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September 2019

Ribbonwork Ort bag

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This lovely gathered fabric Ort bag has a dual role for holding snips of threads and, in addition, a padded area to use as a pincushion.  Students will stitch four floral motifs in silk ribbon. Tutor Paula Pugh   Class Code PP21/9   Class Cost $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members   Class Kit Cost TBA.  Kit will include cream fabric, pellon, threads and a fat quarter of lining fabric.   Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off…

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October 2019

Children’s Holiday Class

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

This is a 2-day class from 9.30 am until 2.30 pm on Tuesday, 1st and Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.  The embroidery is  inspired by traditional ethnic designs. EMBROIDERED XMAS DECORATIONS Class Cost $55 for the two days, which includes lunch and all materials.  Please bring your own morning tea. Class Code CHOC Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 20 September. Please complete the Young Stitchers Class Registration Form Oct 2019 on the website.…

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Marquise Medley – Day 1

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This is a two-day class to be held on Tuesday 8 October (Day 1) and Tuesday 29 October (Day 2) and will focus on stitching a sampler, which covers a medley of several counted thread embroidery styles.  The sampler will highlight techniques often attributed to northern and eastern European countries.  A wide central band of needleweaving is the focus of the piece, with kloster block flowers and motif, a pulled thread motif and even a needlepoint pattern. The design is…

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Marquise Medley – Day 2

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This is the 2nd day of the class started on Tuesday 8 October (Day 1) and will focus on stitching a sampler, which covers a medley of several counted thread embroidery styles. Attendance at Day 1 is essential in order to attend Day 2. The sampler will highlight techniques often attributed to northern and eastern European countries.  A wide central band of needleweaving is the focus of the piece, with kloster block flowers and motif, a pulled thread motif and…

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November 2019

Hems and Hemstitching Class

Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 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 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…

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October 2020

Colour Class for Embroidery

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 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 focusses on which colours go well together, 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.  The Guild provides these Essential Embroidery Skills classes to help members to…

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Elizabethan Rose

Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 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

Sunday, November 8, 2020 @ 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

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 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

Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 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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