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March 2022

Merezhka Necessaire

Sunday, 20 March 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This one-day class will introduce students to the art of Merezhka drawn thread embroidery from the Ukraine.  Students will explore basic Ukrainian techniques – such as hemstitching (prutyk), tovmach stars, withdrawing threads and Merezhka (needleweaving). Students will commence the embroidery for the necessaire (11cm x 8cm) during class and there is some additional sewing, which will be required to complete the item. The necessaire has provision for small scissors and a packet of needles behind a pincushion. The class is…

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April 2022

Exploring Bullion Stitch mini class

Saturday, 2 April 2022 @ 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. Students may wish to discuss other options with the tutor. Tutor Firdes Ali Class code FA0204 Class cost $35 members; $45 non-members Kit cost No charge Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 26 March, 2022. Please complete the Class Registration Form…

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Kogin – Japanese Stitching

Sunday, 3 April 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class allows the exploration of the different techniques used in this Japanese method of stitching and is suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers. Tutor Carolyn Foley Class code CF0304 Class cost $60 members; $80 non-members Kit cost $30 Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 27 March, 2022. Please complete the Class Registration Form on the website. For more information, contact the Class Registrar by phoning 3252 8629 or emailing classes@embroiderersguildqld.org.au COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS…

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Colour for Embroidery

Saturday, 9 April 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Understanding colour is important in designing a beautiful and effective piece of embroidery. This class, one of six Essential Embroidery Skills classes focuses on which colours go well together and which don’t and why. All you need to bring to this class is your notebook and pencils or pens. You will be exploring colours, rather than stitching, and your tutor will provide the handouts and materials to do that.  No kit is required. The Guild provides these Essential Embroidery Skills…

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Machine Finishing for hand embroiderers

Sunday, 10 April 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

How you finish your piece of embroidery is just as important as your actual stitching.  The ‘finish’ that you apply will decide if it becomes a much-loved piece or just something you once stitched. This class aims to introduce you to how to use your sewing machine to finish that piece of embroidery.  It assumes that you have basic skills in the use of your machine and is based around how to incorporate your embroidery into an item and finish…

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Start Stitching – Snowflake candle cover

Sunday, 10 April 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone aged over 18 is welcome – beginners or experienced embroiderers alike. You don't have to be a Guild member. The projects are easy and fun with Guild members there to help you and provide a way of developing your enjoyment of embroidery in a relaxed and supportive environment. Class code: SS1004      Cost: $30 includes kit, notes and tuition Booking cut-off date:      1 April 2022 Bookings Bookings are essential and classes must be paid in advance, as our numbers…

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May 2022

Design Class for Embroidery

Saturday, 21 May 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class, one of six Essential Embroidery Skills classes, will look at the steps required during the design process for embroidery projects.  Areas that will be looked at are the total project, layout, size, what to include, what to exclude, colour choice, thread choice, stitch choice, the importance of the negative space and whether the image and design suits the style of embroidery. All you need to bring to this class is your notepad, pen and ideas and photos for…

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Ukrainian Square Pincushion

Sunday, 22 May 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class is designed to be an initial journey into Ukrainian Whitework Embroidery and is a repeat of a popular class held in 2021. Students will explore basic techniques such as preparation gridding, flat stitch, Tovmach Stars, round eyelets and double tied half cross stitch. Students will gain the knowledge to interpret and adapt commercial patterns. Students may complete the embroidery for a pincushion (9cm x 9cm) during class but there is some additional sewing required to complete the item.…

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June 2022

Traditional Crewel Jacobean Scroll

Saturday, 25 June 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This class will be held over three days: Pre-day:            Saturday 25 June, 2022, 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm Class Day 1:      Saturday 2 July 2022, 9.30 am to 3.00 pm Class Day 2:      Saturday 9 July 2022, 9.30 am to 3.00 pm Attendance at the Pre-day on 25 June is essential in order to attend Day 1 and Day 2 on 2 and 9 July. Students will stitch a traditional crewel design using a variety of embroidery stitches and will…

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July 2022

Start Stitching – Garden Serviette

Sunday, 10 July 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone aged over 18 is welcome – beginners or experienced embroiderers alike. You don't have to be a Guild member. The project is easy and fun with Guild members there to help you and provide a way of developing your enjoyment of embroidery in a relaxed and supportive environment.                      Cost: $30 includes kit with traced design on serviette, notes and tuition Class code:  SS1007  Booking cut-off date: 5 July 2022 Bookings Bookings are essential and classes must be paid…

