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Workshop Descriptions

All Workshops Focus on Needleturn Applique and Hand Embroidery Techniques
Developed by Sandra


Garden Bird

Some Hand Applique Experience - Advanced (2 day)

This is a gentle learning curve style workshop for learning Sandra's techniques for Needleturn Applique and hand embroidery that includes a truly invisible applique stitch, sharp points with no lumps, how to eliminate stitch build-up on inner "v's" and how to handle those scary small circles.

Sandra's unique style of embroidery enhancement techniques will be demonstrated to show how even simple stitches can transform the ordinary into extraordinary. Learn how thread weight, scale and color play an important role in the final visual result of an applique design and creating that realism Sandra's work is known for.

Student must be comfortable with handwork.

Kit fee: $30.00

(A one day class will be a more concentrated demonstration class with less stitching time.)



Layered Applique Technique

Intermediate to Advanced (3-5 day workshop)

Learn how to work with small pieces and intricate applique layering. Understanding how color, highlight and shadow to bring botanicals to life with fabric. Observe how simple, but essential, embroidery enhancements can transform your project. Sandra shares her bag of applique tricks to make intricate designs do-able.

Student must have some experience with hand applique. Not a class for beginners

Kit fee: $38.00

(A two day class will be a concentrated demonstration class with lesser amount of stitching time.)



Thread Play With Whimsical Applique (Margarita Block)

Confident Beginner to Advanced (multi-day)

Let's focus in on the details and learn how to paint with thread using a variety of hand embroidery techniques to create a more sophisticated and artistic overall design. Learn how to use scale, texture and color in combination with hand embroidery technique to add richness and a sense of depth and texture to your quilting projects.

Student must have some experience with hand applique and hand embroidery.

Kit fee: $30.00-$35.00 project dependent



Botanical Applique:
Techniques for realistic flora and fauna

Intermediate to Advanced (2-5 days)

Choose from one of the Naturalist's Notebook patterns for a multi-day workshop. Working with one of the patterns, the student will learn Sandra's tips and techniques for more advanced needleturn applique and how to bring flora and fauna to life with hand embroidery techniques.

Student must be comfortable with hand applique. Not a workshop for beginners.