Retreats and Musings

 2021 Calendar




1114 Tokens of Love, Friendship and Reflection

One Needle Class

One Needle classes are lectures or demonstrations for all skill levels! They may introduce a new concept or technique, or highlight a product or material. Classes will be taught in a concise, informative video lesson. Questions will be answered via a text chat sidebar. All classes are in Pacific Standard Time. Registered attendees for each class will have access to class recordings for a limited time after Virtual Expo


THURSDAY, 1:00 - 1:45 PM (PST) SATURDAY, 1:00 - 1:45 PM (PST)

The Tokens are dainty expressions combining mixed
media. In this class, students will get an overview of
how to make them, learning about fabric selection and the creative process.

Tokens can be finished with a corded hanger or an easel.

Tokens make for lovely gifts. You can learn what you need to know to make your own!



3114 Jeweled Velvet Clover

Three Needle Class

Three Needle classes offer a creative hands-on learning experience. They may be taught on sewing machines or sergers, or cover handwork, such as fitting, beading, hand-sewing, or another applied technique. Some classes may require homework before Expo to ensure students are ready for success. Please note the kit and supply list, and tune into class with all of your required tools ready to go! Registered attendees for each class will have access to class recordings for a limited time after Virtual Expo.


SUNDAY, 8:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

Create this beautiful and delicate clover ornament
for you or a friend! The clover is formed by three
heart-shaped petals. Forming any heart effectively is tricky, but Mary Jo has developed a technique to create the perfect petal every time. The clover edge is jeweled with the picot-beading technique. The stem is formed from a pipe cleaner. Each petal is embellished with a narrow piece of fine French lace, along with a lacey ruff at its center. When you buy your kit, you can choose from three colorways: Spring Green, Old Picket Fence or Chartreuse.

$19 project kit. Hand-dyed silk/rayon velvet fabric, silk ribbon for em- bellishment, seed beads, lace trim, assembly essentials,

instructions with patterns

Student supplies. Basic sewing supplies, iron & ironing board/pad, light, specialty needles, wool roving or polyfil, hand-sewing thread, beading thread, stuffing tool, thread conditioner,

glue, tape, 1/2 button

Homework. Pre-cutpatternshapesfromcardboard(includedinkit)andfuse fusible-knit interfacing to the velvet wrong side. Full instructions will be sent in session email.



Zoom Classes

Claire and I are working toward offering Zoom classes throughout the year.  Sign up for our Newsletter on the website home page and keep checking back on this page for updates



Hoping to be able to plan a retreat toward the end of this year! 













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