Appletons Crewel Yarn
Appletons Crewel Yarn

100% Wool 2 ply Crewel Yarn

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Appletons Crewel Skein $2.90 BUY NOW

For the last 180 years, the family firm of Appleton Bros has been producing fine quality tapestry and crewel wool. Based until early 2013 in Chiswick, London, near the river Thames, Appletons has moved more recently to the village of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, near the historic market town of Thame. Although the firm is no longer family owned, the essence of the company remains the same, with the quality of the wool and personal attention to detail being of paramount importance.

Appletons reputation has been built up over generations by selecting the finest English wools from the wool markets in Bradford, Yorkshire, and having them spun in the UK into either 4 ply tapestry or 2 ply crewel wool. It is hardwearing, mothproofed and durable. Tapestries made from it last generations, and Appletons is particularly proud to have been involved with the recent completion of the world famous Bayeux Tapestry as well as the Prestonpans tapestry and the ongoing Great Tapestry of Scotland.

Appletons wool is dyed to 423 different shades, all of which are available in both tapestry and crewel weights. Some of the colours are the original shades used by William Morris in his designs and still popular today. More modern shades have been developed over the years and a mixture of these are used by a variety of tapestry and rug designers around the world.

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Appetons Tapestry Yarn
Appletons Tapestry Yarn

100% Wool 4 ply Tapestry Yarn

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Appletons Crewel Skein $2.90 BUY NOW

For the last 180 years, the family firm of Appleton Bros has been producing fine quality tapestry and crewel wool. Based until early 2013 in Chiswick, London, near the river Thames, Appletons has moved more recently to the village of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, near the historic market town of Thame. Although the firm is no longer family owned, the essence of the company remains the same, with the quality of the wool and personal attention to detail being of paramount importance.

Appletons reputation has been built up over generations by selecting the finest English wools from the wool markets in Bradford, Yorkshire, and having them spun in the UK into either 4 ply tapestry or 2 ply crewel wool. It is hardwearing, mothproofed and durable. Tapestries made from it last generations, and Appletons is particularly proud to have been involved with the recent completion of the world famous Bayeux Tapestry as well as the Prestonpans tapestry and the ongoing Great Tapestry of Scotland.

Appletons wool is dyed to 423 different shades, all of which are available in both tapestry and crewel weights. Some of the colours are the original shades used by William Morris in his designs and still popular today. More modern shades have been developed over the years and a mixture of these are used by a variety of tapestry and rug designers around the world.

See Colour Chart here

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Archeys Frog Needlepoint Kit
Archeys Frog Needlepoint Kit

Archey’s Frog is native to New Zealand and is found in a small area near Coromandel in the North Island. Native frogs are quite different to introduced species – they have no external eardrum, no webbing between their toes and the pupil of each eye is circular rather than a slit. The male of this species of frog raises the young. The Maori name for frog is Pepeke.
Finished size 10 x 10 cm

$40 BUY NOW

All needlepoint kits have the design stamped on the canvas in colour.
They come complete with STRAND unique mohair/wool yarn to finish the design and a needle. A chart is also included.
Design is printed on 18 count canvas.

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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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We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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Birds in my Garden Embroidery on Felt
Birds in my Garden Embroidery on Felt

Designed by Jennifer Pudney
Golden flowers on rose pink with blue birds for luck and a blackbird to keep the bugs away.

Full Kit $45 BUY NOW

Finished Size: 33 x 28 cm

The Embroidery On Felt Kit includes:
A piece of felt on which the design is printed.
Pre-cut six stranded cotton threads.
A high quality steel needle.
A colour guide postcard.
An instruction sheet.

Using a range of 6 easy-to-do embroidery stitches. (All illustrated and explained in each kit)

We have developed this range for those who think embroidery is difficult.
Think again! Embroidery On Felt is faster, there is no background to fill in, and they are much more versatile in their end uses.

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Blue Swallows Cross Stitch
Blue Swallows Cross Stitch

Designed by Mary Self
“The original idea for this design was a Bakelite brooch of three swallows that was left to me by my Great Aunt Nellie. The shapes of René Lalique’s glass swallow jewellery from the same period, was the inspiration used to create this pattern”

Available as a Full Kit, as a Printed Pattern or as a PDF pattern that will be emailed to you

Full Kit $39 BUY NOW

Printed Pattern $20 BUY NOW

PDF Pattern $8 BUY NOW

Finished size: 27 x 7 cm

Cross Stitch Kit includes
14 count White Aida Cloth
A high quality steel needle
Pre-cut six stranded cotton threads
A colour cross stitch chart
A colour guide picture
An instruction sheet

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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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We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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Cat in the Window Needlepoint Kit
Cat in the Window Needlepoint Kit

Everyone loves a cat…
Stitched in 14 count canvas so is a great start for a beginner or a child.
Finished size 10 x 10 cm

$40 BUY NOW

All needlepoint kits have the design stamped on the canvas in colour.
They come complete with STRAND unique mohair/wool yarn to finish the design and a needle. A chart is also included.
Design is printed on 18 count canvas.

