We offer classes in a variety of needlework techniques, finishing, Stitch Groups, and a wealth of Trunkshows and other special events. Check our Calendar page for dates on events and classes
This is our relaxing, no teacher retreat weekend! Bring a project, or 2 or 3 and your stitching tools and prepare to enjoy a weekend with friends. The fun starts Friday evening with an icebreaker voluntary exchange of some sort that's determined well enough before the evening that everyone can be prepared. We have done scissor fob exchanges, ornaments exchanges and UFO exchanges at past Flings. Saturday and Sunday are relaxing days of stitching! We provide dessert Friday evening, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as morning and afternoon snacks. There is a shopping adventure just for attendees at the shop on Saturday night. The Fling weekends are held at the Oregon Bar Association, which has a wonderful meeting room with comfy chairs, tables, a wall of windows and excellent parking, which is located just off the Carmen Drive exit of I5 in Tigard OR. There are several hotels in the area if you would like to make it a true retreat, and while we can make recommendations, hotel reservations are up to you. We do have goodies and presents during the weekend which follow our chosen theme, always a mystery to be revealed Friday evening! It's lots of fun and a good opportunity to get lots of stitching done, although any counting mistakes due to laughter are not our fault!!
Cost: $165 with a non-refundable $50 due at signup.
Next Scheduled Fling: November 5 & 6, 2016
Jeannette Douglas Class - April 30 & May 1, 2016
Jeannette is returning to teach a specially designed sampler to celebrate the shop's 20th anniversary!! She has sent us a snippet of the fabulous project but we won't see the whole thing until she unveils it at class. Jeannette is a delightful teacher, and you are sure to have fun as well as walk away with a gorgeous project to treasure.
This two day class will be held 9am - 4pm Saturday, April 30th and 9am - 2pm Sunday, May 1st at the Oregon Bar Association, located in Tigard OR. Cost for this event is $295 and includes the project kit, lunch both days and snacks. There is a non-refundable deposit of $95 to reserve your spot. If you would like to register, contact us or stop by to pay the deposit. We are looking forward to a great weekend!
Project Specific Classes:
Twisted Rainbow Band Sampler
Last year's Twisted Band Sampler class was such a success we decided to continue the fun by offering the companion piece in a class! This piece, designed by Northern Expressions Needlework, is a fun "twist" on a traditional band sampler. Designed on a diagonal using a rainbow of colors and measuring 9" x 18" on 36 count fabric, Lynn will break it down into sections easily completed month-by-month. Have fun playing with the fabric and thread colors to personalize it! Cost $135 (supplies not included).
Classes will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9am - 11am at the shop, starting September 19, 2015 and will continue for 9 months.
Old Aviary Band Sampler
Old Aviary was originally featured in Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly magazine as a four part series. This gorgeous band sampler intended for intermediate/advanced stitchers is 579h x 171w (29" x 8.5" on 40 count fabric). The great thing about this piece is the ability to delete bands to make the piece as large or small as you want - not to mention the chance to change colors or design your own verse. The possibilities are endless! Cost: $135 teaching fee (supplies not included). CD with magazine issues available at a reduced price for class.
Classes will be held on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6pm - 8pm at the shop, starting September 29, 2015 and will continue for 9 months.
CLASS - CROSS STITCH PART II
This 3 hour class is scheduled for a Sunday afternoon.
This class is a must for everyone who has ever cross stitched. You will review how to anchor threads, tie them off, learn 1/4 and 1/2 stitches, backstitching, proper hoops and needles, various kinds of threads and fabrics, etc. etc. You will also learn the technique of "over 2" or beginning linen. So many of the charts today are using this technique, we feel compelled to teach it to you in this class. It's the best three hours you will ever spend learning the basics of cross stitch.
Next Scheduled Class: TBD from 2pm - 5pm. Call or email the shop to register!
NO SEW FINISHING CLASSES
These 2 hour classes are scheduled on a Saturday with an hour break for lunch, which is not included in the class cost.
The block stand-up is so easy you will want to finish all of your projects using this method! In class we will complete your project in a block shape but when you learn the technique you can choose any shape. Students need to bring a finished project no bigger than 3" x 3" on a piece of fabric about 7" x 7". Students also need to bring 2 1/2 yards of wired ribbon (no wider than 1 1/2") and 1/3 yard of backing fabric., other supplies will be provided.
Next Scheduled Class: TBD from 10am - Noon. Call or email the shop to register!
The button ornament is a quick and clever no sew finish to make small ornaments or even the cute scissor fobs to put on all of those scissors you possess. Not only will you construct this button ornament, you will learn to make basic cording and tassels to use as embellishments. You will need to complete a little design about 1-1/2" square on a 5" square of fabric. You will need one ball of #8 perle cotton or a skein of floss (for the cording and tassel) and a piece of coordinating backing fabric about 5" square.
Next Scheduled Class: TBD from 1pm - 3pm. Call or email the shop to register!
This free event will be held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 4pm - 8pm. Bring your chair and the stitch projects you want to work on... meet people who share your love of cross stitch, participate in show and tell, relax and have some fun stitching! (Note: the shop will be open for shopping even if you can't attend stitch group!)
Open to all sampler enthusiests! We meet once a month to talk about and stitch on samplers. Jeannine leads the group discussion, but everyone gets a chance to show off what they are working on! Sometimes we vote to do a group project, which everyone can interpret in their own color choices, or the time we did the design of our choice, using Gloriana bluegrass on Lakeside Vintage Autumn Gold!
Cost: $5 per Sunday - no sign up is needed
Next Scheduled Meeting: check the Calendar for dates - time is 11am - 1pm
Open to all working on a design by Chatelaine - Martina Rosenberg. We meet once a month as a great way to make progress on that Mandala or smaller project!
Cost: $5 per Thursday - no sign up is needed
Next Scheduled Meeting: check the Calendar for dates - time is 4pm - 8pm
Open to all needlework enthuseists, with an emphasis on embroidery. JoLyn is here on the First Friday of the month to answer questions and help with your embroidery projects.
Cost: $5 per Friday - no sign up is needed
Next Scheduled Meeting: First Friday of each month, but check the Calendar - time is 10:30am - 12:30pm
Free Range Stitchers Primitive Group:
Love Stacy Nash's designs? Or Lori Brechlin? Want help with finishing, or perhaps just want to meet other enthusiasts? This is the group for you! JoLyn will be assisting you as needed with all of your stitching/finishing questions.
Cost: $5 per Friday (no sign up is needed).
Next Scheduled Meeting: Third Friday of each month, but check the Calendar - time is 10:30am - 12:30pm