Silk Ribbon & Smocking Sampler Classes with Erla Wilson

Smocking Mentor, Erla Wilson Offers Fabulous Workshops…

Erla Wilson has a ‘genetic disposition for sewing’ and a great love of embroidery from a young age. In 1986 she began a home based business, Country Garden, offering smocking and embroidery supplies, lessons, custom orders and gifts. She is a founding member and the “Smocking Mentor” of the Grand Smockers Guild in Cayuga. She is also the Dean and founder of Dorcas Camp, a five day retreat for Daughters, Mothers & Mentors offering a wide variety of craft, sewing and stitching classes for girls and women of ALL ages and skill levels. She is Grandma to two precious girls, and one new handsome little fellow, the family genealogist and enjoys gardening, and sharing her needle art skills with anyone who is willing! Sponsor website:

Silk Ribbon Sampler (15) All Levels

Wilson, Erla - Silk Ribbon Sampler

Walk through the garden with Erla, then ‘sit awhile’ under the wisteria boughs, thread your silver needle with luxurious silk ribbons and be amazed at the colourful bouquets you create ‘sew’ easily! All FUN, NO stress! Bring: 12” hoop. YLI Silk Ribbon generously donated by N. Jefferson. Kit $18
3 Hour Workshop – Fri 9:00 to 12:00

Smocked Sampler (15) All Levels

Smocking at Creativ Festival

Discover smocking and little frills in a fun sampler for the newbie with Erla Wilson

Whether a newbie or looking for a refresher or just some stitching time with kindred spirits, join Erla, the ‘Smocking Mentor’ and stitch your way through this fun sampler. Discover smocking basics and how to add a few frills like ribbon, beads and bullions. As long as you can count and thread a needle, you too can become a ‘Smockaholic’! Kit $10
3 Hour Workshop – Fri 5:00 to 8:00

Learn More About Creativ Festival – Register Now

Creativ Festival is back October 22 to 26, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building offering 3 days of unbeatable shopping and 5 days of hands-on learning. Choose from 200 workshops and seminars and register for classes individually or save with conference passes.

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