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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Little Things


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I’ve been kitting up all the embroidery supplies for The Nesting Place the last couple of days. I’ll be launching registration for the class on Wednesday, August 31st, when you’ll be able to see photos of the project and read all the delicious little details!

The Nesting Place: Kitting Up

My favorite part of making up the kits for this class is working with little things. For example, I made a whole bunch of these tiny ribbon rosettes out of Mokuba ribbon.

The Nesting Place: Kitting Up

They’re part of a perfect little finishing detail for the needle book.

The Nesting Place: Kitting Up

I also counted out little freshwater pearls. I love these! I love them for the slight irregularities that make each one different. I love them for their weight – they’re not plastic, so, though tiny, they actually have some weight to them. And I love them for their pearliness.

The Nesting Place: Kitting Up

The Nesting Place is a six-week interactive online class, with step-by-step instructions, exclusive video instruction, and a full materials kit. The class will take you from the start of the project to its exquisite finish, with feedback and help along the way as you work at your own pace. Registration for the class will open on Wednesday, August 31st, when all the details of the class will be posted here on Needle ‘n Thread. Class will commence Monday, September 19th. Space is limited, so if you’re interested in joining me in this adventure, keep an eye out on Wednesday for the registration announcement!

And now, back to more Little Things….

Enjoy your weekend!


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  1. Oh, Mary .. this is just darling! I will be on watch for that post to sign up for the kit; thanks for the peek at the design.

    Cathy in PA

  2. To say I am eagerly looking forward to this class would be a major understatement! I have been checking your website every morning, waiting, waiting, hungry for more information about the class and worrying about missing the regisration announcement!

    Wednesday is my birthday, so your class is going to be my gift to myself!

    Your little sneak peeks at the project are deliciously tantilizing! I’ll be here Wednesday, bright and early!!

  3. I’m excited too. I hope being on the west coast won’t be a problem but I’m too old to pull an “all-nighter” before teaching my class. :).

  4. Dear Mary

    Thanks for the preview of the class its looks so interesting. it will be great to work with you on a project. I can’t wait for Tuesday when I can sign up hope I’m successful

    Regards Anita

  5. Have you said how much it will cost (preferably with the kit included in the price)? Unfortunately, I probably won’t be able to swing it what with books and tuition and such right now.

  6. This is so lovely and the pearl ‘eggs’ have sealed it for me. Hope I can be one of participants in this online class!

  7. I can imagine how much fun you had putting the kits together!
    It is lovely!
    Was wondering if the class will be on Monday’s during the 6 week period (since it is starting on the Monday the 19th)?

    1. Hi, Bambina – The class takes place in a private forum, so everyone will work at their own pace, using the forum as an “online classroom” and corresponding there or via e-mail, msg, etc. The lessons will be posted each week on Monday, with video follow-ups on the main techniques. More details tomorrow! ~MC

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