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    Classes

    No Classes are scheduled at the moment due to the number of shows
    that I attending as a vendor.n  Please check the Upcoming Events Page.

    I have left some of the information below without any dates at the present time.
    If you are interested in a class, just send me an email and I will let you  know when I will be having another class.

    Join Alma for a fun and educational class. 
    My classes are small in size so you get lots of individual help.
    Email me if you have questions

    To sign up for classes, click the link to the order page.
    Complete your contact information, method of payment
    and fill in the details of the class in the comments section.
    Classes are small so sign up early.

    Please note that there is a save button at the bottom of the online order form, if you need to leave that page so you do not lose the information that you have entered.

    Smocking for Beginners

    The art of smocking has re-surfaced with many new patterns and designs
    to compliment the modern day fashions.

    Part 1: Learn the basic smocking stitches while making a sampler.

    Part 2: Learn more stitches plus how to read a smocking plate, pick colours and start a project that could be used as a pillow insert or an insert on child’s garment or as a Xmas ball or a baby bonnet

    Part 3: Learn how to use a smocking pleater, and how to assemble your project.

    3 sessions for $75.00 plus $12.00 kit fee
    Sign up for this class.  Be sure to include the dates

    Needle Tatting

    Learn the 2 techniques of needle tatting


    2 sessions for $55.00 plus Kit Fee $13.00
    Sign up for this class

    New Products, Tips and Tricks

    Great Opportunity to Get Inspired.
    Some Hands-on Activities, Some Demos!

    Class Fee:  $10.00
    Sign up for this class.  Be sure to include the date

    Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    Learn about the special tools and techniques needed for working with silk ribbon while creating a stitch sampler.  Some embroidery experience is helpful.  Silk ribbon works up very quickly and is absolutely gorgeous.


    2 sessions
    for $55.00 plus $12.00 kit fee

    Sign up for this class

    Sashiko Embroidery/Quilting by Hand

    Learn the basics of this traditional Japanese style of decorative quilting while making a lovely tablecenter mat, wall hanging or pillow top. This technique is very addictive and relaxing with lots of ways to use it including garments, quilts and home dec.  In the second class you learn how to draw your own designs in the exact size that you require.


    2 classes for $55.00 plus $12.00 kit fee


    Sign up for this class

    Working with Dazzling Swarovski Crystals
    and Beautiful Metals

    You will learn 3 different ways to work with hot fix crystals and metals. This is a fun workshop for the sewer or non-sewer, for the scrapbooker, for the quilter. You name it. The glue is acid free so can be used on many things. Come and be ready to play


    $33.00 including supplies

    Sign up for this class

    Heirloom Lace Basics

    This is a pre-requisite for all other heirloom classes. It is a technique class only. Bring your machine and learn the settings needed to handle the French Sewing Techniques. Then you will be ready to tackle those beautiful heirloom garments and projects.



    $32.00 plus $10. kit fee
    Sign up for this class.  Be sure to include the dates

    Goldwork Embroidery for Beginners

    Try something new--let's work with wire!

    Create a heart shaped design to cover a satin box using pearl and check sadi. If you like embroidery or quilting, then this technique can take it to a new level. Small satin box is not included in kit fee.
    $32.00 plus $10. kit fee


    Sign up for this class

    Goldwork Embroidery – The Marine Butterfly

    Some embroidery experience is helpful for this class. You will learn how to handle Sadi and Art silk threads while making this beautiful butterfly.

    4 hours with a break - bring your own lunch.

    $50.00 plus $33.00 for kit

    Sign up for this class

    Introduction to Hand Embroidery

    Learn about threads, needles, and fabrics as well as learning beautiful embroidery stitches while making a sampler.


    $50.00 + $6.00 Kit Fee

    Sign up for this class. 

    Heirloom Lace Baby T-Bonnet

    Create an easy to make, gorgeous heirloom bonnet that fits for a long time, as the size is adjustable. This bonnet is made completely on the sewing machine using French Val Lace,
    Victorian embroidery and satin ribbons.
    Heirloom lace basics is a pre-requisite for this course

    $35.00 +$23.00 Kit Fee

    Sign up for this class. 

    A New Slant on Sashiko—Hitomezashi

    Once you have mastered the technique used in Sashiko, take your knowledge a step farther and learn Hitomezashi or one stitch Sashiko. Combining the 2 together creates interesting spatial contrasts. Lots of fun!!!!


    $35.00 + $12.00 Kit Fee

    Sign up for this class. 

    There are more classes to come. If there is something that you would like to take, please let me know and I will see what I can do.
    Can’t make the dates scheduled?
    Get together with 2 or 3 of your friends. Email me or call me at 519-824-4127 and I will try to schedule a class at a time convenient for your group.
    Please Note: All fees are due at registration. Fees are non-refundable but can be credited towards a future class if notified 1 week prior to the class date.  If there
    is bad weather, classes will be re-scheduled.

    Students receive a 10% discount on most regular priced merchandise
    purchased on the day of the class.

    I accept Mastercard, Visa and Interac as well as cash at my place of business.

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