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Spring 2013

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 Night are the 2nd Wednesday of the month (excluding July & August)

from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. 

 Bring your unfinished projects and get help or simply enjoy the company of fellow stitchers.

WORKSHOPS


Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Long Tall Santa - Beginner CrossStitch +
Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 1pm to 3pm

Instructor: Michelle Edmunds
A graphic designer by trade, Michelle is our Designer of the Month for September. Her cross-stitch designs incorporate tradional and contemporary Celtic styles.

Workshop fee: $35
Need to bring:
Embroidery scissors, needle threader, stretcher bars (or hoop), and, if required, a light and magnification.

If you love Christmas, this folksy Santa is for you. Experiment with different fibers, and French knots. Choose you favourite technique for Santa's beard, and then stitch full-steam ahead.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Ornament Finishing
Date: Saturday, September 27th
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, October 25th, 2014
Ornament Finishing
Date: Saturday, October 25th
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, November 8th, 2014
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.


September 27, 2013
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