Embroidery Classes

Bayeux Tapestry Class at Nancys detail
BAYEUX TAPESTRY PANEL CLASS

For beginners. The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most well known embroideries and tells the story of William the Conqueror. It is surface embroidery with wool rather than needlepoint. Barbara will teach you the Bayeux stitch. You can choose to stitch either a composite panel or the first panel in the series.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jun 9, 16, 23
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $120 + materials

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Butterfly Cutaway detail Class at Nancys
BUTTERFLY CUTAWAY CLASS

Cutwork embroidery exists in various forms, AnneMarie has used richelieu techniques and given them a twist.
Cutwork tends to be made with a thread that matches the colour of the linen, but AnneMarie has used a soft variegated thread instead.
All the edges are stitched in padded button-hole stitch. The stitches on the flowers and butterflies are embellished with chain-stitch picots. The open areas of the cut work are crossed with button-hole bars.
Some embroidery experience is required.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Oct 17, 24, 31
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $120 + materials

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Cat Nap Class at Nancys
CAT NAP CLASS

Who doesn’t love a sleeping cat?
In the first lesson you will embroider the face and then you will learn how to pad the cat in preparation for the Or Nue surface stitching. The cat will be finished with the traditional goldwork technique of Purl Pearl wire couched around the edges. There is a gap between the second and third class to allow you time to stitch the Or Nue so that you are ready to couch the edges.
What colour is your favourite cat? You could do a ginger cat with copper thread or a traditional tabby in gold.
Some embroidery experience is required.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Jun 13, 20, Jul 11
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $120 + materials

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Elizabeth Hillock Crewel Embroidery Class at Nancys
ELIZABETHAN HILLOCK CREWEL EMBROIDERY CLASS

For beginners. Crewel embroidery is often known as Jacobean and became popular in Elizabethan times. Designs were often influenced by the exotic fabrics that were being bought back to Europe by explorers.
Learn this classic embroidery with wool technique while you create a stylised Elizabethan hillock scene with flowers and leaves. You will be taught embroidery stitches that form the basis of many embroidery techniques. This design will be stitched in the glorious Strand colours of your choice.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Sep 22, 29, Oct 13
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $120 + materials

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FILL ME IN CLASS
FILL ME IN CLASS

Absolute beginner’s 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 16, 23, Nov 6
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $120 + material

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Floral Panel Class at Nancys
FLORAL PANEL CLASS

This is an embroidery class for all levels including beginners. Take a beautiful piece of patchwork or furnishing fabric with a print that you love. The design is then completely or partially embellished with embroidery stitches. Stitches could include buttonhole, backstitch, couching, chain, fly, feather, french knots, herringbone, stem, straight, satin and split stitch. 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. A Nancy’s Stitch Studio Embroidery Stitch Dictionary will be provided.
Tutor Mary Self
Date Wed Mar 14, 21
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $80 + 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 4, May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 1, Sep 5
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $240 + materials

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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 its 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 Mar 3, 24, May 12, 26. Jun 30, Sep 1, Oct 6
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $329 (includes $49 for book) + materials

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Nancys Golden Year Cross Stitch Mystery Sampler 2010s
HUCKABACK SAMPLER CLASS

For beginners and more experienced stitchers. Some have memories of doing Huckaback embroidery at school so revisit your past or learn a new skill. It is a simple darning technique that uses a unique fabric to create pleasing designs. Often used for tea towels as there are no threads on the back.
Learn to count and use a chart. Start a sampler, in the last class you may be inspired to develop something unique.
Tutor Mary Self
Date Mon Aug 13, 20
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $80

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Illuminations Class at Nancys
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. 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 Jul 18, Aug 8, Sep 12, Oct 3
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $180 (includes pattern) + materials

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Nancys Mystery Embroidery Sampler
NANCYS GOLDEN YEAR EMBROIDERY SAMPLER CLASS

This beginner's hand embroidery class puts you on the path to stitching right away! Choose one of the six decades of Nancys Golden Year Sampler. The kit is included in the class price.
The designs all have appliqued felt shapes that are then embellished with embroidery stitches using Strand crewel yarn. You will be taught the following embroidery stitches; chain, seed, button hole, straight, fly, eyelet, cross stitch and split stitch.
Tutor Mary Self
Date Mon Jul 9, 16, 23
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $150 (included kit of choice)

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Needlelace Primer Class at Nancys Stitch StudioNeedlelace Primer Class at Nancys Stitch Studio
NEEDLELACE PRIMER CLASS

Needlelace is a name for a range of different laces that are made with needle and thread rather than other methods. In this introduction to needle lace you will be stitching a small square panel with a border. You will learn how to withdraw threads to set up a grid of fabric threads. Within the grid you will get to try a number of different needle lace patterns using the fabric threads as support.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Mar 10, 17, Apr 14, 21
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $160 + materials

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Portugeuse Whitework Decoration Class at Nancys Stitch Studio
PORTUGEUSE WHITEWORK DECORATION CLASS

The Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães book by Yvette Stanton was Barbara’s starting point for this exquisite decoration. This type of Guimarães embroidery is a combination of drawn thread embroidery and surface embroidery. Much of the embroidery is bullion knots; if you’re not a fan of the bullion knot, don’t be intimidated! Really, they just take practice once you have the right technique. These small decorations are very achievable.
A copy of the book is included in the class price.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Sep 1, 22, 29, Oct 6
Time 1.00 – 3.00pm
Price $200(includes book) + materials

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Shakespeares Flowers Class at Nancys Stitch Studio
SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS CLASS

Jane Nicolas books are always such a delight, and while the books and stitching are exquisite, you may need more in-depth instructions that a class can provide.
Barbara has recreated one of the panels from her latest book, Shakespeare’s Flowers in Stumpwork.
In this Elizabethan Flower Panel, there are bluebell, crab apple, honeysuckles, Lancaster rose, pea pod and primrose flowers.
These panel will teach you a number of stumpwork techniques.
A copy of the book is included in the class price.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Mar 24, Apr 14, 21, May 12
Time 1.00 – 3.00pm
Price $200(includes Book) + materials

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Silver Daisies Class at Nancys
SILVER DAISIES CLASS

These daises provide an excellent sampler of traditional Goldwork techniques in small bite size chunks.
In this class you will learn to stitch metallic leather kid over felt padding, cutting and couching the goldwork wires such as Bight Check and Smooth Pearl. AnneMarie will share tips and hints to make working with metallic Jap thread and other metallic threads successful. You can choose to stitch in silver, gold or copper.
Some embroidery experience is required.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Aug 15, 22, 29
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $120 + materials

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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 May 26, Jun 9, 16, 23, 30
Time 1 – 3pm
Price $200 + materials

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Sophie Standing Class at Nancys
SOPHIE STANDING CLASS

Sophie Standing is a British born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining printed appliqued fabrics while defining her work with creative free flowing free motion embroidery. Sophie loves to use colours and patterns and often includes some Kaffe Fassett fabric to give her that signature wow factor in her designs.
The details of the animals, fauna and landscape are created by sewing with different coloured threads only. Best known for her African animals Sophie has chosen a New Zealand theme for her workshop at Nancys.
The Tui is a wonderful subject for this four day workshop. The shape and textures of the bird will give you the opportunity to try out and learn the numerous thread painting techniques that Sophie uses when she is creating her textile art.
Sophie will give students pretty much full reign to choose their own fabric bits ….be it Kaffe, 40’s chintz, florals or maybe even some Tula pink. But she will guide each of you in being selective with your colour palate, to choose wisely when combining your textures and patterns for the best shading, shape and those little design areas.
You will learn how to transfer the image onto your pre painted background fabric using a template and then how to arrange the chosen fabrics in a specific way for the appliqué of this bird.
Although every student’s piece will look different given the individual fabric choices and colours, Sophie will work through the brief with the whole class, step by step teaching you the thread painting skills and techniques she has mastered over the years.
There will be some preparation prior to the class.
Tutor Sophie Standing
Date Sat – Tue Sep 1, 2, 3, 4
Time 9am – 5pm
Price $1100 + 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.
This is AnneMarie’s original design.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Sun Mar 4, Mar 18, May 6, Jun 3, Jul 1, Aug 5
Time 1.30 – 3.30pm
Price $240 + materials

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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 finished with gold braid.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Mar 3, 10, 17
Time 1.00 – 3.00pm
Price $120 + materials

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Turn Over a New Leaf Embroidery Kit
TURN OVER A NEW LEAF CLASS

This is an embroidery class for all levels including beginners. We will have the outline of the design already stitched out on a choice of linen/cotton mix fabric.
You will learn how to applique the felt onto the outline, and then you will be introduced to a number of stitches over the class with the opportunity to use them in different combinations. Stitches could include buttonhole, backstitch, couching, chain, fly, feather, french knots, herringbone, stem, straight, satin and split stitch. A Nancy’s Stitch Studio Embroidery Stitch Dictionary will be provided.
Tutor Mary Self
Date Wed May 16, 23, 30
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $140(includes fabric with outline) + materials

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Underneath the Sea Class at Nancys
UNDERNEATH THE SEA CLASS

Learn how to draw with the sewing machine to create free machine embroidered corals, seeweeds and jellyfish.
Discover the lacy effects that can be achieved with water washaway fabric. Examine the merits of tear away, wash away and heat away stabilisers.
These could be free hanging, or can be attached to a background embroidery or quilt.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sat July 21
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $120 + materials

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Volkswagon Whitework Class at Nancys Stitch Studio
VOLKSWAGON WHITEWORK WITH COLOUR CLASS

Whitework with Colour is Trish Burr’s latest embroidery book, Barbara has taken the fun 1970s doodle bug project. She will take you step by step through the stitching. You will learn how to stitch successful padded satin stitch and long and short stitch for the shading.
A copy of the book is included in the class price.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Oct 13, 20, 27
Time 1.00 – 3.00pm
Price $160(includes book) + materials

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