Cross-stitch for Beginners (Park Slope)
Taught by Rhiannon Platt
Rhiannon Platt is at least third generation fiber artist. Raised by seamstresses, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds, she picked up her first pair of needles over a decade ago. Since her first scarf, Rhiannon has gone on to fabricate for Lion Brand Yarn, Nathan Vincent, Olek, Jeila Gueramian, Londonkaye, and Levi’s. In between commissions, she finds time to write patterns and make endless sweaters.
Made with repeated x-shaped stitches, cross-stitch can be a calming alternative to embroidery. This introductory class will cover how to read a chart, spacing out your piece, stitching, and finishing your work.
Students will then customize their work by learning a few embroidery techniques! We'll be working on the project pictured above in either white or black fabric, in a 3-4" embroidery hoop that's yours to keep.
While you probably won't finish the whole project during class, you'll have all the materials and a pattern to keep working on it at home.