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.
Portuguese Whitework Biscornu: Part of our Year of Stitches: This white on white embroidered biscornu (8 sided pincushion) is made on 36 count evenweave linen. Drawn thread squares and rectangles are embellished with bullion designs using #8 perle cotton. A interesting and beautiful technique. Cost includes fabric, thread, button, backing and detailed instructions. Offered on Tuesdays 1/15 and 1/29, Saturdays 1/19 and 1/26. 11-3 Bring a 5" hoop and sharp pointed embroidery scissors. $40.00. This class will go for 2 months. Total of 4 classes if needed.
My Fabulous Madeira Doll Dress: This dress for the 18" doll is made of white handkerchief linen embellished with a contrasting Madeira pinstitched trim at the hem and collar. A beautiful dress from the book My Favorite Designer Doll Clothes from Wendy Schoen. 1/17 and 1/24 11-3 $40.00 Machine required.
Just For Boys: This boys romper from the Johnny pattern from Children's Corner is made of featherwale corduroy, color of your choice and lined with a contrasting tartan, check or plaid. The romper is embellished with an applique of your choice. Snap crotch for little ones and shoulder buttons. 1/23 and 1/30 11-3 $65.00 Machine required. Kit includes fabric, buttons, applique, applique threads, gripper snaps, piping, thread. Pattern extra if needed. (for girls a lined jumper can be made using the Holly and Hunter Jumper)
Beginning Smocking: In this class you will learn basic stitches used in smocking. Cables, waves, flowerettes, French knots and more. You will learn how to read a graph as well as construction and blocking tips. All supplies included. 1/10, 11-3 $24.00
Picture Smocking: Need to perfect your picture smocking. In this class you will learn to get the best results in stacking cables while smocking a simple stacked design. 1/12 11-2:30 $30.00. Includes inset, smocking design and thread.
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. 1/16 11-2 $23.00. For those who just need to finish squares, please come for help.