Class Number:  101

Class Title: Happy Holly Days
Teacher: Celeste Chalasani


Remember holidays gone by and celebrate new ones with this elegant Stumpwork ornament. Festive red wrapped berries nestle gently against padded holly leaves. Green velvet ribbon tied festively into a bow tops it all.  Left handed instructions available upon request.

Kit Contents:  Instructions, silk shantung, cotton fabric, stranded cotton thread, beads, felt, needles, and finishing supplies

Student Provides: Students will also need a 6” embroidery hoop; scissors for cutting fabric and felt; acid free glue stick, and usual stitching supplies. Magnification is highly recommended. 


Technique:  Stumpwork                          Design Area:  1 1/2" x 3 1/2" 

Proficiency Level:  Beginner                  Kit Cost: $25.00

Prerequisites:  Experience with surface embroidery encouraged
Pre-Work:  None

Class Number:  102


Technique:                                                      Design Area:  

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate                    Kit Cost: $45.00
(student must be familiar with counted charts)

Pre-Work:  None

Class Title: Historical Bargello Needle Book
Teacher: Sandie Cormaci-Boles


This class will feature historical aspects of Bargello work as well as stitching a traditional Bargello Needle Book.  Fine imported wool and silk thread on 30 count linen banding.  The Needle Book will be completely finished by hand using the stitcher's choice of edgings.  A choice of the Rose/Indigo Palette or the Green Palette will be offered.

Kit Contents:  10" cut of Zweigart 7271-003 30 count Linen Banding, 2 yards of silk thread, 10 skeins of Heathway Merino Wool, 2 Wool Felt Pages, #24 tapestry needle, Instruction Book (chart, instructions & historical information) 

Student Provides:  embroidery scissors & ruler or tape measure.  Optional but recommended:  laying tool, light, magnification & needle threader

Students will choose one of two color ways: 

  1. Rose/Indigo

  2. Green

Class Number:  103

103-Mary Alice Sinton-Teardrop Medallion

Technique:  Bead Embroidery-Japanese Style      Kit Cost:  $80.00

Design Area:  Design Size: 3.75” or 3.5” circle     

Overall Size: 5” or 7.5” circle x 3” 

Proficiency Level:  Basic                                       Pre-Work:  None

Class Title: Teardrop Medallion Pin Cushion
Teacher: Mary Alice Sinton


The Teardrop Medallion is done in Japanese bead embroidery method and is an entry level piece.  Bead Embroidery in the Japanese method incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with beads.  There are two different styles of Sudberry Wooden Pin-Cushions available with a tray around the cushion (7.5” circle) or without (5” circle). The beads used are a wide variety Tri-cut and glass seed beads.  The technique of using a Beading Koma to couch down lines of beads in order to create smooth curves is explored in this piece.  The foundation fabric is a floral pinwheel 100% cotton fabric called Safari SO Goodie by Wilmington Prints stitched using stretcher bars.

Kit Contents:  

  • Beads

  • Cotton fabric (printed)

  • Sudberry wooden Pin-Cushion (5” no tray, 7.5” with tray)

  • Gutermann Sewing Threads: Black and Bone

  • A special Japanese Beading Koma made by John Sinton Woodworking ($25 value)

  • Design Paper & Pattern

  • Japanese Needles (M2 & M3) with Ultra Fine Needle Threader •  Color Image Reference

Student Provides:  

  • Clamps or Frame Stand

  • Mini Stretcher Bars (8” x 8”) and Tacks

  • Silk Pins

  • Tulip Beading Awl or tekobari (optional)

Scissors-paper and embroidery            

103-mary Alice Sinton-teardrop medallion

Class Number:  104

104-Margaret Bendif-Elegant Scissors cas

Technique:  Counted Canvas                     Design Area:  8" x 16"

Proficiency Level:  Basic/Intermediate      Kit Cost:  $45.00


Class Title: Elegant Scissors Case
Teacher: Margaret Bendig


This project is fun and moves along at a good pace. Once you have stitched a row or two, the pattern for that section is easy to remember. Great project for a “take along” but even better when finished and it holds your necessary stitching tools.


There are three different main patterns, the bottom front of the case, the back and the top flap of the design. There are eyelets, woven stitches, Amadeus heart and other stitches in this design. The case is a tri-fold that opens to reveal a pocket to hold your scissors, laying tool and a small ruler. With a wool page to hold your needles, you are ready to stitch anywhere you like.  Come join me and stitch your very own Elegant Scissors Case. There are 6 colors to choose from.

Kit Contents:  3 balls size 8 perle cotton ~ 3 different shades

3 spools size 8 Kreinik braid, 18 count mono canvas 8” x 16”.

Printed instructions with color photo and finishing instructions

#22 & #24 tapestry needles plus needle threader

Student Provides:  


                          Color #1          Color #2          Color #3          Kreinik Braid

Blue                    930                     931                    932                     #102 ~ vatican

Green                 368                     367                    319                     #5982 ~ mermaied

Purple                 550                     552                    554                    #012HL ~ purple high luster

Terra Cotta          355                     356                   758                     #3270 ~ amber

Raspberry           3688                   3687                 3685                   #3237 ~ rose quartz

Lavender             211                     209                   210                     #1223 ~ passion plum

Class Number:  105

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Technique:  Counted Canvas                       Design Area:  

Proficiency Level:  Basic/Intermediate        Kit Cost: $53.00
Pre-Work:  None

Class Title: Whirligig
Teacher: Kathy Rees


Spin or whirl the day away stitching this fun design. Diagonal compensation, textural combinations, and monochromatic color will be included in the class  discussion.

Kit Contents:  Instructions with color photo, line drawn 18ct mono canvas, and threads to complete the design (Caron Collection Watercolours & Waterlilies, Silk Lame, Splendor, DMC  Pearl Cotton, and DMC Floss)

5 colorway choices

Student Provides:  8" x 8" stretcher bars, tacks, laying tool, magnification light if desired and the usual stitching supplies.