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May Classes

We are very fortunate to have Margaret Lee coming to Embroidery House this year. Margaret has been dealing with a family illness over many months and unfortunately has had to cancel classes.

Margaret will be teaching this gorgeous Sakura Purse in Japanese Beading.

Please take advantage of this weekend class in May!

ST-37 Crazy Patchwork for Beginners

Skill level: Knowledge of some basic embroidery stitches
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

Learn the basics of crazy patchwork while producing a humbug shaped pincushion. The pincushion can be made in a variety of sizes.

Crazy patchwork is a great way to use up all those small pieces of fabric, laces and threads that we save – too small to make anything with, but too precious to part with! Learn how to combine stitches, motifs and ribbons, then embellish with beads, buttons and charms.

Dates: Sundays, May 6 and 13
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Sheryl Turton

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ML-38 Japanese Beading – Sakura Purse

Skill level: All levels welcome
Kit cost: TBA (payable to tutor)
Member: $125.00
Non-member: $170.50

The Sakura (cherry blossom) is the flower synonymous with Japan. It symbolises spring and a time of renewal.

This gorgeous purse is produced using Japanese bead embroidery – the companion art to Traditional Japanese Embroidery. In this class you will learn the underpinning skills associated with excellence in bead embroidery. Specialised 3-cut beads used add to the sparkle of the project.

Dates: Friday May 18: Framing-Up session, Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20
Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Tutor: Margaret Lee

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SA-39 Deerfield Embroidery

Skill level: Some experience in crewelwork
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

Deerfield embroidery is a form of crewelwork which developed in the Deerfield area of Massachusetts in the United States.

In the late 19th century, Margaret Whiting and Ellen Miller discovered some old moth-eaten pieces of crewel embroidery, which they wanted to copy, thereby preserving the designs for posterity. The designs were simpler than the traditional Jacobean designs and the stitches used had most of the thread on the surface of the work, thereby using less thread. Students may work the design in the traditional blue or they may use colours of their own choice.


Dates: Sundays, May 20 and June 3
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Shelagh Amor

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SWS-40 Hardanger for Beginners

Skill level: All levels welcome
Materials fee: TBA, fabric prepared & tacked (payable to tutor)
Member: $45.00
Non-member: $60.50

Would you like to learn the basics of Hardanger?

This is the beautiful Norwegian white work technique. In this small project you will learn to stitch the Kloster blocks and a satin stitch motif, cutting the threads ready for wrapping the bars, and dove’s eye filling stitch. Buttonhole stitched around the edge makes the project ready for stitching together.

Date: Thursday May 24
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Sandra Warren-Smith

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LO’S-41 Japanese Temari Wrapping and Stitching

Skill level: No previous experience required
Materials Kit: $35.00 (payable to tutor)
Member: $45.00
Non-member: $60.50

An enjoyable class in making temari – a traditional Japanese embroidered decorative ball. Our day includes creating your own temari from the core through to surface embroidery. The morning starts as Leanne guides students how to prepare the temari core including wrapping and division techniques using natural plant-based materials. The fun continues in the afternoon as we explore basic patterns to surface embroider the ball. These colourful balls will delight those who love to stitch by hand and make a perfect gift for all ages.

Date: Thursday, May 31
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Leanne O’Sullivan

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