See You At Stitch Fest In Milwaukee
I'm excited to share that I'm taking MCreativeJ to Stitch Fest in Milwaukee, WI where I'll be teaching four hands-on workshops! You can join me on May 24th and 25th or sign up for classes throughout the entire festival.
Stitch Fest is a retreat and market that celebrate all things stitching. From hand embroidery to quilting, sewing to mending, and everything in between. If it has a needle or thread you'll probably find it there.
Check out the classes I'll be teaching at Stitch Fest:
May 24: Clothing Embroidery at Stitch Fest from 9-12pm CST
Learn to embellish or cover up stains and small holes in 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 on different garments as well as stitches best suited for your individual garment and pattern. Each attendee will also receive a workshop kit that includes; an embroidery hoop, thread, needle, and stabilizer to get started. This workshop is beginner-friendly and no prior embroidery experience is required. Register for this workshop here.
May 24: Fabric Landscapes at Stitch Fest from 1:30-4:30pm CST
Let’s create collage landscapes with fabric! Learn how to create your own fabric landscape using applique embroidery with fiber artist and author Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This three-hour, hands-on workshop will cover how to pair fabrics to create your own unique landscapes, basic raw edge 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. Register for this workshop here.
May 25: Blooming Wildflowers at Stitch Fest from 9-12pm CST
Let’s create whimsical wildflowers! Learn to embroider a playful bunch of wildflowers in this embroidery workshop with fiber artist and author Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This three-hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, leaf stitch, French knot, and woven picot stitch. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a wooden embroidery hoop, transfer design, sewing pins, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, a cream cotton fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. Register for this workshop here.
May 25: Desert Pines at Stitch Fest from 1:30-4:30pm CST
Wear your flair! That's right, in this three-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 and author, 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. Register for this class here.