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.

June Classes


Melanie:   This ladies round yoke heirloom, smocked nightgown, from Lyn Weeks, features a lace and Swiss trim embellished bodice, sleeve length of your choice and a simple smocking design of your choice.  The kit fabric is Imperial Batiste but you may choose a more expensive fabric of your choice.  You will learn to create a bodice using laces and Swiss trims with a button front opening.   The piped bodice is attached to a smocked front and gathered back.  Sleeves can be long, short or angel sleeves edged with lace.   This will be a beautiful gift or something for yourself.   A great learning experience in heirloom sewing, smocking and construction. 3 weeks.  6/12, 6/19, and 6/26.  11-3.   $85.00.  All materials (Imperial batiste), laces, thread, floss, piping, buttons, and pattern included in cost.






Silk Ribbon Ornament:  This sweet little heart shaped ornament made of silk is embellished with silk ribbon flowers, buds, French knots , and a trailing fly stitched vine.   It is edged in lace and backed with silk dupioni.  Flower and backing colors are your choice. Please bring a 4″ embroidery hoop.  6/11 and 6/18. 11-3 $28.00 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.  Saturday  6/22 11-3  $35.00.    All materials provided. Beginner smocking plate  and additional inset included for further practice at home.



Embroidered Initial Needle Book:  Using the book Embroidered Initials from Christine Harris we will make a linen trifold  needle book with your chosen initial.   The initials are very detailed with beads, buttons and a variety of flowers and stitches.  The pages of the needle book are wool felt and the edge of the needle book is trimmed with twisted corded.  This is a great learning project for fine embroidery skills with a beautiful finished project.   All materials provided for your project.   6/13 6/20, 6/27   11-2.  $45.00.   Book sold separately.







Heirloom Sewing Basics:   This is a notebook class where you will learn basic heirloom sewing on your machine.   You will sew samples of roll and whip, French seams, lace to lace, lace to entredeux, puffing, twin needle pintucks and much more.   Each sample along with your machine settings will be put into your notebook for future reference.   A great class that will benefit your knowledge of heirloom sewing.  Saturday 6/29  11-2  $26.00