New address: 1212 NW 12th Avenue, Suite C2, Gainesville, FL 32605 (behind AAA Travel). Phone 352-275-7870. Hours Wednesday through Saturday, 10 to 3. For those signed up for the Christmas party on December 17th, please bring a stitching related present if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. You may also bring optional finger foods, a light lunch is provided. We will also be stitching this day, so bring your projects. Deadline to sign up for Ellen Chester’s classes is December 12th; see details and photos under Events. Shipping to the United States and Canada.

Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration
Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration

Spring Needleworker’s Academy Registration

Regular price
$110.00
Sale price
$110.00

Join Victorian Rose Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 and Monday 24th, 2023 for instruction by preceptress Ellen Chester on her richly embroidered Needleworker’s Sampler Huswif and enchanting A Most Engaging Needlebook.  Both kits include 36 ct linen and silk thread. Please see photos for complete materials provided. 

*** Important! Please note the first deposit must be made by December 12, 2022.*** If a class doesn’t make, a full refund will be issued in the manner it was paid. Classes are separate from one another.

To make it interesting, there will be a drawing for a Victorian Rose gift certificate each day. Day One, April 23rd, the drawing will be for a $75 gift certificate and Day Two, April 24th, the drawing will be for $50. Must be registered in the class that day and present to win.


Sunday’s class is the exquisite Needleworker’s Sampler Huswife and needlebook. Stitches Used: Algerian eye, alternating double backstitch, backstitch, barrier, Belgian cross, closed herringbone, cross stitch, cross stitch over one linen thread, cushion (traditional and reverse slant), double running, double-sided Italian cross, four-sided, gobelin, horizontal elongated tied cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin, nun's stitch, queen, diagonal queen, rice, satin, smyrna cross, straight, tent, three-sided, upright cross, and zigzag. 

Monday we will be stitching A Most Engaging Needlebook. The needlebook features the Jacob’s Ladder binding stitch that allows it to be opened from either side allowing the wool needle page magically changes side. This is the first time that Ellen will be teaching A Most Engaging Needlebook. Stitches Used: Algerian eye, backstitch, closed herringbone, cross stitch, cross stitch over one linen thread, four-sided, herringbone, mosaic, padded satin, Smyrna cross, Rhodes, Rhodes heart, tent, and zigzag stitch.

Lunch will be provided both days. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions. Hotel accommodations and other meals are on your own. We recommend Hotel Eleo https://www.hoteleleo.com or Hotel Indigo. 

Invoices for other payments will be sent on the 15th of each month, due by the end of the month and are equally divided each month October through February with the final payment due the end of February. If registering after October, payments will need to be caught up accordingly with the final payment due February 17, 2023.

Students must be in attendance in order to get a kit. Shop credit will be given in the amount of payment if a student is not able to attend. A full refund in the manner it was paid will be given if the class(es) are cancelled.

Total payment for Needleworker’s Sampler Huswif is $275 and A Most Engaging Needlebook is $125.