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