First Steps to Next Steps in Cross Stitch

Jo Gatenby is the designer for, and owner of X’s & Oh’s. Her designs have been featured on the cover of Stoney Creek Cross-Stitch, The Cross Stitcher and Embroidery Canada and she is a feature contributor to A Needle Pulling Thread magazine.

Cross Stitch: The Next Step – Intermediate

Gatenby, Jo - The Next Step_700x685Take Cross Stitch to the next level with Jo! Let’s begin by moving up from Aida to working ‘over 2’ on linen or evenweave fabric and learn the difference between these two. Pick up tips and techniques for working with over-dyed and variegated floss and see how they differ. Make perfect French Knots and learn to attach beads correctly. Discover the trick to eyelets, how to stitch Rhodes Hearts, try Blackwork and more all while working a small custom pattern by designer Jo Gatenby. Each kit comes in a cloth bag (assorted colours), which is used in finishing the project! Receive an instruction booklet with tips and stitching diagrams for even more eyelets and stitches like Butterflies and Triangles. Kit $7.50
3 Hour Workshop

Cross Stitch Bag-Its – Beginner

Gatenby, Jo - Cross Stitch Bag-Its_700x663Come learn Cross Stitch basics from a pro! Full-stitch, Quarter Stitch, Backstitch, fabric count, stitch size, selecting a needle, all these terms and more will all be explained. Each kit comes with its own cloth bag, providing an easy finish! Choose to work on the original Hummingbird design (shown) created just for this class, or select from 8 other Bag-It designs! A selection of bag colors and designs will be available in class. Kit $5
2 Hour Workshop


Enjoy this Conference Class sneak peek!

Check out our website for the class days & times and to register. Class fees are $20 per hour (advance purchase) with kit fees extra.

Creativ Festival is returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre but MOVING to the NORTH BUILDING (255 Front St. W.) on new days & times! Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 15, 16 & 17, 2015 with 5 days of Conference Classes starting Tuesday, October 13th

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