Sunday, April 7, 2024

Exciting News! My Website is Up and Running! New Classes! QSDS Conference!


Hi there! I've been having loads of fun stitching over these past few months. I really feel like my stitching has taken a whole new turn!

Finally, after much procrastination, I have a very straightforward website up and running. I still need to do some tweaking (adding more artworks to the gallery and captions for said artworks) but most important, you can now see my Online and In-Person Class schedules. I will always post a flyer of the most recent online class offerings and a place where you can click for printable PDFs. You can also plan ahead as I have the list of upcoming classes through 2024 along with the dates. Registration times will be announced closer to class start dates. To get to my new website- go to

I'm excited to let you know that you can take a whole week's worth of IN PERSON classes with me at Quilt and Surface Design Symposium (QSDS) in Columbus, Ohio! I'll be teaching Stitch Play from Monday, May 27 to Friday May 31 and my much beloved Talisman Pouch class on June 1 and 2.

For more information on these classes and how to register, please click this link.

Stained Glass Doily patch using Surface Darning. Each optional kit will come with a vintage hand-dyed doily from Artistic Artifacts.

Registration for Visible Mending Stories-- my mid-June Online (Zoom) offering starts tomorrow, April 8, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern USA time (check the time in Washington DC). You MUST email me at to register. After reviewing the choices on, for this class, please specify the class section and if you want an optional kit. I am only offering a limited supply of 40 kits for this class (one per student) due to time constraints. Cost is $40 plus shipping and I am willing to ship international.

Reverse Applique Window patch with Boro-Style Stitching

In this new class, we'll follow up on the original Intro to Visible Mending workshop with a focus on creating elaborate patches that can then be arranged on a fabric base to tell a visual story or applied to clothing to enhance and mend.

Free-form patch with couching, needle lace, beads and sea glass Shisha attachment

Patches will include Stained Glass Doily or Lace patch, a multi-layered Reverse Applique Window patch, Free-form patch with couching, needle lace, beads and Shisha-style attachment of sea glass, Woven Donut and Ruching patch and a Peekaboo hinged door patch.

Hope you'll consider joining me! Again-- here is the link to the information.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Julie B. Booth's March 2024 Zoom Class: Stitch Focus: Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch

Angela R.: Blanket Stitch Patterns- Starfish

It's been a while since I posted about upcoming classes so I wanted to remind folks that I have a Zoom 3-session hand stitching class coming up this March called Stitch Focus: Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch. Registration for this class is ongoing (started in December 2023). I still have spaces in all three class sections below, though the Sunday and Tuesday classes are getting closer to being full. The Wednesday evening class section needs at least four more students to run so West coast USA, Hawaii and's an opportunity for you to help make that class a go.

Liz-Anne P.: Exploring stitching on cheesecloth

Here is the class information. All classes are on Zoom and time is Eastern Standard Time (Washington DC):

Tuition: $100. Supply list available upon request. 

To register: Email me at

All class sections are recorded and remain available to students for 2 months after the last class session.

Sunday Class Section (3:00-5:30 PM): March 3 Meet and Greet (optional). Class sessions: March 10, 17, 24

Tuesday Class Section (10:00 AM-12:30 PM): March 5 Meet and Greet (optional). Class sessions: March 12, 19, 26

Wednesday Class Section (6:30-9:00 PM): March 6 Meet and Greet (optional). Class sessions: March 13, 20, 27

Please enjoy the stitched pieces created by students in the November 2022 class!

MaryAnne L.: Layering lines of stitch

So what is Stitch Focus: Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch? It's an opportunity for you to dive in deep and explore the possibilities that this stitch has to offer. We will explore the gamut from the very basics of creating different types of lines with the stitch... what I call "Stitch Analysis", learning a list of ways the stitch parts can be altered for different effects, Couching with the stitch, arranging multiple lines of stitch, building patterns with repetition and arrangement of stitched units, and coming off the surface with needle laces, edgings and dimensional versions of the stitch. 

