Workshops…at a distance!

Seaside Bench by Melissa Shirley Designs

Every year I choose a few fantastic canvases to focus on for project classes, where each stitcher works on the same thing. My goal is to stitch them beautifully, with as many new threads, stitches and techniques as the design allows.

Even though we can’t physically stitch together, we can still get that in-person experience and attention to detail in this type of layered instruction. Each session of the class will build upon the areas stitched in the previous meeting until we’ve worked on each area, stitch and smallest detail. You’ll be all set to take your time and complete your masterpiece.

needlepoint canvas

Seaside Bench
by Melissa Shirley Designs

needlepoint at distance

Beautiful blue skies and the gentle sound of waves lapping on the shore… I can almost smell the sea air!

Seaside Bench
A four-part workshop to be held in the comfort of your own home via Zoom, on your phone, laptop or tablet.
April 24, 25, May 1 and 2
9 am – 3:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Here’s how it works:

Purchase your canvas and threads through your favorite Needlepoint Shop. Have your canvas mounted on stretcher bars before class begins. The week before the class begins I will mail your stitch guide to you. You will have it before class begins.I will also send the Zoom login details for the class.

In class, I will go through each area of the canvas with you. We will go step by step to be sure you understand how to complete your project. Class often includes video demonstrations of stitches and techniques included in the project. Ideally, you will stitch a little bit of each area in class. In the time between classes you can go back and work on those areas that we’ve already covered. That will make it easier to work the stitches in the next class session.

The fee to participate in the virtual class on the four dates listed above is:

$475.00 per person

This fee includes all of my preparation and teaching time, your spiral bound stitch guide and access to a private Facebook group to ask questions or check in with other participants. I will respond to questions posted on the Facebook group.

To sign up:

Send an email to telling me you plan to participate. Please include your mailing address (for your stitch guide) as well as your phone number.

Send your payment in the amount of $475.00 to guarantee your spot and to receive the thread list.

Accepted methods of payment are:

Venmo Laura-Taylor-333 phone number (818)746-7290
Zelle Laura Taylor (818)746-7290
Paypal – must send “friend to friend”
Or mail a check made out to Laura Taylor to 4343 Natoma Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA. 91364