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March Classes

March offers a variety of introductory classes to add to your ever increasing knowledge of all things embroidery. We will learn how to embroider that perfect monogram,  the art of transferring designs on to all types of fabrics, a taste of Shibori dyeing using Indigo, and an introduction to Smocking. Applications close December 15.

NEW INTERMEDIATE COURSE COMMENCING IN MAY 2018!! Details about the new ‘Art and Design for Embroiderers’ class is listed on the Intermediate Classes page.

 

WF-26 An Introduction to Smocking

Skill level: All levels welcome
Materials Kit: payable to tutor, price TBA
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

An extensive basic smocking course covering pleating, stitches, techniques, patterns and colour. This course is designed for those who are complete beginners or those wishing to review and polish their skill. Whilst building up a sampler of stitches students will be able to choose a simple design to work on a small project. A materials kit provided by Wendy contains pleated fabrics for the sampler and small project, variety of threads, needles, photo and a 16-page work and instruction book.

Dates: Saturdays March 3 and 17
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Wendy Findlay

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ST-27 Transferring Designs

Skill level: All levels welcome
Kit cost: $10.00 (payable to tutor)
Member: $27.50
Non-member: $37.50

Continuing on from our ‘Tricks of the Trade’ classes from last year this is the next class in the series. Come along to this class and learn the many methods of transferring a design onto fabric. Test out and play! At the end of the class you will have a collection of practice samples and product types that you can keep for future reference. Methods will range from using a light box for tracing, to techniques used for fabrics where tracing is not an option. Your kit will contain all materials needed for the class.

Date: Sunday March 4
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Tutor: Sheryl Turton

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LO’S-28 Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

Skill level: Beginners and experienced students
Kit cost: $50.00 (payable to tutor)
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

An introduction to the world of Japanese resist-dyeing using traditional shibori techniques with Leanne O’Sullivan from Kimono House. Fold, clamp and stitch cotton and silk fabric for indigo dyeing to make your own scarf or wrapping cloth, pocket-square or handkerchief in the brilliant blue that only indigo can produce. This class will cover how to prepare a simple version of an indigo vat, which can then be easily repeated at home. The objective of the class is to produce relatively quick results for students to gain a basic understanding of the concept of shibori dyeing in indigo and the skill to then be able to reproduce a number of patterns.

Students who have previously attended a shibori dyeing class with Leanne will be able to extend their knowledge by working a variety of different patterns.

Dates: Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Leanne O’Sullivan

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CB-29 Monograms

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

Embroidered monograms have been around for many years, used to adorn a variety items to indicate ownership. This is a technique class. We will be stitching two different techniques of monograms. One will be trailing and the other will be padded satin stitch. The same techniques will be discussed to use in other designs.

Dates: Sundays March 18 and 25
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Carol Bateson

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