Start Stitching Classes

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 skills.  You don’t have to be a Guild member and the project is easy and fun with Guild members there to help you.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the necessary controls and conditions to minimise the likelihood, spread and consequences of COVID-19 infections and transmission, we have limited our numbers of students in Start Stitching classes to 8. 

Embroidered Needlework Bag

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 12.30 pm to sign in.

Attendance on 22 August (Class 1) is essential in order to attend the following 4 classes.

Class 1: 22 August 2021       
Side 1 – floral garden includes flowers stitched in lovely bright colours

Class 2: 12 September 2021  
Side 2 – soft mosaic with tulips and delicate branches of leaves

Class 3: 10 October 2021
Side 3 – pretty pink butterfly with wings of orange spots and coloured patterns

Class 4: 14 November 2021
Side 4 – decide which design you would like.  We will help you place and transfer the design. 

Class 5: 12 December 2021 or 30 January 2022
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, with pockets, all ready to stitch together!

Class registration and enquiries
Cost: $150 includes kit, notes and tuition

Class code: SSBAG

Bookings are essential and classes must be paid in advance, as our numbers are limited to 8 students to ensure social distancing is practised.  The booking cut-off date is 10 August 2021.
Download and complete the Class Registration Form from the Guild’s website and forward to:

Payment is by EFT and no cash payments are accepted.
For more information, contact the Class Registrar by emailing

Where to find us?
Upstairs room of our heritage-listed building at 149 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. The front door has a bell.

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 in Warry, Kennigo and Love streets (behind the Guild) is free on Sundays.

The Guild’s Embroidery Project Shop
You may also like to look at our Embroidery Projects Shop for simple stitching projects.