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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

Morning Class Enroll Now

Evening Class Enroll Now

Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
If you would like to join our Friends off Nancys loyalty club, see here

We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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Clamshell Bargello Cushion Kit
Clamshell Bargello Cushion Kit

Designed by Mary Self
I have always loved Clamshell quilts – but they are not easy to make. One of our local quilters made a beautiful one a few years ago with a black and white stripe bias around the clamshells. This inspired this design.

Full Kit $164 BUY NOW

Finished size: 30 x 42 cm

Bargello Cushion Kit includes:
14 hole per inch canvas.
A high quality steel needle.
A wool pack of Strand Yarn’
A colour stitching chart
An instruction sheet
A colour guide in a Zippit bag to keep your project in

We can back and pipe your cushion with a co-ordinating cotton fabric, see our cushion making up service.

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Comfort of Home Needlepoint Cushion Kit
Comfort of Home Needlepoint Cushion Kit

Designed by Mary Self
Inspired by Jane Austen Quote
“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort”

Full Kit $157 BUY NOW

Finished size: 40 x 28 cm

Needlepoint Cushion Kit includes:
A colour printed design on 12 hole per inch canvas.
A high quality steel needle.
A wool pack of Strand Yarn
An instruction sheet
A colour guide in a Zippit bag to keep your project in

We can back and pipe your cushion with a co-ordinating cotton fabric, see our cushion making up service.

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Dahlia Needlepoint Cushion Kit
Dahlia Needlepoint Cushion Kit

Designed by Arna Horn
Soft delicate colours

Full Kit $184 BUY NOW

Finished size: 40 x 40 cm

Needlepoint Cushion Kit includes:
A colour printed design on 12 hole per inch canvas.
A high quality steel needle.
A wool pack of Strand Yarn
An instruction sheet
A colour guide in a Zippit bag to keep your project in

We can back and pipe your cushion with a co-ordinating cotton fabric, see our cushion making up service.

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Daisy Chain Needlepoint Cushion
Daisy Chain Needlepoint Cushion Kit

Designed by Mary Self

Full Kit $153 BUY NOW

Finished size 42cm by 29cm
Needlepoint Cushion Kit includes:
A colour printed design on 10 hole per inch canvas.
High quality steel beading and Tapestry needles.
A wool pack of STRAND unique mohair/wool Yarn
An instruction sheet
A colour guide in a Zippit bag to keep your project in

We can back and pipe your cushion with a co-ordinating cotton fabric, see our cushion making up service.

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Dragonfly's Delight Crewel Embroidery Kit
Dragonfly’s Delight Crewel Embroidery Kit

Designed by Nancy Robb
The pattern in this kit is from a footstool designed and stitched by the late Nancy Robb. It reflects her love of crewel embroidery and the style if the times.

Full Kit $150 BUY NOW

Fabric Pack $68 BUY NOW

Finished size: 32 x 34 cm

The Fabric Pack includes:
Linen Twill fabric with design outline printed on to the fabric.
Embroidery needle to suit your thread
Stitch Booklet
Full Colour Picture

The full kit also includes 28 skeins Appletons Crewel yarn

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Knifekut sewing scissors Eco 8
Eco Dressmakers Scissors

8″ Dressmakers scissors

$24 BUY NOW

Stain resistant, carbon steel blades
Ergonomically designed, large circumference soft grip handles.
100% European made

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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

Enroll Now
Class is now full. Please send a message here if you would like to go on the waiting list.

Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
If you would like to join our Friends off Nancys loyalty club, see here

We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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EXOTIC ELEPHANTS & OTHER WILD ANIMALS
EXOTIC ELEPHANTS & OTHER WILD ANIMALS

In this class for all stitchers including beginners, create a beautiful wild animal with silk pieces that are richly embellished with embroidery and beads.
Start with the animal of your choice and learn an easy appliqué method, simple embroidery that is worked into colourful bands of stitching, how to make cords and tassels, as well as hand or machine construction. Stitches include: stem, feather, straight, chain, detached chain, herringbone, cretan, shisha, spiders webs and french knots. The completed animals could be hung as a garland, used as a tree decoration or applied to the front of a cushion or bag.
If you come to the last lesson with stitching completed then machine construction could be completed in that lesson. Complete patterns and notes for all three animals, mini mobile animals plus full construction notes are included in the class price.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Oct 6, 13, 27
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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Fantail Needlepoint Cushion
Fantail Needlepoint Cushion Kit

Designed by Mary Self
I have always loved the paintings of larger than life birds flying over landscaped by New Zealand Artist Don Binney. The fantail is my favourite bird.

Full Kit $138 BUY NOW

Finished size 23cm by 23cm

Needlepoint Cushion Kit includes:
A colour printed design on 12 hole per inch canvas.
High quality steel beading and Tapestry needles.
A wool pack of STRAND unique mohair/wool Yarn
An instruction sheet
A colour guide in a Zippit bag to keep your project in

We can back and pipe your cushion with a co-ordinating cotton fabric, see our cushion making up service.

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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

Morning Class Enroll Now

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We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class

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Finny Sewing Scissor special offer
Finny Sewing Scissors and Zipzap Embroidery Scissors Promotion Pack

8″ Finny Dressmaking scissors and 5″ Zipzap Embroidery Scissors with fine point

$86 BUY NOW

German Solingen Steel Blades
Ergonomically designed, unbreakable plastic and soft grip handles.
100% German made

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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

Morning Enroll Now

Evening Enroll Now
The Evening Class is now full. Please send a message here if you would like to go on the waiting list.

Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
If you would like to join our Friends off Nancys loyalty club, see here

We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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Flower Power Cross Stitch
Flower Power Blue Cross Stitch

Designed by Mary Self
I am always captivated by the graphic designs on ceramics so when I saw the Elayne Fallon Weston Teapot from Staffordshire Potteries I just had to stitch it. It is so reminiscent of the 1960s and 70s that as I was stitching the cool blue/teal/lime colourway I wondered how it would look in hot red/orange/pink colours.

Available as a Full Kit, as a Printed Pattern or as a PDF pattern that will be emailed to you

Full Kit $39 BUY NOW

Printed Pattern $20 BUY NOW

PDF Pattern $8 BUY NOW

Finished size: 27 x 7 cm

Cross Stitch Kit includes
14 count White Aida Cloth
A high quality steel needle
Pre-cut six stranded cotton threads
A colour cross stitch chart
A colour guide picture
An instruction sheet

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Flower Power Red Cross Stitch
Flower Power Red Cross Stitch

Designed by Mary Self
I am always captivated by the graphic designs on ceramics so when I saw the Elayne Fallon Weston Teapot from Staffordshire Potteries I just had to stitch it. It is so reminiscent of the 1960s and 70s that as I was stitching the cool blue/teal/lime colourway I wondered how it would look in hot red/orange/pink colours.

Available as a Full Kit, as a Printed Pattern or as a PDF pattern that will be emailed to you

Full Kit $39 BUY NOW

Printed Pattern $20 BUY NOW

PDF Pattern $8 BUY NOW

Finished size: 27 x 7 cm

Cross Stitch Kit includes
14 count White Aida Cloth
A high quality steel needle
Pre-cut six stranded cotton threads
A colour cross stitch chart
A colour guide picture
An instruction sheet

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Fond of Dancing Needlepoint Cushion Kit
Fond of Dancing Needlepoint Cushion Kit

Designed by Mary Self
Inspired by Jane Austen Quote
“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love”

Full Kit $157 BUY NOW

Finished size: 40 x 28 cm

Needlepoint Cushion Kit includes:
A colour printed design on 12 hole per inch canvas.
A high quality steel needle.
A wool pack of Strand Yarn
An instruction sheet
A colour guide in a Zippit bag to keep your project in

We can back and pipe your cushion with a co-ordinating cotton fabric, see our cushion making up service.

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Franz Joseph Glacier Needlepoint Kit
Franz Joseph Glacier Needlepoint Kit

This glacier, like the Fox Glacier, flows down the Western slopes of Mount Cook. Julius von Haast, a German geologist who came to New Zealand in 1858 was a scientist with a particular interest in the way that the plains and lakes of the South Island of New Zealand had been formed by the action of glaciers. He named this one after the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef because he felt that the grandeur of the scenery demanded a royal name.

$40 BUY NOW

All needlepoint kits have the design stamped on the canvas in colour.
They come complete with STRAND unique mohair/wool yarn to finish the design and a needle. A chart is also included.
Design is printed on 18 count canvas.

