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. 10/15, 10/22, 10/29. 11-2 $55.00
Beginners smocked Ornament: Learn basic stitches while making a smocked beaded ornament. Outline, baby wave, trellis, flowerettes, and adding beads is taught as well as reading a graph. All supplies included 10/17 11-3 $24.00.
Faggoting: Learn the basics of faggoting to use on collars and on cuffs. Make your own bias strips and learn to do the herringbone stitch to attach your bias strips to your collar or cuff. Learn to make adjustments in your collar pattern to accommodate the attached bias. This is a nice heirloom touch for any garment. 10/10 $25.00. Machine required.
Jordan: This long leg romper in beautiful featherwale corduroy is the perfect winter outfit for a boy or girl. This pattern has just a touch of smocking on the center bodice with cuffed sleeve and Peter Pan collar. Buttons up the back. Color your choice. Pattern used is Maja's Jordan. 10/16, 10/23, 10/30. 11-3 $60.00. Fabric, pleating, buttons, snaps, smocking design and piping.
Bullion Tape measure case: This wool felt tape measure case embellished with bullions will be the perfect small project to learn to make bullion roses. Embroidered in wool the bullions work up beautifully and with the larger fiber, and easier to learn the technique. 10/24. 11-3. All supplies included. $24.00
Heirloom Sewing Basics: In this notebook class you will learn techniques to join laces to fabric, laces to entredeux, pintucks, puffing and more. Using your machine you will adjust your settings to get the best results in different techniques. Machine required. 10/19 11-2. $24.00
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. 10/9 11-2 $23.00. For those who just need to finish squares, please come for help.