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.
Embroidered Thimble Pod: A part of our year of stitches: This cute little thimble pod made on even weave linen consist of counted thread stitches, basic embroidery stitches and finishing stitches to complete your pod. Stitched in bright colors using floss, perle cotton, and cotton broder. A great addition to your sewing implements. Seen in Inspirations. 9/3 9/10 9/24 11-2 $33.00.
Pleater Basics: Intimidated by your pleater? Dont be. This 3 hour class will teach you the basic care of your pleater, how to change needles, clean and oil your pleater. You will be pleating skirt fronts for a yoke dress, bishop neckline, insets and curves. 9/25 11-2 $24.00 Pleater required.
Beginners smocked sampler: In this class you will learn to read a graph, basic construction tips, stitches include the cable, wave, flowerette, French knot, lazy daisy, and outline and a touch of picture smocking. All supplies included. After this class you should be able to use your smocked inset in a dress. Saturday 9/14 and 9/28 11-2 $23.00
Silk Ribbon Sampler: This linen sampler consist of 9 squares, outlined in feather stitch, each square with a different silk ribbon flower. We will do 3 squares per week. This project is suitable for framing or to be made into a pillow. 9/12, 9/26, 10/3 11-3. $48.00. All supplies included.
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. 9/11 11-2 $23.00. For those who just need to finish squares, please come for help.