Harikuyo Needlebook E-course

Hari-kuyo Needlebook E-Course

Take it anytime!

Class has finished but you can have access to all course materials for as long as you need them.  Begin when you want.  No deadlines, no pressure!

A supply list will be sent to you once payment is received so you may begin gathering your supplies. Purchase the E-course only...

E-course ONLY

An inside pocket for your necessities as well as a resting place for needles that break throughout the year.

Hari-Kuyo, the Festival of Broken Needles, is held on February 8 every year in Japan.   My favorite part of this little book is the last page.  There you'll find a special place to house needles that have broken or bent throughout the year.  Come February, you can celebrate the Festival of Harikuyo with me by laying your broken needles to rest.  

These little books make great gifts for the special stitcher in your life.

Kit Choices: 

All kits are sold out at this time.

The Course Details

This course is being offered online in a series of  5 video lessons with written instruction.

Five Lessons:  
  1. Planning your Needlebook/Gathering and Preparing Your Supplies
  2. The Front Cover
  3. The Inside Cover
  4. Constructing the Book
  5. The Pocket, Flower Ties and Finishing Up
  • As part of the lessons, you will receive a .pdf file including the pattern and instructions with over 80 step-by-step photos for ease of understanding.
  • Each lesson will be posted on a private blog to which you will receive a private invitation once you have enrolled.  You will need to have a Google account in order to access (if you don't already have one, click here for New Google Account).
  • TONS of clear photographs and video will be used detailing each step of the book making process. 
  • Questions can be sent to me directly via email or through the comment section of the blog.  I intend for the class to be as interactive as possible so I hope to share student progress and/or questions via the blog.  I have set up a Flickr group for picture sharing by participants.
  • The techniques used in this class include two types of pattern transfer, silk ribbon embroidery, surface embroidery, one method for three-dimensional flowers, and book construction techniques.  
  • For those who will be using their own supplies, a detailed supply list will be sent to you via email following your enrollment.   
  • Prerequisites:  Sewing machine and zipper foot.  Though most of the book can be stitched by hand,  sewing machine is used for constructing the book and sewing the felt pages.  Some knowledge of ribbon stitch, stem stitch, back stitch and lazy daisy stitch.
Over 350 students have taken this course...check out some of the glorious needlebooks made by the first class here.

I hope you'll JOIN ME in making a book!!


Anonymous said...

I am interesed in enrolling in your e-course for the Harikuyo Needlebook and would like to purchase one of your kits for the class. Unfortunately, I was not able to email you directly (I have tons of security on my system and it wouldn't allow me to connect through your blog), so I hope you receive this email request. If you do, please add me to your wait list. You can reach me directly at sutterback_1@yahoo.com.

On a personal note, I have been reading your blog for about a year now and am so impressed with the quality of your photos, work displayed and the excellent writing. Keep it up!

Thank you.

Sue Utterback

Createology said...

Hi Susan Dear...I am definitely taking your E-Course with the Kit so that I can make my very own needle case and celebrate this wonderful tradition. Thank you for sharing your amazing skills and knowledge. Stitching Bliss...

Anonymous said...

How do I sign up for your E-Course and kit?
Info. please to: shelonmaui@yahoo.com

Thank you. What wonderful gifts this will make.


Anonymous said...

I can't email you from your blog - and would like to take the course - could you email me please - thanks - nikki

bubbygigi said...

Hi Susan,
I would like to purchase the Kyoto Autumn kit and the e-course. Please send me your snail mail address so that my husband can send you a check as this will be my belated birthday present.
Gita/ Bubbygigi

Anonymous said...

I took this class last spring and it was wonderful. I have all my stitching completed but am a procrastinator about finishing.
Online class was clear, Susan is a great teacher.

JillW said...

For how long will the lessons be accessible? I'd like to take this class, but I'm obviously late...

Susan Elliott said...

Hi Jill,
The class materials are available with no limits. You have access to them all for as long as you need them. I don't have an email address for you so I hope you check back on the comments.

Anonymous said...

I finally finished my needlebook and blogged about it today (http://sudukc.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3282&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2)
Thank you so much...I love it and it will always have a place of honor in my needlework collection. Thank you for sharing your creativity with everyone.

PB said...

I would love to take your Needle Book Class. Please add me to your wait list. Your work is fascinating.
Pam Bustamante

PB said...

Tried to order the needle book and it sent me to PayPal, but no transaction was present. Am I doing something wrong. I would love to have Kit B.
Pam Bustamante

Susan Elliott said...
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Avon said...

Great class and great teacher.



Unknown said...

Hi Susan, I would love to create one of your needle books, and sign up for the e-class. Would you please tell me when you will have kits ready for sale, and is the felt in the books 100% wool? They are beautiful! You can email me at: suston@gmail.com
Susan S.

Needles, Beads and Threads said...

I'm interested in your needle book case no way can I contact you through emails, so if you can email me,I need to ask you questions re the class. Thank you

kack2 said...

Susan, I would love to make the Needlebook with one of your beautiful kits. Will you be offering them again, with the E-course? My email is kack2@live.com. Thank you.

TT said...

j'aimerai suivre votre E-cours
bonne journée


Luci said...

Your needlework is such a delight to see and very inspiring, too.
I have ordered the e-course for the needlebook and paid through PayPal. I am excited to begin.

Susan Jarosz said...

Hello Susan. signed up and am more than ready to get started on class. Sounds like I wait for you to send me a supply list and access to the private blog.

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