All Sorts of Handwork: Slowstitching

All Sorts of Handwork: Slowstitching with Annie Smith

Handwork, also known as Slow Stitching, is practical, relaxing and portable. In this five week class, you’ll learn a variety of hand sewing, embroidery and quilting techniques.
* English Paper Piecing with hexie papers
* a variety of Embroidery stitches including crazy quilting stitching
* simple Hand Applique that you will be able to do and enjoy
* Wool Applique embellished with embroidery
* Big Stitch handquilting

In each class, we’ll make something small and useful with the technique - and discuss how that project can be used or gifted.

The capacity for this class is 12 students. Registration for this class will close on February 15h, 2023. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

Class Materials Needed

Your class registration fee includes a materials kit with a value of $30 shipped to your door.

Your kit will include hexagon papers, a variety of embroidery threads, wool for applique, fusible web, freezer paper sheets, the different needles you’ll need to stitch with, and some other cool notions for our projects.

Age Range


Skill Level

All levels

About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for five weekly 150-min live online sessions on Tuesdays at 7 pm ET | 4 pm PT on the schedule below. The first session is on February 28.
(Convert to my time zone)

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
All Sorts of Handwork: Slowstitching
Annie Smith

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date, with the exception of the materials kit fees which are non-refundable.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Annie Smith on their Lessonface profile.

Annie Smith

Annie Smith

Annie is a fifth generation Californian, now located in Fort Worth, Texas. Her love of quilting went from hobby to profession in 1984. While working in Silicon Valley for twenty years, she honed her teaching skills on-the-job as a Customer Service Excellence instructor and teaching quilting classes at the local quilt shop.

Students Say

Patricia M. on March 29, 2021


Deborah K. on March 29, 2021

It was informative, educational, and very encouraging. The class content was exactly what I had hoped it would be.

Deanne B. on April 1, 2021

The class was every bit as good as being there in person. The instruction was excellent with individual teaching and help being readily available. The demonstrations were actually more easily observed through Zoom (because the speaker could be highlighted) than trying to gather 12 people around a sewing machine. The class members were not able to have the same mingling and closeness as would be in person. But in general the class was excellent and very worth the money. Our instructor was available the entire length of the class each day (10-6:30). We were able to take breaks but that made it feel very much like we were in the classroom setting at Campbell. It was great! Without that continuity and accessibility of the instructor, it would have been a very different class. There was also an advantage in that we didn't have to lug our sewing machines to class (from home). Also, we had our own fabric stashes to work with since we were in our own homes. That was a real plus!

Sherri H. on March 29, 2021

Amazing! Annie has infectious enthusiasm, and a kindness and patience that is beyond anything I've experienced before. She certainly exemplifies the idea of teacher as servant of her students' needs.

Kathy T. on March 29, 2021

I enjoyed it! As we discussed during the class, there are some advantages to the online version: you have access to your complete sewing studio and fabric stash, and with Annie’s multiple cameras, EVERYONE could see what see was demonstrating. With saved videos, you could go back and revisit something you missed. She is an excellent online instructor; she has figured out how to teach quilting effectively online!

Janice B. on March 29, 2021

Excellent - the teaching was wonderful, and by the end one felt one was in an actual classroom setting!

Ali W. on March 29, 2021

So awesome! Annie is a lovely instructor and let everyone come and go as they pleased. The material was super fun, and everyone was so supportive of each other’s work. It really felt like being at the folk school.

Chris T. on March 29, 2021

Very well organized. Annie Smith worked hard to build community in an online setting and to encourage creativity.

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