Have you wanted to float away in a hot air balloon? Jackie has created a balloon and basket done in pulled thread stitches that is sure to tickle your fancy.
The project is worked on linen with silk threads. The balloon & the basket's panel are both stitched in pulled-thread stitches making it all the more realistic.
Complete kit will includes all materials needed to stitch and
complete the project as described. Instructions will included colored
charts, diagrams and step by step photo instructions.
Sign-up Deadline: March 1, 2018
Please note: This class is only available to those who attend in person. Per Jackie's requirements we cannot send kits to students who do not show up for class.
You should bring to class any magnification you need along with you as well as the usual class stitching supplies (scissors, extra needles, pen or pencil, note paper, highlighters, etc.).
Payment & Cancellation Policy
To sign up for these Jackie du Plessis classes,
please contact the shop via phone, e-mail or register
online. Registration requires the deposit amount to be
paid at the time of registration. Be sure to give your
contact information in case we need to reach you for any
There are no refunds of deposits or fees for cancellation of designer classes so please choose wisely before registering. If we have to cancel a class for any reason your class fee/deposit will be refunded.
All of Jackie's classes will be held at the Hawthorn Suites at 1628 Webster Street, less than a mile from the shop. This is also the hotel we recommend students to stay in when visiting us for classes.
For Jackie's 2017 classes the hotel has a room rate for students at $174/night (before taxes). Be sure to call the hotel directly and let them know you are attending the Needle In A Haystack classes that weekend to receive our room rate.
The conference room is on the first floor. Students will have the use of a Stella Lighting Desk lamp during class. If you require magnification we do recommend you bring that with you as well as the usual stitching supplies (scissors, extra needles, note taking implements, etc.).
We will have an hour break for lunch each day and there is a plethora of places to grab lunch on Webster Street, from Beignets to sandwiches.
None of these classes require pre-stitching so you just need to show up and be prepared to be absorb Jackie's finishing wisdom and be amazed!