Stitching! Learn embroidery and mixed-media stitching techniques
No experience necessary. Limited class size: 2-3 students / hands-on attention.
2.5 hour classes, all materials supplied.
$40 per session with a 4 class minimum. Sundays 1:30 - 4:00pm.
Classes are paid for in advance - If you have to miss
a class - we can set up an alternate day for a make-up session.
You may pay via this site (under SHOP), or if you'd like to pay
by check that can be arranged.
Email me at to schedule & learn more
Dates: TBD - Right now I'm preparing for several upcoming shows at
Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, Oregon (March 2019) and Guardino Gallery in Portland, Oregon (July 2019) and consequently am not taking on any students.
Class #1: Learning the Basics Stitch a handy wool-felt pin cushion.
This simple project allows you practice several stitches (running, stem and blanket) and you end up with a place to store all those embroidery needles.
Class # 2 & 3: Stitching on Linen I’ll show you several techniques for transferring line drawings onto fabric, how to use a wooden embroidery hoop, divide embroidery floss and combine colors. You’ll start your project in class and will have two class sessions to complete your work.
Class #4: Finishing Up Your finished artwork will be ready for framing on
the hoop and I’ll show you how. Additionally, I’ll share more of my favorite techniques – satin stitching quotations in your handwriting or a fancy font, machine stitching on paper, using photo transfers and more.
I’ve been stitching since age 5 (poorly executed alphabet samplers & troll doll outfits) and have taught children as young as 5 (with parental assistance) and adults to enjoy this “take-anywhere” art form. Embroidery is a bit like coloring. It’s easy to learn, and while it takes some practice to master, the stitching process is very Zen-like. Pulling a needle and colorful thread through cloth and creating a finished image is a very pleasant activity.
UPCOMING! I'm excited to once again be teaching at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon in June. All class details, prices and more will be listed on their website. Workshop info goes live on February 11, 2019. Members Registration (it costs $50 to join) opens February 26 and General Public Registration opens March 12.
If you're serious about taking a class, I recommend you become a member.
My classes were filled by March 1 last year and I had substantial waiting lists.
Here are my class the dates:
Saturday, June 24 - Art Circle Class: A Stitch in Time
Sunday - Tuesday, June 25-26 - Stitching Your Story