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Punch Needle embroidered bunny using variegated DMC thread.


We’ll learn the delicate side of punch needle embroidery using 1 strand of DMC embroidery floss and a fixed size metal punch needle. We’ll practice technique using simple shapes then move to working a printed pattern – The Brindle Bunny.

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Decorative quilted wall hanging in primary colors using small blocks.

Galloping Gargoyles! It’s Wands & Wizards Weekend in Lancaster and Beyond from July 31st – August 14th presented by our friends at Visit Fairfield County! We are celebrating with a cool project perfect for hanging in your bedroom, dorm room or wherever you cast your spells!.

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Mother and daughter holding pillows they sewed.

In this class, we will learn how to use a sewing machine by making a square pillow with nine-patch design! We’ll learn how to thread the machine and bobbin, stitch and backstitch. This is a great class for beginners and for people who wonder if they could pull that machine out of the closet and make it sing again.

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Woodcut-style drawing of a rabbit inside an ampersand symbol.


The first Lancaster Community Quilt Project is complete! Please come visit this beautiful work of 48 Lancaster and Fairfield County quilting women who delivered 48 individual blocks and embroiderers who stitched each contributor’s signature. This project has turned out to mean more than we could have ever anticipated in these difficult times. Learn more about the Lancaster Community Quilt Project…

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Thanks to our instructor Andrea Verley for creating an updated version of our hugely popular (240K+ views) Rabbit & Rocket Sew A Mask YouTube video!  The video incorporates tips and helpful options (without filter, different sizes, fabric ties) the community shared or requested.  She even reviews the tools she used! The updated tips section starts at 14:30. This is the mask we teach you how to make so if you want to simply learn in person and make a couple of masks for $15 (all materials included), check our calendar to book or Request a Class!


Due to Fairfield County joining the Level 3 COVID Risk counties in Ohio, we will be adhering to the state guidelines requiring face coverings in public places. Mask-wearing while shopping at Rabbit & Rocket and during classes is now required by the State Health Department. Our team has been wearing masks when teaching and will continue to do so. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness (not just COVID-19), we ask that you request transfer of your class registration to a future class. We’re happy to honor rebooking for a later date.

Our Wellness Precautions: We are easily able to provide lots of distancing between students for this class, are sanitizing the space and tools between guests, and have a medical grade HEPA air filtration machine in place.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the shop: (740) 901-3041.

This is an ever-evolving situation and we will adjust policies as updated medical guidance is available to inform our policies. 


We’ve got dozens of classes you can request as a Private Class if you have at least two and as many as six people in your group! If it’s just you, send me an Open Class Request and we’ll find you a partner and get the class listed for anyone to join.  If you and a group of up to five friends would like to schedule a Private Circle, Sit & Sew or Crafting time at Rabbit & Rocket, you can learn more here about booking Private Circles.

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View of DMC thread display and workshop area at Rabbit & Rocket.

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Welcome! Rabbit & Rocket is a gathering place for anyone who enjoys needle arts, sewing and crafting. We offer over 30 classes you can book as a Private Class with our wonderful teachers.

Our instructors teach workshops from quilting to cross stitch, paper arts, jewelry-making, embroidery, crochet, knitting, sewing, drawing, mini loom work and more! If you’re interested in sharing what you know as a Maker Teacher, get in touch!

Rabbit & Rocket is located in Lancaster, Ohio right on Main Street.  Enjoy free parking in the public lot just steps to the left of our front door!

Most everything we sell in the store is available for sale here online but we hope you’ll come by for a visit. We are now offering reserved Private Circles for you and up to five friends in our comfy seating area (with social distance), at our classroom tables and on our patio (weather permitting).  Bring friends and beverages and spend some time together.

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New Store Hours:  12:00 – 6:00 PM, 7 days a week.

We appreciate your support of our neighbors during this time of reopening by participating in our requirement to wear a mask or face covering while in the shop. See you soon!