In this 2.5-hour workshop you will learn the four main stitches used in cross stitch embroidery. Cross Stitch is an ancient old embroidery technique that you can find in cultures across the world. We will work on a sampler – you can choose between the two pictured designs. During the cross stitch workshop you will learn lots of tips and tricks to learn to cross stitch like a pro.

What you’ll learn in this Cross Stitch workshop

  • Which materials are used in cross stitch embroidery
  • How to read a cross stitch pattern
  • How to get the neatest cross stitch work
  • How to start stitching without knots
  • How to make a cross stitch
  • How to make a 3/4 cross stitch
  • How to make a french knot
  • How to make the back stitch


  • Embroidery materials used during the workshop are included in this price. You can take your stitched sample (or work in progress) home after the workshop. If you’d like to continue practising at home with other patterns, you’re welcome to buy extra supplies in the studio.


  • You’ll get free coffee, tea, and water
  • And we’ll have a few yummy snacks from the pâtisserie

Date & Time:  24 April 2024 18:30 – 21:00


Studio Koekoek, Weesperstraat 100 in Amsterdam.

This is close to the “Magere Brug” and the “Holocaust Name Monument” in the centre of Amsterdam. Metro station Weesperplein or Waterlooplein.

Skill level

The session is suitable for beginners, but also fun for stitchers with some experience who like to create together.


We’ll host the workshop in both Dutch and English

About Studio Koekoek’s workshop

We love to welcome you in our studio in Amsterdam. We’re working every day with textiles and like to share our enthusiasm with you. You’ll learn in small groups, so you’ll get lots of help with questions.

Workshop cancellation policy

In the unfortunate event that you cannot join your booked event, you are welcome to resell or give your ticket to somebody else who is able to attend. If you wish to cancel your ticket, we adhere to the following policy:

  • Cancellations made more than 1 month before the event receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made between 14 and 31 days before the event receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 14 days before the event are not refunded.
  • No-shows are not refunded.