2022 Events

Jackie DuPlessis Workshops

September 8 - September 11, 2022

(9/8 & 9/10) Thursday & Saturday Classes:  Seasons-Fall- 1 day class-$410

A slight change in the scrim hornbook class as we are doing the fall.  It is an acorn sewing roll with sliding hornbook box.  A miniature needle roll decorated with silk stitched acorns worked on 35ct linen.  It will tuck into or display next to the beautifully handmade walnut box with a scrimshaw sliding hornbook lid. The kit will include all supplies to stitch and finish the project as well as the special wooden box made by Mr. Miller.


(9/9 & 9/11) Friday & Sunday Classes:  Internal Flame-1 day class- $450

A Flame stitched sewing roll worked with silks on 38ct. linen with stitch pockets that reflect stylistic flowers.  It rolls up and tucks neatly away into a Tiger Maple wooden trunk that measures under 5”w x 2 ¾”d x 2 ½”h.  The kit will include all the supplies to stitch and finish the project as well as the special wooden trunk made by Naas du Plessis.

The cost of the classes includes a goody bag, lunch during class, and a reception each evening.   I am sorry we don’t have any pictures to show just the written description.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me.  All I need you to do if you have already called in and registered is to please shoot me an email to confirm that you are still interested in the class or classes.


October Jamboree

October 14-16, 2022
Deposit required 100.00

Come join us in Ocean City, Md., and take advantage of one of the favorite getaway spots on the Atlantic Ocean.  Lodging will be provided by the Lankford Hotel, located directly on the boardwalk (8th and the Boardwalk).  Just imagine an entire weekend with fellow stitchers and wonderful designers.  This is the perfect location for a get-away stitcher's weekend.

The weekend includes:

  • 3 exciting classes-one with each of the featured designers
  • All class kits & materials
  • 2 nights lodging
  • Friday evening wine and hor d'oeuvres reception
  • Continental breakfast Sat., & Sun.
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Exclusive Goody Bags picked especially for the event
  • Trunk shows from the teachers
Silver artist, Michelle Arsenault will help you create your own fine silver adornment with 
Precious Metal Clay. 
Michelle will walk you through the entire process of transforming reclaimed silver clay 
(PMC) into a beautiful solid silver piece of  "stitching jewelry". 
All tools needed will be available in class, you just need to bring you!
We will start with the basics and create a  needleminder each.
Michelle will walk you through the magic process, you will have loads of different molds to choose from.
Next, you will move on to create
 - your own strawberry topper!
(OR! a darling pair of earrings, a crafty scissor fob, a magnetic brooch, a pendant ... 
or more needleminders!)
all with the same magic medium
the possibilities are endless!
Michelle will take these pieces home for firing in her kiln, then polish up and mail direct to you. 
(Addresses collected in class)

All supplies are provided for use in class fee.
There are many different molds available, you are not limited to those pictured
Janis Note ~ Noteworthy Needle
Nutshell description-  When 18ct. perforated paper, origami, cross stitch, and Noteworthy Needle collide, you get “A Change of Season”
One kinetic piece which will change for your seasonal displays.
Beth Seal ~ Summer House Stitche Workes
Let your needle take a hop, skip and a jump through a wildflower meadow as you create this mattress finish pin cushion. The side panel combines both cross stitches and embroidery stitches to create a colorful blanket of flowers teaming with fluttering butterflies and jumping rabbits. The flowers take on a three dimensional effect with the addition of Dorset buttons. A blooming flower created from a wool-blend felt piece and embroidery stitches is the proverbial icing on the top of the pin cushion. Stitches on the meadow panel include: Cross Stitch, Backstitch, Fly Stitch, French Knot, Algerian Eyestitch, Lazy Daisy Stitch, and Spider Web Stitch. Stitched on 32 ct. Country French Cafe Mocha from Wichelt with floss from Weeks Dye Works.
For any questions or more information please contact Sara 
at 410-289-4667