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Online Interactive Workshop

Saturday 12 June 2021: Online Workshop (Modern Cross-Stitch Pin Cushions)

Lucy Brennan hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop which sees you make not one but 2 x Modern Cross-Stitch Pin Cushions!…

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Saturday 12 June 2021: Online Workshop (Modern Cross-Stitch Pin Cushions)
Saturday 12 June 2021: Online Workshop (Modern Cross-Stitch Pin Cushions)

Time & Location

12 Jun 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Lucy Brennan - Saturday 12 June 2021 - 10.00am to 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Modern Cross-Stitch Pin Cushions

Ever-popular & hugely talented sewist Lucy Brennan enters the CraftyMonkies fray once again and as you'll see from the pictures above, she has a great project for you in this latest workshop: Modern Cross-Stitch Pin Cushions!

Introduction by Lucy:-

Brighten up your sewing space with these 2 x Modern Cross Stitch Pin Cushions! Inspired by pop culture, Fix Up Look Sharp has space for you to stick those pesky bent or dull pins, keeping them separate from the good sharp ones. Pin Drop has a colourful, geometric vibe complete with back stitch detail.  Both these patterns are newly designed by me and are being debuted via CraftyMonkies! In this class I will show you THREE different methods of cross stitching so you can stitch in the most comfortable way, including the quick and easy sewing method and one that may be new even to seasoned cross stitchers! You will be shown various ways to finish your pin cushion with decorative elements, such as beading for a tactile unique look!

All workshop participants will receive BOTH cross-stitch patterns as PDF files!

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Preparing the fabric and thread for stitching
  • Different cross stitch techniques, including the sewing method
  • How to secure at the start and end
  • Achieving neat back stitching
  • Piecing cross stitch fabric
  • Adapting the designs to make different versions
  • Create unique embellishments
  • How to finish the pin cushion

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Suitable for all levels!

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Decorative elements such as ric rac, pom poms, ribbon and beads
  • Wadding or fusible fleece *
  • Woven interfacing *

* Please note: the sizes needed will depend on the cross stitch fabric you are using, but a Fat-Quarter of each should be enough for two pin cushions

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Embroidery floss
  • Cross stitch needle
  • General sewing kit
  • Embroidery hoop or frame (optional)

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Here is a list of the cross stitch fabrics and threads I used for the samples. You can use any aida / linen / evenweave fabric and you do not have to purchase these specific items, use what you have!

Fix Up Look Sharp:

Zweigart 25 Count Lugana Evenweave Light Basalt Splash and

Zweigart 32 Count Murano Basalt Splash

Aurifloss: #2024 and #2692

Pin Drop:

Fabric Flair Candy Floss 28 count evenweave

Aurifloss: #1103 #4020 #2150 #2783 #2860 #1135 #1148

If you do need supplies, Lucy recommends Lakeside Needlecraft for fabrics and Sew Hot for Aurifloss

Also available at other great independent shops, please shop local if you can!

​Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube! A link to a recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news! This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).


  • Online Workshop: Pin Cushions

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop with Lucy Brennan on Saturday 12 June 2021 (10.00am-1.00pm, BST)

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