Embroidery 101: Fox Pillow
Nov
20
2:30 pm14:30

Embroidery 101: Fox Pillow

Register for the class here!!! Limited space!

Foxes...so hot right now!

We provide the following stamped fox embroidered pillowcase. The pillow case is already sewn together with a zippered closure. Price of class also includes 3 Sublime Stitching thread packs, embroidery needle and wood hoop. Add on a pillow form for $8.

Learn a variety of basic stitches. We'll go over straight, backstitch, split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch and French knots.

Class is capped at 7. Cost is $40 or $48 if you want the pillow form as well.

Beginner Embroidery: Color Wheel
Nov
9
Nov 17

Beginner Embroidery: Color Wheel

Please register and prepay here! Tickets!

Learn 12 embroidery stitches. Perfect for the complete beginner or those looking for a more solid foundation in embroidery stitches. You'll complete the sampler pictured above.Learn 12 embroidery stitches. Perfect for the complete beginner or those looking for a more solid foundation in embroidery stitches. You'll complete the sampler pictured above.

This class will meet two weeks in a row with a little bit of homework in between. 

Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm
Wednesday, November 16th from 6-8pm

We will also have optional drop-in help during open weekday hours if you get stuck.

Class costs $40. Includes all floss, dropcloth sampler, hoop and needle. Class will be capped at 6 participants. Recommended ages 16 and up or 12 and up with an adult.

Stitches covered:
Running stitch
Backstitch
French knot
Blanket stitch
Lazy Daisy
Algerian Eye
Coral Knots
Herringbone
Filled Running stitch
Satin stitch
Chain stitch
Couching

Cross-Stitch 101 with Linen!
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Cross-Stitch 101 with Linen!

This class is perfect for both people absolutely new to cross-stitch and for long time stitchers who want to make the leap from Aida to linen. It's actually not hard at all but we are here to give you guidance and all the emotional support you need!

We'll be focusing on one simple small project. All supplies are included. We'll stitch a small flower motif on 28 count linen. The project includes full cross-stitches, backstitch and a button embellishment.

Next, we'll take this piece and mount it onto a small bamboo tag perfect for use as an ornament or small wall hanging. This simple technique for finishing will give you a new option when you are tired of regular frames and hoops.

Because of limited materials, we have to limit this class to 5 people so sign up soon! Price of class ($25) includes EVERYTHING needed for this project! Register here!

Beginner Embroidery: Color Wheel
Jun
2
Jun 9

Beginner Embroidery: Color Wheel

Register for the class here!

Learn 12 embroidery stitches. Perfect for the complete beginner or those looking for a more solid foundation in embroidery stitches. You'll complete the sampler pictured above.

This class will meet two weekends in a row with a little bit of homework in between. 

Thursday, June 2nd from 6-8pm
Thursday, June 9th from 6-8pm

We will also have optional drop-in help during open weekday hours if you get stuck.

Class costs $40. Includes all floss, dropcloth sampler, hoop and needle. Class will be capped at 8 participants. Recommended ages 16 and up.

Stitches covered:
Running stitch
Backstitch
French knot
Blanket stitch
Lazy Daisy
Algerian Eye
Coral Knots
Herringbone
Filled Running stitch
Satin stitch
Chain stitch
Couching

Bear Embroidered Mini Plush Class
May
28
Jun 11

Bear Embroidered Mini Plush Class

Class is limited to 6 people! Please preregister at this link. The cost to participate is $40 and includes absolutely everything you need to complete the project.

Make a little 5 inch Kiriki Press plushie while learning a variety of embroidery stitches. During our first class, we'll go over all the stitches for the surface embroidery. You'll learn Straight Stitch, Backstitch, Chain Stitch, French Knots and Fern Stitch. If you get stuck between classes, we offer help during open hours and during our Sip 'N Stitch nights.

Then, you'll have two weeks to finish the outside embroidery before we meet again. Our second class will show basic pattern piecing and stuffing. You'll complete your bear by the end of the second class.

