Embroidery Classes

Animal Tree
ANIMAL TREE CLASS

For stitchers with experience. Grow a fantasy tree with all sorts of little creatures; a colourful parrot, a slightly ramshackle stork, a pink cockatoo, a monkey or two, with a snake to slither and a lion hiding in the undergrowth.
This is a glorious embroidery and Stumpwork adventure. You will learn to create three dimensional animals after you have stitched the leaves and the trees. There are also pretty flowers worked in detached buttonhole stitch. This class is spread over 6 months to allow you time to stitch between lessons.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Jun 7, 21, Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, 15
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $220 + materials

This Class has started for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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Blackwork Portrait Class
BLACKWORK PORTRAIT CLASS

For beginners. During the class you will be shown how to develop your portrait photograph into a design ready to be stitched in blackwork. The students will transfer their design onto fabric using tissue paper and tacking.
You will be guided through selecting blackwork patterns and how to create different tones using thickness of thread and number of stitches within the pattern.
Tutor Jo Dixey
Date Fri Aug 25 OR
Sun Aug 27
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $110 + materials

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Botanica Panel Class
BOTANICA PANEL CLASS

This is an embroidery class for all levels including beginners. Make a sophisticated panel to adorn your walls. The concept could be applied to any sized piece so a smaller project would make a quick gift or could be constructed into a bag or cushion. Take a beautiful piece of patchwork or furnishing fabric with a lush botanical print. Use the fabric design as printed or use the ‘Broderie Purse’ technique to recreate the design on an alternative background. This option is useful if you have a remnant with incomplete pattern or would like a different coloured or textured background. The design is then completely or partially embellished with embroidery stitches. Stitches could include buttonhole, backstitch, bullions, couching, chain, cretan, fly, feather, french knots, herringbone, long and short shading, stem, straight, satin and wrapped and detached stitches. Lots of samples show the same stitches in other projects and as every student’s work is different you’ll pick up lots of ideas for future projects. Comprehensive notes enable you to finish the project at home.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Nov 16, 23, 30
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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Jo Dixie Bus Stop Queue Class
Bus Stop Queue

For beginners. Stitch samplers have been used for years to practice your embroidery stitches. This bus queue is a contemporary take of the sampler idea. You will have a choice of people to add to your queue so you can create a piece that is unique. You will learn a number of embroidery stitches as well as how to fit those stitches into different shaped areas..
Tutor Jo Dixey
Date Sat Aug 26
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $110 + materials

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Dots Class
DOTS CLASS

‘Dots’ is an easy creative way to explore a few embroidery stitches. Using bright primary colours, soft smoky pastels or a range of your choice start a project that could become a bag, cushion or wall panel.
Small dots of felt are applied to a background and embellished with embroidery. The project could be as simple as a few dots and one or two easy stitches or try out the 49 different stitch combinations featured on the bag sample. Bullions, French knots, shisha stitch, detached chains, couching, woven wheels and spiders webs are just a few of the stitches featured.
Students will receive comprehensive notes showing all the stitches and the class will finish with a look at construction ideas and techniques.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Jul 20, 27, Aug 10
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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FILL ME IN CLASS
FILL ME IN CLASS

Absolute beginners freestyle embroidery. In this class you will choose your favourite word or name and learn how to transfer your design to fabric. You will then learn a variety of simple embroidery stitches and how many different ways they can be used to fill in the background of your design. You'll also be guided through selecting different types of embroidery thread and needles as well as colour and placement decisions.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue Oct 3, 17, 24
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + material

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Flowers for Elizabeth Class
FLOWERS FOR ELIZABETH CLASS

For beginners. You will learn a number of basic embroidery stitches while working the Pea and English Daisy on silk, with stranded silk threads. If you work between lessons you will be able to construct the pinwheel in the last lesson. For copyright reasons the price of the book Flowers for Elizabeth has been included in this class. The price of the book will be deducted if you have a copy; please let staff know on enrolment.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jul 22, 29, Aug 12
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $150 + materials

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Holey Moley Class
HOLEY MOLEY CLASS

Some embroidery experience is required.
Work traditional Pulled Thread embroidery in whole new way with untraditional borders and colours. A variety of stitches, blanket stitch, Palestrina and couching to name a few serve to build up rich borders to the Jacobean design. Once these borders have been stitched, more texture is added with the area being filled in with different pulled thread work to make the holes of the tittle. These lessons are approximately a month apart so you will have plenty of time to work between classes.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Apr 5, 26, May 31, Jun 28, Sep 27, Oct 25
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $220 + materials

