​Last Updated 02/12/2022

Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Enchanted Forest (4 hours)Debbie KelleyA/HSuA-2 & SuP-1

Part 2, See Sunday AM (SuA-2)

Four Seasons (4 hours)

Mendie CannonIA/MSuP-2

This design allows for seasonal decoration without having to change the picture each year. Each quadrant represents a different season so you have the whole year in one lovely piece. Design by Mendie Cannon 

Into the WoodsPatti LeeA/MSP-3 & SuP-3

Part 2, See Saturday PM (SP-3)

Monday Morning MA1 - MA4

Sunday Morning  SuA1 - SuA4

Saturday Morning  SA1 - SA4



Technical Innovations

Combinations and Speciality stitches

Detached Buttonhole (more than 2 rows 7 loops)

Bullions over 80 wraps

Cast-on over 80 loops

flower: poppy

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Intermediate CLASS level





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Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Jacobean Leaves (4 hours)Ann FrazierIA/MThP-2 & SP-1

Part 2, See Thursday PM (ThP-2)

Goldfinches (4 hours)Loretta HolzbergerIA/MSP-2

A pair of goldfinches perches on twigs and grasses near some thistles.  They are stitched on hand-painted silk fabric. A variety of easy Brazilian embroidery stitches are used for the background. The birds are stitched using needle painting or thread painting techniques. If you have always wanted to try some needle painting this is your chance. Design by Loretta Holzberger​

Into the WoodsPatti LeeA/MSP-3 & SuP-3

Two decorative scrolls expose entry into woods full of trees made with a variety of B.E. and embroidery stitches modified for z-twist thread. Watch out for the beaded flame-blowing dragon! Design by Patti Lee

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Sunday Afternoon SuP1 - SuP3

Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Sunflower Medallion NecklaceDebbie GoffIA/HSA-1 & SuA-1

This is a Brazilian Embroidery beaded project that results in a fabulous sunflower medallion necklace professionally crafted by you. Learn how to do my new piggy-back double cast-ons and drizzles, running picot cast-ons, as well as some basic beading techniques, applying dazzling Shibori ribbon that will jazz up your medallion.  The medallion could be made as a stand-alone or adorned with a stunning beaded necklace also made by you with instructions provided.  Design by Deborah Goff

Christmas Ornaments (4 hours)Judy Borreson CarusoB/MSA-2

Eight Ornaments in 4 Hours! Oh my! Students can choose to stitch as many of the ornaments as they would like. Each ornament has its own kit. The eight ornaments are: Candles, Cardinal, Drum, Nutcracker, Penguin, Reindeer, Snowman, and Wreath. The ornaments will be taught in the order determined at the start of the class.  Ornament finishing kits available. Design by Judy Borreson Caruso

Country Garden Basket (4 hours)Mendie CannonBI/MSA-3

Who doesn’t love a basket of fresh flowers straight from the garden.  This basket is even better because the flowers will stay beautiful and vibrant forever.  Would be a wonderful addition to the guest book table of a spring or summer wedding. Design by Mendie Cannon

Rambling RosesPeggy Daschbach-Martin, Pat CampbellI/MSA-4

Delma Moore’s lovely Rambling Roses is a combination of beauty, new ideas, and delightful stitching. While the entire design is lovely, the roses on this design are especially beautiful and unusual in three ways: they are stitched in Cire for a silky look, they are designed with an offset center and a unique petal placement, and Delma uses a lovely combination of two different shaded flosses for each rose to give a unique flow of colors. And of course, the design is printed on Delma’s special Australian-made fabric, which is soft, yet perfect for our BE stitches. The three team teachers, Peggy, Pat, and Sandy, who together have over 40 years of Brazilian embroidery experience will demonstrate tips and techniques for making lovely bullions, cast-ons, and French knots. Peggy says this is one of the most enjoyable pieces she has ever stitched. Come join us and treat yourself to this lovely Blackberry Lane piece.  Design by Delma Moore, Blackberry Lane

Friday Morning FA1 - FA4

/L = LOW: Students will have time in class to practice all techniques/stitches taught.  

Class will be relaxing and informative.
/M = MEDIUM: Average students will have time to try the techniques/stitches taught. 

Class material will be covered quickly and thoroughly at a medium pace.
/H = HIGH: Class will be fast-paced with LOTS of information/stitching/techniques. 

Students who work at a slower pace could have difficulty.  

