Cross Stitch Your Own Family Portrait with Threadfolk


If this is not the most delightful and darling idea we have come across, we want to know what is!

Calling all those who want to capture their unique family unit in a charming and modern take on the (sometimes dreaded) family portrait. Libby from ‘Threadfolk’ will liase with you personally, to create the perfect wee image of you and your beloveds. Libby will then travel from Sydney to Melbourne to personally teach you (in a workshop environment) how to cross-stitch this gorgeous image. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you will be the ‘favourite’ once again by giving the gift every Mother would love to receive - a memorable, and handmade piece of art capturing the essence of her heart… awwwww, goosebumps are making us shiver with delight!

This workshop will require some prep work on your behalf - once you have booked a place in this workshop (numbers are strictly limited), we will be in touch in order for you to organise your portrait with Libby - you will be asked to send a couple of family photo options as reference. She will then bring your approved family portrait template to Melbourne, where we will all finally meet up to cross-stitch our hearts away! Please note bookings will close one week before this workshop to allow time for your pattern to be made.

Libby will also make herself available via email after the workshop with any hitches or stitches you may need help with!

Important Info

The Windsor Workshop is located on level 1 of 115 Chapel Street, Windsor.  Windsor train station is a 4 minute walk, or jump off at Duke Street stop on Tram 78.  All day parking is available behind Paint Spot, Windsor (opposite the station) for around $7/day.

Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.

Terms and Conditions/ Cancellations

The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop.  The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.  In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled. 

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given.

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What you will learn
  • How to cross stitch to a pattern
  • How your family looks as a cross stitched version
  • The fundamentals of cross stitch
What you will get
  • An embroidery hoop, with said pattern, plus the necessary thread and tools to complete your family portrait.
  • Food, glorious food! Have you seen our grazing table? Let’s just say we not only feed your minds, but we feed your tummies too. We will nourish you with an array of fine food, designed to fuel your body ready to produce that final masterpiece!
  • Oh, and a glass or two of a lovely bubbly from 'Cake Wines'
  • A personalised family portrait pattern created by the one and only Libby from ‘Threadfolk'.

What to bring
  • Please bring bucket loads of enthusiasm - you will be unleashing your unfounded creativity.
What to wear

Please wear something Nanna would approve of.

Appropriate for

This workshop is for all skill levels (no experience necessary).


The Windsor Workshop

Vendor since 2015

We are a creative hub for the arts / crafts / design movement providing workshops and events to inspire.

We seek out and promote local Melbourne based Artists.

We unleash the unexplored creativity in people.

We provide a social gathering for people to slow down and team up.

We create a sensory experience that will get people talking.

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16 March 2016 • Cross Stitch Your Own Family Portrait with Threadfolk

The cross stitch your family portrait class held at the Windsor Workshop in Windsor Melbourne was a wonderful workshop. It was set out beautifully with stunning table arrangement of flowers and tea cups and petals and other ornaments. We were all greeted by staff and shown to our seats. We got a bag of goodies from Libby at Threadfolk so we could do our cross stitch. The class was well thought and had a good balance of group and one on one help. Libby was lovely. Lunch was served and was a pleasant surprise of sandwiches dips cheeses and drinks. Everything beautifully presented. Would go back for more!!


16 March 2016 • Cross Stitch Your Own Family Portrait with Threadfolk

Great Class, Libby from ‘Threadfolk was great, she customized all our pieces individually and was extremely patience with us. A good teacher. The Windsor workshop is a great place, the ladies have set this up perfectly, beautiful flowers and table set up made us feel very welcome and special. Lunch, tea and coffee on tap was amazing and a great bonus. This is just how i want to do a workshop. Ill be back for more. A great set up by three lovely ladies.


09 March 2016 • Cross Stitch Your Own Family Portrait with Threadfolk

Was a fantastic workshop. I learnt a new skill in such an amazing environment. The ladies who ran the workshop were so friendly, welcoming and just really lovely ladies. The food was amazing, and the work space is so divine. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute!

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