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Deck the Boughs: 12 Hand Embroidered Ornaments

Deck the boughs on your Christmas tree with snowflakes and stockings, jingle bells, and mittens! Join Instructor Jess McDonald in this hands-on, festive stitch along with Kathy Schmitz’s “Deck the Boughs” embroidery pattern! Stitch them up for yourself or as gifts!

Through this 6 week's series, you will learn how to transfer designs to cloth, embroider with a variety of new stitches, and learn how to finish these adorable ornaments with felt, twine, and bells! The "Deck the Boughs" pattern includes 12 hand embroidery designs to stitch up along with the finishing directions to make these sweet ornaments. Finished ornaments measure about 2.5in each.

Stitching is a slow and thoughtful process that yields beautiful results with patience and care. Students will work on the project in class and take it home to finish and tie in any loose ends before returning to class the following week.  Students must have some basic knowledge of embroidery or have taken a beginner embroidery class in the past.

*Projected Class Syllabus:

Class 1: Intro to the project, fabric & colour choices, transfer designs. Designs stitched: Wreath
Class 2: Snowflake, Bow, Candy Cane
Class 3: Skate, Reindeer, Tree
Class 4: Stocking, Holly, Mitten
Class 5: Bell, Lights, prep for assembly
Class 6: Ornament assembly
* projects are subject to change

This class is suited for adults (age 15+)

All workshop participants are required to sign a waiver prior to the workshop. The entire waiver can be viewed at the bottom of our classes page. (East Coast Quilt Co. Workshop Waiver)

If you cannot attend a class and it is 7 or more days before class, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the class with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before class, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no show" in class regardless of reason. So please ensure that you are able to attend before signing up. East Coast Quilt Co reserves the right to cancel classes/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full class fee.



Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate Beginner. Students must have some basic knowledge of embroidery or have taken a beginner embroidery class in the past.
Materials Included: some supplies included
Requirements: *Students may choose to purchase new thread, use what they have in their stash, or change the colours to their liking! The pattern uses 6-ply Embroidery Floss but students may choose to use Perle Cotton instead. Students only need 1 skein of each colour.
Instructor: Jessica McDonald
Instructor Bio: Jessica McDonald (BFA 2019) is a textile artist based here in St. John's, Newfoundland. As a lover of all things textiles, Jessica brings traditional crafts to light through exploration and teaching. For over 6 years she has been teaching private and public workshops in sewing, stitching, and weaving. Jessica is passionate about creating community through making and sharing craft knowledge with others.
Pattern and some supplies included. Participants will require background fabric, embroidery threads and wool felt.

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