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The Nesting Place – Online Embroidery Class

The Nesting Place – An Online Embroidery Class

The Nesting Place

Regretfully, the Class is Sold Out! If I have any cancellations, I will announce it on the website.

Instructor: Mary Corbet
Enrollment Deadline: February 1, 2012 (or until sold out)
Class Start Date: February 13, 2012
Duration: 6 Weeks
Level: Determined Beginner & Beyond (Some knowledge of stitchery is necessary – see description below)
Cost (materials kit & class fee): $94.50 + shipping

Click Here to Enroll in the Class

Class Description

The Nesting Place is a beautiful crewel needlebook designed by renowned needlework artist Bobbi Chase. It is made from fine linen embroidered with wool, linen, and silk threads. From the coordinating vintage lining fabric, the fine Scottish felt wool insert embellished with a touch of embroidery, to the perfectly placed freshwater pearls, the needlelace edges, and the little Mokuba ribbon rosettes – in all its details, it is a charming piece and a perfect place for nesting your favorite embroidery needles.

Nesting Place

The Nesting Place is an ideal learning tool. It will teach you several elements of surface embroidery on a scale that is manageable in a short amount of time. You will learn how to set up an embroidery project, you will experience stitching with three types of thread (wool, linen, and silk) in a variety of stitches, and you will see how to construct and finish a unique and serviceable needlebook.

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The class will take you step-by-step through every aspect of creating your needlebook. The kit contains all the materials necessary for completing your needlebook. Each week, full step-by-step instruction with photos will be posted in the class forum, downloadable in PDF format for printing. Video instruction exclusive to this class will enhance the written instruction.

The class level is listed as “determined beginner & beyond” because I believe that if you are determined to learn something, you can learn it. However, it is helpful to know at least the basics about stitchery: how to thread a needle, how to mount your work in a hoop or on a frame, etc. You are also required to transfer your design. Instructions on design transfer are included in the class.

Nesting Place

Enrollment in the class includes The Nesting Place materials kit (see below), as well as access to the private class forum where you may participate and interact with other students, post pictures, ask the instructor questions, access instructional videos exclusive to the class, and receive timely feedback. Feedback may also be given privately via e-mail if preferred. Class participation is not required, but students must visit the forum weekly to receive step-by-step lessons and to view video instruction.

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The Nesting Place Kit Contents

Each kit includes:

  • Fine embroidery linen (Strathaven Linen), already squared up with edges neatened by machine
  • Vintage Japanese cotton fabric for lining
  • Thick Scottish felt – a dream to stitch on
  • All threads required for working the sampler, in complete skeins and spools: 6 skeins of Fine D’Aubusson wool, 2 spools of Londonderry Linen thread, and 1 spool of Silk Perlee
  • Beads, freshwater pearls, ribbon rosettes, and satin ribbon ties
  • 8 Bohin embroidery needles (2 of each required size)
  • Peltex interfacing
  • Pattern Sheet

You provide: hoop or frame, scissors, a spool of regular sewing thread, pins, and whatever instrument you prefer for transferring your design (instructions on transferring are given within the class).

Nesting Place

Online Class Environment, Forum Registration, & Email

The online class environment requires basic computer skills. You should be able to download documents, view video, attach files to email, and upload documents / photos inside the class forum. The forum set-up for the class is easy to manage, but basic computer usage skills will improve your online class experience. If you would like to become familiar with the forum set-up before enrolling in the class, please feel free to browse Ask & Share to see how a forum works.

Students must register first in Ask & Share in order to access the online classroom. Instructions for registering in the Ask & Share forum and for accessing the online classroom will be e-mailed to each participant one week before the class start date.

Payment & Shipping Information

Enrollment in the class must be purchased through the Online Shop on Needle ‘n Thread. Payment is though Paypal only. A Paypal account is not necessary. You may use your credit or debit card through Paypal without creating an account. The cost of the kit and class is US$94.50 + shipping.

After you have purchased your spot in the class, you will receive an e-mail confirmation from Paypal to let you know that the purchase was successful. One week before the class start date, you will receive an e-mail from me with step-by-step instructions on how to access the online classroom.

Kits will be mailed within three business days of payment.

Shipping Information

If you live in the United States, choose the US as your shipping destination ($3.00) (3 – 5 days)

If you live in Canada, Europe, the UK, Australia, or South Africa, choose your country as your shipping destination ($6.50) (approx. 5 – 14 days, though not guaranteed)

If you live in other areas of the world aside from those listed above, receiving the class materials before the start of class is not guaranteed. You may wish use International Priority Shipping instead, which affords timely delivery with tracking information. The cost of International Priority shipping varies depending on your location. If you wish to use International Priority shipping, go ahead and purchase the class using your country as the destination, and then e-mail me immediately to let me know that you wish to use International Priority shipping. The price for this service is between US$30 – US$50, depending on your location. I will send you a Paypal invoice via e-mail for the difference in the cost of shipping and mail your package once the invoice is paid.

Sales Tax for Kansas Residents

Kansas residents must pay their sales tax rate on the materials kit in the class only. If you live in Kansas and you wish to sign up for the class, simply purchase the enrollment & materials kit, and I will e-mail you an invoice for the sales tax rate on the kit, based on the destination of your package. Once the tax invoice is paid, I’ll ship your package. Thanks for your understanding!

For any questions, technical or otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please be aware that the online classes tend to sell out quickly. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To purchase your spot in the class, click here.