Project Workshops

A project class, where the focus is on just one canvas is perfect for your in-store event or the shop's getaway and retreat.

Laura offers a variety of class and workshop possibilities to fit the personality of each shop and the needs of the stitching community. In these workshops, everyone works on the same canvas. Laura will guide stitchers through every area on the canvas using her stitched sample and personally written stitch and thread guide. Laura demonstrates techniques and stitches several times during workshops to be certain every participant has a chance to see exactly how to get it done.

Stitch guides are written with complete instructions, clear drawings, graphs and charts. They are printed on high quality paper and are either bound or clipped together, determined by the shop’s request.

Project workshops allow stitchers to learn new stitches and techniques in a fun, friendly and stress-free environment. Laughter is always an element of the fun.

Laura offers one, two and three day project workshops.

1 Day Classes


Melissa Shirley Needlepoint Canvas Saguaro Table

Saguaro Table
Melissa Shirley Designs


Thanksgiving Table
Needle Deeva

2 Day Classes

Love by Melissa Shirley Designs

Summer Birdcage
Melissa Shirley Designs

Bird Story (Available in Black, Blue and Tan)
Melissa Shirley Designs

Petite Shell Compotier (Petite Compotier)
Melissa Shirley Designs

3 Day Classes

Flower Market Cover

Flower Market
Sundance Designs

Vicki Sawyer Garden Party Needlepoint Class Stitch Guide

Garden Party
Vicki Sawyer/Melissa Shirley Designs

Teacup Garden Cover

Teacup Garden
Debbie Mumm/Melissa Shirley Designs

Autumn Bouquet Vase Needlepoint Class

Autumn Vase
Melissa Shirley Designs

Melissa Shirley Needlepoint 18 mesh Canvas
Winter White Basket Melissa Shirley Designs

Winter White Basket Melissa Shirley Designs

Melissa Shirley Cactus Table Needlepoint Workshop

Rooster Express An exclusive canvas from the estate of Charles Wysocki, painted by Brenda Stofft

Rooster Express
An exclusive canvas from the estate of Charles Wysocki,
painted by Brenda Stofft

Tropical Basket