Criss X Stitches will be closing mid-December. A closing down sale has been running since Thursday 2 November and will continue until the shop finally closes its doors on Saturday 16 December. May we thank all our customers who have supported us over the 15 years we have been in business. Please come and take advantage of the generous discounts on all items in the shop. If any similar businesses are interested in purchasing remaining stock and/or fittings, including tables, chairs etc. please contact us on 01654 711466 or

Vote for Criss X Stitches

Are you interested in learning new skills? Would you like to spend a day receiving expert tuition and expand your knowledge, understanding and skills with like- minded people? Then come along to a Workshop to be held above the shop from 10am until 4pm (arrive 9.30am for a pre-work coffee)

Saturday 22nd April                                       MULTI TECHNIQUE CUSHION                                          Margaret Lathwell
Multi Technique Cushion
Well it’s up to me this year. This first workshop is based on a Katherine Guerrier design. It uses up your small pieces of fabrics, as you may well know I love my batiks but other fabrics would work just as well. It uses half square triangles pin wheels, applique, prairie points and more! So come along and have a great day getting down that stash.
Friday 19th May                                                          APPLIQUE BAG                                                  Margaret Lathwell
Applique Bag
Our second workshop is a type of satchel bag. The idea came about whilst I was away and wanted a bag to carry my i-pad plus other necessities. The Echinacea design I’d seen ages ago and fallen in love with… so we shall be quilting our fabric, doing some lovely applique and constructing this bag. Our day will be fun and what a useful bag to take home!!
Saturday 1st July                                                     BUTTERFLY QUILT                                              Margaret Lathwell
Butterfly Quilt
This small quilt is one of my favourite and based on a Stuart Hillard design. It incorporates appliqued butterflies and a lovely simple way of doing pin wheels. It uses a 5” charm pack plus background fabric. I shall be making up packs of batiks but let me know if you require one when you book so I can reserve you one. You won’t of course complete the quilt but we will get well on the way and you’ll go home equipped with enough knowledge to finish it at home.
Friday 4th August                                      CHRISTMAS TREE WITH A DIFFERENCE!                           Margaret Lathwell
Christmas Tree
Well we’ve got to do something Christmassy and in good time! A friend showed me her tree and I loved the idea. It’s not actually patchwork but uses some of the lovely Christmas fabrics and you’ve a tree you can use year on year. The tree opens up to reveal a box full of goodies. We shall be covering card, gluing, sewing and generally having a play school day – come and have fun!.........


The fee for this year will be retained at £35 per day payable on booking. If you have paid and find yourself unable to attend we will endeavour to fill your place from a waiting list. Then only a £15 administration fee will be charged & a refund made for the remainder. Please note that if the place is not filled, regrettably the full course fee will be payable. An additional fee for materials may be made on the day, which will depend on what is required but will be kept to a minimum.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day, but please bring along your own sandwiches for lunchtime.

I look forward to receiving your booking, which will be done on a first come/first served basis and will be limited to 8 per workshop. So book early to avoid disappointment. I shall be holding a waiting list for each workshop so that if someone is ill or cannot attend I shall contact people from the waiting list and hopefully fill the vacancy.

Please address all bookings to me at the shop:

Margaret and Keith Lathwell
Criss X Stitches
The Old Print Shop, Red Lion Street
Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL26 9DN

Telephone or Fax 01654 711466

A booking form can be obtained by clicking here or going to the Workshop menu item.