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Complete all nine classes in our Embroidery PhD program (marked with PhD) for your own That Sewing Place PhD Degree in Bernina or Brother embroidery arts. There is no time limit to acquire this degree (not all classes run every season), and classes may be taken in any order after completing the PhD Intro session. To earn your degree, your reference binder and samples must be complete. If additional classes are added you may update your certification with gold seal validations, issued upon completion of each additional class.
Embroidery PHD Intro (1 session)
$70 + $5 kit (Class fee is waived for embroidery machines purchased at That Sewing Place)
Learn the essentials of your embroidery machine: threads & threading, needles, hooping & stabilizing, how to navigate your machine, access built-in designs (including text), as well as working with “outside designs”. Complete this class with the confidence to tackle your upcoming projects.
Sat, Feb 10 (10am-4pm) Brother embroidery machines only
Sat, Mar 31 (10am-4pm) Bernina embroidery machines only
Embroidery PhD Beyond The Design (5 levels, 1 session each)
$75ea including kit
Beyond the Design: what to do when embroidery meets technique. Expand your skills by exploring creative stitch-outs and design manipulation while building a reference manual of embroidery samples: cross-stitch, mixed media, numerous appliqué methods (including cutwork), quilting options, and more! Open to Bernina and Brother embroidery machines
PhD BTD 1: watch for this again in our Fall 2018 season (10am-4pm)
PhD BTD 2: watch for this again in our Fall 2018 season (10am-4pm)
PhD BTD 3: watch for this again in our Spring 2018 season (10am-4pm)
PhD BTD 4: watch for this again in our Spring 2018 season (10am-4pm)
PhD BTD 5: watch for this again in our Fall 2018 season (10am-4pm)
Embroidery PhD Stabilizers (1 session)
$45 including kit
If you own an embroidery machine (any brand), this lecture-demo class is a must-have primer. Improper stabilizing is the greatest cause of poor design stitch-out. Discuss many of the different stabilizers available and their cause-and-effect on different fabrics and designs. Learn to assess your embroidery stabilizer needs and how to make choices to yield the best results. No machine required—you get to travel light to this session!
Fri, Mar 9 (10am-4pm)
Embroidery PhD Editing (1 session)
$75 (or only $45 for machines purchased at That Sewing Place)
Embroidery edit features enable you to combine and manipulate designs and lettering to create custom embroidered expressions. Quickly, easily—and right on your embroidery machine! Learn the ins and outs of giving even store-bought designs the personal touch! - Note: this is a programming class; no stitching will actually be done, though all designs will be saved to your machine for optional stitch-out later.
Brother INNOV-Edit: Watch for this class again in our Spring 2018 class schedule
Bernina On-Board Editing: New! Coming to The Learning Centre in Fall 2018
Embroidery PhD Continuous Embroidery (1 session)
$75 (or only $45 for machines purchased at That Sewing Place) + $10 kit fee
Attend this hands-on session to discover how to perfectly align continuously repeated designs. Explore borders and "continuous" hooping and discover your new favourite technique! Play with several small-scale samples to learn how to make the most of this process.
Brother INNOV-Align: Watch for this class again in our Spring 2018 class schedule
Bernina Endless Embroidery: New! Coming to The Learning Centre in Fall 2018
"Big Brother" Club (6 sessions)
$120 + materials
Join this hands-on, project-oriented club. Expand your embroidery portfolio with group projects of your choosing. Learn to adapt existing projects and techniques to suit your particular tastes, all under expert guidance. Bring your lunch to munch while your machine stitches out your masterpieces! Geared particularly towards Brother machines with Embroidery Edit functions and a 5" x 7" or larger embroidery area...
