C253 - Magical Stitches
NOTE: We will have 8 machines available if you are traveling. Please contact Liz firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!
Stitching and beading on silk ribbons and fibers lighter than air seems impossible but these ephemeral thread lace embroideries are quite simple to create…but, shush...let’s keep that little bit to ourselves and let everyone think we have special fairy stitching talents. In this class we will create these magical embroideries with free motion sewing machine stitching and simple hand embroidery stitches. This class is suitable for beginners and up. Even if you have hardly done any free motion sewing you can do this.
Kit Fee: $5 includes:
Supply List: Choose your favorite color palette to work in
Fibers: silk or wool loose roving fibers or yarns of any fiber
Fabrics: Optional, you may want some small pieces of silk, linen or cotton fabric to add to your piece. We use very little fabric. No more than a sandwich bag of bits.
Thread: You will want a variety of threads to choose from; cotton, rayon, polyester, metallic, holographic. You do not need all of these different types. Bring all the threads you have in your chosen palette and we can share too. Bring threads that will blend as well as contrast with your fibers and fabrics.
Yarns: A selection of medium and fine yarns, woven yarn tapes, narrow ribbon, and heavy threads in your chosen color palette. You do not need one of each type I listed.
Needles: Large chenille needle for hand stitching and size 90 embroidery needle for machine work.
Scissors: small pair for trimming threads and yarns
Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.