Class Information

The Class Program

Each year, the Class Registrar arranges an interesting and varied calendar of embroidery classes in both modern and traditional embroidery. These classes are  conducted by local, interstate, or international tutors.

Classes are competitively priced and students should enrol in any advertised class as early as possible. Non-members may apply to attend Guild classes, however there is an additional class fee applied to non-members.

For more details  contact the Class Registrar at or phone  3252 8629.


To enrol in one or more classes, complete a class registration form and submit it with the appropriate payment. Bookings are essential.

 Types of classes

> Basic Stitches

This class is designed so new members can learn or revise the basic stitches and procedures of embroidery. This not only helps prepare for other classes offered by the Guild, but also provides a sound technical basis for any embroidery done.

There is no charge for this class, which is for members only. However, because we limit class numbers (to ensure sufficient tutor attention), it is necessary to register beforehand. Classes are held regularly through the year, so if you are unable to attend in the first instance, you can apply to be wait-listed for a future class.

> Essential Embroidery Skills Course

The aim of the Essential Embroidery Skills course is to assist members to produce well designed and finished embroideries by focusing on techniques such as mounting, machine finishing, hems and hemstitching, the principles of design and colour and investigating more stitches. In the class programme these classes are denoted by (Ø).

The Essential Embroidery Skills Course includes the  classes in the following techniques:

  •  Design for Embroidery – A basic design course
  •  Exploring more Stitches – An extension of your free stitches classes
  •  Mounting – How to mount embroidered works for display
  •  Colour for Embroidery – Colour theory and its application to stitched works
  •  Hems and Hemstitching – How to finish and hem your embroidery
  •  Machine Finishing – Bindings, cording, frills and other machine finishings. Includes construction used in the completion of embroideries

On completing a class each participant may produce a small project to be assessed by the relevant tutor. To obtain the Essential Embroidery Skills certificate all six classes must be attended and and a successful assessment gained. Alternatively, classes can be done individually without assessment.

> Young STITCHers’ Classes

Young Stitchers’ Classes are usually held during the school holidays – two days in December/January, July and September/October holidays. These will be advertised on our website when available.

Classes in other Embroidery Techniques

Members may request classes  in many embroidery techniques, for example:

Brazilian Elizabethan Schwalm
Candlewicking Goldwork – eg Or Nue Work Shadow Work
Canvas Hardanger Silk Ribbon
Crewel Mountmellick Stumpwork
Deerfield Pulled Thread Threadpainting
Drawn Thread Reticello  Casalguidi


For more details  contact the Class Registrar at or phone  3252 8629.

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