“Painting” with thread is simply the use of embroidery stitches to produce depth and interest. It creates texture and shading, bringing natural subjects to life. One of our favorite makers of patterns for this art form is Jessica Long of Namaste Hand Embroidery. We carry her patterns in our shop and are offering this class with our instructor Andrea Verley. She has stitched the pattern and will be teaching you through the required stitches and providing tips on completing the project. You’ll receive the complete kit with fabric imprinted with the Little Fox design, DMC threads required, embroidery needle, needle [...]
Would your child like to stitch a bunny? In this class, we will learn how to backstitch, satin stitch and split stitch. (Pssst! It’s embroidery! But for kids!) Your child’s instructor is Andrea Verley, a former elementary school teacher who knows how to make things easy and fun for little ones. This class is suitable for 7 - 12 year olds. We ask that an adult remain present during class (you don’t need to purchase your seat). You’re welcome to sit with your child or enjoy the cozy front sitting area with your favorite beverage. We will supply everything that’s [...]
Join a circle of crochet fans to work on your projects and learn from others!
Learn the basics of crochet with instructor Anna Ruff. She’ll share the terminology and abbreviations you’ll find in patterns, how to make a slip knot, hold the crochet hook and yarn, create chain, single and double crochet stitches and how to fasten off when you’re finished. We’ll touch briefly on how to read patterns but this class is for the true beginner or someone needing a refresher course in how to get started. Whether you are right- or left-handed, you will learn the basics of crochet and be ready to take the intermediate class where we will make a simple [...]
Join a circle of knitting fans to work on your projects and learn from others!
This is a two-class series that will meet on Tuesday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM each day. Your class purchase includes both dates. Learn how to bring dimension and character to your embroidery through thread painting. This is a two-part class where you’ll learn a total of 12 embroidery stitches - a first set of 6 in class one and the remaining six in class two. This is also a great class for anyone who simply wants to broaden their repertoire of embroidery stitches. You’ll receive a total of four hours of instruction over [...]
Bring your project and enjoy the company of other stitchers, knitters and crochet fans in our comfy social circle living room!
They’re big, comfy and a great afternoon project that’s easy to learn and do again - Arm Knitted Throws! (Or scarves! Or pet beds!) In this class, we will learn the basics of arm knitting. We will learn how to cast on, stitch rows, and how to tie off and/or begin a new skein of yarn. This is an introduction class so bring as much yarn as you'd like to create the size of blanket that you wish. One skein of Jumbo yarn size 7 will yield a small blanket approximately 14 x 20 inches, or a small scarf or [...]
Join a circle of embroidery fans to work on your projects and learn from others!
Join a circle of cross stitch fans to work on your projects and learn from others!
We asked and you answered! Our first clothing sewing class will be Lounge Pants in the fabric of your choice. View the pattern details in the photo below to figure the amount of fabric you’ll need to bring - also bring matching thread. Your gifted instructor, Kim Kempf, is a professional seamstress and will be able to assist with adjusting the pattern to fit you! Students for this class can be beginners to intermediate and should have experience using a sewing machine. We'll have a fun couple of hours learning to read a sewing pattern, laying out and cutting out [...]
Join Anne Cornejo in a curvy quilting adventure! This is a technique class for someone with quilting experience. We’ll supply the Quick Curve Ruler and pattern you’ll need to create this table runner. Anne will take you through the cutting and stitching - design your own or follow the supplied pattern! This class is intended to provide roughly 45-minutes of instruction working with curves and the pattern. Anne will be with us for the first two hours to assist and then everyone is welcome to continue working for another two hours. You’ll take the project over the finish line at [...]