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Hand Stiching Round Robin: Sashiko + Embroidery + Cross Stitch

Immerse yourself in the art of stitching with our exciting Hand Stitching Round Robin featuring three 45-minute rotations including: Sashiko, Embroidery, and Cross Stitch.

In Rotation 1: Sashiko, discover the rich history behind this traditional Japanese craft while creating your own mini panel. Through the use of simple running stitches and interlocking geometric patterns, you'll explore the creative possibilities of Sashiko and learn how to incorporate it into your stitching projects.

In the Embroidery rotation, you'll delve into the world of hand embroidery, mastering essential stitches like the Backstitch, Chain Stitch, Satin Stitch, and French Knots. These skills will allow you to embellish quilts, clothing, and home textiles, as well as follow embroidery patterns and create personalized quilt labels.

In the Cross Stitch rotation, you'll embark on a journey to master the art of counted cross stitch. Learn how to read patterns, start your stitching correctly, and acquire the necessary tools for a smooth and frustration-free experience. With a focus on backstitch, cross-stitch, and half-stitch techniques, you'll begin working on a small cross-stitch pattern, providing you with a delightful project to continue at home.

Join us in these rotations to expand your stitching repertoire and uncover the joy of creating beautiful textile art.

Class Policies

Attendance Agreements:

  • You acknowledge that crafting often involves the use of electrical equipment, irons, and sewing machines, as well as needles, scissors, and rotary cutters, and that the use of these tools includes risks that can lead to injury. You agree to release and hold harmless Needles & Bolts, LLC its instructors, and employees from any and all claims and liability related to any accident that may arise as a result of your or your child's participation in classes, workshops, or programs. Should the need arise, you agree to first aid and/or medical treatment.
  • Each person who is planning to attend a class must purchase a seat.
  • Please be on time for class to be respectful of the other students and instructors.

Cancellations + Rescheduling:

  • All classes need a minimum of 2 students to run (except the "Make Friends" series). If a class has less than 2 students 24 hours before class starts, we will contact you and discuss moving your seat into the next available workshop or offer you a credit of the class amount paid to put towards a future class.
  • We do not offer refunds for classes unless Needles & Bolts needs to cancel for any reason. Store Credit or a transfer to another workshop is permitted. We do allow transfer of class credit to another student. We require a 48-hour notice of cancellation before the start of your class to receive a store credit. Please note that we cannot offer a store credit if you are within the 48-hour time frame. If you need to cancel a class or switch the date and the 48-hour deadline has not passed, please email us at to do so and we will be happy to help.
  • There are NO refunds, exchanges, or store credits given at any time for classes with out-of-town instructors and special guest instructors.


Additional Information

  • Free street parking is available on Germantown Avenue, Carpenter Lane, Meehan Street, and surrounding side streets. Please note that even if parking is free, there may be an enforced time limit. You may need to walk a bit to get to the shop, please plan accordingly.
Mass Transit:
  • The SEPTA 23 bus from Market Street Station in Center City headed towards Chestnut Hill stops directly in front of Needles & Bolts.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No experience necessary
Materials Included: This workshop includes everything you need for each rotation: needle, hoop, DMC floss, fabric and instructions to take home.
Requirements: Tools to bring or buy: a pair of small scissors or snips "
Instructor: Sydney Camisa Deas + Amanda Karel + Robyn Oliver
Instructor Bio: Sydney Camisa Deas - Sashiko Sydney is a nonprofit professional who resides in Mt. Airy with her husband, Rollin, and their two cats, Frosty & Babette. She has been sewing since elementary school and comes from a long line of stitchers. She previously taught sewing classes to middle school students through an after-school program in Burlington, Vermont. She loves sharing her love of sewing and fabric with others! You can follow Sydney's adventures in sewing (& food) on Instagram: @homemadephilly Amanda Karel - Cross Stitch Amanda Karel began cross-stitching when she was 6 years old.? Over the years, her love for making things expanded into several formats -- sewing garments, baking, crochet, embroidery, macrame, and now quilting. She loves teaching, learning new skills, and helping people realize their creative visions. You can see some of Amanda's projects on Instagram: @amanda.karel or visit her at Needles & Bolts during one of her shifts. Robin Oliver - Embroidery Robyn moved to Philly with her husband and three small dogs from Asheville, NC a year ago. She started stitching in 2021 after receiving a DIY kit for Christmas and was instantly hooked! It's become her favorite way to relax and create something beautiful at the same time. You can see Robyn's beautiful stitching on class samples in the shop.
Includes all materials for the workshop

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

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