Silk ribbon Zinnias, made from 13mm and 7mm hand-dyed silk ribbon


2017 Calendar : Shows, Retreats and Classes 


March 2 - 5, 2017

Come visit us in Booth 325 - We've moved to a corner booth! 

To enroll in MJ's class #3736B MJ's Imagine Garden Zinnias, click here

Friday, 8:00 am, Theater, Pavilion (2nd Floor)

Mary Jo’s artisan-crafted hand-dyed silk ribbons are used to create the beautiful Small Zinnia from MJ’s Imagine Garden. Both ribbonwork and ribbon embroidery techniques are utilized. Assorted color combinations will be offered.

Address: Washington State Fair
               110 Ninth Avenue SW
               Puyallup, WA 98371
Toll FREE Phone: 866-554-8559


March 30 - April 2 - Oceanfront Retreat in Cayucos, California

Please join Anne and I for our beach house retreat in the quaint surf town of Cayucos.

With Anne Davies & Mary Jo Hiney

Cayucos 2017 retreat ocean front home, with Anne Davies and Mary Jo Hiney

Only 3 spots left! 

For More Information, Click Here

Click Here for the Registration Form


Please join MJ in San Francisco

San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

April 20 - 21, 2017 - Essential Stitches and Nuances of Ribbon Embroidery

Two Days, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm each day

Class Description: Explore the essential stitches and nuances of Ribbon Embroidery through an imagined garden topiary design. What is important to learn with ribbon embroidery is not a vast amount of stitches, but how to work the stitches so they are effective and purposeful in a design. Besides teaching the basics of design transfer and tools, the topiary design itself showcases essential ribbon embroidery stitches, such as the ribbon stitch, lazy daisy variations, looped and ruched stitches, french knots.  All skill levels welcome.


Intro to Cartonnage, at San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

One Day, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Class Description: Cartonnage is a centuries-old French Boxmaking process of creating fabric-covered boxes from the inside out, using cardboard as the base goods. Fabric is laminated (a fancy word for gluing layers together) to precisely cut cardboard pieces, shaped as needed, embellished and finished artfully.  Using pre-cut cardboard provided in the class kit, a small round, oval or heart-shaped box will be covered and formed, with luscious hand-dyed silk velvets and matelasse. We will discuss cardboard types and cutting tools/methods, then become proficient with laminating, shaping and finishing. Several colorways will be offered.  All skill levels welcome.


Gibb & Hiney Colorado Retreat

Join us in Colorado for our annual ribbonwork retreat. This time we are having two sessions, and you will sign up for one or the other - Session 1, or Session 2. Both sessions are identical in teaching and project.

You will make a beautiful project team taught by Helen and Mary Jo. Each session is a wonderful opportunity for 8 lucky students to learn the secrets of working with rich silk fabrics (chiffon, dupioni, velvet, matelasse) and beautiful ribbons combined to make an exquisite project as only Helen and Mary Jo can design! And yes, you can do this! All skill levels welcome.

Helen Gibb Mary Jo Hiney

June 7 - 9 - Session One

June 9 - 11 - Session Two

Click Here for more info and the Registration form















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