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CLASS - DF49 Goldwork Sweet Bag CLASS FULL

Registrations Closed
Start Date
26-Aug-2023 9:30 am
End Date
27-Aug-2023 4:30 pm
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Victoria

Registrations Are Closed

CLASS - DF49 Goldwork Sweet Bag 

This class is now full, please add your name to the waitlist if interested - * Wait List Request

The embroidery for the gold sweet bag is adapted from an early 17th century coif and forehead cloth in the Micheál and Elizabeth Feller Collection. The motifs of the scrolling design are a carnation or gillyflower, borage, cornflower, daffodil and a rose, plus leaves and buds. The three creatures are a bird, a caterpillar, and a moth. The sweet bag was described as a “scintillating technical tour de force” by the judges of the Needleprint “A Mirror To My Art’ competition in 2012.

This is a surface stitchery project, embroidered in a range of metal threads to replicate the look of the original embroidery on a fine linen ground. The stitches worked on the front are Elizabethan ladder braid (students will have the option of plaited braid stitch), detached needle lace, ladder stitch variations, threaded reverse chain, vandyke and woven spider’s webs.  The back of the sweet bag features interlaced diamond and square herringbone stitch, woven spider’s webs and counted stitches.
The bag measures 13.7cm H x 11.8cm W   

Skill Level: Advanced Stitching/Confidence with metal
thread embroidery advisable but not essential 

Date: Saturday 26/8/23 & Sunday 27/8/23IMG-5065

Time9.30am – 4.00pm (note LONGER DAILY CLASS HOURS)
Tutor: Di Fisher
EGV Member: $187.50
Non-member: $250.00

Kit cost: $13 Project Notes (Payable at Registration) 
Fabric: $10 Purchase optional
(select Tea Dyed or Not Tea Dyed)

Threads: $28.00 Starter Thread Kit - Purchase Optional
(Payable at Registration)

It is important to read thoroughly the Information and
Requirements Page
below for kit contents, fabric and thread selection and pre-class preparation work required.
Students may supply their own Goldwork Threads 
(see list for threads required)

Registrations open:15/5/23 at 10.00am–closing on 4/8/23
Room: Gallery 

Note: It is necessary to read and/or download the Information and Requirements page - see Download More Information section below Goldwork Sweet Bag


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Embroidery House
170 Wattletree Road
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