This Class has now started for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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HOME SWEET HOME SEWING BOX CLASS
HOME SWEET HOME SEWING BOX CLASS

The Home Sweet Home book from Country Bumpkin is so popular that we have decided to run another class on how to make it and it’s accessories. In this class you will be encouraged to make your own choices of threads using what you already have or to develop your own colour scheme in a variety of threads. If you would like to make the sewing box bigger than the sample, Barbara will be able to help you scale it. Barbara has superb finishing and construction skills to assist you in the construction of your box. The book is included in the class price however if you already have it the class price will be discounted.
So if you have put the project on your wish list, or in fact started it and want further encouragement this is the class for you!
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jul 1, 15, Sep 2, 16, Oct 14, Nov 4
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $247(includes $49 for book) + materials

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HUNDERTWASSER’S TREES CLASS
HUNDERTWASSER’S TREES CLASS

Open a window to the world of Friedrich Hundertwasser. In this class for all levels use a riot of colour to stitch a wild, quirky landscape. Start with simple linear stitches worked on felt to create a tree or house. Stitch this to canvas on which a background is worked that swirls, ebbs and flows around the applique. Canvas and embroidery stitches are mixed in a relaxed free form style where straight lines and accuracy are not required! The samples include a bag, cushion and wall hanging. In the class start a small panel project that could be completed in class time. In the last class construction techniques are demonstrated and students receive comprehensive notes with design ideas and all the stitches.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu May 4, 11, 25 or
New Date Scheduled: Fri May 5, 12, 26
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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Illuminated Initials J Pattern
ILLUMINATIONS CLASS

Good surface stitchery skills are required for this class. AnneMarie has designed the most glorious range of medieval inspired illuminated initials. Come and see the beautiful samples. For the class you will choose one initial from the 22 available. See here for the available designs
Using floral images inspired by the medieval age the initial is filled with gold embroidery and surface stitchery to create a unique rich image. Once your design is on the fabric and it’s framed up (this work is done at home before class) you’ll start learning traditional Goldwork techniques. This forms the basis of the letter shape. The centre of the letter is filled with classically embroidered flowers and these will be started in the third lesson. Project will be finished at home.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Sep 13, Oct 11, 18, Nov 8
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $174 (included pattern) + materials

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Origami Kimono Class with Sarah Hooker
ORIGAMI KIMONO CLASS

Start with a gorgeous patchwork fabric for your kimono. Rich prints, earthy linens or classic indigo fabrics look great. Embellish the collar, front and sleeve panels of the kimono using embroidery stitches to reflect and enhance the lovely print of your fabric. Alternatively use the background as a surface for laid fillings and embroidery to give your kimono a classic lattice pattern. Stranded cottons, silks, gold threads and beads all add to the rich textures of your kimono. When stitching is complete the fabric is folded origami style into a kimono and finished with obi, sashes, cords and tassels. Use your completed kimono on a bag, cushion, wall panel, quilt or hanging.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Jul 6, 13, Aug 3
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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Pulled Thread Sampler
PULLED THREAD SAMPLER CLASS

Create a floral sampler using the technique of counted pulled thread work which pulls the threads of the fabric together to make a variety of lacy patterns. Not to be confused with drawn thread work where the threads of the fabric are removed.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jul 1, 15, Aug 12
Time 1 – 3pm
Price $110 + materials

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Sardinian Knot Work Class with Barbara Kerry
SARDINIAN KNOTTED EMBROIDERY CLASS

Yvette Stanton has released a book on Sardinian Knotted Embroidery. Punt ‘e Nù, means knotted stitches and it describes a style of knotted whitework embroidery from Teulada, Sardinia. This beautiful type of embroidery is based on what are essentially coral knots. This form of embroidery is simply stunning as the white on white or white on natural linen textured geometric patterns of traditional motifs really satisfy the eye.
You will learn the stitches to make this small mat.
A copy of the book is included in the class price.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jun 10, 17, 24
Time 1 – 3pm
Price $150(includes Book) + materials

If you already have the book please put a comment in the Special Requests Box

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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SHAKESPEARE'S FLOWERS CLASS
SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS CLASS

Jane Nicolas books are always such an inspiration. Barbara has recreated one of the panels from her latest book, Shakespeare’s Flowers.
This small stumpwork panel, features the Apothecary Rose, Rosa gallica, its raised petals worked in detached buttonhole stitch, Borage, Borago officianalis, with embroidered detached anther and petals, Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with detached wired petals, and Sweet Briar, Rosa rubiginosa, with detached petals and needle-woven sepals The panel has a border of couched golden braid.
A copy of the book is included in the class price.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Apr 22, 29, May 13
Time 10.30 – 12.30pm
Price $150(includes Book) + materials

