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Virtual Stitch-Ins

Thursday Evenings, 6 pm - 7:30 pm (Pacific)
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. 

Our Zoom stitch-ins have served us well, but are coming to a close.
The last session will be December 7th.
 >> Click here to join the Old World Designs Virtual Stitch-In


In-Store Stitch-Ins

Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am - 4 pm (Pacific)
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.
You can come for all or part of the fun - whatever works for you!


Email or call the shop (650-321-3494) to sign up for our special events.


First Tuesdays with June McKnight

Join us for special mini classes with the fabulous June McKnight! June will share her knowledge, wisdom, and creativity. Classes are held via Zoom from 6 pm - 7 pm (Pacific) and each class will cover a different topic. 

Stay tuned for our 2024 class list. We've got a lot of great topics coming!

Cost of $25 per class. Zoom link will be sent to participants upon registration.
>> Learn more and see additional topics


ENCORE: California Wreath Workshop with Alison Hodgkiss

In case you missed our November 2023 class, we're offering an encore workshop in January! 

Celebrate life in California with these special custom canvases 
designed by Raymond Crawford - choose Northern or Southern California
Alison Hodgkiss from A Stitch in Time Needlework in San Marino, CA, has created the stitch guides and will teach a two-day workshop at OWD on January 26-27. With fabulous threads and stitches, you’re sure to have a great time.

Cost of $850 includes two days of instruction, canvas, stitch guide, and all materials. 
>> Learn more 



OWD Stitching Retreat 2024

Linda and the OWD Elves are hard at work planning our next retreat in beautiful Carmel, CA. 

Mark your calendars for May 16-18, 2024, and stay tuned for more details.


OWD Stitching Retreat 2023

Join us May 18-20, 2023, in Carmel, CA, for a fun-filled three-day stitching retreat with the OWD Team. Jennifer Tan from Pippin Studios will be with us in Carmel, along with our "stitch doctors" June McKnight and Suzanne Attenborough. Jennifer has created an exclusive - and adorable - sea otter canvas just for us. June has created the stitch guide and will teach portions of the guide on Friday from 9 am - noon. >>Learn more.

Our 2023 Retreat has ended, but you can still order the sea otter canvas.  
>> See canvas ordering options


Two-hour group classes at the shop to learn a new technique or get assistance with your project. Email or call (650-321-3494) to sign up.


Stitching Study Hall with Elizabeth

This monthly program with Elizabeth Pavel is designed for the Advanced Beginner stitcher and includes:
  • Five topic-specific classes -- learn decorative stitches & create a stitch reference book
    $75 per class - includes canvas, threads, handouts, and materials to create stitch book
  • Six group lessons -- receive help on your own current project or stitch book
    $35 per class - bring your project and your questions 
Wednesday Group: 11 am - 1 pm (FULL)
Saturday Group:  10 am - 12 pm (seats available)  
2024 Schedule:
Go-To Backgrounds: Full Coverage Stitches Wed, Jan. 24 Sat, Jan. 20
Group Lesson Wed, Feb. 21 Sat, Feb. 24
Build Your Stitch Library: Mosaic & Cashmere Wed, Mar. 20 Sat, Mar. 23
Group Lesson Wed, Apr. 24 Sat, Apr. 27
Go-To Backgrounds: Open Stitches Wed, May 22 Sat, May 25
Group Lesson Wed, Jun. 19 Sat, Jun. 22
Group Lesson Wed, Jul. 17 Sat, Jul. 27
Group Lesson Wed, Aug. 21 Sat, Aug. 24
Build Your Stitch Library: Scotch Stitches Wed, Sep. 18 Sat, Sep. 21
(no class in October) - - - - - -
Build Your Stitch Library: Knots, Loops & Lines Wed, Nov. 20 Sat, Nov. 16
Group Lesson Wed, Dec. 11 Sat, Dec. 14


Grab & Go Classes with Suzanne

Join Suzanne Attenborough in these 2-hour classes to get help with some of the tricker aspects of needlepoint. She'll share her knowledge, expertise, tips, and tricks. These Saturday sessions are sure to be worth the price of admission!

$75 per class - includes instructions, written guide, doodle canvas, and threads

Turkey Work Saturday, Feb. 17 10 am - 12 pm
Hair & Beards Saturday, May [TBD] 10 am - 12 pm
Compensation Saturday, August 17 10 am - 12 pm
Round Stitches Saturday, October 19 10 am - 12 pm


Embellishment Class with Suzanne

Suzanne's group embellishment classes are held once a month at the shop, typically on the first Saturday of the month. Bring your current project and she'll provide some wonderful options to elevate your stitching and help with sticky spots.
$35 per class

Saturday Morning Group:   10 am - 12 pm

Saturday Afternoon Group: 1 pm - 3 pm

2024 Dates: January 13 July 13
  February 3 August 3
  March 2 September 7
  April 6 October 5
  May 4 November 2
  June 1 December 7


Please email or call the shop (650-321-3494) to sign up for any of our private lessons.


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!

One-hour private lessons via Zoom available by appointment.
>> Learn more 


Suzanne Attenborough

Avid stitcher and teacher, Suzanne offers private lessons in addition to her embellishment group classes (see above).

One-hour private sessions available by appointment.
>> Learn more


Elizabeth Pavel

Elizabeth specializes in teaching new stitchers and offers private lessons in addition to her Stitching Study Hall program (see above).  

One-hour private session and group sessions available on Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment.
>> Learn more 

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