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April 2021

A Chrysanthemum for Mother on Mother’s Day – Mini Class

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is a class about placement of stitches to create the right “look”. Students will use ribbon stitch in a variety of ways as well as whipped running stitch and straight stitch to create a chrysanthemum to put in a card or decorate any item that the student wishes to embellish. Tutor Paula Pugh Class code PP1704 Class cost $35 for members        $45 for non-members Kit cost and details $10 for the kit, cash payable to the Tutor on the…

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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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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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Celebrate World Embroidery Day at the Guild

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

World Embroidery Day was first celebrated in 2011, in Vismarlőv,  Sweden. It was spearheaded by a local group of Broderiakaemin (Sweden’s Embroidery Guild), which took the initiative to plan and create a special day to celebrate embroidery.  That day, now called World Embroidery Day, is 30 July and The Embroiderers’ Guild, Qld will celebrate it this year on Sunday 25 July.                                     Items embroidered by Guild members Come and enjoy our heritage-listed building and experience Embroidery treasures from around the…

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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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