September 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

5:30-8:30PM PDT

Instructor:  Robert Mahar

Celebrate your home state, commemorate a recent road trip or stitch connections between you and your loved ones on a beautiful 1906 map of the contiguous United States custom printed on a half yard (27” x 36”) of cotton linen canvas. Perfectly suited for beginners, instruction will cover embroidery basics and essential stitches. However, students with more embroidery experience are invited to join for a fun refresher course and the opportunity to stitch a large-format map.

Equal parts handicraft and storytelling, this self-directed map embroidery sampler allows you to select your favorite stitches, floss and colors and placement to stitch your own narrative. Learn the perfect embroidery stitches to create pathways, designate destinations, add your own imagery and text, accentuate geographic features, create a map legend and explore options for edges and borders. Please note that this map is 100+ years old and some cartographic changes have taken place in the intervening years – however, the state borders and city names remain largely accurate. Cleverly designed with guides, you’ll find it easy to sew finished edges at home or wrap your map around a corkboard to pin photos of your friends, family and travels – and we’ll explore all of these options during the class.


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$145 + $20 Supply Fee

Beginner / Intermediate
Ages 18+

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Robert Mahar

Robert Mahar


Robert Mahar is a Sonoma based artist, designer and maker who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects and products. He’s also a proud alumni of the inaugural season of NBC’s crafting competition show Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. Learn more about Robert, explore his video tutorial archive and shop his collection of curious embroidery samplers at: http://robert-mahar.com.