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March Workshops: Let's Stitch Together for National Crafting Month


Did you know there's such a thing as National Craft Month? Well, crafters rejoice, because in 1994, the Craft & Hobby Association created this delightful celebration. When National Craft Month was first introduced, it was designed to help people rediscover their creativity and learn about the wonderful world of crafting and all of its many benefits.


If you're like me, then craft month is every month, but I digress.


Almost 30 years later, crafters of all kinds join the inclusive movement of National Craft Month to work on new projects, pick up a hobby, or learn new skills.


Join me in taking part in National Craft Month! I've partnered with small and local craft shops to host 16 different in-person and virtual hands-on workshops. From clothing embroidery to mending, and fabric applique to indigo dyeing, there's something fun for everyone!


Bring a friend and sign up for a workshop below.


March 2-5: Stitches West in Sacramento, CA

Stitches West will feature a dazzling Market full of inspiration for fiber artists of all kinds. You will find everything from yarn, fiber, and fabric to notions and tools that will tempt every Maker and make your creative dreams come true. Get more details and tickets here.

Use W23StitchesMarket for $5.00 off any of the Stitches West 2023 market ticket options.


March 7: Woodland Napkins at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Bring the woodlands to your table with these embroidered napkins. From flowers to trees and fruits to mushrooms, these forest forage designs are perfect to celebrate spring and summer dining. Join Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a 2 hour, hands-on workshop stitching your own unique napkins. We’ll cover the seed stitch, stem stitch, detached chain stitch, French knot, and button hole stitch. When you join this class, you’ll also receive a full kit that includes a beechwood embroidery hoop, two white cotton napkins, an embroidery needle, full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, forest forage transfer patterns, and printed instructions. Save your spot for class here.


March 8: Virtual Checkerboard Daisy with Jenny Lemons from 5:30-7:30pm PST

Stitch groovy checkerboard daisies! Have fun learning beginner-friendly embroidery stitches and basics while creating a retro design with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This workshop is great for new stitchers who want to learn how to prep fabric for stitching, an easy design transfer method, splitting thread, threading the needle, and knotting thread, as well as the satin stitch, back stitch, radial satin stitch, and French knots. Join me for class by RSVPing here.


March 9: Wildflower Embroidery Basics at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

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. Get your ticket to stitch wildflowers flowers here.


March 11: Beginner Thread Doodles at A Little Knitty from 11-1pm PST

Have you ever wondered how to do a specific embroidery stitch? Or do you just want to try a bunch of them? Well now you can! Join Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a 2 hour, hands-on workshop. We’ll cover embroidery basics to get you started, like placing fabric in the hoop, splitting thread, threading the needle, and knotting the thread. This class will also cover beginner embroidery stitches like the satin stitch, back stitch, running stitch, whipped back stitch, French knot, and reverse chain stitch. Each attendee will receive a full class kit that includes cream cotton fabric, beechwood embroidery hoop, embroidery needle, full skeins of DMC thread, and a transfer pen. Join me for class here.


March 12: Embroidered Lettering at Quilting Mayhem from 10:30-12:30pm PST

Want to add a cute phrase or snarky saying to your embroidery? Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a two-hour, hands-on workshop. We'll cover 5 different beginner-friendly embroidery stitches that are great for stitching lettering, along with tips and tricks to stitch your favorite phrases. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a wooden embroidery hoop, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, surprise cotton fabric, transfer pen, and printed instructions. Get your ticket for class here.


March 13: Virtual Visible Mending with Pattern Review from 12-2pm PST

Breathe new life into your favorite well worn clothing through mending. Join our guest teacher of this month - fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ as we cover how to mend a hole and reinforce areas of clothing. This class is great if you want to mend holes in the knees of your jeans, want to add some reinforcement to the thigh area of your pants, if your little one's pants could use a patch, and so much more. Recommend clothing to patch include denim, canvas, 100% cotton, and linen garments. Sign up for class here.


March 14: Clothing Embroidery at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Have you ever wanted to embroider your clothing? Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a hands-on workshop. Simply bring a garment to embroider and we’ll provide you with playful sample designs (or create your own!). This class will cover helpful dos and don’ts of embroidering your garments. 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. RSVP and bring a garment here.


March 15: Indigo Dye at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm 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. Get ready to dye things blue and save your spot here.


March 17: Landscape Patches at Make Apothecary from 6-8pm PST

Calling all nature lovers. From the orangey sand swept desert dunes to the tree lined blue ridge mountains, capture your love of the great outdoors with an embroidered patch. Join Melisa Galbraith of MCreativeJ in stitching a landscape patch. We’ll use the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, and the whip stitch to create iron on patches that you can add to your go-to travel pack or favorite jean jacket. This class comes with a full kit that includes: 4 peel stick and stitch landscape designs, white cotton fabric, felt, an embroidery hoop, needle, 5 full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, iron on stabilizer, and printed instructions. Save your spot to create a landscape patch here.


March 21: 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. Save your spot to play with fabric and thread here.


March 22: 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. Save your spot to explore ice dyeing here.


March 25: Bee T-Shirt at Quilting Mayhem from 10:30-12:30pm 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. 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. Bring a shirt and RSVP for class here.


March 29: Fluffy Moths at Wyldwood Creative from 6-8pm PST

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. Let's stitch all the floof. Save your spot for class here.


March 30: Embroidered Hats at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Add some flair to a baseball hat with this hands-on workshop. Choose from a variety of playful designs, such as plants, fruit, mushrooms, landscapes, flowers, and more! Fiber artist Melissa Galbraith, will show you how to get started with hand embroidery and cover beginner-friendly stitches like the back stitch, satin stitch, seed stitch, and reverse chain stitch. A full kit is included with this class and comes with full skeins of DMC thread in various colors, a unisex one size fits most baseball hat, transfer designs, and an embroidery needle. RSVP to stitch a hat perfect for summer here.



For even more workshops be sure to check out MCreativeJ's upcoming events.

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