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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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Multiple block, colorful quilt in batik fabrics of blue, purple, scarlet and earth tones.

Quilting is more popular than ever and it seems like everyone knows someone who is a quilter. If you would like to join the club, this is the class for you! You’ll learn all the basics of quilting with a smaller-size project (28 x 28 inches).

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Embroidered hedgehog by Jessica Long of Namaste Hand Embroidery


Using our friend Jessica Long’s pattern, instructor Andrea Verley will help you work through Jessica’s Hedgehog design together. You’ll learn some new stitches and how to thread paint. A favorite class! Everything you need is included: hoop, thread, pattern printed on fabric, needle and threader!

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


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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. 

All the blocks have been retrieved, the top has been stitched together and the quilt is on its way to being assembled and quilted.  We are hoping to have it on display on our about July 18th.  This project has turned out to mean more than we could have ever anticipated in these difficult times. Learn more about this project…

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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Chris Shirer, Proprietor
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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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We’re OPEN!

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!