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Winter/Spring 2018 Classes

Online Calendar of Classes at The Stitcher's Muse


Sign up via telephone: 250-591-6873 or email info (at) thestitchersmuse (dot) com.
First come, first served.  Fees are payable on registration.

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Sewing 101
Sewing 101

A great starter class if you've never used a machine, or an easy way to refresh your skills if you haven't sewn for a long time.

  • threading your machine
  • wind a bobbin and insert it properly
  • starting seams properly 
  • seam widths, stitch lengths
  • trimming corners, clipping and notching curves
  • grading seam allowances
  • under stitching
  • pressing versus ironing
  • adjusting tension to get perfect seams

Choose from the following dates:

February 18, 22; March 4, 8, 18, 22; April 5, 15, 19:  2 pm to 4 pm
$55.00

Kathy Coulter

Japanese Apron Japanese Apron


This is a very simple apron that pops over your head. It is often made with linen fabric. All straight sewing so it's suitable for a novice sewer. Learn to hem and mitre corners easily.

You can add curved-top pockets if you wish. This project lends itself to adding embroidered embellishments!

March 4 OR April 15: 9 to 12 noon
$65.00

Kathy Coulter







Tatting

Tatting


Tatting is enjoying a major comeback! Learn rings, chains, picots and joins in this starter class.

Finish by learning this lovely two-colour edging.

March 10 OR April 9: 1 to 4 pm
$50.00

Dione van Beynum




Tatting 2 - Ice DropTatting 2 – Ice Drop


Expand your basic tatting skills by making one of these lovely ice drops! Learn how to add beads, join rings and chains to make a circle and incorporate a glass "gem" for added sparkle!!

March 31 OR April 30 1 to 5 pm
$60.00

Dione van Beynum







Bobbin Lace

Bobbin Lace

Basic bobbin lace techniques are covered while making this oh-so-sweet bookworm!

Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace book required - please allow plenty of time to acquire this book before the class

April 14 10am to 4pm
$75.00

Dione van Beynum


Cross Stitch Cross Stitch

Learn essential cross stitch skills with this introductory class.  Stitch a bookmark to celebrate your community!  Image shows Nanaimo but the class can be customized to YOUR preference!

Skills: read a chart, how to do a cross stitch three different ways, start and end threads, finishing with nun stitch

March 11 OR April 10: 2 to 4 pm
$35.00

Dione van Beynum



Envelope PillowEnvelope Pillow

Have a beautiful design or piece of fabric that is crying out to become a pillow cover?  Learn how to make a pillow insert and pillow back that easily folds to envelop the insert without zippers.

February 22: 10 to 11:30am OR March 22: 10 to 11:30 am
$35.00

Kathy Coulter



Tea CozyTea Cozy

Learn both simple embroidery AND sewing!  Embroider the Jo Butler inspired dandelion fluff onto beautiful natural linen, then sew it into a practical and classic tea cozy!

First date is for the embroidery, second is for finishing:
Mar 2 & 16: 2 to 4 pm
April 6 & 20: 2 to 4 pm
$75.00

Dione van Beynum

Kathy Coulter

Dazzling Daisies PincushionDazzling Daisies Pincushion

Bright, cheerful daisies encrust a Clover" pincushion base, enhanced with a twining vine, buds, leaves and beads.

Learn Lazy Daisy, whipped backstitch, leaf stitch, beading, and no-fail French knots, then just pop it into the ready-made base (not included).

March 17, April 11: 10 am to 2 pm
$75.00 (includes supplies)

Dione van Beynum

Hardanger OrnamentHardanger Ornament

Learn the essential skills for doing beautiful Hardanger embroidery and make a pretty 

ornament!  Kloster blocks, blanket stitch, cutting, needleweaving, even adding beads!

March 23 OR April 21 1 to 5 pm
$75.00 (includes supplies)

Dione van Beynum