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Back to School, Back to Craft Classes!


I don't know about you, but as a kid I loved back to school. I liked getting to pick out new school supplies, see my friends, and learn new things. (Ok, not all the things because some classes were meh to me...) For the most part it was exciting.


As an adult I miss the opportunity to regularly try something new. Which is part of the reason why I love teaching so much. I love sharing my skills, thinking up new classes, and helping you fall in love with a craft.


I encourage you to try something new this fall. Here's a list of all the classes coming up and how you can make with your hands (and me!).


September 8: Virtual Plants + Shapes Applique and Embroidery with Jenny Lemons from 5-7pm

Let’s mix and match fabric and embroidery! Learn how to applique abstract fabric shapes and plants with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This two-hour, hands-on workshop will cover basic applique and beginner-friendly embroidery stitches like the running stitch, satin stitch, back stitch, and buttonhole stitch. A full kit is included with this class. Sign up here.


September 10: Younger Kids Rainbow Embroidery at Make Apothecary from 10-11:30am

Create a colorful rainbow. This class is perfect for first time stitchers wanting to learn how to embroider a rainbow design. Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a 1.5-hour, hands-on workshop. We’ll cover the basics of embroidery as well as use the satin stitch to create a gorgeous rainbow. Sign your kiddo up here.


September 10: Kids Rainbow Hat at Make Apothecary from 12-2pm

Wear a colorful rainbow. You can learn to stitch a whimsical rainbow baseball hat. Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a two-hour, hands-on workshop and stitch a rainbow cap. We’ll use rainbow colors and the seed stitch, satin stitch, reverse chain stitch, and the back stitch during class to create a gorgeous rainbow. Save a spot for you and your child.


September 11: Bee T-Shirt at Wyldwood Creative from 2-4pm

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. Class participants 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. Join us here.


September 12: Virtual Desert Pins with Pattern Review from 12-2pm

Create your own piece of wearable art. Stitch a Desert Landscape Pin! That's right, in this two-hour, hands-on class you'll learn how to stitch your own hand embroidered pin. Fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ will share how to create the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, and straight stitch as well as her hand embroidery expertise, tips, and tricks to help you create your own unique pin. Come with landscape design ideas in mind. Students are welcome to provide their own supplies, however, pin settings can be challenging to find. We highly recommend this kit which contains everything you need to make this pin. Choose one or two pin to keep one and gift one to a friend! Register here to join us.


September 13: Virtual Tropical Plant Embroidery Basics with Making Co from 6-8pm

Let’s get tropical! Learn to embroider tropical plants in this embroidery basics 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 back stitch, reverse chain stitch, stem stitch, detached chain stitch, leaf stitch, and long and short satin stitch. Save your spot here.


September 20: Wildflower Embroidery at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm

Flower power time! Learn to embroider wildflowers in this embroidery basics 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, stem stitch, reverse chain stitch, leaf stitch, and French knot. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes: a wooden embroidery hoop, floral transfer designs, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, surprise pink pattern fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. Save your spot to stitch wildflowers here.


September 22: Ice Dyeing at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm

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. Get your dye on!


September 23: Virtual Fabric Landscapes with Floxsie from 7-9am

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. More details here.


September 23: Desert Landscape Pins at Make Apothecary from 6-8pm

Wear your flair! That's right, in this two-hour, hands-on class you'll learn how to stitch your own hand embroidered pin. Attendees will receive a surprise pin shape and materials to create their own piece of wearable art. Fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ will share how to create the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, and straight stitch as well as her hand embroidery expertise, tips, and tricks to help you create your own unique pin. Come with landscape design ideas in mind. RSVP for class here.


September 25: Valley Make Market


September 28: Pacific Northwest Pin Workshop at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm

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 pin. 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. Save your spot for class!


September 30: Positive Plants at Make Apothecary from 6-8pm

Let’s stitch a little positivity into our everyday lives. Join Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for Positive Plants embroidery, a hands-on beginner-friendly workshop. In this two-hour class we’ll use hand dyed indigo fabric and choose from four phrases (You are loved, you are magic, you are enough, or you belong here) or create your own to stitch among leaves. Melissa will share how to prep your hoop, transfer your pattern, and use the back stitch, stem stitch, and lazy daisy stitch to create your own positive plant design. All materials for class are included: a wooden embroidery hoop, indigo dyed cotton fabric, full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, embroidery needle, 4 pattern options, transfer paper, felt, sawtooth hook, and printed instructions. Save your spot here.


For even more upcoming classes and events, check out my Events page.

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