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Virtual Workshops: Cross Stitch Portraits

at Brooklyn Craft Company - Online

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Workshop ticket only, supplies not included
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Angela Stewart

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this beginner sewing class:

Learn how to design and cross-stitch a custom portrait in this two-part virtual workshop! Make a portrait of your favorite people -- newlyweds, families, roommates, BFFs, your favorite band -- the sky's the limit!

You'll begin with our provided templates to use as a jumping-off point for designing people and pet figures. Next, you'll add custom details like hair color, facial hair, glasses, clothing, and any other distinguishing features you'd like. (Don't worry, it's easy, we promise!)

Finally, you'll learn how to translate your design to fabric and work it in cross stitch. 

The finished piece makes an amazing gift for your favorite people! 

NOTE: Have on hand a photo of the people/pets you want to include in your portrait so that the instructor can help you translate their likeness to your pattern. 

In this workshop you will:

  • Design a custom group portrait featuring both people and pets
  • Learn how to do the basic cross stitch
  • Learn how to follow your design and translate it from grid paper to fabric
  • Tons of tips and tricks for successful cross stitch portrait making! 

Due to the time-consuming nature of cross stitch you may not finish your piece in the allotted class hours, but you'll leave with your custom-designed pattern and your cross stitch work-in-progress.

Materials needed for the project are listed below.

  • 5 inch embroidery hoop
  • 7+ inch piece of 14-count aida cloth (ivory colored cloth will be provided with the bundle; if using your own materials a lighter colored cloth is strongly advised for beginners!)
  • Size 5 embroidery needle or size 4 tapestry needle
  • Embroidery floss in your desired colors (the supply bundle will include one skien of black floss; add additional colors for your design here!)
  • Pattern templates (will be emailed to students who do not purchase supply bundle)

      Household tools needed (not included in supply bundle):

      • Scissors
      • Colored pencils, crayons, or markers in the colors of your design

      Remote Learning

      This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

      Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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      Refund Policy

      Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

      Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have relaxed our cancelation policy a bit until further notice. We still cannot provide refunds for class cancelations, but for the time being, we are not requiring 48 hours notice to receive a class credit. Students can reach out to reschedule/ receive a credit at any point before the workshop takes place. 


      Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):


      We do not issue refunds on workshop registrations.

      If you register for a workshop and later become unable to attend, we will gladly offer a school credit if you notify us at least 48 hours before the workshop. We are unable to offer credits of any kind, or honor reschedule requests, with less than 48 hours advance notice. 

      About Our Policy

      Our workshops require a great deal of pre-planning, including ordering supplies and tools, booking staff, and making commitments to pay our instructors -- all based on the number of students who register. When students ask to cancel or reschedule at the last minute, we lose money. As a small business, we are unable to absorb these costs and still keep our class prices low.  

      In fairness to all of our customers we are unable to make exceptions to our policy, including for reasons of illness or travel. If you are unable to attend a workshop at the last minute, we suggest giving your spot to a friend!

      Thank you for understanding!


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