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Couturier’s Chatelaine Workshop

April 12 @ 9:00 am - April 13 @ 12:00 pm

Alison Snepp will be teaching two workshops in April 2019 in the Guild rooms:

Couturier’s Chatelaine Workshop and Small Mamluk Purse Workshop 

This will be the last time Alison visits as a tutor as she has decided 2019 will be her final year. A list of requirements for the projects, cost of kit and pre-class preparation will be sent with confirmation of registration.

A detailed workshop folio will be given to each student.  It contains relevant charts and designs, full colour working and finishing instructions.  In some cases, the folios also contain extra materials for the workshop.  There is a fee for each folio that is set out on the List of Requirements.  A student must attend the workshop to receive a copy of the workshop folio.
Students can participate for three days to complete the two projects or participate for 1.5 days to complete one project. 


Friday, 12 April 9.00 am – 3.00 pm and Saturday, 13 April 9.00 am – 12 noon  
Couturier’s Chatelaine Workshop

Seamstresses working for couturiers in the French ateliers use a different kind of chatelaine to that with which we are familiar.  They don’t want their scissors hanging where they may pierce or cut expensive fabrics, so the scissors are held safely within a pocket that is worn around the neck.

                           Front view                                                               Back view






Students attending this workshop will make a chatelaine in this style using 28-count checked evenweave linen and DMC Stranded Cotton.  If you can’t get the checked linen, you can use some antique white 28-count linen and withdraw some threads and then re-weave them using either Perlé 12 or Broder 16 cotton.  The techniques are interesting forms of counted thread and surface stitchery embroidery.
Students need some experience of counted thread embroidery prior to doing this workshop.  There is some preparation to be done before the workshop.
Alison Snepp
Workshop code
Workshop cost
$150.00 (members); $180.00 (non-members)
Workshop folio cost
$40 payable to the Tutor at the commencement of the workshop
No kit is provided.  Students will be provided with a List of Requirements, which they will need to obtain prior to the workshop.  Some preparation needs to be done before the workshop.
Other requirements
To be advised
Workshop registration and enquiries
Bookings are essential, with a cut-off date of 8 March. Please complete the Class Registration Form on the website.
For further information, contact the Class Registrar by emailing classes@embroiderersguildqld.org.au or phone 3252 8629.


April 12 @ 9:00 am
April 13 @ 12:00 pm