Sewing School With Judith Adams

September 15 - 16, 2017

Join us for our Fall Sewing School with Judith Adams. 


“Pretty Pink Possum” by Judith Adams

We will welcome Judith Adams from Australia to our classroom. Judith is a former high school math teacher who lives in Sydney, Australia. Smocking since 1984, she calls it her "portable passion." She loves smocking on embroidered English netting, and using beads wherever possible. She has had articles published in Australian Smocking and Embroidery, Embroidery and Cross Stitch, Sew Beautiful, Creative Needle, and wrote the soft-cover book Step by Step Smocking. Her business, Status Thimble, supplies embroidered English nettings, French laces, Swiss embroideries and needlework notions.

Judith will teach her Pretty Pink Possum dress over this two-day class. She explains that Australian Possums are adorable fruit eating little animals that every Aussie loves. So a dress for a one year old in white Swiss satin batiste, French lace and smocked in her favourite colour, most probably pink, should naturally be called “Pretty Pink Possum”.



Students will work with the laces learning to construct the lace front yoke and will learn numerous heirloom techniques. Handworked Feather Stitch to complement the smocking is worked above the lace band at the hem.Suitable for an experienced beginner smocker, and all levels for heirloom sewing. Heirloom novices welcomed!


To register for Sewing School, please call us at 615-292-1746 to reserve your spot. Feel free to call or email us at with any questions you may have about Sewing School.

This two-day school is $240 with an additional kit fee. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at registration. The balance of $140 is due on August 4, 2017.