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Japanese Bead Embroidery

July 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day workshop will be held on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August, 2021. 

The fine art of Traditional Japanese Bead Embroidery involves the incorporation of beads into designs using traditional techniques and principles of Silk Embroidery. The precision and techniques used to create Japanese Bead Embroidery combined with the quality of Japanese made beads, produces a smoother, stronger and usable product.

Attendance on 31 July (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 1 August (Day 2).

Workshop Options
Starburst Coin Purse or Starburst Scissor Keep in a choice of colours – green, teal, cream, lime and red.   

Beginner level – covers basic beading techniques plus couching with koma (scissor keep only).

Tutor  Merrilyn Whittle 

After receiving her accreditation to teach Japanese Embroidery in 2011, Japanese Bead Embroidery has become a passion for Merrilyn and the sharing of this quite new form of Embroidery to Australia is both exciting and rewarding. In sharing this embroidery with others, Merrilyn has created pieces which are both affordable and practical so that students will be able to progress through the different levels, learning how to create exquisite designs.

Class code

Class cost
$200 for members                  $240 for non-members

Kit cost
Coin purse $69
Scissor keep $45

Class registration and enquiries

Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 26 June, 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.


July 31
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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