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a new embroidery class this summer

I have an announcement that I'm very excited to share with you today! If you enjoy embroidery (and I know that many of you do), get ready...
This summer, I'm teaching another online embroider class! Last year, I taught a class on embroidering on and with unusual materials and was so amazed and pleased with the response. This time around, the 5-week online course will cover the things you can do to make your embroidery special.

Here's a brief overview of The Embroidery Project: All in the Details.

Basic embroidery, done well, can be beautiful on its own, but there are some simple details that can make it really stand out. This class will teach techniques for using different supplies (traditional and non-traditional), as well as some more advanced stitches and how to make your finished piece shine. We'll use these techniques as we create 15 projects.

Week 1: Bitty Baubles
Take-it-With-You Project Mat
Let it Glow Lantern
Just Like Fireworks Wreath

Week 2: Sophisticated Stitches
Make Your Clothes Fancy
Make Believe Masks

Week 3: Fancy Floss
Bling on a String
Work Shirt Tech Case
The Prettiest Utility Belt

Week 4: Sweet Substitutes
Wrapped in Memories Album
Buggie Blankie
Oh-So-Charming Curtain Charms
Never Gonna Grow Up Chart

Week 5: Framing and Finishing
Simple to Spectacular Hoops
Cookie Cutter Cuteness
Under Wraps Linens
These projects are easy enough for beginners, and suitable for crafters of all ages. However, the class will not teach basic embroidery skills. You don't need to be an expert embroiderer, but you should already know some basic stitches.

The supplies that are required are primarily basic craft materials. You probably have quite a few of the items on hand, and the rest are low-cost.

All in the Details will be hosted on a private blog. Time zones are not an issue, so anyone, worldwide, can participate.

The cost of the class is $35, which works out to just over $2 per project, not even counting the techniques, embroidery patterns (yes, there will be a bunch!), and perhaps a bonus or two.

Class begins Monday, June 20. You can work at your own pace. And because five weeks isn't very long to get all of these projects finished (life is busy...and embroidery takes a bit of time), the class blog will still be available after the class is finished.
And something else that will make you happy! (I know I was extremely excited...) I am so thankful to have the support on DMC and their blog, DMC Threads for this class. They are providing supplies for me, and for some of you! Everyone signing up during the first week of registration will receive a sample pack with some specialty floss. Each pack will have a value of around $5.

Registration will start on Wednesday, June 1 at NOON CST and continue through the class. You'll find the registration here on the blog, and in my Etsy shop. Once you register and pay, you'll receive an email within 48 hours that contains the private blog link and password. You'll be able to sign in, introduce yourself, see the supply lists, and download some exclusive embroidery patterns.

It's going to be so much fun, and I hope you join!


  1. Eek! I am so doing this :D

  2. etonia11:38 AM

    I am *so* in. When does June 1 come? :D

  3. I'm taking it as a sign that it starts on June 1. That's my 30th birthday! I'm doing it!

  4. Why do we have to wait for June 1st?? *whine*
    I can not wait!!

  5. Oh how lovely that you are teaching an embroidery class, it sounds like it will be a lot of fun! :-) Congrats on getting a class together, I know it's a LOT of hard work!

  6. Yay! I've marked June 1st on my calender.

  7. ooh - I will most definitely be signing up for this :)
    I've been in a rut over embroidery at the moment, and this will be the perfect kick start!!

  8. I took your last class last summer and it was soooo worth it. I am defin signing up for this one. I can't wait!

  9. Anonymous3:19 PM

    This excites me HUGELY!!! Can't wait =) x

  10. How cool! I will definitely sign up. :D I'll start practicing my stitches to be ready. ;)

  11. I'm so excited! Can I sign up today?????

  12. SQUEEEEE! Okay really I know its just thread and needles and stuff, but I'm uber excited. I'm such a craft geek.

  13. This sounds so exciting! Can't wait!

  14. OH MOLLIE!!! How exciting!! Congratulations! That will be so much fun!!!!


  15. Exciting! I'm SO in! :)

  16. So exciting! I can't wait for this fun class!

  17. I'm in India. Could you give me an idea of the materials used etc, just so that I can figure out whether this would be viable for me?

  18. I'm so happy that you are as excited as I am about this! It's gonna but funnnn!!!!

    Rosa: I try to keep the supplies fairly basic, so here's a quick (but not complete) summary: fabric (canvas, quilting cotton, etc.), felt, craft glue, straw wreath form, photo/scrapbook album, glass jar, small beads, fusible web, elastic, an old shirt, wide ribbon/belting, wood embroidery hoops, plus, of course, embroidery floss.

    And if there is something that you don't have easy access to, I love coming up with ideas for alternative supplies.

  19. Tiffany6:38 PM

    Will there be a giveaway for a spot in this class? ;)


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