Freestyle Flower Surface Embroidery 

Wednesday April 3, 2024 12:30 to 4PM at Lacis

This will be a fun and interactive surface embroidery course that is perfect for the first time embroiderer or experienced embroiderer looking for a refresher. We will learn different techniques to stitch flowers and stems and how to stitch on clothes or bags in particular.

A kit is optional and will be available to those who would like one:  Kit includes Needle, Muslin fabric, Embroidery thread

Class Fee $45 + $5 kit fee payable to instructor on day of class.


Embroidery Magic​   

Embroidering with Intention

Monday March 4 through Thursday March 7, 2024 - 4 day workshop (4 hour days with 1/2 hour break for lunch) at Lacis
10:30AM to 3PM
​               Class Fee $215

In this workshop we will learn the basic techniques of surface embroidery and apply them to the ancient art of intention.  Throughout history, art and specifically embroidery has been used for protection and/or manifestation with the use of symbolism and color.  Even the stitches chosen can have meaning in the overall creation of a magical embroidery.  Explore your creative talent within a safe and nurturing community where the joy and healing of needle arts will be embraced.  All levels of experience welcome.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • All embroidery supplies that will make your embroidery experience comfortable.  Your own needles, scissors, hoops, portable hands-free stands, etc.
  • Any fabric or garment you would like to embroider.  (not required)
  • Supplies will be available to purchase if needed on an ad hoc basis.


​​Foundations of Embroidery 2024

Classes offered during the week on Thursday or the weekend on a Saturday from 12:30PM to 2:30PM at Lacis
Saturday Jan 6 or Thursday Jan 11 - Embroidery Foundations 1 - Looped Stitches

Thursday February 22 or Saturday February 24 - Embroidery Foundations 2 - Back Stitches

Thursday March 14 or Saturday April 6 - Embroidery Foundations 3 - Straight Stitches

Thursday April 11 or Saturday April 13 - Embroidery Foundations 4 - Knotted Stitches

Thursday May 23 or Saturday May 25 - Embroidery Foundations 5 - Couched and Laid stitches

Thursday June 27 or Saturday June 29 - Embroidery Foundations 6 - Crossed and Composite Stitches

Thursday July 25 or Saturday July 27 - Embroidery Foundations 7 - Woven Stitches

Thursday June 13 or Saturday June 22 - Embroidery Foundations SPECIAL ADDITION - Thread Painting

Each class in the series will focus on related surface embroidery stitches.  There is no design, we focus on learning and practicing stitches.  We will also learn history and uses of the different stitches.  Take just one class or collect them all!  

Class Fee $35 + $5 kit fee payable to instructor on day of class (kit is optional, includes fabric, needle, and thread)

All classes are available for sign-up now at Lacis.  You can sign up in person or call Lacis at  (510) 843-7290.  The class sizes are kept small so spots will fill up fast!  A perfect gift idea.....Inquire about gift certificates!


2982 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703


Back by Popular Demand!

Design your own Mandala for Embroidery
Saturday March 23, 2024 12:30 to 4:00PM at Lacis
In this class we will explore how to design mandalas for embroidery.  We will talk about color theory and stitch choice as you design your own mandala.  We will talk about different methods to mark your fabric with the design.  As we start stitching we can explore the history of Mandalas and what they mean to us.  By the end of the class you will have a good start on your own embroidered Mandala!

Class Fee $45 + $5 kit fee paid to instructor on the day of class  

Introduction to Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Thursday April 25, 2024 time 12:30PM to 3:30PM at Lacis

Explore the beautiful technique of silk ribbon embroidery!  The texture and three dimensional aspects of this technique are stunning.  All skill levels welcome.

Class Fee $45 + $10 kit fee paid to instructor on the day of class