12 Hour Classes

Fleur de Lis

Welcome to the wonderful world of embroidery!  Fleur de Lis is a 12-hour beginning level surface embroidery class.  All you want to know about embroidery will be shared in this class from preparing your fabric, to an array of beautiful stitches in several lovely threads, to finishing your work for all to admire.  Awaken a hidden passion for this creative art form.

Level: All

Crazy for Color

Color Theory and

Surface Embroidery

Don't go crazy deciding on colors of floss and stitches to use for your next project.  Let this class relieve your fears.  You will learn basic color theory painlessly as well as add a bevy of more than two dozen surface embroidery stitches to your repertoire using a rainbow of 36 thread colors.  You will explore the effect of colored backgrounds on color embroidery and create your own color wheel and value scale with Color Aide papers.  The resulting 12" pillow will show off your skills as an embroiderer beautifully.

Level: All

Irish Rose Evening Bag
Mountmellick Embroidery

Imagine yourself on a peaceful country lane with the heady scent of wild roses in the air.  Let Kaye take you to this serene setting near Mountmellick, Ireland while you stitch this exquisite evening bag using the technique of white work embroidery named after the town it originated.  The design uses a variety of surface embroidery stitches in cotton thread on cotton polished denim fabric.  You may leave class wanting to do more.

Level: Intermediate

Steam Punk Collage

A Class in Surface Embroidery

and Mixed Media

The Victorian Era was an exciting time of innovation and science fiction dreams.  Come celebrate those dreams as we bring it into the 21st century with this "Steam Punk" themed needlework box.  This is a 12-hour surface embroidery class using mixed media materials and hardware.  Learn a multitude of ways to add blocks of color and texture to your embroideries.  Show off your embroidery stitching prowess to others by creating a decorative lined box to collect your stitching accessories.                                       


Level: Intermediate/Advanced 

A Bouquet for Spring
Surface Embroidery
and Basic Needle Tatting
Welcome spring all year long by needle tatting a bouquet of lilacs and daffodils.  Place them in a shadow embroidered and needle-turn applique bowl then the piece will be ready for framing.
Level: All
Marsha Necklace

Named in honor of a dear friend, the "Marsha" necklace motif features tatting and joining with beads, Victorian sets, and lock joins.  Students should bring 2 shuttles or 1 tatting needle, size 20 tatting thread, 8 seed beads loaded on the ball and 46 seed beads that are loose for joins, size 16 or size 15 crochet hook, and usual tatting supplies.  The optional split ring chain uses approximately 200 additional seed beads and 100 small bugle beads.

Level: Experienced beginner on up