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August 2022

Beginner’s Stumpwork Embroidery

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Stumpwork embroidery, as we know it, is predominantly a decorative style of raised embroidery, that employs detached elements which are stitched on separate pieces of fabric. These elements are usually worked around pieces of wire and then applied to the background embroidery to give a 3-dimensional effect. In the workshop we will be stitching a raised flower and leaves using a different method where we will not use wire. An explanation will also be given on how to use wire.…

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Start Stitching – Embroidered needlework bag

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone aged over 18 is welcome – beginners or experienced embroiderers alike. You don't have to be a Guild member. This project is fun with Guild members there to help you and provide a way of developing your enjoyment of embroidery in a relaxed and supportive environment. Embroidered needlework bag – a field of flowers   This 4-sided bag will be embroidered and constructed over a series of 5 classes held on the following Sundays between 1pm and 4pm.  Please…

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September 2022

What’s Next – Pincushion or Needlebook

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Students can choose to make either the pincushion or the needlebook during the class. Although the patterns are different, the six basic stitches used are the same for both projects and are utilized in a simple pattern. These beginner projects are designed for new stitchers wanting to expand their skills.  Some simple stitching experience or participation in a ‘Start Stitching’ class, would be an advantage. Tutor: Lee Mason Class code: LM1709 Class cost: $45.00 members; $55.00 non-members Kit cost: $8…

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October 2022

Sarah Lee Letter in Ribbon Embroidery

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class will cover layers of threads, ribbon and beads using basic stitches and ribbon techniques.  Students will be able to select colours for letters and fabric. Tutor: Paula Pugh Class code: PP0110 Class cost: $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members Kit cost: $20 Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 24 September 2022. Please complete the Class Registration Form on the website. For more information, contact the Class Registrar by phoning 3252 8629 or emailing…

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October 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class explores the lacing technique of mounting embroidery, suitable for framing or box- making. The Mounting class is one of the six classes incorporated in the Essential Embroidery Skills course but is also open to all those wishing to enhance, protect and conserve their embroidery. Knowledge of basic embroidery terms will be an advantage. Tutor: Alana Wegner Class code: AW0810 Class cost: $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members Kit cost: $20 Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking…

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Drawn thread work – Lavender sachet

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class will be held over two days: Sunday 16 October and Sunday 23 October. Attendance on 16 October (Day 1) is essential in order to attend Day 2 on Sunday 23 October. This lavender sachet project introduces students to some different drawn thread stitches, an edging technique and some varied finishing details. A knowledge of internal selvedge use, Antique Hem stitch and preparation of narrow hems is essential. This is an intermediate level class. Tutor: Deborah Love Class code:…

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Mini Hardanger Christmas Sampler

October 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class is designed to be an initial journey into Hardanger Embroidery and will be held on Saturday, 29 October and Saturday, 5 November, 2022. Attendance on  29 October (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 5 November (Day 2). 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. A small amount of…

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Paisley Shape

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The paisley shape allows the stitcher to use a range of surface stitches that they would be familiar with, whilst also learning other stitches that will create an almost lacy feel to your work and, best of all, there is minimum counting involved. The design is suitable for a range of items including sewing accoutrements, table linen or items of a personal nature (handkerchief corner, lavender sachets or shoe insert sachets).  Just as the design is flexible in its range…

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November 2022

Hems and Hemstitching

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The class is an introduction to hems and hemstitching. A number of approaches will be covered in the morning, how to mitre wide and narrow hems and, in the afternoon, a variety of hem stitching approaches. A bonus weekend project will be given so that the student can make up a little sachet using the stitches taught and in colours chosen by the student.  Tutor: Deborah Love Class code: DL0611 Class cost: $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members Kit cost: $15 Class…

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