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March 2021

Exploring Bullion stitch – Mini Class

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to execute a Bullion stitch and stitch some rosebuds with leaves. Full rose flowers will be shown in this class. Bullion stitch may be used for a variety of projects and attendees may wish to discuss other options with the tutor. Tutor Firdes Ali Class code FA1303 Class cost $35 for members        $45 for non-members Kit cost and details $3 for the kit, cash payable to the Tutor on the day of the class. A list of requirements…

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Exploring Bullion stitch – Mini Class

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to execute a Bullion stitch and stitch some rosebuds with leaves. Full rose flowers will be shown in this class. Bullion stitch may be used for a variety of projects and attendees may wish to discuss other options with the tutor. Tutor Firdes Ali Class code FA1603 Class cost $35 for members        $45 for non-members Kit cost and details $3 for the kit, cash payable to the Tutor on the day of the class. A list of requirements…

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Alison Cole Stumpwork Class

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 20 March and Sunday 21 March, 2021.  An "Illustrated Floral" stumpwork project class with Alison Cole, covering two padding techniques and creating detached elements using a range of techniques.This design is based on an illuminated Book of Hours in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria and is worked on black satin using Cascade House silk threads. The design size is approximately 12cm x 12cm and is highlighted with English gilt…

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April 2021

A Chrysanthemum for Mother on Mother’s Day – Mini Class

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is a class about placement of stitches to create the right “look”. Students will use ribbon stitch in a variety of ways as well as whipped running stitch and straight stitch to create a chrysanthemum to put in a card or decorate any item that the student wishes to embellish. Tutor Paula Pugh Class code PP1704 Class cost $35 for members        $45 for non-members Kit cost and details $10 for the kit, cash payable to the Tutor on the…

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May 2021

Hardanger Bon Bon Pincushion

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Sunday 9 May and Sunday 16 May, 2021.  It 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.  Attendance on 9 May (Day 1) is essential in order to attend Day 2 on 16 May 2021 Students will explore basic techniques –…

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Fleur de Lis

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    This 2-day class will be held on Tuesday 25 May and Wednesday 26 May 2021 and explores drawn thread and counted work.  Lovers of counted work will enjoy working this repeat pattern on 30-count, winter white Belgian linen featuring Fleur de Lis stitch on the drawn thread.  For the pattern to work you have to embroider an odd number of pattern repeats for both the width and length of the runner. Attendance on 25 May (Day 1) is…

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Greek Style Reticella

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May 2021 and explores Greek style Reticella, which is based upon the early geometric Italian Reticella.  It is well documented that Reticella was introduced to the Greek islands during the Venetian occupation from 1489-1571AD, however, by this time the Venetians had been trading for at least 500 years in the Levant.  The thread-based designs are worked upon a grid, with the embroidery mostly worked in buttonhole stitch…

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June 2021

Perfecting Hardanger Picots Mini Class

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hardanger Embroidery from Norway is a tone-on-tone embroidery featuring open cut and drawn work which is often referred to as Hardanger Lace. The “lace” can take many forms and often includes picots . Two methods of creating a picot, looped and knotted, are explored in this mini class, designed for those who have a working knowledge of hardanger as some pre-class preparation is needed. Students will produce a small sampler in this technique only class and a kit is not…

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July 2021

Japanese Bead Embroidery

July 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day workshop will be held on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August, 2021.  The fine art of Traditional Japanese Bead Embroidery involves the incorporation of beads into designs using traditional techniques and principles of Silk Embroidery. The precision and techniques used to create Japanese Bead Embroidery combined with the quality of Japanese made beads, produces a smoother, stronger and usable product. Attendance on 31 July (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 1 August (Day 2). Workshop…

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