Lisa C.: Exploring patterns and pattern units

During the 2.5 hour class sessions, we will begin Stitch Samplers to explore the above concepts. Students will keep a Stitch Journal for weekly Journal Prompts/Exercises and for planning work. I will also offer a selection of weekly Stitch Challenges for students to further explore and develop their own original works. 

Lois R.: Exploring patterns

Judy P.: Journaling and Stitch Challenge using a photograph

If this sounds like something you'd like to do...please EMAIL ME at to register.

Betsy M: Stitch Challenge: Combining pattern elements from her surroundings.

Elaine G.: Inspired by bleached fabric shapes.

Leslie E.: Inspired by shibori fabric

MaryAnne L.: Needle laces

Myania M.: Needle laces and dimensional stitches

Judy P.: Hibiscus: Fabric collage with stitching

Karen D.: Needle laces and loopy fringes.

Thanks and hope you'll join me!-- Julie

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Julie B. Booth's Fall 2023 Zoom Offerings

Detail: Couching Challenge from Experimental Hand Stitching

Fall Registration begins Monday, July 24! Please email Julie for more information and to register:

Though the temps are still unbearably hot in the Northern Hemisphere, those (hopefully) cooler Fall temps are not too far off. At least we can dream about them! Fall also always reminds me of fresh starts and getting ready to learn something new. Feeling a bit nervous about what the new school year will bring but also looking forward to seeing familiar class mates and meeting new friends.

This Fall, I'm offering two favorites: Experimental Hand Stitching in September and my Boro-Style Bag workshop in November. Enroll in both and receive a $20 discount!

Experimental Hand Stitching: A Line Can Be Challenge: Radiating

When Fall comes around, I always look forward to teaching my Experimental Hand Stitching live Zoom class. I love the idea of coaxing some new students to join the hand stitching craziness and encouraging experienced stitchers to stretch themselves even further creatively. 

Over the three 2.5 hour Zoom sessions, we'll not only cover stitching basics but you will learn my signature approach to creative hand stitching using journaling and stitch challenges. The class themes covered over the three weeks include: Line, Pattern and Rhythm and Texture. I demonstrate a selection of basic hand stitches that reflect the weekly theme. Learn the "correct" way and then play with the possible ways to change or combine stitches. You will keep a Stitch Journal, where you can sketch, plan stitch challenges, write down ideas for exploration, collect inspiration and generally have a "dialog" with your stitching. What I love is that even though we all start with the basics, students quickly begin to move in their own directions with stitching...finding their individual voices. For more experienced or returning stitchers, I offer a selection of more advanced stitching challenges to push you further.

Experimenting with layered textures.

There are three class sections. All times are Eastern USA time (Washington DC):

Sundays: 3:00-5:30 PM
September 3: Optional Meet & Greet
Class dates: September 10, 17, October 1

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
September 5: Optional Meet & Greet
Class dates: September 12, 19, 26

Wednesdays: 6:30-9:00 PM
September 6: Optional Meet & Greet
Class dates: September 13, 20, 27

Tuition: $100. Payment via PayPal (all students) or Venmo or Personal Check (USA students only) 

There is an optional Starter Stitching Kit for $25 plus shipping. I will only be making 20 kits. 
Please email me for more info on ordering a kit and to register for class:

Boro-Style Bag

My popular Boro-Style Bag workshop is back this fall! Learn my fabric collaging technique and then add pattern and texture using Running stitch variations based on Sashiko-Style patterns and Pattern Darning. I'll teach students some different approaches to creative closures and learn an easy twining technique to create a a trim/cross strap combo. The finished bag is the perfect size for your cellphone and a few other essentials. I've scheduled this workshop in time for you to finish this for holiday gifting! The class is two 2.5 hour Zoom sessions. 

I'm offering three class sections. All times are Eastern USA (Washington DC):

Sundays: November 5 & 12, 3:00-5:30 PM

Tuesdays: November 7 & 14, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Wednesdays: November 8 & 15, 6:30-9:00 PM

Tuition: $65. Payment via PayPal (all students) or Venmo or Personal Check (USA students only) 

There is an optional $35 (plus shipping) CUSTOM Boro-Style Bag Kit. Please email me for information on how to order a kit and to register: Kit orders must be in by October 8, 2023

Questions: Please email me for more information and to register!

