Start Stitching Classes

Embroidery classes are run by the Guild in a relaxed and supportive environment.
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.

Where and When?
Upstairs room of our heritage-listed building at 149 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. The front door has a bell.  Monthly on a Sunday between 1 pm and 4 pm.  Please arrive at 12.30 pm to sign in.

Bookings are essential and classes must be paid in advance, as our numbers are limited to 10 students to ensure social distancing is practised.  There is a booking cut-off date.  Payment is by EFT and no cash payments on the day.  Please include the Class code.  Download and complete the Class Registration Form from the Guild’s website and forward to:

For more information, contact the Class Registrar by emailing

How to get there?
Brunswick Street train station is a 5-minute walk away.  Bus routes 370, 375 and 379 leave Stop 17 in Adelaide Street – get off at Stop 5 – outside the Guild building. Phone Translink on 13 12 30 for Sunday details.  Parking is available in Warry, Kennigo and Love streets (behind the Guild) and is free on Sundays.


Next classes

Sunday, 12 February 2023 –
Summer flowers brooch

Class code: SS1202     
Cost: $30 includes kit, notes and tuition
Booking cut-off date: 5 February 2023
Download information sheet: Start Stitching Feb 2023




Sunday, 12 March and 16 April 2023 –
Embroidered cutlery roll

Class code: SS1203
Cost: $60 includes kit, notes and tuition
Booking cut-off date: 5 March 2023
Download information sheet: SS March April 2023





Sunday, 21 May and 21 June 2023 –
Dorset Feather Bag

Class code: SS2105
Cost: $60 includes kit, notes and tuition
Booking cut-off date: 12 May 2023
Download information sheet: SS May June dorset bag 2023


Previous classes

Sunday 21 August 2022 –
Embroidered needlework bag – field of flowers

Class code: SSBAG      
Cost: $150 includes kit, notes and tuition
Booking cut-off date:      14 August 2022

This 4-sided bag will be embroidered and constructed over a series of 5 classes held on the following Sundays between 1pm to 4pm.  Please arrive at 12.30pm to sign in.  Attendance on 21 August (Class 1) is essential in order to attend the following 4 classes.

Class 1: 21 August 2022  – Side 1 – pretty field flowers … soft and flowing




Class 2: 11 September 2022 – Side 2 – flower maze …  flowers randomly arranged




Class 3:  9 October 2022 – Side 3 – embroidery tools … cotton  reels, pins and buttons

Class 4: 13 November 2022 – Side 4
This side has been left blank so that you can decide which design you would like for the 4th side.  You could use any of the previous classes or your own ideas. We will help you transfer the design and guide you with stitch and colour selections. A great way to learn how to get a design onto fabric.

Class 5: 11 December 2022 or 29 January 2023 – let us help you put the bag  together!

In this class, you will be given guidance with construction of the bag and lining.  Your kit contains the lining and will be ready to stitch.


Sunday 10 July 2022 – Garden serviette

Class code: SS1007      
Cost: $30 includes kit, notes and tuition  
Booking cut-off date:  5 July 2022