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Classes & Events


Virtual Stitch-Ins

  Thursday Evenings, 6 pm - 7:30 pm (PT)

Join the OWD stitchers via Zoom on Thursday evenings. You don't have to live in the Bay Area - join us from anywhere using your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. (Zoom App required for tablet or phone.)

>> Click here to join the Old World Designs Virtual Stitch-In

In-Store Stitch-Ins

  Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am - 4 pm (PT)

Join a great group of stitchers for fun and stitching at the shop. Most people arrive a little after 10 am, bring or buy lunch, and leave about 2 pm, with some staying the whole day. You can come for all or part of the fun - whatever works for you!


Guest Teacher Mary Legallet

  "Whimsical Stitch" author and national teacher, Mary Legallet joins us in the shop for private lessons and workshops.

October 5-6: two-day workshop featuring your choice of "Elegant Pumpkins" by Elena Vladykina or "Believe" by Birds of a Feather
>>Click here for more information on Workshops.

October 7-8:
Private lessons - bring your needlepoint project and she'll work her magic!

>>Click here for more information on Private Lessons.
Email or call the shop (650-321-3494) to sign up.

Back to School -  A Program by June McKnight


Join us for special monthly classes with the fabulous June McKnight! During these evening Zoom sessions, June will share her knowledge, wisdom, and creativity. Classes are held from 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PT) and each month will cover a different topic.

September 27: Highlights from June's book "Spooky Stitches" - just in time for Halloween!
November 1: Art Principles Applied to Needlepoint
December 6: Glittery and Beaded Christmas

Cost of $25 per class includes live video instruction, a link to review the video afterwards, and a copy of stitch instructions. Zoom link will be sent to participants upon registration.

Email or call the shop (650-321-3494) to sign up.
>>Click here for more information.

OWD 2022 Holiday Party!

  Come join in the frivolity and raise a toast to OWD's 32nd anniversary!
We'll gather at the shop to celebrate with refreshments and drinks. 

Saturday, December 3
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Drop in any time!


June McKnight

  Nationally recognized teacher and prolific author, June McKnight joins us via Zoom for private lessons and special group classes. Learn from a master!

Private Lessons: One-hour private lessons via Zoom available by appointment. 
>>Click here for more information on Private Lessons. 

Please email or call the shop (650-321-3494) to sign up.

Suzanne Attenborough

  Avid stitcher and teacher, Suzanne offers group embellishment classes and private lessons.

Group Classes: Two-hour group classes are held the first Saturday of the month in the shop, with morning and afternoon sessions available. 
>>Visit our calendar to see session options.

Private Lessons: One-hour private sessions on the first Saturday of the month and available by appointment. 
>>Click here for more information on Private Lessons. 

Please email or call the shop (650-321-3494) to sign up.

Elizabeth Pavel

  Want to learn needlepoint, but don't know where to start? Has is been ages since you last stitched and you need a refresher? We can help! Elizabeth loves to teach beginning - or returning - stitchers. From the basics to simple (or not so simple) decorative stitches and fiber choices, Elizabeth has you covered. 

Private Lessons: One-hour private session or group session for two people. 
>>Click here for more information on Private Lessons. 

Please email or call the shop (650-321-3494) to sign up.


Two-hour group classes to learn a new technique. Email or call the shop (650-321-3494) to sign up.

Hair and Beards Saturday, Feb 26, 2022
10 am - 12 pm (PT)
Join Suzanne Attenborough to learn about stitches and threads to create realistic and stylized hair and beards. $50 fee includes instruction, written guide, doodle canvas, and threads.

Turkey Work Saturday TBD Turkey Work makes loops on top of the canvas that can be left looped, packed thickly together, trimmed to look like fur, etc. Join Suzanne to perfect your technique. $50 fee includes instruction, written guide, doodle canvas, and threads.

So You Think You Know Basketweave Saturday TBD It looks so simple, but basketweave can confuse even the best stitches. Carolyn Bradford will explain how this stitch works and how to make it work better!

Architectural Elements Saturday TBD Have you ever wondered how to create bricks, clapboard, windows, tile roofs, etc. for your needlepoint project? Join us to learn stitches that will bring your canvases to life. 


2022 Carmel Retreat 

  March 21 - April 2, 2022 | Carmel, CA

Join new and long-time stitching friends for a fun-filled three days with the OWD Team. Stitch doctors June McKnight and Suzanne Attenborough will be "on call" to help with any canvas you bring. Be sure to bring all the supplies you need to stitch.

Retreat fee $300 includes Needlepoint Doctors, meals, and entertainment.  Make your own room reservations at Carmel Country Inn, Hofsas House, or other hotel of your choice.

Please email or call the shop (650-321-3494) for more details and to register.
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2023 Carmel Retreat 

  May 18-20, 2023 | Carmel, CA

We're working on something special for 2023 Special guest is Jennifer Tan of Pippin Studios is creating an exclusive canvas just for us!

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details...

To see all class offerings, please view our Calendar or click here for the Full Class List.