Hope to see you in class!-- Julie


Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Summer 2023 Workshop: Bitty Boro Needle Book Coming in August!

Bitty Boro Needle Books in Traditional Indigo.

Having just finished a rockin' Spring that featured my Creative Trapunto class and two different Mandalas workshops, I'll be taking a break the rest of June through July. Of course, I'll be focusing on some of my own stitched work and also gearing up for the next workshop in Bitty Boro Needle Book! 

Registration for the Bitty Boro Needle Book starts on Monday, June 19. 

Email me at to register!

Needle Books showing decorative bindings.

In this two 2-hour session workshop, you'll create a sweet 3" square needle book to hold your favorite needles. Decorate the cover with Boro-style patchwork and Sashiko-style stitch patterns using Running stitch. The inside pages are made of soft wool blend felt. Learn how to bind your book with beads and stitch and create a decorative button and loop closure. The small size makes it great for travel...just throw it in with your stitching project and go!

Inside pages of soft wool blend felt to hold your needles.

I'm offering three class sections. There needs to be a minimum of 4 students for the workshop to run. I'm trying to keep the class size to 10 but am willing to add a few extra participants.

Tuition is $55.

All class times are Eastern Daylight Time. If it's easier...check the time in Washington, DC.

Tuesday, August 8 & 15: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (this class section usually fills quickly!)

Wednesday, August 9 & 16: 7:00-9:00 PM

Sunday, August 13 & 20: 3:00-5:00 PM

All workshop sessions are recorded and the recordings remain available to students through the end of October 2023.

Please contact me at: to receive the supply list for this workshop.

Two needle books in soft blues.

I'm offering an optional $20 kit that contains all the materials needed (except thread) to create one needle book. The kit includes a wool felt base for your cover, (2) wool blend felt pages, assorted fabric scraps, lining fabric, tulle, a choice of 2 buttons, beads and (2) crewel embroidery needles (#5 and #3).

To order a kit please contact me at: I have a flyer that describes color palette options. PLEASE NOTE: ALL KIT ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 5!!

A pretty pastel needle book!

Hope you'll join me in August to stitch this fun and practical project!-- Julie

Registration for the Bitty Boro Needle Book starts on June 19!


Saturday, March 4, 2023

Julie B. Booth's Spring 2023 Bouquet of Colorful Zoom Classes!


Creative Trapunto: Stuffing with unusual materials.

UPDATE 3/6/23: The Tuesday, May 23 Stitch Mandalas workshop is now FULL. The Tuesday, June 6 More Stitch Mandalas workshop is technically full but I will take up to 3 additional students.

Welcome to Spring 2023! This season, I have a colorful assortment of  live Zoom offerings to share with you. Registration starts on March 5 at 10:00 AM EST. To register, you need to email me at with your date and time preferences. Payment can be made through PayPal, Venmo or personal check. If you are using PayPal, please indicate if you use an alternative email and if you plan to use Venmo, I will need your handle to complete your registration. I am offering a Spring Session Special... register for all three classes and receive a $20 discount.

All class sessions are recorded and recordings remain available for two months following the class.

Here are the classes:

Creative Trapunto

Sample book of Creative Trapunto
In this multi-session class, we'll explore creative approaches to this traditional quilting technique. Students will use non-traditional stitches to enclose stuffed shapes; design layered stuffed appliques (what I call Off-the Base Trapunto); build multiple levels of stuffed shapes; combine stuffed shapes with cutaways; and work with sheers and non-traditional stuffing materials. In addition, students will create their own stenciled designs and hand-color commercial fabric motifs. Students will have the opportunity to further embellish their forms with stitches, beads and textural bits. Minimum 5, Maximum 20 students. Contact Julie for supply list. Tuition: $100.
Embedding stuffed shapes in stitching.
Sunday Afternoon Class Section (3:00-5:30 PM EDT)
April 2 Meet and Greet (optional)
Class Sessions: April 16, 23, 30

Tuesday Morning Class Section (10:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT) 2 SPACES LEFT
April 11 Meet and Greet (optional)
Class Sessions: April 18, 25, May 2

Stitch Mandalas (3 hour workshop)
Straight and Running stitches can create beautiful mandalas.

