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1 Day Classes

Class 101: Charlotte

Teacher: Terri Bay

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Charlotte is a Ukrainian whitework ornament worked on 28 count linen with two sizes of pearl cotton. Some of the stitches worked in the creation of Charlotte are; satin, eyelet, double cable, and the diagonal eyelet band. Full instructions for finishing Charlotte into an ornament are included and will be fully covered in class, but finishing supplies are not included.

Kit contents:

  • 10 inch square of 28 count Linen 

  • DMC pearl cotton size 8 

  • DMC pearl cotton size 12 

  • 24 and 26 tapestry needles

  • Chart and Instructions

Student supplies:

  • 8” hoop or QSnap™ or 10” stretcher bars

  • Usual stitching tools

  • Battery powered lighting and magnification, if needed

Technique: Ukrainian whitework

Design area: 4”x4”

Proficiency level: Basic

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $50.00

Class 103: Flip Flops

Toni Gerdes and Kathy Rees

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Walking the beach on a beautiful sunny day wearing brightly colored flip flops is a favorite memory from any beachy vacation. This class, co-designed and taught by both Kathy Rees and Toni Gerdes, will show you how to make 3-D flip flops on a sandy background with an ocean inspired border. Four different Caron Watercolor threads, plus ThreadworX Pearl Cotton and Kreinik Braid are used to create this colorful fun piece. The thong part of the flip flops is created with a wonderful leather braid to make the 3-D effect on canvas.

Kit contents:

  • White 18-count mono canvas

  • Instructions and color photo 

  • Needles and case

  • All threads, beads, and embellishments to complete the project, including leather braid

Student provides:

  • Usual stitching tools

  • Battery powered lightning and magnification (if needed)

Technique: Canvas

Design area: 6x11

Proficiency level: Intermediate

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $100.00

Class 104: Stand Up Box Finishing

Teacher: Kim Hollifield

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Master this useful finishing technique that produces a stand up box piece for display. Taught by longtime professional needlework finisher, Kim Hollifield, this class will expand your repertoire of finishing skills, giving you more ways to display your works of art.

Kit contents:

  • Written instructions

  • Mat board

  • Batting

  • Pins

  • Cording holder

  • Use of shared materials

Student supplies:

  • Stitched piece, square or rectangular (no larger than 8”x8”)

  • Coordinating fabric (1/2 yard)

  • Coordinating DMC floss (one color, 6 skeins)

  • Coordinating ¾” to 1” size beads for feet (4)

  • Twisted cord maker

Technique: Finishing

Design area: N/A. Will Depend on the piece that the student provides  for the class

Proficiency level: All levels

Pre-work: Stitched piece for finishing

Kit cost: $40.00

Class 105: California Poppy

Teacher: Celeste Chalasani

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A single poppy sways, its glistening orange bud softly leaning in as a gentle breeze caresses it.  Stitch California’s iconic wildflower as you learn intermediate stumpwork techniques. 

Kit contents:

• Instructions

• Silk shantung

• Cotton fabric

• Stranded cotton thread

• Wire

• Needles

Student provides:

• 8” stretcher bars OR 3” embroidery hoop

• 4” embroidery hoop

• Wire cutters

• Acid free wide tip marking pen (pink/red)

• Masking tape

• Mechanical pencil or Pigma® pen

• Small sharp scissors

• Usual stitching tools

• Battery powered lighting and magnification (highly recommended)

Technique: Stumpwork

Design area: 1-1/2”x3-1/2”

Proficiency level: Intermediate (experience with surface embroidery encouraged)

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $35.00

Class 106: Needlepoint Magnet Tree

Teacher: Gayle Anderson


We all know that you can never have too many needle minders, but where do you keep all of those fun magnets? The problem is solved with this darling needlepoint magnet tree! The outline of the design will be on the canvas so that you can start stitching right away. You’ll employ four different stitches for the four areas. The stitching goes quickly so you’ll have a finished project in no time!

Kit contents:

  • Written instructions

  • Four different threads: overdyed perle coton, perle coton, Neon Rays®, Silk Lamé Braid

  • Decorative braid

  • 18-count canvas attached to stretcher bars with design outline drawn on it

  • Adhesive magnetic mounting sheet

  • Plastic display frame

Student supplies:

  • Usual stitching tools including laying tool

  • Battery powered lighting and magnification, if needed

Technique: Needlepoint

Design area: 9"x10"

Proficiency level: All Levels

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $45.00

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