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May Crafting Fill Your Month


I often feel like making is in my blood. Growing up my mother always had my sisters and I working on some project or another. From puff painting to paper mache and bobbin lace to designing my own prom dresses we really did it all. My mom started us young and kept the creativity going. I really couldn't be more thankful.


And that's part of why I love teaching workshops! I love being able to share the skills my mom instilled in me as well as help fellow makers fall in love with something new!


This month I'm excited to have a few new classes on the calendar, as well as some fan favorites. I can't wait for us to stitch together! -Melissa


May 5: Fabric Landscapes from 6:30-8:30pm at Monster

Let’s create collage landscapes with fabric! Learn how to create your own fabric landscape using appliqué 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 appliqué 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 for class here.


May 6: Edmonds Spring Fest with Urban Craft Uprising from 10-4pm

Find the perfect gift for mom this Mother's Day at Edmonds Spring Fest! I'll be joining many talented local small businesses for this outdoor event. Learn more about it here.


May 16: Denim Mending from 12noon - 1:30pm with Pattern Review

Breathe new life into your favorite well worn clothing through mending. Join 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 this virtual workshop here.


May 17: Heart Cactus with 3D Flower from 6:30-8:30pm at Monster

Want to learn how to paint with thread and create 3-dimensional embroidery? Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a hands-on embroidery workshop. In this 2 hour class you'll create your own ombre cactus with 3D flower embroidery while learning different embroidery techniques such as the long and short satin stitch, the woven picot stitch, and the French knot. Class participants will receive a full kit of materials that includes a wooden embroidery hoop, surprise fabric, assorted full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, embroidery needle, pins, backing materials, and printed instructions. Save your spot for class here.


May 19: Floral Embroidery Basics from 5-7pm with Jenny Lemons

Flower power time! Learn to embroider flowers in this online embroidery basics workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This 2-hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches and each attendee will receive a full kit.

Kits are mailed to you and include: a wooden embroidery hoop, floral transfer designs, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, a surprise pattern fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. A recording of the workshop will be available after class. RSVP for this virtual workshop here.


May 21: Plants + Shapes Applique Embroidery from 1-3pm at Wyldwood Creative

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 button hole 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. Grab your ticket for class here.


May 22: Kids Mushroom Embroidery from 2-3:30pm at Bothell Make Apothecary

Learn to stitch a mushroom with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This 1.5 hour, hands-on workshop helps new stitchers (ages 12 & up) get started with embroidery. We'll cover prepping fabric in the hoop, splitting, knotting, and threading as well as basic embroidery stitches like the satin stitch, back stitch, and straight stitch. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes: a wooden embroidery hoop, mushroom transfer design, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, cream cotton fabric, a needle threader, and printed instructions. Sign up your kiddo for class here.


May 24: Rainbow Hat from 6:30-8:30pm at Monster

Wear your pride, love and hope. 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, lazy daisy stitch, fly stitch, reverse chain stitch, and the pekinese stitch during class to create a gorgeous rainbow. This class is great for stitchers who have some embroidery experience, and all are welcome. Each class participant will receive a full kit that includes a blue adjustable baseball hat (one-size fits all), rainbow transfer design, full skeins of thread, a needle, and printed instructions. Save your spot for class here.


May 26: Mushroom Embroidery Basics from 6:30-8:30pm at Monster

Let’s stitch magical mushrooms! Learn to embroider a playful bunch of fungi in this in person 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. Kits are mailed to you and include: a wooden embroidery hoop, mushroom transfer designs, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, cream cotton fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. Reserve your ticket for class here.


For more upcoming workshops and events, be sure to check out the events page.

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