Bullions (under 35 wraps)

Cast-ons (under 35 casts)

Knots (french, colonial, pistil stitch)

Lazy Daisy

Blanket Stitch

Satin Stitch




Spiderweb Weaving

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Thursday Afternoon ThP1 - ThP4

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Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Simply IrresistiblePeggy Daschbach-Martin, Pat CampbellB/LThP-1

This sweet flower bouquet was designed by Debbie Kelley in 1998.  The design combines basic BE stitches with the beautiful EdMar threads to create flowers that pop off the fabric.  The class is taught by 3 teachers with combined BE stitching experience of over 50 years and is a terrific follow-up to the Getting Started class. Design by Debbie Kelley, DK Designs.

Jacobean Leaves (4 hours)Ann FrazierIA/MThP-2 & SP1

Surface Embroidery, Inspired by Traditional Crewel Work. Students will create an embroidery featuring Jacobean-style leaves. Historically, such a design would have been worked in crewel wool threads, but we will work in DMC stranded cotton threads, which showcases the individual stitches. Students will review basic embroidery stitches but the focus will be on more advanced stitches such as Cretan Stitch, Vandyke Stitch, and Burden Stitch. Several couched fillings will be included. The class will discuss how to use multi-stranded threads to obtain the best appearance of the stitches. They will also discuss how to choose the right number of strands to add balance to the design.  Needle placement and thread tension will be emphasized and the use of hoops will be discussed.  Design by Anna Scott.​

Shibori SeasonsDebbie KelleyA/MThP-3 & FA-2

Oh, the beauty and versatility of shibori ribbon! With the dynamics and color changes of hand-dyed shibori ribbon no two kits will be exactly alike, therefore, I can’t list the threads needed for class.  This also makes it is necessary to learn using a “doodle” leaf in class (colors will vary), all threads needed will be provided in the materials fee.  I had so much fun with color while working this design. The leaves are assembled off the fabric and then integrated onto the fabric using various stitches. Parts of the leaves are not attached to the fabric lending a very dimensional look to the piece. The Four Seasons design will be available for purchase separately.  If you just want to learn how to create the leaf, the “doodle” leaf will make a beautiful design on its own. Design by Debbie Kelley DK Designs.

On The Canal Pat KamperschroerB/MThP-4

This delightful view of row houses on a canal is reminiscent of Amsterdam. Originally designed to be stitched with cotton stranded floss, it pops when stitched with our Brazilian embroidery threads. Not shown on the photograph are additional stitches to bring a touch of depth and a bit more color. The list of stitches is long; they are beginning stitches making this an ideal piece for a beginner and a fun piece for anyone who wants to really reinforce those basic stitches. Design by Debbie Hodge, modified by Pat Kamperschroer

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Class Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

​Class Intensity: Low, Medium, High 

Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
A Designer's WorldDebbie KelleyIA/MHThA-3 & MA-1

Part 2, See Thursday AM (ThA-3)

Steppin' Out in FlowersJudy Borreson CarusoA/MMA-2

Imagine “Steppin’ Out in Flowers” with your dancing foot. You’d spread a heavenly scent wherever you pranced!  In addition to the shiny rayon threads, this fancy shoe is adorned with beads and Kreinik braid. Additional  beads and sequins can be added to give it even more bling. Design by Judy Borreson Caruso.

Seasons of the Butterfly (4 hours)Mary E. CrichtonA/MMA-3 & MP-4

Butterflies are always in season and this design has 10 butterflies and 11 different flowers. Beneath the mossy branch border, the stitcher is drawn into a garden of wonders where lilacs and buddleia, hypericum and scabiosa, silene, asclepias, crepe myrtle and creeping phlox, goldenrod, dog violets and starry eyes exist only for the pleasure of butterflies, their colorful flight sparkling amid the flowers. Design by Rosalie Wakefield, Millefiori.

Iris Folding and Embroidery CardRuby ScruggsB/LSuA-4 & MA-4

Part 2, See Sunday AM (SuA-4)

Class LEVEL - Intensity

Saturday Afternoon  SP1 - SP-3

Thursday Morning  ThA1 - ThA4

Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Dragon Fruit Cactus Flowers (4 hours)Debbie GoffA/HFP-1

Stitch this exotic, tropical cactus so that you can admire the flowers that only bloom for one all year long.  You will learn how to do a braided chain, hopper, woven cactus stem, bullion loops with tiny bites, corded buttonhole, faggoting, and my own technique for a star-crossed drizzle, a variation of Rosalie Wakefield’s star-crossed drizzle stitch.  Design by Deborah Goff.

Brazilian Embroidery for ClothingMary E. CrichtonB/LFP-2

This is a fun, low pressure class in which you will learn some very basic design principles.

Kimekomi Stitched Handballs (4 hours)Mendie CannonB/LFP-3

Unlike Tamari these balls are stitched separately from the ball itself and added on by tucking the fabric into pre-sliced slots.  You will have a choice of from 16 basic flowers to stitch four for the “windows” and the fabric of your choice for the top and bottom.  These balls make wonderful decorations and great gifts. Design by Rosalie Wakefield, Millefiori.

