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July Classes

We welcome Stephanie Knudsen to the Guild as one of our newer members. The Guild is very fortunate that Stephanie has moved from WA to make her home in Victoria!

In July, Stephanie teaches her two day workshop, Wrapped and Stitched, together with a wonderful assortment of classes to while away the time during the winter months.

MH-43  Japanese Embroidery

Skill level: Beginners and on-going students
Kit cost: TBA (payable to tutor, price according to student’s choice of piece)
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

This class caters to all interested in experiencing traditional silk embroidery. Dip your toe in with a beginner’s piece, embark on your journey through the structured phases or continue to expand your skill. Are you a ‘raw’ beginner? Michelle is offering students a ‘taste of’ piece. The sample in the photo gives an indication of the technique. Please contact Michelle to discuss your choice of piece for this class: 0419 883 967 or [email protected]

Dates: Sundays 14 and 21 July, 2019
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Michelle Hodder

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SK-41 Wrapped and Stitched

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

In this two-day workshop, the first morning is spent by participants creating a base piece of silk paper which will then be set aside to dry. We will manipulate the silk base into a mini landscape by creating hills and valleys in which to nestle our wrapped cords, beads and cocoons. Think coral reefs, jungles and tropical gardens. During the afternoon we will create a variety of wrapped cords, beads and cocoons. Time to pull out those treasured threads, variegated cottons, sari waste, wools and silk threads, and fabrics of silk, organza and those small pieces of ‘glitter’ fabric you have been saving. A wide range of threads, wools and fabrics can be used.

The second day we will be stitching into the silk base and arranging the previous day’s wrapped objects into our landscape. Threads too thick or too delicate to pass through the eye of a needle will be couched in place and further embellished with embroidery. As well as tried and true embroidery techniques, several different advanced embroidery stitches will be demonstrated.

Dates: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July, 2019
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Stephanie Knudsen

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SWS-42  Lefkara for Beginners

Skill level: Beginners
Materials fee: $15 (payable to tutor)
Member: $89.00
Non-member: $122.00

Learn the stitches required for this interesting Lefkara bag. Stitch satin stitch, buttonhole eyelets, crooked hemstitch and lace edging in perle thread, and admire the play of light and shade you will achieve. You will also learn how to make a cord, a tassel, and a buttonhole keeper for the cord. The bag is a perfect size to show off your embroidery. It can be lined if desired.

Dates: Thursdays 11 and 18 July, 2019
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Tutor: Sandra Warren-Smith

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Learn, create,
stitch, make friends

Beginners welcome.

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