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Below you will find the listings for our workshops.
If you would like to book a place in one of the workshops, call or email Gitta's.

In addition to classes, individual tutoring is available!
On Tuesdays and Fridays, Mary is here (weather permitting) to help beginning
stitchers and those needing to complete troublesome projects.
Fee: $20.00 per hour.

Stitch Nights are the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Bring your unfinished projects and get help or simply enjoy the company of fellow stitchers.


Workshops

Wednesday November 12th, 2014
Chantilly: a Canvas Work Biscornu
Date: Wednesday November, 12th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Instructor: Lorene Salt

Workshop fee: $25
Includes: pattern and 18ct mono canvas

Need to bring:
  • 8" x 13" stretcher bar frame, tacks, and fibres from your stash
  • 1 skein of Caron Collection's Wildflowers (1/2 skein is enough if you are a frugal stitcher)
  • 2 different Variegated Perle Cotton #5 in DMC/ Weeks Dye Works /Valdani / 1ply of Watercolors
  • 3 Perle Cotton #5 in Solid DMC (1 light, 1 medium and 1 dark)
  • 1 Perle Cotton #8 in Solid DMC, same colour as the medium PC#5
  • 1 Perle Cotton #5 in Solid DMC (light of another colour family)
  • 2 spools Kreinik #8 braid 1 to match each colour family, 1 deep and 1 very light.
  • 1 pack or Mill Hill glass beads (optional)
    1 pack of Mill Hill #8 seed beads for finishing
Please Note: You can substitute the PC#5's with floss, but these then need to be layed, and with handling your biscornu may look tattered over time as single strands get pulled loose.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Design laid out flat


Kit includes clasps and ultra suede to finish into a bracelet
Henrietta - a Canvas work "Cuff" bracelet

Date: Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Full Day Workshop: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Instructor: Lorene Salt


Workshop fee: TBA. Includes kit.

Need to bring: 6" x 11" stretcher frame, scissor, laying tool (if you require any of these, they are available at Gitta's).

Stitched on 18ct canvas, with various specialty fibres, swarovskis and pearls. As well as sharing her knowledge & techniques, Lorene will also cover how to read a canvas work master chart and stitch diagrams. She will also cover many specialty stitches used within the design and finishing instructions. The kit will include the colour selection pictured. (if you would like to choose your own colours, please contact the shop for the required fibre list.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Ornament Finishing
Date: Saturday, November 22nd
Time: 10am to 4:30pm

Instructor: Nancy Cline

Workshop fee: $45
Need to bring:
A stitched project. If you do not have a stitched piece, we have a nice selection of small 1 day cross stitch projects.

Nancy will teach her special technique of transforming a small stitched item into a fabulous ornament. Turn those small projects into beautiful gifts and get a head start on Christmas . Learn which shape best suites your ornament, stretching it onto the foamed shape, and finishing it with ribbons & trims. No sewing is involved!!

Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Ornament Finishing
Date: Saturday, December 6th
Time: 10am to 4:30pm

Instructor: Nancy Cline

Workshop fee: $45
Need to bring:
A stitched project. If you do not have a stitched piece, we have a nice selection of small 1 day cross stitch projects.

Nancy will teach her special technique of transforming a small stitched item into a fabulous ornament. Turn those small projects into beautiful gifts and get a head start on Christmas . Learn which shape best suites your ornament, stretching it onto the foamed shape, and finishing it with ribbons & trims. No sewing is involved!!


October/November 2014
In order for these workshops to proceed, we require a minimum of six (6) attendees. If you are interested in participating please contact the shop.



Stumpwork

Introduction to Stumpwork with Metal Threads: Fantasy Butterflies

Date: TBA
Time: Full day
Instructor: Carol Arsenault


Carol is a certified embroidery and Stumpwork instructor, she has had many of her designs published in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine.

Maximum number of students: 15

Workshop fee: $95. This includes the kit, a $45 value

Need to bring: 6" hoop, and either a 10" hoop or 10" x 10" stretcher frame
An all purpose sharp scissor for metallic threads.

During the class Carol will cover all the stitches and techniques required to complete and attach a butterfly wing and leaf. She will also cover how to attach the beads and how to ensure that they behave and are properly arranged.

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