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.

April Classes

    Crewel Work Stitch Along:   These crewel and Jacobean embroidery projects were in Inspirations Magazine #119 and #121.    The Blue Bead project,  from Inspirations #119, is done in perle cotton and stranded cotton floss on a duchess satin ivory background. The Perfect Pink project, from Inspirations #121, is done in crewel wool on a  cream linen background.  There are many interesting new stitches to learn in these two projects.   It will be your choice which one to do.   These can be either framed or put into a pillow after finishing.  We will be learning these stitches together as a group.  All materials provided for the embroidery.  Inspirations magazine is required for this  project and not included in the kit fee.  4 weeks  4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23   11-2   Blue: $65.00    Pink $80.00.

Ultimate Pincushion:  The perfect pincushion.   This is made of silk dupioni, color your choice,  with a touch of silk ribbon embroidery and a spiderweb center.   Surrounding your pincushion are spaces for 6 spools of thread.  This will surely be your favorite pincushion.   2 weeks.  4/11 and 4/18.  11-3  All materials provided








Beach Dresses II

Beach Dress: Getting ready for summer…  Using Gingersnap pattern Beach Dresses II we will make a sleeveless dress from Imperial Broadcloth or Batiste with a shadow work bodice (shadow work design is your choice).   A detailed instruction of shadow work embroidery included in this class.  A sweet summer sundress.  Size 1-6  and color your choice.  4/10, 4/17 and 4/24.  11-3   $54.00.  All materials provided.








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.   4/25 11-3  $30.00.    All materials provided. Beginner smocking plate included



Heirloom Sewing Basics:  This note book class will teach you the techniques of heirloom sewing.   It will cover how to join laces, work with entredeux, do puffing, pintucks and finishing edges.   Different fabrics and laces will be covered along with tips for heirloom sewing.   You will leave with a notebook of samples of techniques along with the best settings for your machine.  4/27 11-2.  $30.00.    Machine with all available feet required.

Open Stitch:     This is a time for you to escape for a few hours of stitching time.   Bring a friend or come alone.     Saturday 4/6  11-3.   No charge