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).