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Due to COVID, we are not scheduling in-person workshops at this time. Please consider one of our Cyber Workshops.
Small Space Stitches Workshop
Tired of putting basketweave in all the tiny spots where a larger stitch will not fit? We have some great ideas for tiny stitches that will fit in even the smallest spots!
Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM
We provide: 7” x 7” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, an assortment of new types of fun threads for practicing the stitches, needles and instruction
All About Sequins Mini-Workshop
Learn all about sequins – the different types and sizes, and the different ways they can be used in needlepoint. From just adding a few here and there, to layering them to make a beautiful, sparkly area, you’ll find uses for sequin techniques all over the place!
We provide: 6” x 6” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, threads, needles, sequins, and instruction
Mastering the Bullion Knot Mini-Workshop
Stop in for a quick mini-workshop and learn how to create beautiful Bullion knots! Don’t let this stitch keep you from making perfect knots. It’s not as hard as you think and we will work one-on-one with you to help you master it. This stitch makes outstanding hair, eyebrows, mustaches, and tails. Or, use it in trees, bushes, garlands or flowers – the possibilities are endless!
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
We provide: 6” x 6” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, Bullion needle, threads, and instruction
The Great Outdoors Workshop
Expanding on our Beyond Basketweave class, we are introducing a workshop that will focus on our favorite stitches for skies, grass, water, trees and much more!
Time: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
We provide: 8”x 8” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, needles, an assortment of threads, and instruction
Loopy Loop Mini-Workshop
The world of Needlepoint is expanding into historically embroidery stitches. These stitches are so versatile and are fun to learn! Come learn the chain, buttonhole, and lazy daisy stitch and where and when we like to use them!
Time: one hour
We provide: 6” x 6” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, hreads, needles, and instruction
School Vacation Week
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 and everything they need 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, TBD
Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Ages: Over 8 years of age
We provide: Custom painted 13 mesh canvas, needles, threads, and instruction
Beards and Fur Workshop
Want to master the art of creating amazing Santa 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.
Time: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
We provide: 8”x8” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars
An assortment of new types of threads, needles, bullion needles and instruction
Added BONUS you will get free access to the Cyber Video after the class.
This way you can continue to work on your new skills at home!
Learning the Shading Technique Mini-Workshop
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!
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM (ish)
We provide: 6” x 6” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, three colors of thread, needles, and instruction
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 tramé stitches and much more!
Time: 1 – 3 PM
We provide: 7”x 7” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, an assortment of threads, needles, and instruction
Doorways Mystery Workshop
Wellesley Needlepoint is so excited to offer this Mystery Workshop! You may join in anytime.
A workshop with a twist!! A great Meredith Collection design full of fantastic threads, stitches and techniques…plus the element of surprise. You’ll receive this canvas design of four charming, seasonal doorways, stitch guide, and threads in four installments. The first doorway is ready to ship to you. You can happily stitch away on the first doorway while you anticipate what’s in store for the others! Your kits will arrive every 8 -10 weeks with fun new threads and stitching ideas in the stitch guide! The canvas measures 13 1/2″ x 8 1/2 ” and is stitch painted on 18 mesh. Cost: $390
If you already own the canvas, you can still participate. Get the stitch guide and threads at the same pace as everyone else! Cost: $200
Call 781-235-2477 to sign up or order on-line at Doorways Mystery Workshop.
Circles, Squares, and Hearts Workshop
Do you ever get flummoxed with how to stitch different shapes? Making the perfect circle, a sweet heart, and sparkly star? We will explore different threads and stitches for all the different shapes you will encounter! (Credit to Sandra Arthur for the stitch suggestions in her Shapes of Needlepoint Series I and II Books)
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
We provide: 7” x 7” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, threads, needles, and instruction
Introduction to Beading Workshop
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!
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
We provide: 8”x8” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, an assortment of beads, needles, thread, tweezers, a beading mat, and instruction
Beyond Basketweave Workshop
Have you never explored 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 and stretcher bars, how to strand and store thread, and much more!
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
We provide: 7”x7” 18 mesh canvas on stretcher bars, needles and threads, and instruction