Needlework Workshops

Learning Traditional Needlework as Contemporary Art:

Women 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 rising.

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!


Contemporary Embroidered Monogram 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.

No dates scheduled at this time for this workshop.
 5 – 10 participants
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.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00am – 3:00pm

Hello Studios, 1735 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2, Canada
5 – 10 participants
$150 + HST= $169.50
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. Please bring your own lunch.
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.

Watercolour and Embroidery on Paper 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.

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 10:00am – 3:00pm
Hello Studios, 1735 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2, Canada
5 – 10 participants
$140 + HST= $158.20
All Supplies included. Please bring your own lunch.
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

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 7, 2018 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Hello Studios, 1735 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2, Canada
5 – 10 participants
$90 + HST= $101.70
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 Embroidery Stitches 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.
No dates scheduled at this time for this workshop.

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.