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Classes (tentative) With the Market date change to May 21-23, 2021, please plan for changes to the teaching schedule.

 

Please contact the individual teachers to reserve your classes! 

2 Classrooms - Scroll down for more classes!

Franklin Room

2021 Nashville Classroom Franklin Room- 24 students
Classes during show hours (in blue) should not last over one 45 minute time slot.
Time Thursday May 20, 2021 Friday May 21, 2021 Saturday May 22, 2021 Sunday May 23, 2021
8:00 AM        
9:00 AM   A Beaded Pin Ball by Fern Ridge Collections
10:00 AM   continued... A Beaded Pin Ball by Fern Ridge Collections    
11:00 AM   continued... A Beaded Pin Ball by Fern Ridge Collections  
12:00 PM   Christmas in a Lightbulb by Romina Petrucci, Romy's Creations    
1:00 PM   Silver in the world of Needlework by Michelle Arsenault, Stitching Pretty  
2:00 PM   continued...Silver in the World of Needlework by Michelle Arsenault, Stitching Pretty Thread Talk with Doug Kreink (How to make more money with Kreinik threads).  
3:00 PM   Historical purse reproduction by Isabella Abbiati, The Primitive Hare.  
4:00 PM  Exhibitor check-in begins at 4pm   
5:00 PM      
6:00 PM Stitching the Night Sky - The Art of CrafTemari by Kaye Judt of KJLA Designs LLC  
7:00 PM Working alongside and promoting your designs in Social Media and YouTube by Nathan and Bea Bandy of KeaBee.
8:00 PM  
9:00 PM  

 

Williamson Room

2021 Nashville Classroom Williamson Room- 24 students
Classes during show hours (in blue) should not last over one 45 minute time slot.
Time Thursday May 20, 2021 Friday May 21, 2021 Saturday May 22, 2021 Sunday May 23, 2021
8:00 AM      
9:00 AM   Stitching the Night Sky - The Art of CrafTemari by Kaye Judt of KJLA Designs LLC
10:00 AM   Blue Frost Ornament Kit by Pam & Susan at Praiseworthy Stitches    
11:00 AM   Button Box by Nikyscreations
12:00 PM   Channeling Coco by Linda Stolz of Erica Michaels Designs and Lois Mouriski Bear of Lady Dot Creates    
1:00 PM   Youtube Analytics by Nathan and Kea Bandy of KeaBee  
2:00 PM   Cape Cod 1620 Sewing Box by Simona Bussiglieri of Mani di Donna  
3:00 PM   Ruler Teapot by Giulia Manfredini of Giulia Punti Antichi  
4:00 PM Exhibitor check-in begins at 4pm     
5:00 PM      
6:00 PM  
7:00 PM  
8:00 PM  
9:00 PM  

 

 

Thursday May 20, 2021 Classes

Thursday 6:00-6:45 pm

Stitching the Night Sky - The Art of CrafTemari

Teachers: Kaye Judt

Class Description: Use the Kiku herringbone and checkered chain stitches (among others) to create a beautiful Japanese folk art CrafTemari ball, new from KJLA Designs LLC.

Location:  2nd Floor Franklin Classroom

Class Price: $50. Max students: 12.

To Register: Email KJLA Designs.

   

Thursday 7:00pm-7:45 pm

Working alongside and Promoting your designs in Social Media and Youtube

Teachers: Nathan and Kea Bandy of KeaBee 

Class Description: Geared towards designers/exhibitors as they create their own social media accounts or Youtube channels, OR finding a flosstube to partner with in promotions. 

Location:  2nd Floor Franklin Classroom

Class Price: FREE. Please email for reservation. Class limited to 20 participants.

To Register: Email: KeaBee.

 

Friday May 21, 2021 Classes

 

Friday 9:00 am-11:45 am

A Beaded Pin Ball

Teachers: Pat Cherry and Peggy Tipton, Fern Ridge Collections

Class Description: Pat and Peggy will teach the itsy bitsy pin ball to beginners as well as the skilled beader. The class will include all materials to finish a beaded pin ball.  Hopefully all students will finish their pin ball (part of a set) for their shop model, or at least come close to finishing. This class (the pinball) will be part of a kit that the student will receive that includes instructions for a box, lined, and a stitched needle keep, as well as the pinball. A matching fob will be sold separately.

Class Price: $35.00.

