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June 2021

Perfecting Hardanger Picots Mini Class

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hardanger Embroidery from Norway is a tone-on-tone embroidery featuring open cut and drawn work which is often referred to as Hardanger Lace. The “lace” can take many forms and often includes picots . Two methods of creating a picot, looped and knotted, are explored in this mini class, designed for those who have a working knowledge of hardanger as some pre-class preparation is needed. Students will produce a small sampler in this technique only class and a kit is not…

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July 2021

Design Class for Embroidery

July 3 @ 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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Crewel work – Australian wildflowers

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Tuesday 13 July and Tuesday 27 July, 2021.  In addition, a preparatory day will be held on Tuesday 6 July, 2021. This class will allow students to learn traditional crewel stitches on linen to create this beautiful ‘all Australian’ piece.  Learn the basics and next steps of crewel with this stunning design. Attendance at the preparatory day (6 July) is essential in order to attend Day 1 (13 July) and Day 2 (27…

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Goldwork – Burgundy Flowers

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This 2-day class will be held on Saturday 17 July and Sunday 18 July, 2021. This introductory goldwork project covers the basic techniques used in goldwork, how to apply the padding felt, stretch and couch Purl Purl, use Bright check and use couching thread in a needle. Basic knowledge of embroidery stitches is necessary for this class. Attendance on 17 July (Day 1) is essential in order to attend 18 July (Day 2). Tutor Anna Lang Class code AL1707 Class…

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August 2021

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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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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