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May Classes

There will be a variety of classes at Embroidery House during May to cater for everyone.

Chris Berry, a tutor from the UK will be teaching ‘Curious Needle-works’ to intermediate and advanced stitchers. A class not to be missed!

Chris will also be presenting an evening talk at Embroidery House on Sunday May 21, entitled ‘Many a Slip…

Embroidery slips were very popular items in historical embroidery from the Middle Ages onwards. This illustrated lecture traces their history, design sources, stitches and techniques, concentrating on C16 and C17 examples.

Entry fee: $10.00
Start time: 5.00pm

 

CB-34 Curious Needle-works (UK Tutor)

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced stitchers

Kit: (payable to tutor) TBA

Member: $195.00

Non-member: $267.50

This course is for everyone that loves to stitch, who loves to play with stitches and is curious about stitches in the past, and how they developed, how they were passed on from embroiderer to embroiderer. In the late C16 and early C17 amateur embroiderers used relatively simple stitches in ingenious ways to create ‘curious needle-works’, a huge vocabulary of effects based on one or two basic stitches using coloured silks and metal threads. This stitch-based course will take a structured approach to exploring these stitches. Students will create a notebook based on the great variety of stitches and effects derived from detached buttonhole stitch, the main coloured silkworm stitch of the Elizabethans and early Stuarts. The course will cover the whole range of detached buttonhole stitches: flat to three dimensional, attached to the fabric, free of the fabric, covering the ground to open needlelace.

Dates: Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 May
Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Tutor: Chris Berry

Chris will also be presenting an evening lecture at Embroidery House
Sunday May 21, entitled ‘Many a Slip…

Embroidery slips were very popular items in historical embroidery from the Middle Ages onward. This illustrated lecture traces their history, design sources, stitches and techniques, concentrating on C16 and C17 examples.

Date: Sunday 21
Entry fee: $10.00
Start time: 5.00pm

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ML-30 Chinese Embroidery


Skill level: All levels welcome
Member: $177.00
Non-member: $243.00
Kit cost: (payable to tutor) $55.00.  With specialised frame: $125.00.

Margaret Lee from South Australia will offer workshops for those who wish to try this elegant and disciplined art form, plus workshops for those continuing through the different phases of the official program for Chinese embroidery. If you are new to Chinese embroidery and would like a taste of this technique, ‘Wild Iris’ is an ideal project. ‘Wild Iris’ depicts a single iris flower, created in the style of Chinese brush painting. This small project is suitable both for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Dates:  Tuesday May 2 to Friday May 5, 2017
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Margaret Lee

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ML-31 Japanese Beading

Skill level: All levels welcome

Member: $133.00
Non-member: $182.50
Kit cost: (payable to tutor) $95.00

Japanese bead embroidery is a companion art to traditional Japanese embroidery. It is built on the techniques and meticulous attention to detail embedded in the art. In this class you will learn the underpinning skills associated with excellence in bead embroidery. Specialised 3-cut beads add to the sparkle of the project. The sample is made into an accessories keeper but can be adapted for other purposes. You will be shown how to in class.

 

Dates: Three days – Wednesday May 3 to Friday  May 5, 2017.
Time: 10.00am- 3.00pm
Tutor: Margaret Lee

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NT-33 Bobbin Lace

Skill level: Beginners and above

Members: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

This class is for beginners and ongoing students wanting to learn the techniques of bobbin lace. The torchon technique is ideal for beginners and is a stepping  stone to making many other types of bobbin lace. You will learn a variety of stitches and produce beautiful pieces of lace. Making bobbin lace requires concentration and so while learning to make lace, all other worries and problems melt into the background. It is a delightfully therapeutic hobby and the reward for your hard work is the pleasure in the finished pieces.
(NB. This is a technique class, the photo is only an indication of the technique being taught.)

Dates: Thursdays May 4, 11, 25 and June 1, 2017
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Tutor: Norma Turner

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SD-32 Drawn Thread – Continuing on

Skill level: Some previous experience in drawn thread embroidery

Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

Susan will take you further on your drawn thread embroidery journey. This class is designed to take you beyond the basics and is ideal for those wanting to brush up on their skills, or students considering taking the Intermediate Drawn Thread course (starting in June). A further description and photo of the project will be published at a later date.

Dates: Wednesdays May 3 and 17
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Susan Davis

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