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.
Crewel Embroidered Pillow: A part of our year of stitches. This beautiful beginners pillow from Inspirations # 78 will be embroidered on Ivory Duchess Satin with fine wool crewel thread from Bella Lousso. Stitches include: Outline, stem, French knots, long and short, satin, couching, blanket stitch, fly stitch, and chain stitch. A great array of embroidery stitches to learn or perfect. The pillow can be backed with a fabric of your choice. A beautiful project. 11/5, 11/12 11/19 . 11-2 $55.00
Heirloom Smocked Angel Ornament: This satin batiste angel trimmed with lace at the smocked wings and skirt and embellished with pearls is sure to be a hit on your Christmas Tree or as a gift. You will learn to apply lace to the edges of your fabric and basic smocking stitches. Finishing is easy and will be done on the second day of the class after the smocking is completed. 11/14, 11/21. $38.00
Shadow Work Embroidered Ornament: In this class you will learn the basics of shadow work embroidery while making a Christmas ornament from handkerchief linen. The piece will be placed in a small frame or mounted on a finishing form to display on your tree. All materials included. 11/16 11-2. $23.00
Picture Smocking: Learn the tricks to stacking cables for picture smocking. Your class will be a plate of your choice and a pleated inset and floss. You will be taught how to start and end a row, how to change floss colors mid row and how to read a graph for picture smocking. 11/23 11-2. $25.00. All supplies included.
Wee Wonders Puffy Pocket Dress: Learn how to do faggoting while making this Love and Stitches dress with pintucked bodice, fagoting at the collar, yoke and pockets using a contrasting bias trim. A beautiful sweet dress. 11/13, 11/20, 12/4 11-3 $80.00. All materials and pattern included. Machine required.
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. 11/6 11-2 $23.00. For those who just need to finish squares, please come for help.