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

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