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 so all your supplies will be ready for you.   Payment can be made the day of the class.

May Classes


Embroidery Basics:    In this beginner class we will be doing a small project on linen.   The stitches you will learn are outline, French knot, chain stitch, lazy daisy, split backstitch, fly stitch, buttonhole flower, bullion rose and rosebud.   This will surely get you started in embroidery and have you more familiar with the basic stitches used in embroidery.    2 weeks.  5/8 and 5/15.  11-2.  $35.00  All materials provided.   Please bring a 4″ embroidery hoop.







Silk Ribbon Sampler:  This class consist of a 9 block sampler on white handkerchief linen.   Each block is outlined with featherstitch using floche.    Each square has a different flower embroidered in silk ribbon and floss.   This is a great project to learn to make a variety of flowers using silk ribbon in 4mm and 7mm widths .  It makes a beautiful pillow or can be framed.   3 weeks.  5/16, 5/23 and 5/30.   $55.00.   All materials provided.   Please bring a 4 or 5″ hoop.







Sweet and Simple Daygown Collection

Madeira Hem Daygown:   Using the Sweet and Simple Daygown pattern from Old Fashioned Baby we will construct a sweet daygown from lawn with a contrasting scalloped Madeira hem that is pinstitched in place and embellished with embroidery.  The bodice of this dress has folded tucks with variations on the neckline and sleeves of your choice, and button down the front.  You will learn to do folded tucks, how to apply lace to fabric and to do a hand pinstitch. This will be a beautiful gift or something to tuck away into your grandmothers hope chest. 3 weeks.   5/22, 5/29 and 6/5.   11-3  $65.00.   All materials, laces, and pattern included.  Infant size.









Beginning Smocking:    In this class you will learn the basic stitches of smocking on a pleated insert.   You will learn the cable, outline, stem, wheat, trellis, flowerette, lazy daisy and French knot.   You will also learn to read a smocking graph and take away a few construction tips on smocked garments.  Saturday  5/18 11-3  $30.00.    All materials provided. Beginner smocking plate included



Picture Smocking:   Stacking cables can be challenging.   This class will teach you how to stack cables for picture smocking.   A beginner picture smocking design will be stitched using the correct way to start and end a row, how to change colors mid-row and tips on getting the best results with back smocking.   This class will surely help you get the best results in your picture smocking.    5/9  11-3  $30.00.   Pleated inset, smocking plate and floss provided.