I Love Classes!
Come stitch with me and I promise you will enjoy yourself. I use a demo frame that is like a giant piece of linen so you can see the stitches made right before your eyes. You will also have detailed illustrated instructions in front of you on the table, plus complete kits. Just bring your normal stitching supplies: scissors, ruler, light and magnification. I teach as much as possible on 20ct linen which makes it easy to learn new techniques that you can then apply to smaller counts if you like. My classes have a relaxed atmosphere but you won't be overwhelmed by chatter from other students while I'm speaking. I like to get things going with mutual introductions because you never know when you might meet a neighbor, a colleague or a soulmate. I'll always cover the basics so everyone starts out on equal footing. I demonstrate each technique, then get you started with your own hands as I work around the room providing individual coaching. Lefties are welcome! I try to provide left-handed printed instructions where needed. There will be stash-swaps and show-and-tell, plus usually a trunk show of delights to purchase.
It's always a good idea to wear layers in case you get warm or cold, and most students have a bottle of water handy, plus pencil and paper for notes.
The best part is the fellowship...but we will learn as well. My dad loved to say "This much fun ought to be illegal!" My parents were a well-loved embroidery instruction team and I try to live up to their legacy of love of needlework and needleworkers
Look for mailings announcing new classes and retreats, or click on the email link below to inquire directly. Currently I have the following retreats scheduled:
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