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French Panels Millefleur Green Embroidery Kit
French Panels Millefleur Green Embroidery Kit

Designed by Mary Self
Take a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric and embellish with stitches in co-ordinating threads. Do as much or as little as you want and mount on a 10cm square artist’s canvas

Full Kit $26 BUY NOW

Finished size: 10 x 10 cm

The Kit includes:
Kaffe Fassett Paperweight Fabric – 28 x 28cm
Fusible Batting
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery needle to suit your thread
Stitch Booklet
Full Colour Picture

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French Panels Millefleur Lime Embroidery Kit
French Panels Millefleur Lime Embroidery Kit

Designed by Mary Self
Take a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric and embellish with stitches in co-ordinating threads. Do as much or as little as you want and mount on a 10cm square artist’s canvas

Full Kit $26 BUY NOW

Finished size: 10 x 10 cm

The Kit includes:
Kaffe Fassett Paperweight Fabric – 28 x 28cm
Fusible Batting
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery needle to suit your thread
Stitch Booklet
Full Colour Picture

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French Panels Millefleur Pewter Embroidery Kit
French Panels Millefleur Pewter Embroidery Kit

Designed by Mary Self
Take a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric and embellish with stitches in co-ordinating threads. Do as much or as little as you want and mount on a 10cm square artist’s canvas

Full Kit $26 BUY NOW

Finished size: 10 x 10 cm

The Kit includes:
Kaffe Fassett Paperweight Fabric – 28 x 28cm
Fusible Batting
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery needle to suit your thread
Stitch Booklet
Full Colour Picture

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French Panels Millefleur Purple Embroidery Kit
French Panels Millefleur Purple Embroidery Kit

Designed by Mary Self
Take a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric and embellish with stitches in co-ordinating threads. Do as much or as little as you want and mount on a 10cm square artist’s canvas

Full Kit $26 BUY NOW

Finished size: 10 x 10 cm

The Kit includes:
Kaffe Fassett Paperweight Fabric – 28 x 28cm
Fusible Batting
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery needle to suit your thread
Stitch Booklet
Full Colour Picture

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French Panels Millefleur Teal Embroidery Kit
French Panels Millefleur Teal Embroidery Kit

Designed by Mary Self
Take a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric and embellish with stitches in co-ordinating threads. Do as much or as little as you want and mount on a 10cm square artist’s canvas

Full Kit $26 BUY NOW

Finished size: 10 x 10 cm

The Kit includes:
Kaffe Fassett Paperweight Fabric – 28 x 28cm
Fusible Batting
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery needle to suit your thread
Stitch Booklet
Full Colour Picture

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Gayday Lime Canvas Work
Gayday Lime Canvas Work

Designed by Sarah Hooker
Bright colours reminiscent of the Clarice Cliff Gayday design
Available as a Full Kit or as a Printed Pattern

Full Kit $57 BUY NOW

Printed Pattern $20 BUY NOW

Finished size: 24 x 24 cm

Kit includes
Hand Painted Lime 14 count Canvas
A high quality steel needle
Rayon and cotton threads
Beads
Large Chart
A colour guide picture
An instruction sheet

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Golden Bee
GOLDEN BEE CLASS

For beginners. This small goldwork bee is an excellent first project in gold work. You’ll be shown how to transfer your design to fabric, apply padding, simple satin stitch fill and couching with gold threads. The result is a beautiful gold bee.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Mar 7, 14
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $80 + materials
For beginners. This small goldwork bee is an excellent first project in gold work. You’ll be shown how to transfer your design to fabric, apply padding, simple satin stitch fill and couching with gold threads. The result is a beautiful gold bee.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Mar 7, 14
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $80 + materials

Morning Class Enroll Now

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Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
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We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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Nancys Mystery Embroidery Sampler
Golden Year Embroidery Sampler

We have been celebrating Nancy's Golden Year with a Mystery sampler representing each of the six decades Nancys has been open.
Done as a row by row or column by column sampler, each month the kit represented another decade, in some way, that we are celebrating. For example the 1960s theme is 50 years of Flower Power and man on the moon!

These kits are available as individual kits or you can purchase all 6 for $180

The kit will contain the fabric with a design outline stitched on, Strand yarn, felt, full colour picture and the stitch instructions. The cost will no more than $30/month for 6 months.

