STORE HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9:30 - 4, Wednesday: 9:30 - 8:00, Friday: 9:30 - 1, Sunday: Closed


Open Backgrounds Workshop

Have you always wanted to try using the stitches that are “open”, so that the painting on the canvas shines through?  This is the class for you!  We will explore all the different ways to make your stitching light and airy using open stitches like the darning and trame stitches and much more!     This class is still in development – details will follow in January.

Date: Tuesday, February 13th
Time:  10 – 12:30
We provide: 8”x8” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars An assortment of threads and instruction

Cost: $55

Kids Klass

We are thrilled about all the younger folks that are starting to unplug and pick up needlepoint!  What better way to start then to take a class designed specifically for them at the Wellesley Needlepoint Collection.   Each child will receive a 4″ x 4″ 13 mesh canvas with their initial painted on it and they will be able to choose colors they like to make a project that is well within their reach, fun and easy.  We can’t wait to work with your kids and help them create!

Date: Tuesday, February 20th
Time:  1 – 2:30
Ages:  over 8 years of age
We provide: custom painted 13 mesh canvas with your child’s initial, threads and instruction
Cost: $35
Preregistration is require before Wednesday, February 14th so we can have the canvas painted.  This class will fill up so please sign up early.  If we have enough interest we will offer another time the same day.

Private Lessons

Can’t wait for a workshop?  We have a team of staff ready to help you learn in a one-on-one setting!  We’d love to introduce new stitchers to the art or help you master that stitch you have always wrestled with.  Call the shop to schedule when it’s convenient for you.

One hour private lesson  $35
One hour semi-private lesson $50
(grab a friend)

Other Workshops we offer

Introduction to Beading Workshop

A Brand New Workshop is here:  Introduction to Beading on Needlepoint!

Create sparkling canvases by adding Beads to your needlepoint. If you’ve never done any beading, this is the class for you!  You will learn about the different sizes of beads and some of the accessories that make your work easy.  Learn the different stitches that you can use with beads and when to use them!

Date: TBD
Time:  10 – 12:30
We provide: 8”x8” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars An assortment of beads, thread, tweezers & a beading mat

Cost: $65

Class size is limited! Reserve your space early by calling the store at 781-235-2477

Beyond Basketweave Workshop

Beyond Basketweave

Come spend a morning with us learning many of the tricks of the trade and some new stitches from our staff.
Have you been stitching for awhile but never gotten beyond the tent stitch or basketweave?  This class will introduce you to decorative stitches, help you choose when to use them and teach you some basics – using laying tools & stretcher bars, how to strand and store thread and much more!

Date: TBD
Time: 10 – 1
We provide: 8”x8” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars
Needle and Instructions

Cost: $60


Learning the Shading Technique

Stop in for a quick, one hour mini-workshop and learn how to create beautifully shaded areas in your needlepoint.  We will be learning how to make a super smooth transition from one thread color to another to make animals, skies, coats or whatever shaded area you have shine!

Date: TBD
10:30 am  – 11:30  pm 
We provide:
6” x 6” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars
Three colors of thread, needles, and instruction

Cost: $30

Beards and Fur Workshop


Beards and Fur Workshop is Back!

Want to master the art of creating amazing Santa’s Beards or Fur on your next critter?  This class is perfect!  We will be learning turkey tufting, shading, French knots, couching and bullion knots, among other stitches.  We will also play with different threads and textures.

Date: TBD
10 am  – 12:30  pm 
We provide:
8”x8” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars
An assortment of new types of threads, needles, bullion needles and instruction

Cost: $80

Beautiful Backgrounds Workshop

Create Beautiful Backgrounds Workshop

Learn some wonderful new techniques and gorgeous backgrounds for your project.  You’ll learn how to do open stitches, trame, darning stitches, bargello and much more.   We will play with different types of threads, sparkles to silks.  Get some advice on how to decide when to use some of these stitches and spend the morning with folks that love needlepoint.

Time: 10 – 12:30
We provide: 8”x8” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars
Needle and Instructions

Skill level:  Intermediate

Cost: $50