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May 2021

Colour Class for Embroidery

May 8 @ 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. No kit is required. The Guild provides these Essential Embroidery Skills classes…

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Hardanger Bon Bon Pincushion

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Sunday 9 May and Sunday 23 May, 2021.  It is designed to be an initial journey into Hardanger Embroidery encompassing some counted thread embroidery techniques from Norway. Hardanger Embroidery is traditionally a white on white embroidery which features on aprons and shirts worn as part of traditional folk costumes.  Attendance on 9 May (Day 1) is essential in order to attend Day 2 on 23 May 2021 Students will explore basic techniques –…

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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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