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Classes & Lectures

After a lifetime of stitching, Nancy McElhinny has combined her 12 years of Executive experience with her love of fibers to create Fabulous Fibers.  She has lectured and taught at shows throughout the country and you can now take advantage of this knowledge by scheduling a class for your guild, sewing group or shop.  The following are some of the classes that have been taught to groups in the past.

Feel free to contact us if you would like a different subject taught to your group or you would like to change the time limit or requirements of a particular class.

You may want to take a minute to view our upcoming events.  We have indicated if we will be at a show so you might want to schedule a class when we will be in your area. 

Fabulous Fibers for Couching, Machine Embroidery, Hand Embroidery and much more.

Break away from the traditional threads and enjoy the experience of using fibers that you've never tried before. Suggestions for bringing your projects to life using our textured fibers are included.  Free samples, open discussion and lots of examples for you to see. 

This lecture is available in a 1 hour format. 

Fiber Lace Scarf

Fiber Lace.....what a great technique to use your Fabulous Fibers and water soluble paper.  Using two types of water soluble paper, one with adhesive, you can create a stunning Fiber Lace Scarf.  Fiber Lace can also be used as a replacement for fabric in a garment, quilt or what ever else your imagination can think of!

Two/Four Hour Class - Sewing machine and kit Required

Needle Tatting 101

Learn the basics of needle tatting....the easy alternative to shuttle tatting but with the same result.

20 Student Minimum.  Four hour class.  Kit required.

It's Never Just a Sweatshirt

Sweatshirt jackets are in and you don't want to be left out!  This lecture or class is available in several formats.   Nancy includes a discussion about fitting, purchasing and embellishing your sweatshirt and always encourages questions.

The l hour lecture includes a trunk show with discussion about purchasing the correct size and/or fitting the sweatshirt to your body style,  how each design was created and   instructions on adding (couching) textured fibers and fabrics to change the look of your sweatshirt.

   Ribbon Work, The Stencil Jacket, Sweatshirt Fun or The Gorgeous Grid are all offered in full day classes.  Each class takes you thru the steps of tailoring your sweatshirt the way you want it to fit and a hands on class of the pattern.  

Ribbon Work uses our hand dyed ribbons and Authentic Pigment sweatshirts to create a fabulous pullover or jacket in just one evening of hand stitching.  A sweatshirt and ribbon are required. 

The Stencil Jacket will include your favorite fabrics to enhance the design created using a quilting stencil and a sew and cut technique.  A sweatshirt and fabric are required. 

Sweatshirt Fun uses your choice of fabrics with textured fibers for an awesome combination.  The pattern includes a light weight fusible web or fabric glue and couching techniques to create this fabulous jacket.  A sweatshirt, fabric and fibers are required.

The Gorgeous Grid utilizes couching techniques,  a double needle on the sewing machine or decorative stitching to create grids.  The grids can then be embellished with machine or hand embroidery, appliqué or thread embellishment. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Full Day Class - Sewing machine required for The Stencil Jacket, Sweatshirt Fun and Gorgeous Grid.
Class project list or kit available. 

Bead Knitted Thimble/Pendant Bags

Let Nancy take you through the steps to create a darling hand knitted bead bag.  Perfect for gift giving, display or a great treat for you to wear as a pendant or to carry small items.

 Nancy's lecture includes all the important tips to remember and suggestions to insure that you complete your project.

The full day class includes the benefit of your own hands on experience with Nancy guiding you all the way to completion!

Both formats include samples of all the fabulous colors and styles that are available and encourage questions throughout. If you love to knit you will love this class!

1 Hour Lecture 

Full Day Class - Basic knitting skills are a prerequisite and a kit is required.

Please note that any products purchased from Fabulous Fibers for classes will be provided with a 10% discount from the retail price.

 Minimum of 10 students required for classes & lectures.

Please contact us for Fee Schedule and available dates at nancy@fabulousfibers.com or by calling 724-355-5050. 








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