Private Leisure Classes & Vocational Coursework

Create your own classes and coursework based upon your personal interests & schedule.  Both Day & Evening Classes are available.   For More Information Call:  757.259.9400

Basic Embroidery I-III

3 Day Class

Private Tuition: $295

All Materials Included

A Three Day  Class exploring the Basics for fine hand embroidery  The class will focus upon foundational stitches necessary for development into more intermediate and advanced stitching.   The class will focus upon particular stitches used in fine hand embroidered motifs found in home decor linens & embellishment for clothing. 

Day I:  You will be furnished with a beginner's sampler - this sampler will enable you to practice, perfect the foundation stitches used in traditional hand embroidery.

Day II-III:  A second sampler will be introduced with authentic motifs from the Art Nouveau period.   These beautiful and flowing motifs will be used to continue exploring the stitch techniques from Day I and to perfect your foundational stitching while creating a beautiful sampler.  

Basic Embroidery I-III will prepare you for more intermediate skills moving on into Whitework. Basic Embroidery and Whitework can be taken together - each class builds upon one another.

Excellent Class for Beginners - Intermediate

Classes can be tailored for day or evening sessions.

Resort Accommodations Available

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

 

Whitework Embroidery I-III

3 Day Class

Private Tuition: $330

All Materials Included.

Classes can be tailored for day or evening sessions.

A Three day class in whitework embroidery.   This is key to beautiful embroidered trousseau heirloom linens for the home.   The class will focus upon particular stitches and perfecting techniques used to embellish fine linens and clothing.   We will also explore the transferring of motifs onto fine fabric for perfect results

Day I:   A beginner's sampler will be furnished to learn and perfect your basic whitework embroidery stitches.   The class will focus upon learning the stitches and practicing them during the class session. 

Day II-III:   A Beautiful sampler will be furnished for perfecting and performing what you have learned on Day I.   There are many motifs included on the sampler - all from authentic 19th century sources.   These traditional motifs will provide an excellent learning experience and enabling you to accomplish beautiful authentic looking work.  

Prerequisite: Basic Embroidery

Resort Accommodations Available

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

Beginner's Monograms

2 Day Class

Private Tuition: $220

All Materials Included.

Classes can be tailored for day or evening sessions.

This class is a perfect opportunity to take your new basics skills to the next level.   Our introduction class will teach you the basics for creating a beautiful hand monogrammed initial.  A beginner's class in learning the art of fine trousseau hand monogramming.  This ribbon monogram is from a Parisian embroidery house - this traditional motif dates back to early - mid 20th century.

Your own personalized hand towel will be provided.  You will learn the basic and simplified stitching that will enable you to create your own personalized linens and other items.   Please indicate your initial preference.

Pre-requisite:  Basic Embroidery

Resort Accommodations Available

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

Traditional French Monograms I-III

3 Day Class

Private Tuition: $330

All Materials Included.

Classes can be tailored for day or evening sessions.

Day I:  A primary sampler will be furnished with 3 styles of fancy initials found typically in French hand monograms.  You will be introduced to the primary stitch techniques used in accomplishing fancy initials and intertwined monograms.

 

Day II:   A more extensive sampler is provided with an array of 19th - 20th century  traditional initials found in fancy hand monogramming.   These motifs are used typically  in creating beautiful linens and accessories.  

Best for those who have taken Basic - Whitework

Resort Accommodations Available

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

Hand Hemstitching I-II

2 Day Class

Private Tuition: $220

All Materials Included.

Classes can be tailored for day or evening sessions.

Introduction to hand hemstitching and creating mitered corners.  

A Two Day or Evening Class - Learn to pull threads, develop basic hemstitching techniques, and mitering perfect corners.   In this class you will create a small fine linen handkerchief.   By the end of the class, you will have accomplished beautiful classic techniques in fine linen making.

Excellent introduction for Beginners

Resort Accommodations Available

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

Basic Embroidery I-II

Church Needlework Series

2 Day Private Class

Tuition: $250

 

 

 

​Two day classes exploring the Basics for fine hand embroidery on altar linens. The class will focus upon particular stitches used in fine hand embroidered motifs found on Altar Linens and Altar Cloths. 

The class will provide a sampler with motifs focusing upon foundation stitches used in fine linen embroidery.  Although basic and simple, we assist the embroiderer to focus upon perfecting their stitches to an excellent standard.

Perfect for Beginners to experienced embroiderers.

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

Church Needlework

Whitework I-II

2 Day Class

Private Tuition: $250

All Materials Included

Classes can be tailored for day or evening sessions

A Two Day foundation class in whitework embroidery.   This is key to beautiful embroidered linens for the Altar.  The class will focus upon particular stitches and perfecting techniques used in making fine Altar Linens and Altar Cloths.   We will also explore the transferring of motifs onto fine linen.    

 

This class builds upon the Basic embroidery class - we recommend basic embroidery as a prerequisite to whitework.

Resort  Accommodations Available

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

Sacred Crosses I-II

2 Day Class

Private Tuition: $250

All Materials Included

Classes can be tailored for day or evening sessions

Fine hand embroidery techniques for altar linens.   

Must have developed Basic-Whitework skills.

Recommend Sacred Crosses & Monograms taken together.

Resort  Accommodations Available

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

Church Needlework

Sacred Monograms & Motifs I-II

2 Day Class

Private Tuition: $250

All Materials Included

Classes can be tailored for day or evening sessions

Resort Accommodations Available

Private Loft Studio Apartment now available

(Covid Safe Environment)

Mastering Church Linens

Master Linen 9 Day Course

Private Tuition: $1,100

All Materials Included

9am-3pm Daily - Except Sunday

Resort Accommodations Available

New Studio Loft Apartment Accommodations

Covid Safe Environment