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August Classes

Some lovely gift ideas feature with the August classes.

You could learn to make these gorgeous bookmarks using Smøyg, the traditional embroidery pattern darning from Norway.

Or this lovely mirror compact decorated with Long and Short Stitch … a perfect handmade gift. Or something for yourself with the Needlecases Galore class! You can never have enough needlebooks!

With the revival in the art of smocking, here is an opportunity to really learn about the smocking pleater in Wendy Findlay’s class.

Class applications close June 15.

YS-52 Smøyg Bookmark

Skill level: Beginners, experience with counted embroidery would be an advantage.
Kit cost: Self striping bookmark $12.00, Stitched stripes $17.00(payable to tutor)
Member: $106.50
Non-member: $146.00

Smøyg is pattern darning from Norway. This traditional embroidery is worked as part of the folk dress in some regions of Norway, predominantly in the south of the country. In this class, we will work a bookmark using pattern darning techniques and a Norwegian pattern. There are two options: the simpler, more contemporary one, has self-striping wool, and the other, which is more traditional and slightly more challenging, uses a number of yarns and a laying tool. Students may choose either project depending on the level of challenge desired. The linen banding is 28 count. Bring magnification and lighting if you might need it.

Dates: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Tutor: Yvette Stanton (NSW)

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ST-53 Needlecases Galore!

Skill level: All levels welcome
Materials fee: $10.00 (payable to tutor)
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

You can never have enough needlebooks – especially if you are like most of us and you have several projects on the go at once. You need a safe space to store the needles that go with each project. In this class you will learn how to stitch and construct a variety of needlebooks. You will learn lots of tips and techniques to give you a beautifully finished collection!

Dates: Sundays, August 12 and September 16
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Sheryl Turton

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MH-54 Japanese Embroidery

Skill level: Beginners and on-going students
Kit cost: (payable to tutor, price according to student’s choice of piece
Member: $221.00
Non-member: $303.50

This class caters to all interested in experiencing traditional silk embroidery. Dip your toe in with a beginners piece, embark on your journey through the structured phases or continue to expand your skill. Are you a ‘raw’ beginner? Michelle is offering students a ‘taste of’ piece. The sample in the photo gives an indication of the technique. Please contact Michelle to discuss your choice of piece for this class: 0419 883 967 or [email protected]

Dates: Sundays August 19, September 9, 16 and 23
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Michelle Hodder

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CB-55 Bright Reflection – Mirror Compact

Skill level: All levels welcome
Kit cost: $20.00 (payable to tutor)
Member: $45.00
Non-member: $60.50

A one day Long and Short Stitch project! Using a bright selection of fine D’Aubusson Crewel wools this project introduces the novice stitcher to Long and Short Stitch or perhaps practice for those more experienced. Beads add a bit of sparkle to the Woven Wheel centre which is outlined in Coral Knots. Luscious green leaves in Fly Stitch complement the softer textured Tudor Rose. Mounting on the Mirror Compact is straightforward on completion of the embroidery and makes for the perfect handmade gift.

Date: Monday August 13
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Chris Burton

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WF-56 Using a Smocking Pleater

Skill level: All levels welcome
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

With the revival in the art of smocking here is an opportunity to really learn about the smocking pleater. This tiny intricate piece of machinery takes hours away from the boring task of picking up dots and allows you to spend more time on your embroidery. In this class you will learn all the parts of the pleater, its function and its wide-ranging uses for manipulating fabric, not only for pleating to smock but to add pleated fabric to other projects. Working with a wide range of materials from fine voiles to heavy woollens and corduroy, papers and vegetable products.

At the conclusion of the class you will have built up a broad portfolio for reference, and know how to clean and maintain this very useful needlework tool. There are some pleaters at the Guild which may be used for the day. Early booking will be required for their use.

Dates: Saturdays, August 18 and 25
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Wendy Findlay

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