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August Workshops: Get Back Into Stitching



Workshops are back in full swing this August! As you may have noticed, I took a bit of a break from classes this July... and went waaaay too hard on in-person events. If I'm being honest, I'm still a bit pooped from all of them. Thankfully workshops are less heavy lifting and much more relaxing.


If you're looking for a class that is meditative, creative, and casual, then join me for a workshop. There are over a dozen class opportunities to choose from this month, with many new workshop themes and locations.


I can't wait to stitch with you! -Melissa


August 5: Mini 3D Woodland Mushroom at Quilting Mayhem from 10:30-12:30pm PST

Learn hand embroidery stitches that pop off the fabric in this hands-on, Mini 3D Woodland Mushroom workshop. Over 2 hours, fiber artist and author Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ will share how to embroider the padded satin stitch, French knot, pistil stitch, cast on stitch, and needle weaving bar. These stitches will add depth, texture and movement to a delightful forested mushroom design. Included in the workshop you will also receive a class kit complete with a 4-inch embroidery hoop, transfer pattern, terracotta cotton fabric, embroidery needle, assorted full skeins of DMC thread, and printed instructions. This class is best suited for those who have stitched before, however, all are welcome to join. Save your spot for class here.


August 6: Flower Pockets at Monster from 2-4:30pm PST

Give yourself some flowers! Embellish a bouquet into your pocket. This could be a shirt pocket, pants pocket, or even a dress pocket. Any pocket that needs florals. Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a hands-on, 2.5 hour workshop. She’ll show you how to get started with embroidering your clothing and cover stitches like the stem stitch, detached chain stitch, long and short satin stitch, leaf stitch, French knot, and bullion knot. A full kit is included with this class and comes with full skeins of DMC thread in various colors, transfer designs, a wood embroidery hoop, an embroidery needle, and printed instructions. You will need to bring their own garments with a pocket to embroider. Pick your garment and sign up for class here.


August 7: Bee T-Shirt at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Have you ever wanted to add embroidery to your t-shirt? Well now you can! Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ in a two-hour workshop. You'll learn the leaf stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, and stem stitch to create this bee and leaf design, specifics of how to embroider on clothing, and tips and tricks to making your embroidered clothing last. Simply bring your own t-shirt and let's get stitching. You will receive a materials kit that includes DMC embroidery thread, an embroidery needle, a transfer pattern, iron-on stabilizer, an embroidery hoop, and printed instructions. Sign up to add a bee to your t-shirt here.


August 9: Magical Mushrooms with On The Eastside Events at Ravenwood Farms from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Let’s stitch magical mushrooms! Learn to embroider a playful bunch of fungi in this embroidery workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This two hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, long and short satin stitch, and French knot. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a wooden embroidery hoop, mushroom transfer designs, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, cream cotton fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. Plus, you get to see and interact with all the cute farm animals. RSVP for class here.


August 11-13: Camp Craftaway at Alki Beach Bathhouse

Indulge in your creative side with Camp Craftaway. We’re a summer day camp for crafty adults on the shores Alki Beach in West Seattle. You’ll take part in three days of fun-filled, hands-on crafting. You’ll learn from experts in their field, meet local makers, and leave with lasting memories, craft supplies, and new skills. More details here.


August 15: Fabric Landscapes at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Let’s create collage landscapes with fabric! Learn how to create your own fabric landscape using applique embroidery with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This two-hour, hands-on workshop will cover how to pair fabrics to create your own unique landscapes, basic applique and beginner-friendly embroidery stitches like the running stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch, and fly stitch. Each participant will receive a full class kit that includes an embroidery hoop, cotton fabrics, full skeins of embroidery thread, embroidery needle, sewing pins, backing materials, and printed instructions. Get ready to make a fabric landscape here.


