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Step Back Into Crafting This September with In-Person and Virtual Workshops



As a kid, I loved September because it meant going to school- yes, I was that kid that liked school. I enjoyed seeing my friends and learning new things. Ok, homework wasn't that fun... but class projects that included crafting were my favorite. Obviously!


In my high school geography class, we created a travel itinerary of Europe and I loved it. I turned the project into a scrapbook of all the cool things I could imagine doing while exploring a new country, and I learned quite a bit about Europe along the way. Luckily, I was even able to use some of that knowledge when a friend and I backpacked a few European countries in college!


While I don't miss having to wake up for zero-hour classes, I do miss learning something new every day. If you'd like to learn something new or are interested in brushing up on your hand embroidery skills, check out the upcoming in-person and virtual classes I have in store for you this September!


Wildflower Embroidery Basics Workshop on September 9 from 6:30-8:30pm PST at Monster

Flower power time! Learn to embroider wildflowers in this online embroidery basics workshop. This two-hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches and each attendee will receive a full kit. Each attendee will receive a kit that includes: a wooden embroidery hoop, floral transfer designs, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, a surprise pattern fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. Class will take place in person at Monster on Thursday, September 9th starting at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins. As an extra bonus, attendees receive 20% off any purchases at Monster during the class. RSVP for class here.


Pacific Northwest Pendant Workshop on September 11 from 10am to 12:30pm PST at A Little Knitty

Calling all pacific northwest lovers! Want to learn how to hand embroider a mountain range landscape pendant? Join local fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a 2 1/2 hour in-person workshop. Great for beginners and experienced stitchers alike, this hands-on workshop includes all the materials you’ll need to create a beautiful hand embroidered pendant. We'll cover 5 beginner-friendly embroidery stitches and all materials will be provided. Workshop kits include a rectangle pendant setting, full skeins of DMC embroidery floss, an embroidery hoop, blue pattern fabric, printed instructions, and an embroidery needle. This is a GREAT session for getting the girls together and doing something fun! RSVP for this workshop here.


Virtual Learn to Draw With Thread Workshop on September 14 from 5-7pm PST with Jenny Lemons

Have you ever wanted to create fiber art or to customize your clothing and linens? In this workshop you'll learn classic and experimental hand sewing techniques to create drawings in thread. We will learn how to successfully sew several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and textures. The class will begin with introductions and check-in about everyone's skill level. We will start at the very beginning with how to select appropriate fabric for embroidery, how to thread a needle, how to split threads, and how to stretch your fabric on a hoop. We will learn 6 embroidery stitches including the running stitch, back stitch, the whipped backstitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, and French knot. RSVP for this virtual class here.


Embroidered Lettering Workshop on September 16 from 6:30 to 8:30pm PST at Monster

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: wooden embroidery hoop, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, surprise cotton fabric, transfer pen, and printed instructions. This class with take place in person at Monster on Thursday, September 16th starting at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins. As an extra bonus, attendees receive 20% off any purchases at Monster during the class. RSVP for class here.


Bee T-Shirt Embroidery Workshop on September 18 from 1-3pm PST at Spacecraft

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 in-person 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 for the class that includes DMC embroidery thread, an embroidery needle, a transfer pattern, iron on stabilizer, an embroidery hoop, printed instructions. RSVP for the workshop here.


Indigo Dyeing on September 21 from 6-8pm PST at Spacecraft

See the magic of indigo dyeing unfold! Join Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a hands-on, two hour, dyeing workshop. We'll cover how to fold and bind fabric to create beautiful indigo dyed patterns on cotton napkins. Attendees will receive 4 napkins to dye and are encouraged to bring additional natural fiber materials to dye. This class will be held in our workshop space on Tuesday, September 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. RSVP for class here, advance registration strongly encouraged.


Floral Embroidery Basics on September 23 from 6-8pm PST at Wyldwood Creative

Learn hand embroidery while stitching gorgeous flowers! Let's stitch all things floral 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 and each attendee will receive a full kits. Kits include a wooden embroidery hoop, floral transfer designs, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, a surprise pattern fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. Whether you're an embroidery newbie or a stitching pro, you're sure to learn new stitches, techniques, and tips! Space is limited, be sure to RSVP for this class early!


Stitch a Desert Landscape Pin on September 29 from 6-8pm at found

Wear your flair! That's right, in this two-hour, hands-on class at found in Ballard 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. Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ to learn 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 early, space is limited.


Virtual Embroidered Lettering Workshop on September 30 from 6:30-8:30pm PST with Monster

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 virtual 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 for this online workshop. Kits are mailed to you and include: wooden embroidery hoop, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, surprise cotton fabric, transfer pen, and printed instructions. A recording of the workshop will be available after class. The class will take place over Zoom on Thursday, September 30th starting at 6:30 p.m. A recording of the workshop will be available after class. Register by 9/22 to ensure enough time for class supplies to reach you.