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.
Crazy Quilt Hussif: We've all been inspired by seeing some fabulous crazy quilts samples. In this class we will construct a rectangle crazy quilted piece that can be used as the cover for a tri-fold hussif that includes a pincushion, scissor case and two zip pockets. Dig out your stash of laces and trims and scraps of silk to create a fabulous piece to embellish with embroidery, beads, charms and motifs. You may choose to use this piece in another project of your choice. Just have fun creating. Crazy quilt supplies will be available as part of your kit. 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 (5 or 6 weeks) 11-2 $50.00.
Dashing Little Lad: Boys Christening Romper: From Sew Beautiful Issue 79 from Kathleen Ruddell. This little romper size new-born to 24mo features a linen collar with drawn thread replacement using a colored thread and a faggoted edge. The bodice of the romper is embellished with feather stitch, tucks, and tatting. The sleeves have a fagotted cuff. We will be using sheen sateen or pique. This can also be made into a girls dress using the same techniques for the bodice and collar. 4 weeks 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/29 11-3 $55.00. All materials provided.
Just the Stitches Please: This basic embroidery class will leave you with the knowledge of several stitches such as outline, lazy daisy, French knot, bullion rose and rosebud, fly stitch and a few more. You will leave with a beautiful linen sachet pillow. 9/18 or 9/30 11-2 $25.00. All materials provided.
Basic Smocking: Learn how to smock basic stitches on pleated fabric in this beginner class. Cables, waves, outline, stem, French knots, lazy daisy and flowerettes will be covered along with construction tips for smocked garments. 9/16 11-2
Stitch In: Get together with friends to share what you have been working on and stitch together. 9/9 or 9/11 or 9/30. 11-2 No charge