Edwardian Bird & Needle Book with Ann Wood

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Edwardian Bird & Needle Book with Ann Wood


Ann Wood
Ann Wood enjoys using unassuming materials, cardboard, paper and other discarded things. Practicality appeals to her and she loves the idea of giving the humblest and most common materials and tired, dispirited and faded things new importance and meaning.
  • Day 1 - Needle Book
    September 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Edwardian Bird
    September 25, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Edwardian Bird
    September 26, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Covid-19 Precautions Update – June 15, 2021

On June 11, 2021, Kentucky lifted all mandates regarding Covid precautions that would impact our workshops at Ephemera Paducah.

What that means is, those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask during the workshop while inside. Those who are more comfortable wearing a mask if vaccinated may certainly do so. However, precautions such as masks/attestation of vaccination status, etc. are no longer required for this workshop. 

Additionally, this workshop is a GO! We are good to go with the original schedule and class size. 

My staff and I are fully vaccinated. We have hand sanitizer, soap, and clean shared supplies as well as clean the studio each evening of your workshop. We will also continue to be mindful of social distance in classes and use technology so that demonstrations are projected eliminating the need to hover around a table to see what’s going on!

We are so looking forward to seeing you at an in-person workshop this year!


Edwardian Bird & Needle Book with Ann Wood

Class size: Minimum 12; Maximum 18. Basic sewing skills required. Minimum age: 18

Friday – A sweet little Slow Stitch Needle Book

Start off our time together spending a day slow stitching with Ann and stitch a little book for your needles and notions and the scraps you can’t part with.

We will embellish and personalize pre-sewn pages ( or you can sew your own pages if you prefer) to create a mini 6-page booklet plus cover and center heart. There will be exquisite antique buttons and fabric and lace scraps to choose from. You will learn to assemble the book, add details, embroidery and create spaces for your notions.

The finished book is approximately 3 and 1⁄2 by 5 inches.

edwardian birdSaturday & Sunday – Edwardian Bird

<<<Swoon!>>> Working with antique garments we will create a creature inspired by ravens and crows. A dark bird with a mysterious and intelligent presence.

You will learn to stitch and sculpt the body shape, create intricate layers of feathers, sculpt talons and carve the beak.

The antique Edwardian mourning garments we will work with provide interesting textures, colors, and detail that will be unique to your bird. We will be stitching by hand and machine. All materials are provided for this workshop. The finished bird is 8-9 inches tall.


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Please bring a basic sewing kit including scissors, neutral threads, and items that you enjoy using for hand-sewing.

We will have stations for machine sewing.

Everything else is provided! Including lunch, drinks & snacks each day!

From Ann: The materials I work with are a huge part of my inspiration and process and I love sharing that. If there are tools or materials you would particularly like to work with please do bring them.



You may register for the entire weekend by using our “$199 Holds Your Spot” deal which allows you to pay over time.

Please note that your $199 deposit is nonrefundable but is applied to your balance. The $290 balance is due no later than August 1, 2021, and can be made by mailing a check to Ephemera Paducah, 333 N. 9th Street, Paducah, KY 42001 or on this page via PayPal or Credit Card. Not paying your balance before August 1, 2020, will result in the loss of your deposit and place in class.

Before registering for this workshop, please familiarize yourself with our Cancellation Policies.


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