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.
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. 2/29, 11-3 $30.00. All materials provided. Beginner smocking plate included.
Hardanger Heart Pincushion: This little pincushion or sachet will give you a little taste of hardanger embroidery. This white on white heart shaped pincushion is embroidered and then edged with French lace. Add a little lavender for it to be a sachet. 2/7 11-3 $26.00
Kathy: This Wendy Schoen design from her book, “My Favorite Designer Doll Clothes” is constructed of white handkerchief linen. Drawn thread hemstitching above delicate shadow work bows and tiny bullion roses embellish the bodice of this dress. The collar is scalloped as well as the sleeve cuff. The hem line is finished with drawn thread hemstitching. Mother of pearl buttons and an organdy sash finish off the back of this amazing dress for your 18″ doll. 2/21, 2/28, and 3/6. 11-3 $50.00
Embroidered Thimble Pip: This stitch along is from the book Embroidered Gardens from Lorna Bateman. This adorable little Thimble Pip is embroidered on two sides. It opens when you squeeze it. We will be using Chameleon perle cotton and stranded floss on a linen fabric for this project. A beautiful fiber to work with. You will be sure to learn a few new stitches while making this project. All materials and threads are provided. Book is required for this project and not included in the cost of the class. 2/6, 2/20 and 2/27. 11-2 $30.00.
Bishop Workshop: This 6 hour class on a Friday will consist of constructing a ready to smock bishop dress. After this class all you need to do is smock. We will be using Imperial Batiste or Imperial Broadcloth, color and size your choice. You will learn different sleeve neckline and opening variations. I will be using the Ellen McCarn Ultimate Bishop pattern for this class. All materials for your dress will be provided, including Imperial fabric, trim, snaps, thread, pleating, floss, and smocking design plate.. Machine required. (Other fabric in the shop can be used and class price will be adjusted.) Pattern extra if you do not have it. 2/23 10 – 4 $75.00 Light lunch provided.