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Di Fisher is a tutor from the Embroiderers Guild, South Australia. Di will be returning in October to continue Group 1 and Group 2 on their journey of stitching her beautiful ‘An English Garden Band Sampler’. Students please note there is a separate description for each of the next two bands you will complete. You can apply for both bands on the same application form.

DF-62 An English Garden Band Sampler – Group 2: Band 3

Skill level: Advanced – Students from Group 2
Materials fee: TBA, $5 for class notes (payable to tutor) 

Member: $98.00
Non-member: $134.00

Eight-pointed star pattern with acorns, oak leaves, borage flowers and strawberries. This pattern has been adapted, with kind permission, from a pattern on a polychrome band sampler in the collection of Margriet Hogue (Plate 11 of “Some honest worke in hand…’ English Samplers from the Seventeenth Century). Instructions will also be given for the small floral pattern stitched above this band pattern.

Dates: Monday, 29 and Tuesday, 30 October, 2018
Times: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Tutor: Di Fisher

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DF-63 An English Garden Band Sampler – Group 2: Band 4

Skill level: Advanced – Students from Group 2
Materials fee: TBA, $5 for class notes (payable to tutor)

Member: $98.00
Non-member: $134.00

Honeysuckle Band Pattern. This band features a honeysuckle and grape trellis with roses, acorns and birds. The outlines of this pattern were generally stitched in back stitch with some examples having other stitches as occasional fillings. I have re-interpreted the pattern using 17th Century counted embroidery stitches. Instructions will also be given for the small pomegranate pattern stitched above this band pattern.

Dates: Thursday, 1 and Friday, 2 November, 2018
Times: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Tutor: Di Fisher

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DF-64 An English Garden Band Sampler – Group 1: Band 5

Skill level: Advanced – Students from Group 1
Materials fee: TBA, $5 for class notes (payable to tutor)

Member: $98.00
Non-member: $134.00

An arcaded band featuring white roses, gillyflowers or carnations, cornflowers, bluebells and acorns.Different elements of this band pattern have been adapted from a number of 17th century English samplers. The arcaded band is adapted from a band of the same design, which was originally embroidered in satin stitch on a hybrid spot and band sampler stitched in 1668, from the Feller Collection. The rose is adapted from similar roses on 17th century band samplers and the carnation was based on a carnation from a Victoria and Albert Museum band sampler, 829-1902, from the second half of the 17th century.

Students will then embroider their name in square eyelets.

Dates: Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 4 November, 2018
Times: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Tutor: Di Fisher

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DF-65 An English Garden Band Sampler – Group 1: Band 6

Skill level: Advanced – Students from Group 1
Materials fee: TBA, $5 for class notes (payable to tutor)

Member: $98.00
Non-member: $134.00

The arcaded thistle band pattern with two types of thistles and a band worked in Montenegrin stitch with two different variations of square eyelets is based on four similar 17th century patterns, which were generally stitched in double running stitch on band samplers dating from 1633 to 1698, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Goodhart collection and two private collections and date from 1633 to 1698.

There is a small, repeat leaf pattern stitched above the thistle band pattern.

Dates: Thursday, 8 and Friday, 9 November, 2018
Times: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Tutor: Di Fisher

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ST-70 Basic Stitches

Skill level: All levels welcome

Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

This two-day class teaches basic embroidery stitches. You will learn many simple stitches to create very effective and pretty results.  and view a variety of items to inspire you to further projects. This class is ideal for the absolute beginner, for those wanting to brush up on forgotten skills, or for someone with a little knowledge of stitching but not sure how to move to the next step.

Dates: Tuesdays, 30 October and 13 November, 2018
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Sheryl Turton

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VL-66 Box Making

Skill level: All levels welcome
Kit cost: $10.00 (payable to tutor)

Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

Learn how to make a 5cm cube box, with a lid. The box is constructed in fabric covered card, with no glue. You will be taught to use a curved needle, this is a challenge but a very useful skill. Victoria’s box making technique will allow you to go on and make many boxes of your own in various sizes.

Dates: Friday, 19 and Friday, 26 October, 2018
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Victoria Laine

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VL-68 Exploring Canvas Work Stitches – Castle

Skill level: Experienced to Advanced
Materials fee: $20.00 (payable to tutor)

Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

 This stunning project of Victoria’s will excite those students who love canvas work and counted thread embroidery. The finished piece measures 10cm x 10cm.

A delicate and challenging project originally stitched on 56 count Kingston linen. This is a reproduction of a 16th Century embroidered castle using ten canvas work stitches, and ten techniques, including extensive gold work. Students to decide on 56/40 or 36 count linen before class.

Dates: Tuesday, 23 and Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Victoria Laine

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WF-69 Picture Smocking

Skill level: Basic smocking knowledge
Materials fee: TBA (payable to tutor)

Member: $45.00
Non-member: $60.50

Advance your basic smocking to the next level with picture smocking. This one-day class will give you the skill to stack perfect cables into pictures. Students will be required to do some preparation before this class.

Date: Saturday, 27 October, 2018
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Wendy Findlay

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YS-67 Smøyg Band Sampler

Pattern darning has been frequently requested on the class evaluation sheets. Here is your chance to experience the traditional Norweigan form of this embroidery technique. Take full advantage of Yvette’s meticulous research and knowledge into this form of embroidery.

Skill level: All levels welcome
Kit cost: $125 approx.  (payable to tutor)

Member: $106.50
Non-member: $146.00

This band sampler bell pull introduces the patterns and colours of Norwegian pattern darning, known as smøyg. With 10 different bands, the patterns are taken from historical examples of smøyg, from various regions and traditions across the south of Norway. Some bands use wool and others use silk. While traditional Norwegian pattern darning would have been worked on up to 55 count linen, this project uses 35 count linen.

Finished sampler approximately 60cm x 12cm.

Dates: Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 October, 2018
Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Tutor: Yvette Stanton

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