The Sewing and Stitchery Expo, usually held in Puyallup, WA, (about 30 minutes from Tacoma) is a wonderful sewing and stitching event that has something for everyone! It is one of my favorite shows – so much to do, see and learn! This was THE original sewing event, starting in 1984 (yes that is 37 years). Run by Washington State University, it has numerous classes, both lectures and hands on. The Clothing & Textile Advisors area the volunteer force that helps keep everything going!
The class format is:
1 Needle (45 minutes) – $6
2 Needle (1 hr 15 min) *** Not offered this year.
3 Needle (2.5 hours) – $30 (Hands On)
4 Needle (4 hours) – $50 (Hands On)
The 1 and 3 Needle classes are taught twice. Thursday or Saturday, Friday or Sunday, at the same time of day. You choose which day/time and register for that particular time slot.
The classes cover a myriad of topics on all different aspects of sewing and stitching (both by hand and by machine). The event lasts 4 days, with 10 or so classes in session at any given time through out the day. There are 2 large vendor halls full of eye candy that really wants to come home in your bag! Between the classes and the shopping, it is a sewists’s idea of heaven. Between scheduling, traveling, and weather, this may be an event that you have not had a chance to attend, so this might be the chance you are looking for!
This year, things have changed and adapted to our current situation and the Sewing and Stitchery Expo has gone virtual. You log in via zoom to watch your class. Registration opens TODAY (Tuesday, January 12)
You can click HERE to download the 2021 Sewing and Stitchery Class Brochure.
Want to peruse the teacher list? You can click HERE to see a listing of all of the teachers and their biographies! You can see above that I will be teaching (2 classes).
I mentioned earlier the Shopping – this is truly a shop ’til you drop experience! The Shopping is virtual this year as well! If you click HERE, you can see the list of vendors. Each vendor has an active link to their site. The list of online vendors for the S&S Expo is not quite as large as the usual in-person offerings, but it may introduce you to a business you have not seen before. I am not doing the Virtual Vending through the Expo, but will be here if you need anything!
I hope some of you get to take advantage of this! Being virtual does have some advantages!
I hope you all are well, and