Summer BouquetPat KamperschroerB/MFP-4

A wonderful piece, delightful to stitch and so pretty. This is the first Brazilian embroidery design I every stitched. It is a great piece to learn basic stitches or to reinforce those you already know.  There is one intermediate stitch, a double-cast-on. Design by Pat Kamperschroer.

JUNE 8 - 14, 2022

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington

Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Sunflower Medallion NecklaceDebbie GoffIA/MSA-1 & SuA-1

Part 2, See Saturday AM (SA-1)

Enchanted Forest (4 hours)Debbie KelleyA/HSuA-2

This classic design fits perfectly with our theme, “Into the Woods”.  A rock overhang covered with moss, lichen, ferns, and mushrooms beckons you to wander into a beautiful forest of fir trees and big leaf maple. Ferns and mushrooms grow abundantly under the trees.  This design is stitched on two pieces of fabric, the fir trees, maples, ferns, and pathway are on the “background” piece of fabric. The rock archway is a different piece of fabric placed in front of the background. Originally, the background fabric was painted by the student, this year we will have fabric prints that mimic the background so, no painting! Most class time will be spent learning stitch after stitch! The large front ferns are stitched with a NEW double cast-on drizzle technique using 3 needles. The other foliage is stitched with drizzles with side-drizzles (variation of “star-crossed” drizzle by Rosalie Wakefield), ricrac stitch (thank you Rosalie Wakefield), Van Dyke fern, up/down cast-on drizzle, double up/down knotted cast-on drizzle (that one is a NEW variation too), comma stitch (Rosalie again!), cast-on, branching bullions (NEW too!), stem stitch & couched trunks, fly stitch, fir branches, lazy daisy leaves, etc. We will also be using familiar stitches to create interesting effects by using multiple threads or stacking/layering the stitches.   We’ll also learn how to attach those REAL rocks to our fabric - no glue allowed!  A doodle cloth will be provided. Design by Debbie Kelley, DK Designs.

Seasons in the Sun (4 hours)Judy Borreson CarusoIA/MSuA-3

Come to this class and learn how to make beautiful cards for all occasions. The first class session you will choose your border design from several possibilities, punch the holes for embroidery, cut out the center for iris folding, then use the remaining class time to embroider your chosen design. Second session you will learn the fun art of iris folding, using pretty ribbons or folded paper - your choice. You’ll be able to complete one card and maybe begin a second one during this class, plus you’ll get great ideas to make many more at home.

Iris Folding and Embroidery CardRuby ScruggsB/LSuA-4 & MA-4

Come to this class and learn how to make beautiful cards for all occasions. The first class session you will choose your border design from several possibilities, punch the holes for embroidery, cut out the center for iris folding, then use the remaining class time to embroider your chosen design. Second session you will learn the fun art of iris folding, using pretty ribbons or folded paper - your choice. You’ll be able to complete one card and maybe begin a second one during this class, plus you’ll get great ideas to make many more at home.


Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild

Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Getting Started (4hrs)Peggy Daschbach-Martin, Pat Campbell, Kristen TierneyB/LThA-1
Do you feel a little intimidated to be at seminar and attending classes with people who seem like they know what they are doing? If so, this class is for you. This class and these teachers offer over 50 years of combined stitching experience. We will talk about the basics of getting started, from how to open a skein of thread, threading the needle and knotting the thread, to kinds of fabric and organizing yourself for stitching. We will talk about needles, other sewing aids and tools, and terms you will probably hear used all week. We will demonstrate stitches and give you the opportunity to practice them. The class will be an opportunity to ask questions with no pressure or feeling like you are holding up the rest of the class. And, this class is the perfect segue to Getting Started Part 2-Simply Irresistible-and a week of wonderful stitching.

Poppy Spray (4hrs)

Debbie GoffA/HThA-2

Enjoy stitching colorful poppies (Miss Perry Oriental Poppy, Ballerina Poppy, and Livermere Oriental Red Poppy) with unique centers and combination two-tone drizzles with beads. A fancy daisy adorns the top of the spray of leaves, each stitched with different stitches. Design by Debbie Goff

A Designer's World (4 hours)Debbie KelleyIA/HThA-3 & MA-1

What goes through an artist’s mind while creating their beautiful designs? Be a witness to and participate in that process! Have you been thinking about becoming a designer or just want to see how it works? Come on in!  In Session One of this class, we’ll talk about the various aspects of designing, the brainstorms, the frustrations, the failures (yes, they do happen, more often than you think), the successes, the nitty gritty, tips and tricks, publishing, and more.  After this initial discussion you will receive an envelope of design possibilities, followed by a brainstorming session “What can we create with all this?” and then proceed to plan your design.  Session Two (a few days later so you can work on your project) will be a time to share your creation with the class, it does not need to be finished, just somewhat recognizable as to what the finished design will be.  We will discuss aspects of each design that are spot-on, things that may be changed/added/done differently, more brainstorming, what did you learn to do, and to NOT do, and whatever else! The last half of Session Two will be on writing good instructions for your students.

