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June 2021

Blue Wrens – Long and Short stitch

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June, 2021.  The class will cover Long and Short stitch using DMC threads. The design will be traced onto the linen fabric. The male bird in the design will be completed during the class and full information on completing the project will be provided. Attendance on 19 June (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 20 June (Day 2).   Tutor Marlene Lambert Class code ML1906 Class…

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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

Goldwork – Burgundy Flowers

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 17 July and Sunday 18 July, 2021. This introductory goldwork project covers the basic techniques used in goldwork, how to apply the padding felt, stretch and couch Purl Purl, use Bright check and use couching thread in a needle. Basic knowledge of embroidery stitches is necessary for this class. Attendance on 17 July (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 18 July (Day 2). Tutor Anna Lang Class code AL1707 Class…

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August 2021

Start Stitching – Embroidered Needlework Bag

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are pleased to share with you our new series of Start Stitching classes for the remainder of 2021. All the information, dates and how to reserve your place in this series of classes, starting on 22 August 2021, is listed. This series provides a way of developing your enjoyment of embroidery in a relaxed and supportive environment from the beginning to the end of a project.  Everyone aged over 18 is invited to learn about and develop their embroidery…

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September 2021

Discovering Needlepoint – small sampler

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September 2021. The pincushion is a small sampler incorporating more than 10 of the commonly used stitches and is designed to be an initial exploration of Needlepoint embroidery.   The finished size of the embroidery is approximately 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm and worked on grey 18ct canvas. Students will be able to choose their own thread colour and these requirements will be sent to you before the class.…

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Dimension in Blackwork

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Sunday 19 September and Sunday 26 September 2021. The class will focus on how to apply a Blackwork design and develop technique to achieve depth and dimension.  A variety of counted thread patterns and different weights of thread will be used. Some appreciation of working with counted thread patterns will be helpful but the class is suitable for beginners. Attendance on 19 September (Day 1) is essential in order to attend on 26…

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October 2021

Needlepoint scissor fob

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

This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the embroidering and assembling of a scissor fob.    Basic needlepoint stitches will be covered, and the assembly of the fob will include making a tassel and cord. Tutor Paula Pugh Class code PP0210 Class cost $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members Kit cost $15 will include 2 skeins of DMC stranded cotton, canvas, tapestry needle and cardboard. Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 25 September, 2021.…

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Ukrainian Square Pincushion

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

The people of the Ukraine have a long tradition of heavily decorating their clothing, for both males and females, with embroidery. Designs can be geometric or free form, whitework or brightly coloured, often with black to accentuate the colours. Many techniques are used, and this square pincushion class is designed to take the participant on a journey through some of those counted thread techniques – including flat stitch, Tovmach stars, round eyelets and laid cross stitch. There is no cutwork…

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Exploring Bullion stitch – mini class

October 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. Photos are illustrative of possible future uses. Tutor Firdes Ali Class code FA1610 Class cost $35.00 members; $45.00 non-members Kit cost A list of requirements will be forwarded after registration. Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential,…

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October 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 23 October and Sunday 21 November 2021. Attendance on 23 October (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 21 November (Day 2). Casalguidi is a technique that consists of curves, twists, and especially a heavy Casalguidi Stitch - (Raised Stem Stitch).  All these stitches are worked on a pulled thread background.  The embroidery design must incorporate the Casalguidi Stitch to be called a Casalguidi design. In this class, we will be…

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