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 Guild Classes Form 2019 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
Renaissance Cutwork Bag with Christine P Bishop (SA)
17-18 August 2019
10:00am-4:00pm each day
This small bag is worked on 38 count Ricamo Nuovo linen, using Floche thread and Perle cotton. Stitches include running stitch, buttonhole stitch and stem stitch. The cutwork design is on the front only, however, the back has a curved edge to match the outer shape on the front.
Renaissance cutwork has bars but no picots. Students learn the basics of cutwork and the order in which design elements are worked so that the pattern reads correctly.
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)
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. Tutor’s kit $48.
Glazig Embroidery Brooch with Loic Jeanneau
Design by Pascal Jaouen
2 November 2019
16 November 2019
30 November 2019
14 December 2019
2.30pm-4:30pm each day
Fees: Members $50 & Non-members $70. Kit and materials cost $100.
Glazig embroidery is a traditional French embroidery from Brittany. It was used first to embellish the Brittany costumes and for the last 30 years has been modernized by Pascal Jaouen.
The kit contains all the fabrics, silk pearl threads, beads, a needle and all the notes to embroider the brooch. The brooch size is 8cm and will be embroidered on an eco dark linen.
Loic will explain and show all the stitches in a step by step approach, and also if needed, assist you to correct your work before going further. You will learn the chain stitches (different variations of that stitch), button hole stitch, scale chain stitch, bigouden dot, fix a cabochon, bead stem stitch …
You will need to bring with you sewing essentials (embroidery needles), scissors, a thimble, a tambour (embroidery hoop) is not essential.
As the kits for this class must be sourced from France, a deposit of $100 must be received at the Guild by Friday 21 June 2019. Class number is limited to 10, so enrolment will be strictly in order of receipt of deposit. Refunds of the deposit cannot be given after the due date, however should a student have to cancel after paying the deposit, they will be given a kit and associated materials. Please note that all kit instructions are in French.
Balance of fees are to be paid by three weeks prior to the commencement of the first class, ie 12 October 2019.