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August 2021

Design Class for Embroidery

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class, one of six Essential Embroidery Skills classes, will look at the steps required during the design process for embroidery projects.  Areas that will be looked at are the total project, layout, size, what to include, what to exclude, colour choice, thread choice, stitch choice, the importance of the negative space and whether the image and design suits the style of embroidery. All you need to bring to this class is your notepad, pen and ideas and photos for…

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Wool Embroidered needle book

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 21 and Saturday 28 August 2021. Using Appleton’s 2 ply wool, the design will incorporate an Australian wildflower spray. Attendance on 21 August (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 28 August (Day 2). Tutor Firdes Ali Class code FA2108 Class cost $120.00 members; $160.00 non-members Kit cost $15 which includes fabric, lining fabric, wool fabric pages and all instructions Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off…

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Start Stitching – Embroidered Needlework Bag

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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…

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September 2021

Discovering Needlepoint – small sampler

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September 2021. The pincushion is a small sampler incorporating more than 10 of the commonly used stitches and is designed to be an initial exploration of Needlepoint embroidery.   The finished size of the embroidery is approximately 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm and worked on grey 18ct canvas. Students will be able to choose their own thread colour and these requirements will be sent to you before the class.…

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Dimension in Blackwork

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Sunday 19 September and Sunday 26 September 2021. The class will focus on how to apply a Blackwork design and develop technique to achieve depth and dimension.  A variety of counted thread patterns and different weights of thread will be used. Some appreciation of working with counted thread patterns will be helpful but the class is suitable for beginners. Attendance on 19 September (Day 1) is essential in order to attend on 26…

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October 2021

Needlepoint scissor fob

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the embroidering and assembling of a scissor fob.    Basic needlepoint stitches will be covered, and the assembly of the fob will include making a tassel and cord. Tutor Paula Pugh Class code PP0210 Class cost $60.00 members; $80.00 non-members Kit cost $15 will include 2 skeins of DMC stranded cotton, canvas, tapestry needle and cardboard. Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential, with a booking cut-off date of 25 September, 2021.…

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Ukrainian Square Pincushion

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

The people of the Ukraine have a long tradition of heavily decorating their clothing, for both males and females, with embroidery. Designs can be geometric or free form, whitework or brightly coloured, often with black to accentuate the colours. Many techniques are used, and this square pincushion class is designed to take the participant on a journey through some of those counted thread techniques – including flat stitch, Tovmach stars, round eyelets and laid cross stitch. There is no cutwork…

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Exploring Bullion stitch – mini class

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to execute a Bullion stitch and stitch some rosebuds with leaves. Full rose flowers will be shown in this class. Bullion stitch may be used for a variety of projects and attendees may wish to discuss other options with the tutor. Photos are illustrative of possible future uses. Tutor Firdes Ali Class code FA1610 Class cost $35.00 members; $45.00 non-members Kit cost A list of requirements will be forwarded after registration. Class registration and enquiries Bookings are essential,…

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Casalguidi

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 23 October and Sunday 21 November 2021. Attendance on 23 October (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 21 November (Day 2). Casalguidi is a technique that consists of curves, twists, and especially a heavy Casalguidi Stitch - (Raised Stem Stitch).  All these stitches are worked on a pulled thread background.  The embroidery design must incorporate the Casalguidi Stitch to be called a Casalguidi design. In this class, we will be…

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Drawn Thread Lavender Sachet

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Sunday 24 and Sunday 31 October 2021. The class is an introduction to Drawn Thread work using an internal selvedge method to withdraw threads. The sampler type nature of the project introduces Inverted Cluster work and Coral Knots to create a pretty lavender sachet with a small hem finish. The finished sampler could be incorporated into a needlecase or used as a framed item. Attendance on 24 October (Day 1) is essential in…

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