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Two Hands Sampler - Beginning Embroidery In-Store Class Oct 14

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Two Hands Sampler - Beginning Embroidery In-Store Class
Saturday, October 14, 1-4:30pm 
Instructor: Nanci Hill Feeney
Limit: 6 students. All participants must be 15 years or older.

Class Details:

Ready to dive into the rich, comforting world of hand embroidery? Here’s your chance to learn the basics and twelve different stitches from fiber artist Nanci Hill Feeney. She’s designed an ingenious sampler using the iconic Two Hands Paperie logo, and we think it’s brilliant. (We might be a bit biased!) 

Nanci provides printed instructions for the stitches and works together with you step-by-step as you take up your needle and begin. Start with the basic running stitch before progressing to the blanket stitch, the more decorative feather stitch, and beyond. Play with different colors of embroidery floss as you sew. Nanci talks briefly about how to transfer your own designs to fabric so that you can make a custom work of art at home. 

Nanci gets you off to a good start in class on your take-home, printed sampler. Besides having learned twelve stitch patterns, you’ll leave class knowing the basics about threads, needles, using a hoop, regulating thread tension, selecting fabric, and caring for your finished piece. Quite a lot for a few hours of work!

COVID Safety
Due to the limited size of the classroom, social distancing will not be possible. Attendees of the class are welcome to wear masks. Help keep community members and our staff safe, please do not attend the class if you are feeling sick. Please contact ahead of time if you have specific questions regarding class covid safety.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Optional: favorite scissors for small snipping
  • Optional: close-up glasses
  • Optional: needle threader

    Class Materials Include:

    • Printed instructions 
    • Sampler design printed on both fabric and paper
    • Practice fabric
    • Embroidery floss & needle
    • Wooden hoop

    Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.

    Instructor Bio

    Proud to hail from the Midwest, Nanci is a daughter of an avid quilter and volunteer. Before becoming a Mom herself she worked in the nonprofit world of arts administration in Southern California. She confesses to developing a crush on every art form she touches. Love affairs include letterpress, stained glass, graphic design, botanical illustration, needlework (sashiko, embroidery), and all things fabric (pattern design, piecing, hand appliqué, quilting). 

    Nanci’s been teaching various crafts for about 10 years and is known for bringing communities together to make creative and useful items for local nonprofits. She now crafts in a variety of fiber and paper arts and indulges in her love of letterpress at Black Dog Studios. Oh, and you can find her working at Two Hands Paperie most Sundays. She invites you to please stop in and say hello!

    Two little known facts about Nanci – her rescue dog Poppy curls up under her workspace whenever she creates, and she was a World Champion in the Sweet Adelines International Competition. The organization, founded in 1945, is a worldwide nonprofit music education program for women that’s focused on barbershop harmonies. All we can say is Wow!


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