• Cross Stitch Portrait Workshop
  • Cross Stitch Portrait Workshop
  • Cross Stitch Portrait Workshop
  • Cross Stitch Portrait Workshop

Cross Stitch Portrait Workshop




Learn how to design and cross-stitch a custom portrait in this three-hour workshop! Make a portrait of your favorite people -- newlyweds, families, roommates, BFFs, your favorite band -- the sky's the limit!

You'll begin with our provided templates to use as a jumping-off point for designing people and pet figures. Next, you'll add custom details like hair color, facial hair, glasses, clothing, and any other distinguishing features you'd like. (Don't worry, it's easy, we promise!)

Finally, you'll learn how to translate your design to fabric and work it in cross stitch. 

The finished piece makes an amazing gift for your favorite people! 

NOTE: It can be helpful to bring a photo of the people/pets you want to include in your portrait so that the instructor can help you translate their likeness to your pattern. 


In this workshop you will:

  • Design a custom group portrait featuring both people and pets
  • How to do the basic cross stitch
  • How to follow your design and translate it from grid paper to fabric
  • Tons of tips and tricks for successful cross stitch portrait making! 

Due to the time-consuming nature of cross stitch you most likely will not finish your piece in class, but you'll leave with your custom-designed pattern and your cross stitch work-in-progress.

Class fee includes design templates, fabric, needle, hoop, and a selection of embroidery floss to use during class. (Optional: You may find that you want to purchase additional colors of embroidery floss to complete your design after class hours.)


Class Details

Date & Time: select date above
Class Length: 3 hours
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company's NEW LOCATION, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $45 includes materials needed to make one portrait

All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.



Angela Stewart is the artist and designer behind Homework Party. She makes unreal hand embroidered patches, specializing in custom fabrication for apparel, decor, cosplay, and vintage restorations. Check out more on Instagram @homework_party !

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