Questions & Answers:

1. What supplies will I need?

Supplies for the World of Needlework and Embroidery Professional Development series are basic - embroidery thread, small pieces of fabric, basic sewing supplies. Specific supply lists according to the projects will be made available on October 3, 2020.

2. When will you send the articles and pre-recorded videos?

We will email the links and reading materials to registered participants on Oct 3rd, Oct 18, Nov 15


3. Why did you choose such early times on a Saturday?

We want to make this workshop available to colleagues in as many time zones as possible. We are eager to provide opportunities for international exchange and discussion.

4. Can I participate from a different country or time zone?

YES! We are eager to extend our network around the globe – one of the silver linings of this Covid cloud.

5. Where can I check my time zone?

PLEASE be sure to check your times with a website such as

NOTE: times are given in Pacific Time. On Nov 1, Pacific Time will change from Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST)!

6. Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes! Nothing can replace a ‘live’ experience of presence and community, but recording sessions will allow our friends and colleagues in different time zones, or with children at home, to participate according to their needs. Some sessions will be pre-recorded, and we plan on recording the live sessions, with permission of the participants. The recordings will be available to conference participants for a limited number of weeks after the conference.


7. How do I pay?

All conference payments are accepted through the website. In the checkout you may choose to pay with a credit card or Paypal.

8. How do I apply for a scholarship?

Email, briefly describe the reason for your request, and give a suggested (total) amount you (and/or your school) would be able to pay in US dollars. We must weigh available funds against requests, and will get back to you as soon as we can, on or before September 19. 

You must name a specific dollar amount you (and/or your school) are able to contribute, in US dollars.

9. If I have to cancel can I get a refund?


Sections 1A & 1B: If you have to cancel your registration we will issue a refund minus $40 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after October 2, 2020.

Section 1C: If you have to cancel your registration we will issue a refund minus $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after October 16, 2020.


10. What will I learn in these conferences?

Every year, we re-affirm our original intent for our Teacher Conferences:

  • The goal of this professional development series is to inspire and stimulate research, discussion, and peer learning around traditional needlework and embroidery techniques;

  • To deepen our understanding of our work and refine our skills; 

  • To balance the outpouring of the school year by reconnecting with colleagues and rediscovering balance, passion and purpose; 

  • To refine communication skills with our students, colleagues, administrators, parents and peers; 

  • To strengthen our roles in leadership with the backing, confidence, and unity of many Handwork Teachers as supporters. 


11. Do you award certificates of completion?

For teachers who would like to keep a record of professional development, we offer certificates of participation.


12. Is additional one-to-one mentoring and coaching available?

Yes! Contact us for more info.


13. I have more questions!

If you have read the responses above, and still have questions, do not hesitate to reach out directly to Elizabeth at

If you have questions or (polite!) feedback about the website, reach out to our webmaster, Shellie, at

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