This class is perfect for adventurous beginners who don't have previous experience but ready to dive right in. These plushies are small and fairly detailed so good eyesight is a must. We will also be working with small eyed needles. If you are feeling a bit more timid, try one of our embroidery 101 classes first!

Class includes one Kiriki Press Bear kit (includes stuffing) as well as hoop, embroidery needle and hand-outs detailing the major stitches. Cost to participate is $40. Please register at the link above for "tickets."

Please make sure you can attend both class sessions before signing up. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Saturday, May 28th, 2-4pm

Saturday, June 11th, 2-4pm

May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Sip 'N Stitch: Celebrity Edition

It seems that SOME of you still insist on thinking the "edition" that is featured each month actually means something. So, I issue you a challenge. Next month is celebrity edition. I expect you ALL to bring a celebrity with you.


If you are a totally normal person and want to join us just for fun and were totally confused by the first paragraph, PLEASE IGNORE IT. Show up! Bring your own beer. Bring a needlecraft project or pick one up at our store! Chat, meet new friends and have fun! It's a totally free and fun event that happens once a month!

Embroidery 101: Fox Pillow
Feb
13
2:00 pm14:00

Embroidery 101: Fox Pillow

Register here!

Foxes...so hot right now!

We provide the following stamped fox embroidered pillowcase. The pillow case is already sewn together with a zippered closure. Price of class also includes 3 Sublime Stitching thread packs, embroidery needle and wood hoop. Add on a pillow form for $8.

Learn a variety of basic stitches. We'll go over straight, backstitch, split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch and French knots.

Class is capped at 6. Cost is $40 or $48 if you want the pillow form as well. Please pre-register at the link above so we know to expect you!

Class meets Saturday, February 13 from 2-4:30pm.

Sip 'N Stitch: Birthday Edition
Jan
21
6:00 pm18:00

Sip 'N Stitch: Birthday Edition

Bring beer. Bring your projects. And acknowledge that I am now officially "old." There may be cake....or brownies. Because brownies are better.

In other news, there's an entire Tumblr of Nic Cage on cupcakes in front of nebulas.

In more important news, come to this event and I will reward you with 30% off any purchases you make during it. Because that number has significance. Because I will be old.

New to Sip 'N Stitch? Here's the rules. There are none. Show up when you can. Leave when you want. Bring your beverage of choice and a stitchy crafty project. Or pick one up at the store.

Bear Embroidered Mini Plush Class
Jan
19
Feb 2

Bear Embroidered Mini Plush Class

Register for class here!

Make a little 5 inch plushie while learning a variety of embroidery stitches. During our first class, we'll go over all the stitches for the surface embroidery.  You'll learn Straight Stitch, Backstitch, Chain Stitch, French Knots and Fern Stitch. If you get stuck between classes, we offer help during open hours and during our Sip 'N Stitch nights.

Then, you'll have two weeks to finish the outside embroidery before we meet again. Our second class will show basic pattern piecing and stuffing. You'll complete your bear by the end of the second class.

This class is perfect for adventurous beginners who don't have previous experience but ready to dive right in. These plushies are small and fairly detailed so good eyesight is a must.  We will also be working with small eyed needles.  If you are feeling a bit more timid, try one of our embroidery 101 classes first!

Class includes one Kiriki Press Bear kit (includes stuffing) as well as hoop, embroidery needle and hand-outs detailing the major stitches.

Please make sure you can attend both class sessions before signing up.

Tuesday, January 19th, 6-8pm

Tuesday, February 2nd, 6-8pm

Embroidery 101: Fox Pillow
Jan
12
6:00 pm18:00

Embroidery 101: Fox Pillow

Pre-register for the class here.

Foxes...so hot right now!

We provide the following stamped fox embroidered pillowcase. The pillow case is already sewn together with a zippered closure. Price of class also includes 3 Sublime Stitching thread packs, embroidery needle and wood hoop. Add on a pillow form for $8.

