Worcester, MA

A Day at the Beach with Embroidery (MDB)
Teacher: Alicia Welcher
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Code(s): MDB301X, MDB361X Hands on Workshop
DCU Center
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Session Value: 8
Price Per Session (before discount): $19.00
Materials Fee: $65.00

From embroidery machine master, Martha Pullen Company's own Alicia Welcher, comes another fabulous sew and embroider extravaganza. This year, she takes a field trip to the beach and has created a collection of beach-friendly projects - created in the sewing and embroidery studio. One or two are destined to become your new favorites, and you’ll find yourself making them for your like-minded friends and family members all year long!

In just one day you can experience the ultimate: making it ALL. Sew, embroider and enjoy! And if you’ve taken a class with Alicia before, you know she delivers much more than we can possibly put into words. You get the patterns with complete directions, the embroidery designs, pre-cut kits, and workshop extras, laughter, fun and the satisfaction that comes from making beautiful things with friends new and old.

Alicia, embroidery master and resident tech expert, brings her own bag of tricks to a great personalized collection of beach necessities in the sewing and embroidery studio. (Well, they’ll be necessities once you have made and used them!)

Four projects, from “simply for fun” to “I can’t believe I’ve gotten along without this” include:

  • - Embroidering an insulated cooler, following Alicia’s tried and true methods for embroidering hard-to-hoop items, using your choice of a beach theme or monogram design.
  • -Embroidering medallions to adorn your favorite pair of flip-flops (just for the fun of it!) as you learn to transform almost any embroidery design into a free-standing emblem.

  • - Making your own terry cloth chaise lounge cover. This clever project stays perfectly in place on your chaise, and you can store all your goodies in the handy attached pockets, one of which folds up around the towel portion for easy transportation. Get tons of tips for sewing terrycloth, binding terrycloth with cotton fabric, successfully embroidering on terrycloth and more, with optional embroidery opportunities on both the terrycloth and the cotton print pockets. 

  • - Creating an insulated beverage sleeve. Your choice of beach theme or monogram design (or maybe no embroidery, up to you). Made from cute cotton print fabric and insulated with Insul-Bright® batting, it laces up with a ribbon threaded through eyelets -- corset-style. Keeps your beverage cool, absorbs that pesky condensation and it's cute as a button, too!

About "More the Day Before"
Immerse yourself in an all-day workshop before the Expo opens. Share in the guidance, artistry, technical advice and inspiration your expert teacher brings to the classroom.

PLUS...your MDB registration automatically qualifies you for a Value Package, which includes discounted pricing on your MDB class sessions AND any additional Expo class sessions, 3 free General Admission tickets and a free shopping bag!

Classroom opens at 8:30 on Wednesday, instruction begins at 9:00, and your fee includes a re-energizing lunch to carry you through until 5:00.

In the Husqvarna Viking Studio sponsored by Nashua Sew & Vac
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Machine Embroidery, Gift Items, More the Day Before
  • Experience Level:

    All are welcome.

  • Advance Prep: Classroom opens at 8:30 on Wednesday, instruction begins at 9:00, and your fee includes a re-energizing lunch to carry you through until 5:00.
  • Supply List: Paper scissors, dressmaker shears, small scissors or snips, straight pins, tape measure, seam gauge (6" ruler), pencil, marking instrument (pen, pencil or chalk), seam ripper, spectacles if you wear them.
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