What do you want to learn?
Expo has a class for everyone! Fine-tune your garment construction, learn about dying fibers, create the perfect luxe baby blanket — and more.
Learn more about our classes for the 2023 Expo.
Classes range from 60-minute lecture/demos to four-hour, intensive learning experiences. Your class time will vary based on the class type and your teacher, but you can plan to walk away with a new skill or a new idea, no matter what level you choose!
Hands-on Three and Four Needle classes may require student supplies and a class kit, and some may even need homework! Kit fees are paid directly to your teacher.
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Expo offers four levels of learning experiences:
One Needle Classes
One Needle classes are a traditional lecture/demo format — the perfect class for an introduction to a new concept, tips and tricks to make your creative life better, or brushing up on fundamentals.
- 45 minutes
Two Needle Classes
Two Needle Classes are focused on a project or specific, targeted technique, either as a lecture/demo or a simple, hands-on mini-project. Sewing machines/sergers are not available for Two Needle classes, but steps may be demonstrated using the instructor’s machine. Two Needle classes are offered twice during Expo, usually on Thursday/Saturday or Friday/Sunday. Applications for Two Needle classes must include a list of student supplies and kit materials, if applicable.
- 90 minutes
Three Needle Classes
Three Needle classes are a great opportunity to hone your skills and develop new ones. You may complete projects with handwork or machines, or even try a new skill like dying, felting, or weaving! Pre-registration required for classes with kits and encouraged for all Four Needle classes.
- 2.5 hours
Four Needle Classes
This is Expo boot camp! Four Needle classes are immersive learning experiences and are primarily held on Wednesday. They present an ideal opportunity to learn and experience in-depth techniques and ignite inspiration for more complex projects. Select classes based on your machines at home! Pre-registration required for classes with kits and encouraged for all Four Needle classes.
- 4 hours
Get inspired with a selection of free learning opportunities presented every day during Expo! You can drop into the Free Stage classes at any virtually with your admission pass.
- 45 minutes