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Goldwork – Burgundy Flowers

Saturday, 16 July 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July, 2022. The introductory goldwork project covers the basic techniques used in goldwork including 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 16 July (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 17 July (Day 2). Tutor: Anna Lang Class code: AL1607…

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Creative Canvas

Saturday, 30 July 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday, 30 July and Saturday, 6 August 2022. Students will learn Amadeus Stich, Jessica Stitch, Sheaf Stitch as well as basics such as Rhodes, Bargello and little Leaf Stitch.  The finished stitching can be assembled into a scissor fob or needle book.  There is a choice of colour schemes – Plum and Lime, Blue Lagoon or Jacaranda. Attendance on 30 July (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 6 August (Day 2).…

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August 2022

Start Stitching – Embroidered needlework bag

Sunday, 21 August 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone aged over 18 is welcome – beginners or experienced embroiderers alike. You don't have to be a Guild member. This project is fun with Guild members there to help you and provide a way of developing your enjoyment of embroidery in a relaxed and supportive environment. Embroidered needlework bag – a field of flowers   This 4-sided bag will be embroidered and constructed over a series of 5 classes held on the following Sundays between 1pm and 4pm.  Please…

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September 2022

What’s Next – Pincushion or Needlebook

Saturday, 17 September 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Students can choose to make either the pincushion or the needlebook during the class. Although the patterns are different, the six basic stitches used are the same for both projects and are utilized in a simple pattern. These beginner projects are designed for new stitchers wanting to expand their skills.  Some simple stitching experience or participation in a ‘Start Stitching’ class, would be an advantage. Tutor: Lee Mason Class code: LM1709 Class cost: $45.00 members; $55.00 non-members Kit cost: $8…

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October 2022

Sarah Lee Letter in Ribbon Embroidery

Saturday, 1 October 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class will cover layers of threads, ribbon and beads using basic stitches and ribbon techniques.  Students will be able to select colours for letters and fabric. Tutor: Paula Pugh Class code: PP0110 Class cost: $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members Kit cost: $20 Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 24 September 2022. Please complete the Class Registration Form on the website. For more information, contact the Class Registrar by phoning 3252 8629 or emailing…

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Mounting

Saturday, 8 October 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class explores the lacing technique of mounting embroidery, suitable for framing or box- making. The Mounting class is one of the six classes incorporated in the Essential Embroidery Skills course but is also open to all those wishing to enhance, protect and conserve their embroidery. Knowledge of basic embroidery terms will be an advantage. Tutor: Alana Wegner Class code: AW0810 Class cost: $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members Kit cost: $20 Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking…

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Drawn thread work – Lavender sachet

Sunday, 16 October 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class will be held over two days: Sunday 16 October and Sunday 23 October. Attendance on 16 October (Day 1) is essential in order to attend Day 2 on Sunday 23 October. This lavender sachet project introduces students to some different drawn thread stitches, an edging technique and some varied finishing details. A knowledge of internal selvedge use, Antique Hem stitch and preparation of narrow hems is essential. This is an intermediate level class. Tutor: Deborah Love Class code:…

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Mini Hardanger Christmas Sampler

Saturday, 29 October 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class is designed to be an initial journey into Hardanger Embroidery and will be held on Saturday, 29 October and Saturday, 5 November, 2022. Attendance on  29 October (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 5 November (Day 2). Students will explore basic techniques – such as preparation gridding, satin stitch including kloster blocks, eyelets and cable stitch. On the second day, students will delve into needleweaving including woven bars and dove’s eyes. A small amount of…

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Paisley Shape

Sunday, 30 October 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The paisley shape allows the stitcher to use a range of surface stitches that they would be familiar with, whilst also learning other stitches that will create an almost lacy feel to your work and, best of all, there is minimum counting involved. The design is suitable for a range of items including sewing accoutrements, table linen or items of a personal nature (handkerchief corner, lavender sachets or shoe insert sachets).  Just as the design is flexible in its range…

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November 2022

Hems and Hemstitching

Sunday, 6 November 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The class is an introduction to hems and hemstitching. A number of approaches will be covered in the morning, how to mitre wide and narrow hems and, in the afternoon, a variety of hem stitching approaches. A bonus weekend project will be given so that the student can make up a little sachet using the stitches taught and in colours chosen by the student.  Tutor: Deborah Love Class code: DL0611 Class cost: $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members Kit cost: $15 Class…

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