If you already have the book please put a comment in the Special Requests Box

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery
SILK RIBBON EMBROIDERED GARDEN CLASS

This is an embroidery class for beginners. With beautiful lush silk ribbon, stitch a formal cottage
garden sampler panel or create a free style garden. Flowers featured include aquilegia, rose, daffodil, iris,
pansy, delphinium, foxglove, black eye susan, periwinkle and lavender. Fill any gaps in your garden with bugs, bees and butterflies.
Learn basic thread and silk ribbon embroidery techniques, reading stitch
diagrams, working a freestyle layout, using hoops and frames and a few easy
stitches including, detached chain, fly, French knots, loop stitch, ribbon stitch, straight stitch and woven wheels, If you stitch between classes the sampler panel could be completed in the third lesson.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Sep 7, 14, 28
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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Silken Tassel
SILKEN TASSEL CLASS

For all levels. Create an exotic silk tassel inspired by Fuchsias. Over the three lessons you will work with braided silk and beads for the stamens, create silk ribbon work skirts, a silk chenille cap and finish it off with a twisted cord. There will be some homework between the lessons.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed May 3, 10, Jun 14
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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Smocking
SMOCKING

For beginners or those who would like to further their smocking skills. You will make a traditional smocked dress for a little girl. You will learn how to pull up the pleats with a pleating machine and learn the smocking stitches. If you have completed the smocking by the third lesson, you will begin the construction of the garment.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jul 22, 29, Sep 2, 16
Time 1 – 3pm
Price $145 + materials

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Spring into Stitch Class
SPRING INTO STITCH CLASS

For beginners. Explore the spring garden as a source of flowers and leaves to naturally colour your fabric with a floral design. This floral design will be the basis of some contemplative stitching. In this class you will learn a simple way of using flowers to colour fabric. The fabric could be cotton lawn or a cross stitch linen. You will then have the choice to add colour and texture with either some simple stitches such as seed stitch and French knots or with cross stitch. You will learn how to match or enhance the colours already on the fabric with thread choices.
The panel may be finished by applying to old linen from the linen cardboard.

Tutor Mary Self
Date Mon Sep 11, 18
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $72 + materials

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TEXTURED FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA CLASS
TEXTURED FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA CLASS

For stitchers with experience. Spend a Sunday afternoon once a month exploring texture through a wide range of needle lace and needle weaving techniques. You will create a floral embroidered panel in cream or any other monochromatic colour scheme to really see the effect of the different textures.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Sun Feb 26, Mar 26, April 30, Jun 11, 25, July 23
Time 1.30 – 3.30pm
Price $216 + materials

This Class has now started for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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Turkish Delight Class
TURKISH DELIGHT CLASS

For beginners or stitchers with some experience who would like to extend their range of techniques. This Ottoman Embroidery design is worked in traditional Ottoman stitches: Atma stitch, Musabak stitch, Fishbone stitch, Double running stitch and Chain stitch.
The piece is worked in Madeira Lana and with gold braid.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jun 10,17, 24
Time 10.30 – 12.30pm
Price $110 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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WEBSITES FOR TEXTILE ARTISTS CLASS
WEBSITES FOR TEXTILE ARTISTS CLASS

For beginners comfortable with using a computer for word processing and exploring the internet.
Have you started a website and got lost, or don’t know where start? The aim of this class is to teach you how to set up a simple Gallery website to showcase your work.
In this class, Mary will demystify some of the vocabulary around website development. Choosing and registering a website name and choosing where it should be hosted is the first step.
Using Wordpress we will go through selecting a Theme that you like, you will then learn how to customize it.
You will learn the best way to edit your pictures, how to upload them to your website and look at different ways to display them.
You will be shown how to connect to your social media and how to start a blog.
Tutor Mary Self
Date Wed Jul 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $200 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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Wool Embroidery
WOOL BLANKET EMBROIDERY CLASS

This is an embroidery class for beginners or a relaxing way to start a project for experienced students.
On a wool, flannel or felt background complete work suitable for a blanket or throw, lap rug, cushion, or bag.
Students will learn basic embroidery techniques, how to use a hoop, easy
ways to interpret designs and get patterns onto backgrounds or be guided into free style stitching.
Stitches taught include couching, straight, stem, fly, chain, detached chain, feather, French knots and buttonhole. If you stitch between classes you could start construction in the last lesson. Blanket binding with mitred corners is demonstrated and full notes are supplied.
Please come to class with an idea of what project you would like to complete so we can start stitching straight away.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Aug 17, 31, Sep 21
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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