Learn a variety of basic stitches. We'll go over straight, backstitch, split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch and French knots.

Class is capped at 6. Cost is $40 or $48 if you want the pillow form as well. Please pre-register at the link above so we know to expect you!

Class meets Tuesday, January 12 from 6-8:30pm.

Fancy Llama Ornament Class
Dec
3
6:30 pm18:30

Fancy Llama Ornament Class

Thursday, December 3rd. 6:30-8pm

Time to get in the holiday spirit! These ornaments are so cute, you'll want to keep them hanging all year round.

Class is $30 (kits are $25, so it's a great deal!). You'll learn a handful of simple stitches and go home that night with a completed project!

Llamas not your thing? Check the calendar for our blue whale or elephant classes!

Sign up here!

Beginner Embroidery Class - Color Wheel
Dec
1
Dec 8

Beginner Embroidery Class - Color Wheel

Sign up here!

Learn 12 embroidery stitches. Perfect for the complete beginner or those looking for a more solid foundation in embroidery stitches. You'll complete the sampler pictured above.

This class will meet two weekends in a row with a little bit of homework in between. 

Tuesday December 1st from 6-8pm
Tuesday December 8th from 6-8pm

We will also have optional drop-in help during open weekday hours if you get stuck.

Class costs $40. Includes all floss, dropcloth sampler, hoop and needle. Class will be capped at 8 participants. Recommended ages 16 and up.

Stitches covered:
Running stitch
Backstitch
French knot
Blanket stitch
Lazy Daisy
Algerian Eye
Coral Knots
Herringbone
Filled Running stitch
Satin stitch
Chain stitch
Couching

Blue Whale Ornament Class
Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

Blue Whale Ornament Class

Sign up here!

It might still be October, but we can't wait to introduce this adorable line of ornaments from Studio MME. They are so cute, you'll want to keep them hanging all year round.

Class is $30 (kits are $25, so it's a great deal!). You'll learn a handful of simple stitches and go home that night with a completed project!

Blue whale not your animal? Check the calendar for our elephant or llama classes! 

Cross-Stitch 101
Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

Cross-Stitch 101

Sign up here!!!

November 11th, 6:00 - 8:00, must be 2 registered for class to meet. You will be informed 24 hours before if we have to cancel.

Cross-stitch is REALLY EASY. But we get it. You have questions...sometimes lots of them. This loosely structured class with fill you with more info than you need. Arm you with all the basic stitches. And get you started on a project of your choice. Bring any and all questions you have!

 

Learn about different fabrics, needles, and stitching threads. Where to begin and how to finish it when you are all done. Best techniques to tackle that crazy hand drawn pattern you found in your Grandma's attic. Impress your friends with your newfound French knot talent or even experiement with your own patterns.

 

Cost of the class is $15 + materials of your choice. Bring a project you already have or pick out one from our selection before class starts. We have everything from full kits with edgy sayings to more traditional patterns, where you'll have complete choice over fabric and color. We'll go over all the basics on scrap fabric and then get you started on your individual projects.

Fancy Elephant Ornament Class
Nov
5
6:30 pm18:30

Fancy Elephant Ornament Class

Register here!

It might still be before Thanksgiving, but we can't wait to introduce this adorable line of ornaments from Studio MME. They are so cute, you'll want to keep them hanging all year round.

Class is $30 (kits are $25, so it's a great deal!). You'll learn a handful of simple stitches and go home that night with a completed project!

Elephants not your animal? Check the calendar for our blue whale or llama classes! 

Color Wheel Embroidery
Oct
17
Oct 24

Color Wheel Embroidery

Sign up here!

Learn 12 embroidery stitches. Perfect for the complete beginner or those looking for a more solid foundation in embroidery stitches. You'll complete the sampler pictured above.

This class will meet two weekends in a row with a little bit of homework in between. 

