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Hardanger Bon Bon Pincushion

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class (Tuesday 21 April and Tuesday 28 April) is designed to be an initial journey into Hardanger Embroidery encompassing some counted thread embroidery techniques from Norway.  Hardanger Embroidery is traditionally a white on white embroidery which features on aprons and shirts worn as part of traditional folk costumes. 

Students will explore basic techniques – such as preparation gridding, satin stitch including kloster blocks, eyelets and cable stitch. On the second day, students will delve into needleweaving including woven bars and dove’s eyes. Students will gain the knowledge to interpret and adapt commercial patterns.

The class is designed for those who have not previously undertaken any hardanger embroidery. Knowledge of basic embroidery terms and an appreciation of counted thread embroidery will be an advantage.

Students will complete the embroidery for a pincushion (17cm x 6cm) but there is some additional sewing required to complete the item. This panel could be made into a needlecase if preferred.

No preparation work is required prior to this relaxed 2-day class.

Alana Wegner

Class Code     
AW 21/04

Class Cost
$120 for members; $160 for non-members
$15 (to be paid to the Tutor on the first day of the class).

The kit includes prepared fabric, threads and detailed notes. A list of other requirements for the class will be forwarded to you after enrolment.

Note: The example is worked on white 28 count Cashel linen.

Class registration and enquiries
Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of April 9, 2020. Please complete the Class Registration Form on the website.

For more information, contact the Class Registrar by phoning 3252 8629 or emailing classes@embroiderersguildqld.org.au


April 21
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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