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June Classes

The month of June brings us two well-known interstate tutors:

  1. Maree Talbot (Queensland) will teach  the final classes for the second group of Elizabethan Casketeers
  2. It’s been very difficult to find a teacher of the reticella technique, so we are very happy that Margaret Stephens (an expert in embroidered lace from NSW) will offer a reticella band sampler this month. This class will be shared with the Australian Guild.

As well, Stella Hyde offers metal thread taster classes (complementing our Holy Stitches exhibition in May).  Plus Shelagh Amor shows you how to make your embroidery come to life with a Finishing School day on mounting and blocking your work.

MT-35 Elizabethan Casket Top Panel

Skill level: Class open to those currently in Elizabethan Casket Group 2

Members: $107.00
Non-members: $146.00
Kit cost: $75.00 (payable to tutor)

This is a typical Elizabethan design, with a tree of life as the central feature surrounded by an abundance of small animals, flowers and plants. The piece has been designed to complement the other panels of the casket and is stitched in Gumnut Yarn silks on a linen background.

Dates: Saturday June 17 and Tuesday June 20
Time: 9.00 am for 9.30am start – 3.30pm
Tutor: Maree Talbot

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MT-36 Elizabethan Monogram

Skill level: Class open to those currently in Elizabethan Casket Group 2

Members: $107.00
Non-members: $146.00
Kit cost: $75.00 for two printed linens (payable to tutor)

The monogram features a Tudor rose and is stitched in Gumnut Yarn Stars silks, surrounded with gold and pearls on a linen background. The monogram will be stitched in your choice of letter and colour. This class is designed to teach easy techniques to work out angles when satin stitching letters and shapes.

Dates: Sunday June 18 and Wednesday June 21
Times: 9.00am (for 9.30am start) – 3.30pm
Tutor: Maree Talbot

 

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MT-37 Elizabethan Knot Garden

Skill level: Some embroidery experience, open to all who would like to stitch this project.

Members: $107.00
Non-members: $146.00
Kit cost: payable to tutor (see below)

The inspiration for this workshop came from the intricate patterns and plants of the Elizabethan gardens of the 16th century. This project recreates a typical knot garden using techniques and stitches from the Elizabethan period.

There are two options to this workshop: Option one: Knot Garden, top design only. Option two: Knot Garden Box comprising of embroidered top and four sides to be made into a box.

Kit Cost:
Option One: $55.00 all materials needed to complete the top,
Option Two: $75.00 all materials to complete the top plus printed linen & beads for four sides.
NB: Kit costs do not include board for box or silk to line the box.

Dates: Friday 23 and Sunday 25 June
Times: 9.00am for 9.30am start – 3.30pm
Tutor: Maree Talbot

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MS-38 Reticella Band Sampler

Skill level: All levels welcome
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A more complex design will be available to those who have done Margaret Stephen’s workshops with the Australian Lace Guild and covers techniques from old V&A lace.)
Members: $195.00
Non-members: $267.50

This is a four-day class, running over 2 weekends, featuring renowned NSW tutor, Margaret Stephens. Members of the Embroiderers Guild, Victoria and the Australian Lace Guild both qualify for the members’ price.

Reticella is an Italian embroidered lace technique, and its origins go back to the cutwork of the 15th century. Threads are withdrawn and spaces cut from linen to form a grid. The remaining vertical and horizontal threads are finished with needleweaving and the spaces filled with motifs made of buttonhole stitch, wrapped bars and embellished with picots. It is robust, hard-wearing and used for household linen.

Dates: Saturday June 17, Sunday June 18, Saturday July 15,  Sunday July 16
Times: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Tutor: Margaret Stephens

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SH-29 Metal Thread Taster Class 1

Skill level: Beginners
Members and Non-members: $45.00

This class  follows the Holy Stitches exhibition and gives members and non-members a great opportunity to learn the basics of metal thread embroidery. This weekday class will be repeated as a weekend class (SH-40)

In this taster class, you’ll be taken through stretching the ground fabric, then guided through the stitching of metal thread in a basic design. As well you’ll view  some gorgeous pieces metal thread work from the Guild’s collection. Your tutor will provide the materials for this class at no extra cost.

Date: Wednesday June 21
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Stella Hyde

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SH-40 Metal Thread Taster Class 2

Skill level: Beginners
Members and Non-members: $45.00

This class  follows the Holy Stitches exhibition, and gives members and non-members a great opportunity to learn the basics of metal thread embroidery.  There is the option for a weekday class (SH-29) OR a weekend class (SH-40).

This is a repeat of class SH-29.

In this taster class, you’ll be taken through stretching the ground fabric, then guided through the stitching of metal thread in a basic design. As well you’ll view some gorgeous metal thread pieces from the Guild’s collection. Your tutor will provide the materials for this class at no extra cost.

Date: Saturday 24 June
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Stella Hyde

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Tambour Bead Embroidery – Two Classes

Skill Level: Beginners
Materials Fee: $30.00 payable to tutor
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

Tambour beading and embroidery is the bead application technique of choice for costume and couture because of its speed and accuracy. Tambour is also used to produce a satin stitch and a very even chain stitch as in Point Beauvais. It can be used for applique and to apply cords. With a mesmerizing array of beads, sequins, embroidery threads and metallic threads available the design possibilities for tambour beading and tambour embroidery are limitless. During this class, you will learn how to produce the basic chain stitch using the tambour hook. This basic stitch is the key element in the production of all bead and sequin application and embroidery. You will then move on to the application of beads and sequins which will enable you to further develop the skill that you have attained.

Note: Class will be run twice.

 

JT41  JAN TIMMS (UK) – TAMBOUR BEAD EMBROIDERY

Dates: Sundays June 4 and 11
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Jan Timms

 

JT43  JAN TIMMS (UK) – TAMBOUR BEAD EMBROIDERY

Dates: Wednesdays June 7 and 14
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Jan Timms

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