Class Duration: 2-1/2 hours

Location: 2nd Floor Franklin Room

Class Size: Limited to 15 students

To Register: Email Fern Ridge Collections.

 

Friday 9:00am-9:45 am

Stitching the Night Sky - The Art of CrafTemari

Teachers: Kaye Judt

Class Description: Use the Kiku herringbone and checkered chain stitches (among others) to create a beautiful Japanese folk art CrafTemari ball, new from KJLA Designs LLC.

Location:  2nd Floor Williamson Classroom

Class Price: $50. Max students: 12.

To Register: Email KJLA Designs.

   

 

Friday 10:00-10:45 am

Blue Frost Ornament Kit

Teachers: Pam & Susan, Praiseworthy Stitches

Class Description: We are planning to do a quick finishing class for our Blue Frost ornament kit. 

Location:  2nd Floor Franklin Classroom

Class Price: $25

To Register: Email Praiseworthy Stitches.

Friday 11:00 am-11:45 am

Button Box

Teachers: Nicoletta Farrauto, Nikyscreations

Class Description: A simple and easy project with a very unique line banding. A nice tool to use to keep your stitching treasures.

Location:  2nd Floor Williamson Classroom

Class Price: $22. Kit contains: cardboard, linen banding, chenille, and old book pages.

To Register: Email Nikyscreations

  

Friday 12:00 noon-12:45 pm

Christmas in a Lightbulb

Teachers: Romina Petrucci, Romy's Creations

Class Description: A finishing class with exclusive kits for store owners that attend. Only class attendees will have the opportunity to sell these kits till June 2021. Kits will include: linen, hand dyed threads by Romyscreations, and cotton fabric for finishing (price includes one kit per store owner, any additional kit will cost: $20)

Location:  2nd Floor Franklin Classroom

Class Price: $20

To Register: Email Romy's Creations.

   

Friday 12:00 noon-12:45 pm

Channeling Coco

Teachers: Linda Stolz of Erica Michaels Designs & Lois Mouriski Bear of Lady Dot Creates

Class Description: Join Linda and Lois for another fun-filled class with a new and exclusive Erica Michaels’ design that channels a bit of haute couture in its classic runway look. Lois will take the mystery out of constructing a drum - which continues to be a very popular finishing option for needlework. Drum finishing is a great class to offer in your own shop and your class has everything you need to make your own shop model. Plus you will have sole rights for the chartpak and finishing kit for one year. Limit one class attendee per shop please.

Location:  2nd Floor Williamson Classroom

Class Price: $35

To Register: Email Erica Michaels Designs.

  

Friday 1:00pm-2:45 pm

Silver in the world of Needlework

Teachers: Michelle Arsenault, Stitching Pretty

Class Description: Store owners will be hands-on creating textured threadminders, but also have conversation and brainstorming about how they can create one of a kind marketing tool for their store. Conversation also as related to virtual classes to enable a less expensive way to have me "in" to teach. And finish out with a couple fun/ interesting trivia tidbits about silver in the Victorian lady's sewing basket.

Location: 2nd Floor Franklin Classroom

Class Price: $70

To Register: Email Stitching Pretty.

    

Friday 1:00pm-1:45 pm

Youtube Analytics

Teachers: Nathan and Kea Bandy of KeaBee 

Class Description: A Flosstube/ tutorial channels guide to reading analytics charts and reports on the platform. This is the same class that we taught at Market in 2020. KeaBee has been an operating small YouTube channel since 2017 and have been through a lot of the new changes. Therefore, Tech-guy (Nathan) has become very versed in regulations, reporting, channel growth, and promoting Flosstube and/or Tutorials to certain audiences. We do not want to portray that we are experts, but have learned quite a bit in our journey that would appeal to Market attendees. 

Location:  2nd Floor Williamson Classroom

Class Price: FREE. Please email for reservation. Class limited to 20 participants.

To Register: Email KeaBee.

 

Friday 2:00pm-2:45 pm

Cape Cod 1620 Sewing Box

Teachers: Simona Bussiglieri of Mani di Donna

Class Description:   My class will be a finishing class where I will teach how to make my new sewing box and if you love Simona's boxes it will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to make them and be able to organize a class in your shop with this new model.
The embroidery is inspired by the Pilgrim fathers who landed on Cape Cod in 1620 and the box will also contain some exclusives accessories.
The kit of the class will be a finishing kit that will contain all the finishing materials (precut cardboard or skirtex, cotton fabric, ribbon, trim and etc.) and the exclusive accessories, not including inside the kit the materials for embroidery like linen and embroidery threads.