Photographing Your NeedleworkLoretta Holzberger, Pat KamperschroerB/MThA-4
From the duo who has been taking photos of Show and Share winners for many years, learn tips and techniques for making photos of your needlework better. We will cover preparing your stitched piece, taking the photos with camera or cell phone, and editing them. This is a hands-on class with instructor demonstrations and opportunity for students to try much of what is being demonstrated. This class is geared towards Windows and iOS devices. Much of what is taught will apply to Mac users and Android phones. However, the instructors are not familiar with these devices and will not address them directly. This class can be useful for an up-and-coming designer who needs to learn to take better photographs for class submissions. A second reason is for stitchers to share their accomplishments on Facebook or other media venues. Another reason to take this class is to better document your Brazilian embroidery journey. Creating a notebook or journal of your work will bring you satisfaction when you look at what you have accomplished. Good photographs will make your journal come alive. 

Variations on all Basic Stitches

Detached Buttonhole (2 rows 7-loop maximum)

Double cast-on (flat & drizzle styles)

Bullions (35-80 wraps)

Cast-on (35-80 casts)

Needle Weaving

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Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Gloriosa Lily (4 hours)Debbie GoffI/HFA-1

This lily appears to have flaming petals!  Three petals are on the fabric and three petals are stump-work.  Attached to the bottom of the flower are six stamens constructed from floss, wire, and beads. You get to stitch a closed bud with a padded spider-web and another bud that has opened at the bottom and will eventually curl its leaves upward in full bloom.  This lily has leaves with tendrils at the tips seeking to climb upwards. Design by Deborah Goff.

Shibori SeasonsDebbie KelleyA/MThP-3 & FA-2

Part 2, See Thursday PM (ThP-3)

BE Colorful Rooster (4 hours)Judy Borreson CarusoA/MFA-3

This colorful rooster is hurrying down the road with his flashy feathers fluttering in the breeze. The rooster’s vibrant colors are accentuated with green and purple sequins on his breast. The feathers are stitched with double cast-on stitches in an array of orange, gold, purple and green. The body is padded with green felt. Bouclé is used to stitch the knobby legs and a gold bead is stitched for his eye. Design by Judy Borreson Caruso.

Framing Made EasyRuby ScruggsB/LFA-4

How many designs do you have completely stitched and just waiting to be framed? Bring one of them to this class and you will go home with a lovely finished and framed piece of art, plus the knowledge to frame all the rest of your unframed pieces. The whole process of framing a design is not very difficult when you take it step by step, and the price is right! In this hands-on class you will detail your stitched design for framing, stretch it over a foam board covered with thin batting, stitch it tightly onto the foam board, and finally put it into its frame. Join me in this class and make it happen! 

Theme:  into the woods

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Monday Afternoon MP1 - MP4

Friday Afternoon FP1 - FP4

Class TitleInstructorLevelClass ID
Vintage Crinoline (4 hours)Ann FrazierI/MMP-1

Your grandmother might have embroidered this design from the Busy Beebe Needlework Designs. Crinoline ladies set in lush English gardens were a very popular motif in the 1930’s to 1950’s. I adapted this vintage design for Brazilian threads, primarily worked in Glory and Iris weights to ensure a crisp-looking result. You will learn how to appliqué tulle and embroider over it.  I used threads from my stash. While I have specified in my instructions the colors and thread weights that I used, you are welcome to bring threads you already possess, since only small amounts are needed for each element of the design. You can customize the flowers to suit your own taste. Design by Busy BeeBe, Modified by Ann Frazier.

Steppin' Out in FlowersJudy Borreson CarusoA/MMA-2 & MP-2

Part 2, See Monday AM (MA-2)

California Poppy (4 hours)Loretta HolzbergerIA/MMP-3

Learn or improve your detached buttonhole/needle lace skills while making this pretty California Poppy.  It also has a wired edge, detached petal to give it more dimension and adds stump work techniques to the learning experience. Design by Loretta Holzberger

Seasons of the Butterfly (4 hours)Mary E. CrichtonA/MMA-3 & MP-4

Part 2, See Monday AM (MA-3)

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