Thu, Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8 & 22 (10am-2pm)
"Big Brother" Club (3 sessions)
$105 + materials
Can't join the weekday club because you couldn’t play hooky from work (work always seems to get in the way of having fun, doesn’t it)? Then this Saturday Edition is for you! Come spend the day creating! A custom but loosely structured member-set agenda means that both sewing and embroidery will be used in this session. Bring your lunch to munch while your machine stitches out your masterpieces. Geared particularly towards Brother machines with Embroidery Edit functions and a 5" x 7" or larger embroidery area...
Sat, Jan 27, Feb 24 & Mar 24 (10am-4pm)
"Baby Brother" Club (6 sessions)
$120 + materials
Gotta “Baby Brother”? These fantastic “little” machines have nothin’ little about their capabilities! Explore all the cool things that you can do with this machine: sewing, piecing, embellishments and embroidery—along with all the tricks and tips that make it easy! Not a sewing club… not a quilting club, not an embroidery club—let’s roll it all into one and show off what your Baby Brother can do! (Welcome Brother models include: NV900D, NV950D, NV990D, HE240, LB6810, HE300, and now the NS1750D)
Thu, Jan 18, Feb 1, 15, Mar 1, 15 & 29 (10am-1pm)
Stitch Builders Club (4 sessions)
$60 + materials
Embroidery Design Studio has the most gorgeous freestanding designs! And there are so many to choose from: bowls and ornaments, bookmarks and frames; tiaras and jewelry, masks, laces for linens, candle-wraps and lanterns. Make buildings: birdhouses, doghouses, tiny people houses—a whole village, in fact! Pagodas and lighthouses, windmills and more—check out the selection HERE. The stitch-outs are long, but the company is great! Don't forget to bring your lunch...
Wed, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14 & 28 (10am-3pm)
Embroidery Project Sessions
Patchwork Tote (2 sessions)
$45 + materials
Okay, we had a tough time deciding where to put this, so we finally decided it merits a buncha mentions (so you'll see it on some other pages, too). This gorgeous tote is made in two stages: each patch is created individually on your embroidery machine and incorporates such techniques as basic embroidery, in-the-hoop piecing, shrinky fabric, fancy fills, and more. Then, when you have each panel “just so”, piece them all together into a stunning tote you’ll be excited to show off. Requires purchase of the Anita Goodesign Patchwork Tote embroidery design set, in-stock at That Sewing Place. This is a great stash-bustin' class, but it'll be tough to resist some of our new batiks. And Heather's Hand-Dyed Fat Quarters. Just sayin'...
Sat, Feb 17, & Mar 3 (1pm-4pm)
Dashing Through the Snow (2 sessions)
$45 + materials
Create a classically beautiful embroidered tile scene of a lovely traditional horse and sleigh ride through the winter snow... You'll love this one - the tiles are mostly comprised of line-work embroidery and stitch up relatively quickly, making this almost - but not quite - an instant gratification project! Requires purchase of the Dashing Through the Snow design set from Embroidery Design Studio.
Wed, Feb 7 & 21 (10am-1pm)
Stupendous Stitch-Play (1 session)
$45 + materials
In this intensive but easy embellishment class, you will finally get a chance to play with all of those lovely stitches on your machine. Richly fill a batik panel with decorative stitching, couching, and glorious colour. And just when you think you can’t add any more—you do! Only when your fabric is completely covered with beautiful stitching will it be ready to insert it into your project of choice—a framed piece of textile art, a tablet cover, eyeglass case—even a purse or Diva Wallet! A perfect prelude to Stupendous Stripping...
Fri, Feb 23 (10am-4pm)
Stupendous Stripping (2 sessions)
$60 + materials
Another cross-over class that fills two niches: embellishment and quilting. Intrigued? This pattern was on Liana's to-do list (for years!), but Sharon beat Liana to the finish line (by a long shot)! Take this wonderful opportunity to explore the decorative stitch collection on your sewing machine to create another Stupendous Stitch-Play work of art... with a bit of a twist - or, shall we say, weave? Copiously embellish fabric strips, then piece them into a "plaid-woven" wall hanging.
Fri, Mar 9 & 23 (10am-4pm)