Saturday October 17th from 2-4pm
Saturday October 24th from 2-4pm

Teacher: Sarah Fisher


We will also have optional drop-in help during open weekday hours if you get stuck.

Class costs $40. Includes all floss, dropcloth sampler, hoop and needle. Class will be capped at 8 participants. Recommended ages 16 and up.

Stitches covered:
Running stitch
Backstitch
French knot
Blanket stitch
Lazy Daisy
Algerian Eye
Coral Knots
Herringbone
Filled Running stitch
Satin stitch
Chain stitch
Couching

Music Hall Inspired Embroidery
Oct
15
6:00 pm18:00

Music Hall Inspired Embroidery

Sign up here!

$30

Thursday, October 15th, 6-8pm

Teacher: Anna Donnell

Show your Cincinnati pride with this project inspired by the rose window of Music Hall. Beginners welcome. Don't think you are dainty and delicate enough for embroidery? Then this is the class for you.

Stitch on thick canvas with big needles and chunky thread and learn Anna's particularly stabby style of embroidery.  You'll get plenty of practice with chain stitch and satin stitch. While you won't finish the entire piece in class, you'll have all the materials and know-how to finish it at home.

Jul
15
2:00 pm14:00

Draw Your Own Embroidery: Kids Class!

Sign up for this class online or in-store. Preregistration required.

Class teacher: Tim Dustin, 7th Grade teacher at White Oaks Middle School and avid embroiderer

Recommended ages: 8-12

Class size: Up to 8 (minimum 2)

Price: $18 - All supplies included. Kids will get to take home all supplies to complete project and to make a 2nd one.

Kids learn the basics of embroidery while also making their own unique masterpiece. Using blue pens that simply wash away with water, each kid can draw their own design directly onto the fabric. We then teach basic embroidery stitches for them to stitch over their design. Kids get to take home extra fabric, floss, needles, blue pen and a hoop to continue experimenting.

Feel free to leave your kids with us for 2 hours and explore the Northside Business District.

One Night One Craft: State Embroidery
Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

One Night One Craft: State Embroidery

PLEASE BE AWARE: THIS EVENT IS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER in Downtown Cincinnati. It will NOT be held at the store. The class will be taught by Sarah Fisher, owner of The Hoop & Needle. You must purchase tickets to this event through the CAC.

Create the perfect house warming gift for someone new to Ohio or maybe just keep it for yourself. Join our friends from local business Hoop and Needle to create a tiny work of embroidered art that celebrates your favorite state. No previous skills are needed, we will show you how to transfer an image, the basic stitches and give you everything you will need to finish the piece.

Ticketed Event: $5 member or $10 non-member

Purchase Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/ONOCStateEmbroidery

Final Friday: PEEP SHOW by Abby Langdon
Nov
28
6:00 pm18:00

Final Friday: PEEP SHOW by Abby Langdon

Presenting The Hoop & Needle's first gallery exhibit: PEEP SHOW, an abbydid creature feature by Abby Langdon.

Ever feel like you're being watched? Do you wonder what goes bump in the night? In this installation a cozy sitting room comes to life, leaving the viewer pondering who is really observing who as the artwork gazes back.

The names for these pieces come from the tales of the Fearsome Critters. The Fearsome Critters came about around the turn of the 19th century as lumberjacks in Minnesota and Wisconsin would swap stories around campfires. Some of these creatures of folklore were meant to scare, others delight, but what all of the tales shared in common was an attempt to explain the noises in the night and the things that move just outside the corner of your eye. PEEP SHOW is a modern take on those campfire stories. 

Abby Langdon is a textile artist who resides in the West side of Cincinnati with her husband, two kids, three dogs, and a cat. Langdon studied photography and fine art, among other things, at Northern Kentucky University. Her textile art, photographs and sculptures have been exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout the region. She is perhaps best known for her work in the indie craft world under the name “abbydid” for her plush creatures. Langdon's plush has appeared in magazines, group exhibits, and a myriad of craft shows across the country. 

Learn more about her work at www.abbydid.com