Embroidery Mystery Sampler (6 Kits) $180 REGISTER NOW

Embroidery Mystery Sampler 1960s $30 BUY NOW

Embroidery Mystery Sampler 1970s $30 BUY NOW

Embroidery Mystery Sampler 1980s $30 BUY NOW

Embroidery Mystery Sampler 1990s $30 BUY NOW

Embroidery Mystery Sampler 2000s $30 BUY NOW

Embroidery Mystery Sampler 2010s $30 BUY NOW

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Green and Gold Bell Frog Needlepoint Kit
Green and Gold Bell Frog Needlepoint Kit

This frog species was introduced to New Zealand from Australia around 1870 and is now found in the northern half of the North Island. It is semi-aquatic and lives around ponds and streams. The Maori name for frog is Pepeke.
Finished size 10 x 10 cm

$40 BUY NOW

All needlepoint kits have the design stamped on the canvas in colour.
They come complete with STRAND unique mohair/wool yarn to finish the design and a needle. A chart is also included.
Design is printed on 18 count canvas.

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Hawaiian Holiday Pink Canvas Work
Hawaiian Holiday Pink Canvas Work

Designed by Mary Self
This design was inspired by a lovely quilt by Donna Ward on the cover of a New Zealand Quilter Magazine.
Available as a Full Kit, as a Printed Pattern

Full Kit $74 BUY NOW

Printed Pattern $20 BUY NOW

Finished size: 19 x 19 cm

Kit includes
Painted Navy 14 count Canvas
A high quality steel needle
Silk, rayon, Strand wool/mohair, metallic and cotton threads
Shell Buttons
Large Chart
A colour guide picture
An instruction sheet

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Hawaiian Holiday Purple Canvas Work
Hawaiian Holiday Purple Canvas Work

Designed by Mary Self
This design was inspired by a lovely quilt by Donna Ward on the cover of a New Zealand Quilter Magazine.
Available as a Full Kit or as a Printed Pattern

Full Kit $74 BUY NOW

Printed Pattern $20 BUY NOW

Finished size: 19 x 19 cm

Kit includes
Painted Navy 14 count Canvas
A high quality steel needle
Silk, rayon, Strand wool/mohair, metallic and cotton threads
Shell Buttons
Large Chart
A colour guide picture
An instruction sheet

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Hearts and Flowers Needlepoint Cushion
Hearts and Flowers Needlepoint Cushion Kit

Designed by Mary Self
A fun project for the light hearted.

Full Kit $138 BUY NOW

Finished size 25cm by 25cm

Needlepoint Cushion Kit includes:
A colour printed design on 12 hole per inch canvas.
High quality steel beading and Tapestry needles.
A wool pack of STRAND unique mohair/wool Yarn
Pearl threads for the Frech knots
An instruction sheet
A colour guide in a Zippit bag to keep your project in

We can back and pipe your cushion with a co-ordinating cotton fabric, see our cushion making up service.

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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

Morning Enroll Now

Evening Enroll Now

Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
If you would like to join our Friends off Nancys loyalty club, see here

We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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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

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

Enroll Now

Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
If you would like to join our Friends off Nancys loyalty club, see here

We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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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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We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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Hungarian Floral Embroidery Kit
Hungarian Floral Embroidery Kit

Designed by Mary Self
I like the exuberance of Hungarian Embroidery, and how many variations you can get from some simple shapes. I first digitized the pomegranate outlines, then started stitching with 8 colours of the Madeira Lana thread. Each flower has every colour in it and no two are the same. This will be the start of something more.

The stitches used are chain stitch, split stitch, French knots, satin stitch, seed stitch and what I am calling bauble stitch for the top of the pomegranates.

Full Kit $49 BUY NOW

Fabric Pack $25 BUY NOW

Click on image to see full design

Finished size: 24 x 8 cm

The Fabric Pack includes:
Cotton/linen fabric with design outline stitched on your fabric.
Embroidery needle to suit your thread
Stitch Booklet
Detailed colour stitch and colour placement diagram

The full kit also includes Madeira Lana Threads in 8 colours:

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Illuminated Initial A
Illuminated Initials A

Designed by AnneMarie Moorhead based on the bright jewel-like initial letters found in medieval manuscripts.
This garden alphabet is based on flower varieties known in Europe prior to the sixteen hundreds.

Approx size 17cm square
For stitchers with some experience.
The pattern has very detailed stitching instructions and a clear colour picture

$26 BUY NOW

Metal Thread Packs to complete design are available
Includes 1.5 metres of Pearl Purl Super & 7 metres Jap No 8

Customised thread and silk background fabric packs can be made up to your requirements from our wide range of variegated silk, rayon and cotton threads. Please email us with your request.

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