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.
Sampler of Many Bands: A part of our year of stitches: This band sampler done on even weave linen includes many sampler stitches as well as some drawn and pulled thread. A total of 30 rows plus a cross stitched alphabet is included. 32 or 28 count fabric over 2 threads is used. Color of fabric and floss is your choice. 6/4 11-2. Class Closed
Tiny Berry Garland: A part of our year of stitches: This small stumpwork berry garland, a Jan Kerton design is stitched on silk dupioni can be used in a paperweight, pincushion or needlebook. Wrapped beads, and beaded berries give this three dimensional design life. A quick and easy project to learn a new technique. 2 weeks. 6/18 and 6/25 11-2 $30.00. All supplies for embroidery included. Finishing is your choice.
Beginning Smocked Sampler: Learn basic stitches in smocking on a pleated inset. Cable, wave, outline, stem, lazy daisy, flowerettes, and French knots as well as a taste of picture smocking are taught as well as construction tips and how to read a design graph. This inset can later be used for a childs dress. 2 weeks. 6/20 and 6/27 11-2 $30.00 All supplies included.
Workshop: In this class you will
construct a bishop style dress prior to
smocking. Learn sleeve variations,
neckline variations and how to apply a bias
neckband. Pleating, lace or Swiss trim,
and notions included in class cost. Fabric is
Smocked Christening Gown ensemble: This smocked to the shoulder christening gown of satin batiste or verona lawn has lace at the neckline and sleeve. The hem is your choice to use your creativity with either a Madeira band, embroidery, or a lace fancyband. The following pieces to be done in the following months which will include a bonnet, slip and smocked booties. A fun summer project for your grandmothers hope chest. Christening gown with Madeira hem $90.00, Laces for a fancy band will be extra. 6/5 and 6/19 11-3.
Paperdoll Quilt: This is a block of the month class using the patterns from Kreations by Karon. Each month we will construct a doll dress appliqued to a pima broadcloth square and sashed with a coordinating fabric. Some are smocked, some are not. This is a good start to beginning smocking. Each month is different. 6/12 11-2 $23.00. For those who just need to finish squares, please come for help.