Stitch Your Story! Learn embroidery and mixed-media stitching techniques in my light-filled studio in NE Portland, Oregon. No experience necessary. Limited class size: 2-3 students for hands-on attention. 2.5 hour classes – all materials supplied. $40 per session with a 4-class minimum. Tuesday evenings: 6:30-9pm or Sundays 1:30-4pm. Please email me at to schedule and learn more. fullsizeoutput_1b47Class #1Learning the Basics. Stitch a handy wool-felt pin cushion. This simple project allows you to practice several stitches (running, stem and blanket) and you end up with a place to store all those embroidery needles. img_1583   Class # 2 & 3: Stitching on linen. I’ll show you several techniques for transferring a line drawing 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. fullsizeoutput_1e17Class #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. fullsizeoutput_1e01I’ve been stitching since age 5 (poorly executed alphabet samplers and troll doll outfits) and have taught children as young as 5 (with parental assistance) and adults to enjoy this “take-anywhere” art form.fullsizeoutput_1f74 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.  IMG_4695  I invite you spend some time in my studio and discover this wonderful medium. fullsizeoutput_34bcPlease contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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