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Counted Cross Stitch for Beginners

Next Classes Begin: 

Term 2 2024, tickets not yet on sale

Two x Two hour sessions

$75.00 per person, which includes all materials, chart and hoop to complete your first project (approx. $15 value)

This class is suitable for beginners

Cross stitch is a great first step into learning embroidery, as it involves only a couple of simple hand stitches and their variations. It can be used to decorate garments, linen, and to create pictures. Kits using printed or stamped designs are readily available at hand craft stores, but in this class you will learn how to do counted cross stitch which allows you to be a lot more creative with your projects – you’ll only be limited by your imagination!

We’ll create a simple cross stitch project together which will allow you to learn the stitches you need as well as learning how to read a graph pattern. You’ll also learn about preparing your fabric and thread, choosing needles, starting, and finishing your stitching, and how to add embellishments – everything you need to start you on your cross-stitch journey!

Cross stitching is a calm, relaxing process which can help develop concentration and hand-eye coordination, creativity, and self-discipline – it also provides a great sense of achievement to see a finished project. Best of all it requires very few supplies, and so doesn’t cost a lot to get started.

Sashiko Stitching

Next Classes Begin: 

Thursday February 8th and 22nd 9.00 - 11.00am, and then the second and fourth Thursday each month

Book your place here

Two hour sessions

$10.00 per person

This class is suitable for beginners

I am currently learning the beautiful art of Sashiko stitching and absolutely loving it, so I'd like to invite you along to learn it beside me.

Sashiko originated from necessity, and the stitches were used to strengthen worn fabrics, and to help make them warmer. In modern times the techniques arte being used not only for mending and extending the life of clothing items, but also decoratively and for making beautiful homewares. The stitching style is particularly popular and effective when used with denim.

Bring along your current stitching project, or even just your interest in learning, and we'll spend the morning sharing our ideas, successes and inspiration while learning at the same time! It won't be a class as such, more a sharing time where we can all learn from each other within a small group setting.

If you haven't started stitching yet, there's plenty of thread and fabric in the studio for you to play around with and get started on your Sashiko journey.

Sock Knitting

Next Classes Begin: 

2024, tickets not yet available

Three x Two & a half hour sessions

$ 95 per person

Pre-requisite - confident knitting both knit and purl stitches. This is NOT a learn to knit class.

Join me for three fun knitting sessions and learn the intricacies of making your own socks. You can bring along your own tools and materials to make your own pair of luxurious socks, or you can work up a sample sock on needles & yarns which we have in our yarn bag.

Over three weekly sessions you will spend seven and a half hours in the studio learning the basics of sock knitting. We'll explore some of the many techniques involved in sock knitting including:

•needle choice; double pointed vs. circular

•yarns

•casting on

•heel turning options

•foot shaping & finishing

•personalising your socks


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