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May 2018

Start Stitching – Cross-stitch a cactus

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Ottoman Metal Thread Embroidery Workshop

May 19 @ 9:30 am - May 20 @ 3:00 pm

While Alison was in Turkey, at the end of 2015, she was fortunate to find some silver broad plate thread still occasionally used for metal thread embroidery.  The style of embroidery is that used in the Ottoman Empire. This two-day embroidery workshop covers counted thread techniques using traditional Ottoman stitches (the project is not cross stitch).  It uses Au Ver à Soie d’Alger silk thread highlighted with the silver broad plate.  The fabric is 28-count soft (undressed) linen. This small…

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June 2018

Time for tea – a strawberry ribbon tea cosy

June 2 @ 9:30 am - June 9 @ 3:00 pm

This is a two-day class (Saturday 2nd June and Saturday 9th June) in silk ribbon embroidery, which is an old art form. Its often elegant appearance belies its simplicity. Exquisitely beautiful pieces can be created with the simplest of stitches. This tea cosy, with its black woollen background enhanced by bright and cheerful Colour Streams ribbons, uses simple stitches in a very different way. Tutor Paula Pugh Class code PP2/6 Class cost $120.00 members; $140.00 non-members Class kit cost $60.00…

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