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Classes for 2014

 Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Stitchers

All classes require advance registration.
Sign up early so that we can save your place and order your materials as needed.
Call us for specific class details, pricing and schedule.


For Beginners...

Barbara Boulton teaches her Basics classes Tuesdays and Saturdays, year 'round. Learn to stitch from an experienced, patient instructor! Class sizes are limited and you must sign up in advance!

Students will work on a 4" square canvas chosen from a selection of colorful Jean Smith designs.

Class fee of $45 covers the canvas, threads, needles, frame and notes.

Beginner's Class with Jean Smith Canvas


For Intermediate and Experienced Stitchers...

When you are ready to add some special touches to your projects, Anne Freiburger teaches you how to bead and embellish your canvases - great tips from an award-winning stitcher that help you take your skills to the next level! Each class meets for one session

Geckos OrnamentGeckos, a beautiful beaded Christmas ornament, on January 14 and March 11. 

Welcome SeahorseWelcome, a charming seahorse, on January 21 and March 25.
Classes meet on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Call ahead for more details, prices and reservations.


A Teddy Bear Everyone Will Love!

Teddy Bear Class

Sylvia and Barbara will be teaching this adorable Teddy Bear in January. When he's finished, he stands about 30" tall.

The four session class meets Mondays from 9 a.m. - 12 noon on January 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. 

Class fee includes canvas, threads, stitch guide and instruction. Reservations must be mad in advance.


Susan Portra, master needle artist and instructor,
will be here in February and October!

We are delighted to welcome Susan back to paradise and offer our customers the opportunity to study with one of the premier needle arts instructors of our time.

Susan will be teaching her two-day Bring Your Canvas to Life classes as well as offering private sessions, all centerd around a canvas you have purchased from our extensive selection (including trunk shows.) You will work with Susan to create a unique piece of needle art.

In both February and October, Susan will also be teaching classes based on pieces she has chosen and for which she has created the stitch guide and materials list. In February, she will be teaching two sessions of the two-day class introducing the Green Santa Brenda Stofft has designed as a companion for the Santa taught in February 2013. In October, Susan will hold three sessions of a two-day class featuring the beautiful Shelly Tribbey Gingerbread House shown below. Under her watchful guidance, you will discover techniques, fibers and approaches you may never have encountered before. Call us for class details, schedule and pricing. Places are limited and materials must be ordered in advance, so don't delay.

Susan's schedule fills up very quickly; call us ASAP to reserve your place!

Gingerbread House Class

Gingerbread House, Susan's class in October 2014.

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