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August 2018

Start Stitching – Strawberry coaster

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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September 2018

Kogin Embroidery

September 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class has a choice of a beginner’s level bag  or an intermediate level bag. Kogin embroidery originated in the north of Japan’s main island in the Aomori prefecture. Due to its rugged geography, bitter winters and impassable roads, this area was isolated for a long time from much of Japan’s mainstream culture. It began to open up after a rail line was built in the 1920s.   As the local inhabitants were very poor, they were forbidden from wearing…

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Start Stitching – Spring frolics

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Hems and Hemstitching Class

September 9 @ 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 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 little needle roll 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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Children’s Holiday Class

September 25 @ 9:30 am - September 27 @ 2:30 pm

This is a 2-day class, on Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th September, which continues the Queensland theme.  You can  make a tote bag themed with either a Budgie or a Budgie Smuggler, inspired by a bird of the Outback. The Budgie, on the left, is stitched in DMC cotton on a 14-count Aida in cross stitch, whilst the Budgie Smuggler uses 10-count fabric and tent stitch using tapestry wool. Class Cost $55 for 2 days, which includes lunch and all…

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October 2018

Exploring More Needlepoint

October 6 @ 9:30 am - October 13 @ 3:00 pm

  This class, provided over two consecutive Saturdays, takes participants on a journey through various needlepoint techniques.  A sound knowledge of basic embroidery terms will be an advantage and some preparation is required prior to the first Saturday. More than five stitches are used in this counted thread embroidery style and the geometric designed panel can be used in a variety of ways.  Tutor Alana Wegner   Class code AW6/10   Class cost $120 (members); $160 (non-members)   Instruction notes…

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Start Stitching – Christmas scents

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

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November 2018

Let’s Start Hardanger

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

During this one day workshop, students will be introduced to basic Hardanger techniques and stitches such as satin stitch, kloster blocks and buttonhole edging. A simple motif will be completed, which could be used as a festive ornament. The workshop is designed for those who have not undertaken any hardanger embroidery but knowledge of basic embroidery terms will be an advantage. Please note:  Needleweaving is not included in this workshop. Each student will need to have: A small hoop 10cm…

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Start Stitching – Red Christmas pudding

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Rose Among the Oak Leaves

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Mountmellick work is a white work originating in Ireland. This design, using traditional Mountmellick fabric and thread, explores many different stitches to give a textured effect.  The finished embroidery could be framed or made into a table centre, cushion, or tea cosy. Tutor             Deborah Love Class code    DL11/11 Class cost $60 (members); $80 (non-members) Kit $30 to be paid to the Tutor at the class - includes fabric, thread, needles and notes Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with…

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