OESD Events 2018

First time in Canada!

We were thrilled to present Tamara Evans and Cathie Housego as they led two OESD Embroidery Events designed to help to make you a better embroiderer.

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World of Embroidery - SOLD OUT!!

World of Embroidery logo

A full day of fun as you learn essential embroidery techniques, including:

  • choosing the right stabilizer
  • hooping placement
  • appliqué
  • tiling
  • lace and more

Plus a behind-the-scenes look into the OESD embroidery design process!

Friday, January 26, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lunch, prizes and a Goody Bag valued at over $150 included!


Super SPREE logo

Two days of hands-on learning as you make six projects!

  • Embroidered Hand Towel
  • Appliqué Coaster
  • Freestanding Lace Heart
  • Patchwork Zipper Pouch
  • Tufted Satin Bracelet
  • Appliqué Greeting Card

Saturday and Sunday, January 27 and 28, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sunday)

A CD of designs, kits for all six projects, lunches, prizes and a Goody Bag valued at over $200!

About our presenters

Tamara Evans

Tamara Evans

Tamara has been sewing for as long as she can remember and loves every aspect of it – except handwork. Her professional sewing experience began in Jr. High sewing costumes, home décor and clothing for family and neighbours. Her sewing experience includes machine embroidery, digitizing, quilting, garment design, home décor and crafts. After working in a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial ventures, she returned to her real passion – sewing.

Within a year of purchasing her first embroidery machine, Tamara had invested in a multi-needle machine, digitizing software and launched a successful embroidery and gift business. Back in her home state of Texas, she began coordinating the development of new products, educational tools, magazine articles and a video education series for embroidery and quilting. She then hit the road as a national educator teaching embroidery software and stabilizing techniques at national shows, in-store events and to dealers. Behind the scenes, she also created new embroidery and quilting projects, collaborated on software development and created software education materials.

Tamara has been a fan of the designs, products and digitizing expertise that is exemplified by OESD since she began to embroider. And so, she is very excited to put her enthusiasm, energy and expertise into bringing these exceptional products directly to the sewing public at the OESD Super SPREE events.

Cathie Housego

Cathie Housego

With many years of experience in sewing, embroidery digitizing and owning a multi-brand retail sewing store, Cathie now travels Canada-wide as an educator for OESD sharing her passion of all things embroidered.

As a Certified Embroidery Specialist Educator, Cathie wants to share her extensive knowledge of stabilizers and embroidery tricks and tips with you to help make your embroidery projects amazing!