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CLOSED: Hand Embroidered Snow Globes

December 8, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 8:30 pm

5:30-8:30PM PT

Instructor: Robert Mahar

Location: Room 201

Registration for this class is now closed.

Create your own souvenir of the season, and hand stitch a (waterless!) version of the classic snow globe. Join artist and maker Robert Mahar in learning core embroidery basics, the perfect essential stitches to create your own wintery wonderland and how to apply them to a vintage evergreen tree illustration custom printed onto linen cotton canvas. Interested in adding a little sparkle? Instruction will also cover the application of seed beads, sequins and pearls. You’ll also discover how to cleverly conceal the back of your stitching and display your hoop in a handcrafted wood base – completing the snow globe illusion and allowing you to display your work on any flat surface.

This workshop is a unique approach to needlework utilizing a non-traditional, free-form sampler that allows you to utilize your favorite embroidery stitches and determine their placement. Is it a flurry of French knots? Old school sequin ornaments? Beaded string lights? Or hand stitched candles on each bough? It’s a choose-your-own-adventure approach to customizing your snow globe.

This class is well suited for beginners, however, students with more embroidery experience are encouraged to join for a fun refresher course and the opportunity to apply their skills to this unique wintery project. All materials are included.

Material kits include:

  • a custom embroidery sampler
  • practice fabric
  • a limited palette of embroidery floss and embellishments
  • wood hoop and backing materials
  • custom wood hoop stand
  • embroidery needle
  • instructional diagrams

Note! If you have favorite embroidery tools or prefer specific colors of embroidery floss (6-strand or perle) you are encouraged to bring these items to the workshop.

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Sliding Scale: $15, $55, $110

Robert Mahar


Robert Mahar is a California-based artist, designer, maker and embroidery enthusiast who teaches clever do-it-yourself projects and develops imaginative craft inspired 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

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