August 16-22: Pike Place Market


August 18: Advanced Cactus Embroidery at Make Apothecary from 6-9pm PST

Calling all cactus lovers! Learn beginner and advanced embroider in this cactus inspired workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This three hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches including the satin stitch, long and short satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, leaf stitch, French knot, lazy daisy, couching, needle weaving, and more! Each participant will receive a full kit that includes: a wooden embroidery hoop, cactus transfer designs, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, a surprise pattern fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. Sign up to learn new stitches here.


August 21: Ice Dye at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Explore the magic of ice dyeing with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. Learn how to fold and bind fabric to create patterns and designs as well as the playful nature of ice dye. You’ll love playing with different folding techniques and seeing your designs come to life after the ice melts! Each attendee will receive four cotton tea towels to create their own patterns and are also encouraged to bring additional cotton materials to dye. This class can get messy, so please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little dye on. Let's get colorful! Save your spot for class here.


August 24: Fluffy Moths at Station 7

You’ll be a flutter over these whimsical and fluffy moths. Do you want to learn to create fluffy stitches? Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith for an embroidery workshop. In a two hour, hands-on workshop we’ll cover a variety of embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, split back stitch, fly stitch stitch, French knot, and turkey work. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a wooden embroidery hoop, moth transfer designs, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, cream cotton fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. This workshop is for makers of all skill levels and no prior embroidery experience is required. Save your spot in this Station 7 workshop here.


August 25: Clothing Embroidery at Wyldwood Creative from 6-8pm PST

Cover up stains, small holes, or just embellish your clothing with hand embroidery. Join fiber artist and author Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a hands-on workshop. Simply bring a garment to embroider and we’ll provide you with playful nature-inspired sample designs to stitch. This class will cover helpful dos and don’ts of embroidering garments as well as stitches best suited for your individual garment and pattern. Each attendee will also receive an embroidery hoop, thread, needle, and stabilizer to get started. This workshop is beginner-friendly and no prior embroidery experience is required. Grab a ticket for class here.


August 26: Indigo Dye at Quilting Mayhem from 10:30am-12:30pm PST

Explore the magic of indigo dyeing with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. Learn how to fold and bind fabric to create patterns and designs with indigo dye. You’ll love seeing the dye change colors, and your designs come to life! Each attendee will receive four cotton tea towels to create their own patterns and are also encouraged to bring additional materials to dye. This class can get messy, so please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little dye on. RSVP for indigo dye here.


August 27: Stumpwork Strawberries at Monster from 3-6pm PST

Want to create textural embroidery that pops off the fabric? Join fiber artist and author Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ to learn stumpwork with this delightful strawberry design. Stumpwork is a type of textural embroidery that uses padding and wire to create elements that stand away from the fabric creating 3D elements.


In this 3 hour class you’ll learn how to make a sculptural strawberry and leaves that stick out from the fabric. You’ll learn how to stitch the stem stitch, pistil stitch, detached chain stitch, berry stitch, couching, long and short satin stitch, button hole stitch, and corded detached buttonhole stitch. All materials are included.


This class is best suited for makers that have stitched before, however all are welcome. Save your spot for class here.


August 30: Pacific Northwest Pendants at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Calling all pacific northwest lovers! Want to learn how to hand embroider a mountain range landscape pendant? Join Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a 2-hour workshop. This hands-on experience includes all the materials you’ll need to create a beautiful hand embroidered pendant. The workshop covers beginner friendly embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, and long and short satin stitch. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a silver oval pendant setting, full skeins of DMC embroidery floss, an embroidery hoop, blue fabric, printed instructions, and an embroidery needle. Join us for class here.


August 31: Textural Gourds at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Want to learn how to create textural embroidery? Join Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a 2 hour, hands-on workshop. We’ll be stitching nobly, texture-filled gourds using the chain stitch, colonial knot, split stitch, and Danish knot. When you join this class, you’ll also receive a full kit that includes a beechwood embroidery hoop, cream cotton fabric, embroidery needle, full skeins of thread, gourd transfer patterns, backing materials, and printed instructions. Get your gourd on here.

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