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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, Apr 21 (10am-4pm) Brother embroidery machines only
Sat, Jun 16 (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: Fri, May 25 (10am-4pm)
PhD BTD 4: Fri, Jun 8 (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!
Request this class (minimum 6 students required), or watch for it again in our Fall 2018 season
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: Fri, Apr 20 (9am-12noon)
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: Fri, Apr 20 (1pm-4pm)
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, Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31 & Jun 14 (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, Apr 28, May 26 & Jun 23 (10am-4pm)
"Baby Brother" Club (5 sessions)
$100 + 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, Apr 26, May 10, 24, Jun 7 & 21 (10am-1pm)
Hoop Art (6 sessions)
$90 + materials
Embroidery Design Studio has the most gorgeous designs, from freestanding lace and appliqué designs, to tile scenes and more. With so many stunning complete-project design sets to choose from, you’ll not lack for inspiration! Check out the vast selection at www.embdesignstudio.com, and then come on in and stitch ‘em out with other embroidery enthusiasts.
Wed, Apr 11, 26, May 9, 23, Jun 13 & 27 (10am-3pm)