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
Over the Pond, Introduction to Thread Painting
31 October-1 November 2020
Cost: members $140; non members $155
Required Kit $75; a detailed requirements list will be sent to class members
Learn the basics of thread painting embroidery as you stitch this beautiful beginners’ project with renowned teacher Anna Scott. This class is suitable for those with some embroidery experience
The class will be held at the Embroiderers’ Guild of the ACT Inc rooms at 100 Maitland Street, Hackett. Classes run from 10:00am – 4:00pm each day.
Honeyeater in Stumpwork
21-22 March 2020
Cost: members $125; non members $145
Required Kit $60; a detailed requirements list will be sent to class members
This beautiful piece is stitched in D’Alger silk on pretty cotton fabric. The design is stitched in stumpwork style embroidery. The leaves and flower petals are wired and detached and the bird is attached as a padded slip and the lower edge of the wing is wired.
Design Size: 11.5cm x 11.5cm. Stitches used include Alternating satin stitch, Stem stitch, Long & short satin stitch, Granitos, Satin stitch, French knots, Split back stitch, and Turkey work
Kit contents include Large colour photo, Full instructions and diagrams, Green cotton fabric, Backing fabric, Quilter’s muslin, cream felt, wire, Threads, fill, and needles.
This class is suitable for experienced stitchers. The class will be held at the Embroiderers’ Guild of the ACT Inc rooms at 100 Maitland Street, Hackett. Classes run from 10:00am -4:00pm each day.
Latest Classes held in 2019
Introduction to Crewelwork: Blue Elegance or Autumn Gold with Anna Scott (SA)
19-20 October 2019
Learn the basics of crewel embroidery as you stitch your choice of these beautiful beginners’ crewel projects with renowned teacher Anna Scott.
Glazig Embroidery Brooch with Loic Jeanneau
Design by Pascal Jaouen
Dates: November/December 2019
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.
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 …