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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 – such as preparation gridding, satin stitch including kloster blocks, eyelets and cable stitch. On the second day, students will delve into needleweaving including woven bars and dove’s eyes. Students will gain the knowledge to interpret and adapt commercial patterns.

The class is designed for those who have not previously undertaken any hardanger embroidery. Knowledge of basic embroidery terms and an appreciation of counted thread embroidery will be an advantage.

Students will complete the embroidery for a pincushion (17cm x 6cm) but there is some additional sewing required to complete the item. This panel could be made into a needlecase if preferred.

No preparation work is required prior to this relaxed 2-day class.

Alana Wegner

Class Code

Class Cost
$120 for members        $160 for non-members

Kit Cost
$15 (to be paid by cash to the Tutor on the first day of the class).

The kit includes prepared fabric and detailed notes. A list of other requirements for the class will be forwarded to you after enrolment.

Note: The example is worked on white 28 count Cashel linen.

Class registration and enquiries
Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 19 April, 2021. Please complete the Class Registration Form on the website.

For more information, contact the Class Registrar by phoning 3252 8629 or emailing classes@embroiderersguildqld.org.au

Please note that the restrictions and safety measures which have been put in place due to the COVID–19 restrictions will also be necessary during class sessions. Participants will need to follow social distancing and this will have some impact on the type of demonstrating and support the tutors will be giving. More information will be given to participants closer to the date of the class.

Government regulations and restrictions may force the cancellation or rescheduling of classes.  If this occurs, refunds will be arranged.


May 9
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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