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October 2020

Elizabethan Rose

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Elizabethan embroidery, as we know it today, is predominantly a decorative style of embroidery, which employs the extravagant use of colour, beads, metallic threads and a variety of stiches. It is worked entirely on the fabric surface and is rich, textural and exuberant. In this class we will be stitching a flower.  Stitches covered will include detached buttonhole and how to keep it straight and even, padding, changing the colour of petals and heavy chain stem.  Time permitting, how to…

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November 2020

Hems and Hemstitching Class

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

In this class, you will learn how to perfect wide and narrow mitred hems, and a variety of hem stitches to complete an embroidery with charm. As a bonus, you will be given a weekend project kit. This kit allows you to practise the stitches learnt in class and to make up a small sachet from a sampler of stitches to keep.  The kit includes the instructions, pictures and fabric needed for the class and project.  A list of other…

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Christmas Decorations using bullion stitch

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Small Christmas decorations featuring mainly bullion stitch accessorised with Feather stitch, Straight stitch, Lazy Daisy stitch and French knots.  Participants may add the year, a name, or initials to the designs. Knowledge of bullion stitch and basic knowledge of other stitches is required.     Tutor Firdes Ali Class Code FA1011 Class Cost $35 members                  $45 non-members Kit Cost $3.00 (to be paid to the Tutor on the day) A requirements list will be sent upon registration. Class registration and…

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Beaded Christmas decorations

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class is designed to explore differing ways of using beads, crystals and metallic threads to decorate felt Christmas decorations. Two different designs will be worked: an elf’s shoe and a bauble. The kit includes felt for the decorations and some embellishments.  Class participants may bring any other beads, crystals, sequins or threads they have to be included in their designs. A list of other things you need to bring to the class will be sent when you enrol with…

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