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
Needle Deeva Needlepoint

2 Day Classes

Love by Melissa Shirley Designs
Believe Snowman with custom plaid border added for workshop
Penny Flowers

3 Day Classes

Thanksgiving Books by Melissa Shirley
Flower Market Completed Canvas
Flower Market (photo of completed canvas)
Lady with Sunflowers
Sunflower Harvest by Cooper Oaks
Steampunk Fox Brenda Stofft Designs
Texas by Rebecca Wood
Coco Cups a Debbie Mumm Design Distributed by Melissa Shirley Designs
Bird Story (In Blue) Melissa Shirley Designs
Bouquet and Violets by Annie O'Brien Gonzalez Distributed by Melissa Shirley Designs
Sea Lavender Bouquet Melissa Shirley Designs
Poppies and Lavender Maggie Co.
Red, white and blue floral Amanda Lawford Designs
Summer Birdcage Melissa Shirley Designs
Winter Scene by Alice Peterson Co.
White House Cove by Melissa Shirley Designs.
Embracing Horses from Danji Designs
Tuscan Landscape Julie Mar & Friends
First Thanksgiving by Melissa Shirley Designs
Candycane Snowman from Pepperberry Designs
Flower Market Completed Canvas
Flower Market (photo of completed canvas)
Garden Party A Vicki Sawyer Design from Melissa Shirley Designs
Teacup Garden Melissa Shirley Designs
Vintage Fall Bouquet
October Basket Melissa Shirley Designs
Winter White Basket Melissa Shirley Designs
Melissa Shirley Cactus Table Needlepoint Workshop
Sunflower Basket (custom version) Melissa Shirley Designs
Tropical Basket by Melissa Shirley Designs
Cornucopia by Mary Lake Thompson from Melissa Shirley Designs
Vineyard House by Melissa Shirley Designs
Fanciful Witch