Location:  2nd Floor Williamson Classroom

Class Price: $35. Owners who participate in the class will have a 10% discount on the wholesale price of the pattern and finishing kit.

To Register: Email Mani di Donna.

  

Friday 3:00pm-3:45 pm

Historical Purse Reproduction 

Teachers: Isabella Abbiati, The Primitive Hare 

Class Description: This year I will present the 4th project in my historical reproduction collection. A beautiful project to add to your collection.  

Location:  2nd Floor Franklin Classroom

Class Price: $35

To Register: email The Primitive Hare.



Friday 3:00pm-3:45 pm

Ruler Teapot

Teachers: Giulia Manfredi of Giulia Punti Antichi 

Class Description: Giulia will be teaching this ruler case created with easy stitches (cross stitch and back stitch) worked with hand dyed cotton thread on a beautiful Italian 30ct linen. We will learn how to create this model out stitched linen, finishing fabric, cording, interfacing and thin felt. The stitching is quite easy, and the finishing will require only more attention. We will review all the steps in class. This model matches with another model of Giulia Punti Antichi, already available from LNS, the Needle Teacup.

Location:  2nd Floor Williamson Classroom

Class Price: 30 USD

To Register: Book for your class seat and kit at info@puntiantichi.com

    

Saturday May 22, 2021 Classes

Saturday 2:00-2:45 pm

Thread Talk With Doug Kreinik
(how to make more money with Kreinik threads) 

Teachers: Doug Kreinik

Class Description: Learn how to use Doug's famous Thread Talk to teach your customers all about Kreinik threads. Make money from from a trunk show, from class kit sales, and from what they learn going forward. Now offering Virtual Thread Talk via Zoom.

Location:  2nd Floor Franklin Classroom

Class Price: FREE (Optional $40 Kreinik Legacy Collection, includes one of every type of Kreinik Thread).

To Register: Email Kreinik.

                                                          

 

 

 


Sunday May 23, 2021 Classes

 

 

 

 


Cost To Rent The Classrooms

Franklin Room or Williamson Room:  $50/hour (or Free)

We will advertise the classes to buyers, but stores will be asked to contact the instructor directly with questions about the class, and to sign up and pay for the class. The instructor will set the price for the class and can sell merchandise in the class. The only charge to the instructor will be the hourly rate for the classroom.

Free use of the classroom. We want to encourage classes that help store owners improve their business skills. For example, maybe you (or your spouse) could teach a short class on bookkeeping, computers, social media, taxes, radio advertising, etc. The room will be available for free for these types of classes. You would still be allowed to charge a fee to attend the class.

After show hours use of the class room. Some classes need extra time to finish up. We also have had requests from buyers that they would like a time and place to get together and visit with other business owners, to relax, and do some stitching. Again this year we are planning on having one of the classrooms (or both, if needed) open after show hours as an informal get-together location. If your class needs extra time to finish, you can use the classroom after show hours for free.

Classes during show hours should last no longer than 45 minutes. Please keep your class to 45 minutes to allow 15 minutes for clean up and move out before the next class starts.

Ideas For Classes

Besides the satisfaction of helping other business owners, teaching or sponsoring a class is a great way to gain exposure for your business.

  • Finishing classes (advance homework ok)
  • Social Media
  • Business Classes (newsletter, teaching, time management, etc.)
  • Technique Classes
  • Previews of new designs and a start on a class model
  • We would like to have classes of interest to exhibitors to attend on Thursday afternoon. This would be a great opportunity to share ideas on marketing, packaging, etc.

You do not need to be an exhibitor to teach a class. We would love to have more classes taught by store owners. Also, while we ask that the classes are sponsored by either an exhibitor or a retail store, the instructor can be with another company.

 

If you have any questions

Free free to contact us if you have any questions about the show.

Megan Chriswisser at Needlework Retailer at 800-561-5380 or info@needleworkretailer.com

Larry Johnson or Beth Johnson at Yarn Tree at 800-247-3952 or info@yarntree.com

 


Needlework Retailer,117 Alexander Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010. Phone: 800-561-5380 or 515-232-6507. Fax 515-232-0789. email info@needleworkretailer.com

For advertising information call Megan Chriswisser at 1-800-561-5380.

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