Hand stitching can be a meditative practice. Mandala, which means circle in the ancient language of Sanskrit, is a form often used in meditation to center and focus one's attention. In this workshop, Julie will teach variations of a select number of basic embroidery stitches that can be worked within a circular format with beautiful results. Stitches covered will include variations of: Running, Blanket, Straight and Couching stitches, and needle woven Spider's Webs. Students will create samplers featuring their Stitch Mandalas. Minimum 4, Maximum 10 students. Contact Julie for supply list. Tuition $40.
Experimenting with Couched mandalas.
Choose one of the following workshop times. There will be a scheduled 15 minute break during class:

Saturday, May 20: 10:00 AM-1:15 PM EDT

Sunday, May 21: 2:30-5:45 PM EDT

Tuesday May 23: 10:00 AM-1:15 PM EDT FULL

Wednesday May 24: 6:00 -9:15 PM EDT

More Stitch Mandalas (3 hour workshop)
Summer Garden/Winter Garden Mandala
In this follow-up to the Stitch Mandalas workshop, students will have the opportunity to design up to two larger mandalas featuring layered fabric collage and the addition of a new selection of stitch variations. Included will be: Freestyle Buttonhole/Blanket stitch, needle lace, ruching and more pattern darning designs. Minimum 4, Maximum 10 students. Contact Julie for supply list. Tuition: $40.

An optional Grab Bag of Goodness for $20 will be available for purchase. Julie will put together: Tulle, a variety hand painted cheesecloth bits, sari silk ribbon, yarn and seed beads. Limit one per student. Since it's a grab bag, it will be a surprise color palette! NO RETURNS.
Needle lace edgings
Choose one of the following workshop times. There will be a scheduled 15 minute break during class:

Tuesday, June 6: 10:00 AM-1:15 PM EDT I CAN TAKE 2-3 MORE STUDENTS

Wednesday, June 7: 6:00-9:15 PM EDT

Saturday, June 10: 10:00 AM-1:15 PM EDT

Sunday, June 11: 2:30-5:45 PM EDT

Remember: You need to send an email to to register!
Hope to see you in class! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Stitch Play! Mid-February to Mid-March Zoom Class with Julie B. Booth

Using adjectives to describe stitch quality: Chain Stitch by Julie B. Booth

2/4/23 Update:  SEE ENROLLMENT UPDATES BELOW...only one space left in the Tuesday morning class!

What is Stitch Play? 

It's a concept I initially developed in 2020 as a lesson for the Stitch Club. Originally conceived as a way to play with Buttonhole/Blanket stitch by randomly choosing from a list of adjectives to describe stitch character and format, I further developed the class in 2021 into a multi-session Zoom course. I'm excited to be offering this Zoom course once again!

Playing with stitch tension to create dimension by Julie B. Booth

In this four-session Zoom class, you will explore the potential of hand stitches through a series of stitching "games" that are designed to get you thinking about stitching in new ways. Each class session focuses on a playful approach using concepts such as maps, wordplay, random choices, stitch combos and stitching the "wrong" way. Along the way, you will develop your own vocabulary of stitch variations to use in future stitched work.

Map created with modified line stitches following a list of directions by Julie B. Booth

Zoom class sessions are 2.5 hours. Choose either the Tuesday Morning or Wednesday Evening class section. All times are Eastern Standard Time (USA):

Tuesday Morning Section (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM): February 21, 28, March 7, 14
Optional Meet & Greet on February 14 ONLY ONE SPACE LEFT!

