The Embroiderers’ Guild ACT presents a range of classes each year. Most of these are open to members of the public.  Members of the Guild receive a discount on fees however.

To enrol in a class please complete an enrolment form and either email, fax or mail to the Treasurer.  A deposit of 50% is payable on enrolment and the balance is due three weeks before the class commences. For any given class, enrolment closes either when the class is full or three weeks before commencement, whichever is earlier.

All guild classes are held in the rooms at 100 Maitland St, Hackett.

Fees cover the cost of tuition.  Where kits are available from tutors, the cost of kit is to be paid direct to the tutor at the class, not to the guild.  Please be aware that you will have to have your own basic sewing supplies and that most classes have a requirements list.  If a kit is provided by a tutor, purchase will usually be required to allow class participation. 

If you have enrolled in a class but are unable to attend, please notify the guild immediately.  There may be a waiting list and the guild may find someone to fill your place.  Refunds are not generally available for cancellations within three weeks of class commencement.

This page contains information on classes for adults.  For information on the Young Stitchers’ program and School Holiday classes see the Young Stitchers page

2019 Classes

Brazilian embroidery: Garden Party with Delma Moore (VIC)

Image of Brazilian EmbroideryImage of Brazilian Embroidery - Partial30-31 March 2019

10.00am – 4.00pm each day

The flowers in this beautiful design are exquisitely presented through the Brazilian style of embroidery.  Suitable for those with some experience of Brazilian embroidery as Delma will be guiding you through some more advanced stitching techniques.

Fees:  Members $130.00 & Non-members $150.00. Kit $68. Note this is a discounted kit price for students in this workshop.

Hussif in Chicken Scratch with Lynette Crowther (NZ)

Image of Chicken Scratch Embroidery FoldedImage of Chicken Scratch Embroidery Unfolded12-13 July 2019

10:00am-4:00pm each day

Lynette will teach you the basics of chicken scratch and show you the design potential of this technique using simple stitches and colours to create an amazing and useful hussif sewing kit to hold all your stitching supplies.

Fees Members $110 & Non-members $130, plus kit

Estense Embroidery Pincushion with Christine P Bishop (SA)

Image of Estense Embroidery17-18 August 2019

10:00am-4:00pm each day

This large pincushion is worked on 38 count ecru Italian linen. The design can be easily adapted to a cushion if you wish to work a larger project. Worked with stranded cottons this type of embroidery is similar to Colbert embroidery, however, with Estense embroidery it is the opposite in that the design is worked in surface stitches and filled with counted stitches. The flower design is taken from stone work decoration on the front of a building in Hobart.  The original designs were based upon Majolica pottery from the northern Italian region of Ferrara. Finished size of pincushion is 16cm x 16 cm. Stitches used include buttonhole, stem, chain, faggot and running stitch. Suitable for intermediate to advanced embroiderers.

Fees: Members$145 & Non-members$165.  Kit cost $20.

Introduction to Crewelwork: Blue Elegance or Autumn Gold with Anna Scott (SA)

Image of Crewel Embroidery - Blue EleganceImage of Crewel Embroidery - Autumn Gold

19-20 October 2019

10:00am -4:00pm each day

Learn the basics of crewel embroidery as you stitch your choice of these beautiful beginners’ crewel projects with renowned teacher Anna Scott.

Fees: Members $130 & Non-members 150.


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