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