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Field Guide… Slow Stitch Fabric Journal

March 23 @ 10:30 am 4:30 pm

Date: Saturday, March 23rd
 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Total Sessions:
 Anna Corba
Location: Room 201, Fiber Arts Studio
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
 All levels
Sliding Scale:
 $75 / $100 / $125
Materials Fee: $25

About the class

This handstitched booklet takes its cue from the spring garden. Using tea-dyed French linens, garden blooms and a rainbow of embroidery threads, we’ll create a pocketbook-sized keepsake. The class begins with instruction in eight basic embroidery stitches which create a sampler that will be tucked inside your booklet. Intermingling stitches with petals, pods, papers and lace, each page will become a subtle, layered composition. We’ll finish our book with a simple handstitched binding and colorful ribbon ties.

This class is suitable for all levels of experience.

The materials fee covers all supplies in your notebook kit which includes:

  • 4 pieces of vintage French linen
  • 2 embroidery needles
  • Embroidery thread
  • A hand stamped stitch template
  • An individual pin cushion
  • Access to a wide variety of pressed flowers, vintage fabric pieces, buttons, vintage papers, ribbons and lace

Note: There will be a one-hour lunch break. Please bring a bag lunch or make plans to grab a bite nearby.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Anna Corba

Instructor / Artist

Anna Corba’s journey in collage began when her flea market collections refused to lay tame on her studio shelves.  With a degree in Art History and further studies in Fine Art at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco, Anna’s paintings began to incorporate paper, textiles and found objects gathered through the years.  She eventually developed her own product line, a collection of handmade artful objects that have been showcased in specialty boutiques, as well as larger emporiums including Anthropologie and Pottery Barn.

Teaching has become an additional way to engage her creative muse. This workshop is designed to share Anna’s love of fabric collage in a way that is user friendly and open to the student’s individual interpretation. Hand stitching helps to slow us down and be absorbed in the moment… creating a beautiful object is the happy result of this immersion.

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