provided. Pattern extra if needed.
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. 5/9 11-2 $23.00.