Beginner's Guide to Cross Stitch

Join us in store and learn how to stitch your way to a colourful cross stitch design!



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £25

Craft a beautiful work of art with your needle and thread, stitching a bold, colourful pattern that will brighten up your home and help you hone your skills.

Perfect for cross stitch beginners, the workshop will introduce basic techniques and inspire your creativity. Even if you’re completely new to this craft, you’re sure to fall in love with the wonderful art of stitching. 

The store colleague will take you through each step of the project using the kit included, guiding you with handy tips along the way. Enjoy mastering these cross stitch techniques and expanding your craft skillset with a relaxing craft that’s sure to spark your creativity. 

You are likely to need a little extra time after the workshop is over to complete the project, but you’ll have learned all the necessary skills to finish in your own time.


Knowledge required
  • Perfect for beginners!

What you'll get
  • Cross Stitch Kit

What to bring
  • Just yourself!

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Hobbycraft Artisan
Hobbycraft Workshops Team

4.8 (13547)

Our expert Hobbycraft Artisans deliver our online workshops, each Artisan has their craft expertise and will be perfectly placed to help you start a completely new craft or advance your skills.

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Anne Greenslade May 2022


The class and venue were excellent. All materials were provided so value for money was good. My thanks to a very patient instructor.

Amanda Wilson Apr 2022


Great session - one-to-one training by Sarah who was very friendly. Got some useful tips to get me started with cross-stitching.

Helen Gutteridge Apr 2022


I had a lovely time at my one to one class with Ana. She taught me how to cross stitch. I love the pattern I got and I can't wait to finish it. Ana is such a lovely down to earth lady, I could've talked to her all day. Thank you Ana.

Amanda Jones Mar 2022


Great class and great teache really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. Thankyou

Elaine Giannini Mar 2022


The kit provided was far to difficult for a beginner, colours were dark making it more difficult.
It was as if you were trying to get rid of stock that couldn't sell.
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Jane Poynter Mar 2022


The Cross Stitch Workshop was given to me as a birthday present. I have attended hobbycraft workshops before and have always thought them to be good value for money. My Tutor was great, very patient, I was very lucky as being the only one I had individual attention. I have worked cross stitch many years ago but I was talked through the importance of preparation and shown top tips, like marking off each square on the guide so that I can see what I have actually worked. I liked the pack that I was presented with and I hope to carry on and complete the parrots at my own pace. Would recommend this workshop.

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Anne Lipman Mar 2022


I really enjoyed the session. Jan was very informative and was very clear. It was very helpful.

Izzy Allan Mar 2022


Spent a lovely hour and a half with Donna who cover all I need to know about cross stitch, showed me all the stitches and how to present the finished article. The kit which accompanies this class has all u need to finish the Love Birds sampler. All in all it was excellent value for money and I got to meet yet another excellent tutor at the Harlow store.

Donna also showed me the other kits available to buy and I ended up purchasing a Dachshund cross stitch ‘patch’ - so cute. Lorraine on the service desk processed this transaction for me.

Keren Otto-Meerschaum Mar 2022


Very nice class, fun and clear. Just wish it had been longer!

Many thanks. Keren

Melody Scrivens Mar 2022


Yvonne was a really knowledgeable, lovely lady! It was a pleasure to have a 1-1 workshop for my first go at cross stitch ! I realised that this 1-1 was really the best of options for me and think I may have struggled if in a group!

In the time allotted she gave me plenty of tips and guidance to enable me to start my journey and her enthusiastic approach made me eager to continue on back home.
I was really nervous at going but she went out of her way to make me feel at home!

Nicola Sanderson Mar 2022


The class was excellent. Amelia was very knowledgeable and explained well. She gave me lots of useful hints and tips and was very easy to talk to. As a beginner, I left the session feeling confident that I could continue on my own and have been able to put what I learnt into practice already. The class was good value as it included a full kit with everything needed.

Katie Brown Feb 2022


Great session!
It was just me so great to have the 1-1 tuition.
Very informative and the tutor was lovely.
I’m a very arty person and never thought about doing cross stitching so it is definitely a project I’m looking forward to completing.

Charmaine Batt Feb 2022


i was lucky enough to get the class to myself and karen was lovely! it was a lot of fun and she was so helpful. a great start to a beginners journey to loving crafts!

Gillian Smith Feb 2022


The cross stitch class at Norwich was great. The teacher was very helpful and knowledgeable. Everything needed was provided and as shown on the website. Overall a very pleasant way to spent 90 minutes and good value for money.

Tazneem Anwar Feb 2022


Throughly enjoyed the class. The kit was great and the teacher was fantastic. Highly recommend

Elaine Kirwan Feb 2022


The cross-stitch workshop was really good value. Claire the teacher was lovely and very patient. I thoroughly enjoyed the activity.

Donna Summons Jan 2022


A great teacher who explained things in a clear easy to understand way.
The workshop fee included a good quality cross stitch kit. Everything necessary for a beginner was provided.

Evelyn Burton-Guyett Jan 2022


Victoria was great… she gave me some really good pointers on how to make my projects better, and was really knowledgeable about a whole range of crafts on top.
It was lovely to have some dedicated time to just relax and cross stitch with someone to talk to about all things crafty.

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