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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)
$150 (Class fee waived for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases)+ $5 kit fee
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 9 (10am-4pm) Brother embroidery machines only
Wed, Feb 13 (10am-4pm) Brother embroidery machines only NEW SESSION!
Fri, Mar 1 (10am-4pm) Brother embroidery machines only NEW SESSION!
Watch for our Bernina PHD Intro returning to The Learning Centre in Spring 2019
Embroidery PhD Beyond The Design (5 levels, 1 session each)
$150 (or only $75 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $10 kit fee
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 returning to The Learning Centre in Fall 2019
PhD BTD 2: Watch for this returning to The Learning Centre in Fall 2019
PhD BTD 3: Tue, Feb 19 (10am-4pm)
PhD BTD 4: Tue, Mar 19 (10am-4pm)
PhD BTD 5: Watch for this returning to The Learning Centre in Fall 2019
Embroidery PhD Stabilizers (1 session)
$50 (or only $25 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $10 kit fee
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!
Watch for this returning to The Learning Centre in Spring 2019 (10am-4pm)
Embroidery PhD Editing (1 session)
$90 (or only $45 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases)
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: Sat, Mar 23 (9am-12noon)
Bernina On-Board Editing: Watch for this returning to The Learning Centre in Fall 2019 (9am-12pm)
Embroidery PhD Continuous Embroidery (1 session)
$90 (or only $45 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $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: Sat, Mar 23 (1pm-4pm)
Bernina Endless Embroidery:Watch for this returning to The Learning Centre in Fall 2019 (1pm-4pm)
Bernina Club (3 sessions)
$120 + materials
Bernina is "made to create..." and that's the name of the game in this club. Explore the cool things you can do with your Bernina sewing & embroidery toys, while making projects focused on learning and skill development.
Tue, Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26 (10am-4pm)
"Big Brother" Club (6 sessions)
$150 + 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 17, 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14 & 28 (10am-2pm)
"Big Brother" Club (3 sessions)
$120 + 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 26, Feb 23 & Mar 23 (10am-4pm)
"Baby Brother" Club (5 sessions)
$125 + 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: NV180, NV900D, NV950D, NV990D, HE240, HE300, LB6810, LB6950, and the NS1750D)
Thu, Jan 24, Feb 7, 21, Mar 7 & 21 (9am-12pm)
A Taste of Embellishment
$25 + materials
Your machine has a whole library of creative stitches... yet we all seem to stick with the same-old, same-old. This class is a great excuse to play with stitches, threads, and techniques that are perfect embellishment options for garmentry, contemporary quilting, and home decor. Four creative appetizers on the menu: simple stitch-play, couching, bobbin drawing, and the circular attachment.
Tue, Feb 12 (9am-12pm)