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I had a lot of reaction to my announcement of a class – unfortunately I should have mentioned that this is an IN PERSON/IN STUDIO class 🙂 . I am so techno challenged I don’t do zoom classes.

The class information is below – I have one running on December 7 – it is full at 5 people; the other is December 6 and I have 2 openings left. If you live near the Kingston area and are interested in the class please email me. Again, so sorry that I got everyone so excited about it being a Zoom class!


Thank you for your interest in my first in studio/in person class in a long time.  I have had a great response so have set the following 2 dates – Tuesday December 6 and Wednesday December 7.  The class will start at 11 and run till 3 with a half hour lunch break (please bring your lunch – I will have coffee, tea and water and treats). 

We will start by picking colours for your tree and then I will show you how I use freezer paper to cut out the multiple pennies you will need for your tree.  I will provide freezer paper and your class fee includes the wool for your tree.  Please bring along a good, sharp pair of long scissors for cutting out your pennies.

Next we will cover stacking and stitching with the blanket stitch and wagon wheel stitch using hand dyed merino yarns which cover the edges beautifully.  I will provide the yarn and appropriate needles.  

We will then talk about various ways of attaching them to your styrofoam cone – I personally prefer to pin them as the glue gun can suck in the pennies.  I will have pins and a glue gun for which ever method you prefer.  

We can then talk about various bases and toppers. 

The class fee is 75.00 plus HST and includes instruction, cone, wool, wool thread (one skein), pins, freezer paper and needles – all you need to bring along are your good scissors (I do have a few pairs but everyone probably has their own favourite pair of scissors).  Once I have confirmation of your attendance (and date) I will pick up the cones at Michaels – should you wish to buy your own cone please let me know by return email so that I don’t buy too many.  That would reduce the cost for you from 75.00 to 65.00 plus HST. 

Thank you for joining me for this fun project which will get you in that Christmas mood and give you a fun end product that will adorn your own home or make a wonderful gift.  

8 responses »

  1. Looks like super fun! Wish I lived closer!!! Enjoy your classes. Fun to be able to gather together once again. Nancy

    Sent from Nancy’s iPad


  2. Can you share the size of your Pennie’s and the cone you used? I’d also like to know the size of the star. It is beautiful but I live in Kansas so coming is impossible. Thanks

  3. Jill Vandervelde

    Do you still have a spot

  4. Hello Loretta,

    I am interested in the class. I’m assuming the class is at your house? Or is the class in Kingston? I live in Ottawa so want to be clear on travel time.


    Cindy Seaman

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. I wish it was zoom, Loretta….you don’t have to buy a gazillion cameras and gadgets…talk to Robin Whitford…she just uses her laptop’s camera.. please be careful of your own health. I’m thinking of making holes in my cardboard cones and having mini twinkle lights come out of the middle of the Pennie’s…I’ll let you know how it works out…

  6. Wish I lived closer…
    Enjoy your class!

  7. Im

  8. Hi Loretta; Sorry Dec.6-7th. Unable to come those days. I LOVE doing pennies and I have a thing for collecting hand made x-mas trees. I have a wonderful hooked tree you made LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

    Sent from Mail for Windows Hugs Barb


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