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Classes and Events at OWD

Special Classes & Events


Colors of Praise Letters Class with Chris Bordeleau

Chris Bordelau brings the Colors of Praise alphabet to life.  She stitched the B for herself and everyone who sees it asks for a stitch guide.  Join the in person class at OWD on March 5, 2022 or order the canvas, threads and stitch guide.

Saturday March 5 10am to 2pm

Guest Teachers 

Mary Legallet  
Mary Legallet - Whimsical Stitch Blogger, Needlepoint Now columnist and national teacher
Quarterly in person lessons.  May 4-7, 2022; August 10-13, 2022; October 5-8, 2022
May brings a 2 day workshop on the Pippin Reindeer bolster plus 2 days of private lessons.  August brings a mini Whimsical Stitch Guide Trunk Show plus 4 days of private lessons.  October brings a 2 day workshop featuring a choice of Elegant Pumpkins by Elena Vladykina OR Believe by Birds of a Feather.
Please call the shop to register (650)321-3494
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OWD Carmel Retreat

OWD Carmel Retreat   
2022 Carmel Retreat with the Stitch Doctors - June McKnight and Suzanne Attenboorugh
Join new and long time stitching friends for a fun filled 3 days in Carmel, CA (March 31-April 2, 2022) with the OWD Team.  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.  If you bring a canvas without threads, June or Suzanne will recommend stitches and threads for you to purchase after the retreat.  Please call the shop for details and to register (650)321-3494.  Retreat fee $300 includes Needlepoint Doctors, meals and entertainment.  Make your own room reservations at Carmel Country Inn or Hofsas House.

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Virtual Stitch Club       

Virtual Stitch Club Every Thursday 6-7:30pm PT

Join the OWD gals at the Thursday Virtual Stitch Club.  On the First Thursday there is a Teacher Feature and on the Second Thursday we often chat with a designer  Normally we enjoy stitching and chatting with a group from across the country.  What could be more fun!

Thursdays 6-7:30pmPT

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Private Lessons & Group Classes - Ongoing

June McKnight  
June McKnight - nationally recognized teacher and author - joins us via Zoom for private lessons.  Learn from a Master!
One hour private lessons via Zoom  Please call the shop to register (650)321-3494
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Suzanne Attenborough    
Suzanne Attenborough - stitcher, teacher - monthly Thursday and Saturday group classes; available by appointment for private lessons.
First Saturday of the Month (in the shop) and First Thursday of the Month (on Zoom)
Two hour group classes 10am to noon or 1pm to 3pm (Pacific Time).  Please call the shop to register (650)321-3494
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Candace Mittman      
Candace Mittman - artist

Candace will turn your thought or idea into the canvas of your wishing.  She can also add elements to a canvas (like more animals on an ark, or your monogram), paint names on Christmas stockings, create nametags for Christmas stockings... Please come into the shop or call the shop (650)321-3494 to discuss your idea.

Grab & Go Classes - 2 hour group classes to learn a new technique

                             Hair and Beards

 Saturday, February 26, 2022 10am to noon
Join Suzanne Attenborough to learn about stitches and threads to create realistic and stylized hair and beards
 $50 includes instruction, written Guide, doodle canvas and threads


Turkey Work makes loops on the top of the canvas which can be left looped, packed thickly together, trimmed to look like fur, etc.  Join Suzanne to perfect your Turkey Work in multiple ways - traditional, basketweave, beaded
  $50 includes instruction, written Guide, doodle canvas and threads

So You Think You Know Basketweave

It looks so simple, but basketweave confuses even the best stitchers.  Carolyn Bradford will explain how it works and how to make it work better.

Architectural Elements

Saturday TBD
Wonder how to create bricks, clapboard, windows, tile roofs, stone fireplaces.  Join us to learn stitches that will bring your canvases to life.

Stitch Ins - Social Stitching Time at OWD

Thursday Stitchers      Thursday Stitchers - Virtual so everyone can participate

Come to the OWD Gal Corral on Thursdays and stitch away.  There's always a fun group who arrives a little after 10am, brings or buys lunch and leaves about 2pm.  Come for all or part of the fun - whatever works for you.     

Friday Stitchers   Friday Stitchers - Virtual for now
Join a great group of stitchers on Fridays.  Come about 10am, bring or buy lunch, and leave about 3:30pm.  You can come for all or part of the fun - whatever works.
National Stitch In Day   National Stitch In Day