Wednesday Evening Section (6:30 - 9:00 PM): February 22, March 1, 8, 15
Optional Meet & Greet on February 15 12 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

(Minimum 5 students, Maximum 20)

Tuition Cost $130 (NOTE: Students enrolled in one of the January Talisman Pouch workshops will receive the $20 Holiday Discount on this class)

Supply List available upon request (no kit)

To enroll please email me at

Stitch combinations: Back and French Knot by Julie B. Booth

For images of student work from the 2021 class see this post (scroll down).

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Julie B. Booth's Winter 2023 Zoom Classes: Talisman Pouch Workshop and Stitch Play


Talisman Pouch featuring ceramic bead by Keith O'Connor

Update 1/3/22: All Talisman Pouch class sections are now full and enrollment is closed.

Please scroll down for information about the Winter Stitch Play class.


As we gather together for the holidays, I hope you'll take a moment to plan ahead for some exciting stitching adventures this winter. 

I am so thankful to those of you who have supported my online teaching efforts over the past couple of years. It's been so wonderful to get to know you and watch you blossom and gain confidence in your stitching abilities. I'm excited to continue sharing my expertise and growing with and learning from you as well.

To spread a bit of holiday cheer, I'm offering a couple of Holiday Specials! Purchase both the Talisman Pouch and Stitch Play classes and receive a $20 discount on the total (while spaces are available). Purchase a Talisman Pouch Kit by December 15 and get free holiday shipping (in the USA only). Maybe you'd even consider putting one of these classes on your holiday gift wish list or consider gifting a Talisman Pouch workshop and kit to a friend (and join in the fun yourself!). All classes are live on Zoom. All class sessions are recorded and the recordings remain available to students for two months.

Email me if you'd like to know more about these specials and/or how to register at

Here we go with with the details...


Design a beautiful hand-stitched pouch to hold a special object (a beach stone, crystal, jewelry or other talisman). Combine layers of fabric, painted cheesecloth, sari silk ribbon, yarns and tulle with hand stitching to create a rich, tactile art object. Add a shell embellisment and bead closure for finishing touches.  Tuition cost $65

This is a five-hour workshop that will be divided over two days (two 2.5 hour class sessions). Below are the workshops dates and times. All times are USA Eastern Standard Time.

Saturday, January 14 & 21 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM) FULL
NEW TIME SLOT: Saturday, January 14 & 21 (6:30 - 9:00 PM) FULL
Tuesday, January 17 & 24 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM) FULL
Wednesday, January 18 & 25 (6:30 - 9:00 PM) FULL

There is an optional $20 kit that includes all fabrics, yarns, sari silk ribbon, shell, beads and a needle. Please note: Last day to order kits is January 1, 2023.

To register (starting Monday, November 28), receive the supply list and/or info on ordering a kit please email me at

(The following images are by students who participated in the Spring 2021 class--Thank you!)

Maps & Marks by Michele L.

Explore the potential of hand stitches through a series of stitching "games" that are designed to get you thinking about stitching in new ways. Each class session focuses on a playful approach using concepts such as maps, word play, random choices, stitch combos and stitching the "wrong" way. Develop your vocabulary of stitch variations to use in future stitched work. Tuition cost $130. Supply List (no kit).

Marks Around Me Map by Doris D. Based on marks found in her yard and garden.

This is a four 2.5 hour session class. Choose either the morning or evening class section. All times are USA Eastern Standard Time:

Tuesday Morning Section (10:00 AM-12:30 PM): February 21,28, March 7, 14
Optional Meet & Greet on February 14

Wednesday Evening Section (6:30 - 9:00 PM): February 22, March 1, 8, 15
Optional Meet & Greet on February 15

(Minimum 5 students, Maximum 20)

Playing with Stitch Tension: Coral by Judy P.

For more information about the class including the supply list and to register (starting Monday, November 28), please contact me at

Randomly Choosing Adjectives to Describe Format and Stitch Character by Jodie F.

Randomly Choosing Stitch Pairs: Chain and Back by Roberta A.

Sampler: Playing with Stitch Pairs by Deborah M.

Sampler: Playing with Stitch Pairs by Deborah M.

Remember...Registration begins on Monday, November 28th.
Hope to see you in class! Don't forget about the Holiday Specials! Thanks so much!-- Julie