Spend an hour each week stitching in this fun hand embroidery sampler class, held online via Zoom. Each week, you will learn a new stitch and complete a section of the snowflake design. The 8 inch snowflake panel was designed by Becka and is printed on 100% cotton fabric. A pre-washed panel, 6mm iridescent sequins and size 8 beads are included in your class fee and will be mailed to you after you register. You provide the rest of the materials and tools for class. See list below. You do not need embroidery experience for this class. Beginners are welcome! You can finish your panel as anything you like: frame it, add to a quilt, make a tote bag or table runner. Featured stitches in this project: back stitch, figure eight knot, pistil stitch, chain stitch, coral stitch, woven cross stitch, whipped back stitch, fly stitch, blanket stitch incorporating sequins and seed beads. Class dates: October 12 - December 21, 10 weeks. No class November 23. NEW 9/27/23: This is the live Zoom version of the class. There is also an on-demand version of this class and all Zoom students will have access to those recordings if you have [read more...]
Make a wool felt octopus using figure eight knot embroidery stitches and sparkling sequins. A kit with materials needed for the workshop will be mailed to you prior to the event. This program is limited to attendees with MN addresses. Presented by Teaching Artist Becka Rahn. Registration required. Geared for adults. A Minnesota Legacy Program. This class is hosted by Dakota County Libraries.
Get tips and learn techniques to run an Etsy shop from a long-time Etsy seller. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the technical side of running a shop, setting up items via the Shop Manager, and choosing shipping profiles. Explore marketing and search tips that can help get you started on the right foot. Presented by Becka Rahn. Registration required. Geared for adults. This class is hosted by Dakota County Libraries.
Join me for a sew-a-long to make your own Ebeneezer Scrooge ornament. These ornaments are designed by Larissa Holland of MmmCrafts. You are REQUIRED to purchase your own copy of the Mr. Scrooge Pattern The pattern is NOT included in the sew-a-long or materials kit. This sew-a-long is held with permission of MmmCrafts. The sew-a-long will be held over Zoom for 6 sessions, 1 hour per week. There will be homework to complete between sessions; you will not be able to finish all of the stitching/glue steps during class time. Becka will demonstrate each step of the pattern, answer questions and provide tips and tricks. Sessions are Tuesdays at Noon (CDT) October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5. (There will be no recordings, but if you need to miss a session, you will have the written instructions and you can use those to catch up.) Your class registration includes a materials kit with enough materials to make one ornament. See the photos below for kit color choices (green or red). You don't have to make your ornament exactly like the sample; you can swap around the colors for the coat, trim, hat etc using any of the colors in [read more...]
Students will make a pair of small notebooks with embroidered Kraftex paper covers. The notebooks are 3 x 5 inches each and stitched at the top to make a ledger style book. You will learn an embroidery stitch called the sorbello stitch to embellish the covers. Learn to tear down paper from larger sheets, a great skill for recycling paper to make more notebooks. A complete list of supplies will be emailed to you after you have signed up for the class. This class is part of the Artwaves Fall Online Conference. Register through the conference page.
Instead of an old fashioned sampler, learn seven different embroidery stitches while you make a charming circus elephant. It’s a new twist on a beginning embroidery class. You will have fun stitching on wool felt with coloured threads and a few beads or sequins for sparkle. Stitches include back stitch, whip stitch, figure 8 knots, fly stitch, long stitch, wheat ear stitch, and running stitch. Your finished elephant can be used as a pincushion, a tiny stuffed toy or a show stopping holiday ornament. A complete list of supplies will be emailed to you after you have signed up for the class. This class is part of the Artwaves Fall Conference. Please register through the conference website.