Needlework Workshops

Learning Traditional Needlework as Contemporary Art:

People have been using Art and Craft over centuries as a career, to protest, comfort, heal, teach, support, clothe, keep records, hide messages, claim their voices and tell their stories. These skills cannot be lost or forgotten, because it is part of our history and is interwoven and ingrained in our culture.

All people are welcome to participate and no previous skills are necessary for all my workshops.

Please join me for my scheduled classes below or please do book me for a weekday private or semi-private class at any time! I am currently working on booking public events – museums, festivals, community and cultural events that have a connection to Needle Arts. Choose from my developed classes below or contact me to discuss a customized class!


Contemporary Embroidery – Embroidery meets Photography – Weekend Intensive

Join Textile Artist, Laura Daub over a full two days to learn her secrets of Modern Embroidery piece by combining Photography, Mixed Media and Needle Arts. Each student will choose from a variety of floral images and will create a stunning floral embroidery of their own. In addition, at different points throughout the class, students will also get a chance to learn and practice abstract watercolour techniques to emulate groundcover and moss on handmade papers and fabric.

Please inquire about booking this class.

 Hello Studios, 1735 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2, Canada
 5 – 15 participants
Please inquire about pricing
All Supplies are included and no experience needed!


Contemporary Embroidered Monogram Workshop – 3 – 3 1/2 hour workshop

Learn how to make a Modern Embroidered Monogram using some basic traditional stitches and techniques with embroidery and beading. In this workshop you will get a great start on your very own contemporary monogram and be able to finish it at home.

Please inquire about booking this class.

Hello Studios, 1735 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2, Canada
 5 – 15 participants
$50 + HST= $56.50
All Supplies are included and no experience needed!
Fabric pattern is prepared in advance of the workshop, so a confirmation of participant’s chosen capital letter is needed. Please email laura@lauradaub.com
I teach this out of Hello Studios in Ottawa but can travel and teach:
A Studio/Boardroom/Classroom is needed with seating for each participant
20 min set up and 15 min cleanup needed
Please contact me for pricing
Small Group and Private Lessons are also available daytime or evenings.

Rope Rug Crochet Workshop

Join me for an introduction to crochet in this 5-hour workshop and create an amazing Pinterest-worthy rug using cotton cord.

Please inquire about booking this class.

Hello Studios, 1735 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2, Canada
5 – 15 participants
$100 + HST= $113.00
Supply Kit included: 700 m of cord (it’s a lot!) and large embroidery hook. Please note this class involves repetitive hand movements and may not be suitable for everyone. If you have issues with your hands eg. strains, arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc – please contact me in advance of registering.
I teach this out of Hello Studios in Ottawa but can travel and teach:
A Studio/Boardroom/Classroom is needed with seating for each participant
20 min set up and 15 min cleanup needed
Small Group and Private Lessons are also available daytime or evenings.

Watercolour and Embroidery on Paper Workshop – 3 – 3 1/2 hour workshop

Let your creativity flow with contemporary watercolour techniques to create an abstract background for stitching with embroidery floss and beads on paper. Students will create several abstract watercolours using some great effects and then choose to embroider and bead on one piece.

Please inquire about booking this class.

Hello Studios, 1735 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2, Canada
5 – 15 participants
$50 + HST= $56.50
All Supplies included.
I teach this out of Hello Studios in Ottawa but can travel and teach:
A Studio/Boardroom/Classroom is needed with seating for each participant
30 min set up and 15 min cleanup needed
Please contact me for pricing
Small Group and Private Lessons are also available daytime or evenings.

Needle Felted Mouse Workshop – 3 hour workshop

A workshop just because who doesn’t think a felt mouse isn’t adorable?! Seriously!
Please join me for this 3-hour Project Night Workshop and learn the basics of needlefelting over a handmade armature.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Hello Studios, 1735 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2, Canada
5 – 15 participants
INTRO SALE! $60 + HST= $67.80
All Supplies are included and no experience needed!
Please note: We will be using sharp needles and there is a possibility of poking your fingers. Great care should be taken while needle felting. 
I teach this out of Hello Studios in Ottawa but can travel and teach:
A Studio/Boardroom/Classroom is needed with seating for each participant
20 min set up and 15 min cleanup needed
Please contact me for pricing
Small Group and Private Lessons are also available daytime or evenings.

Traditional Cross Stitch Workshop – 3 hour workshop or full day workshop

Cross stitching is easy to learn for people of all ages and is the oldest form of embroidery. In this workshop students learn how to use counted cross stitch patterns to create a modern-day sampler based on traditional cross stitch samplers from the past. This is a fun class for a variety of ages, from 8 years old and up.

Please inquire about booking this class.

5 – 20 participants
Please inquire about pricing
3 – 3 1/2 hour class
All Supplies are included

I teach this out of Hello Studios in Ottawa but can travel and teach:
A Studio/Boardroom/Classroom is needed with seating for each participant
20 min set up and 15 min cleanup needed
Please contact me for pricing
Small Group and Private Lessons are also available daytime or evenings.

Traditional Embroidery Stitches Workshop – 3 hour workshop or full day workshop

By learning time-honoured hand embroidery stitches it is easy to quiet your mind and allow yourself to feel at peace and connected. In this workshop you will start your very own contemporary floral embroidery. Once you have a few basic stitches and techniques down, there is no limit as to what you can do to create your own modern Intuitive Works of Art.

This workshop was created for the National Capital Canadian Tulip Festival 2017.

Please inquire about booking this class.

5 – 10 participants
3 – 3 1/2 hour class
All Supplies are included

I teach this out of Hello Studios in Ottawa but can travel and teach:
A Studio/Boardroom/Classroom is needed with seating for each participant
20 min set up and 15 min cleanup needed
Please contact me for pricing
Small Group and Private Lessons are also available daytime or evenings.