Classes

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 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

2021 Classes

Scarlet Glory with Anna Scott

Example of scarlet glory crewelwork21-22 August 2021

Cost: members $130; non-members $155

The embroidery design measures 25cm (10″) square. Scarlet Glory is designed to look as if it is a fragment of a much larger piece and is embroidered in a colour palette of burnt orange, terra cotta and pinks giving it a warm, contemporary appearance. It is embroidered onto Italian linen, using 25 different embroidery stitches to create different textures and patterns within the design.

During this workshop we will talk about crewel embroidery in general, cover all the stitches used in this project and practise methods to get a good result from more common stitches frequently used in crewel embroidery such as satin stitch and long & short stitch.

The class kit is $95 and includes: detailed step-by-step instructions, Italian linen with the embroidery design printed ready to stitch, 19 shades of Appleton’s crewel wool and needles.

The class is an intermediate project for those confident with general embroidery stitches who would like to extend their knowledge of crewel embroider stitches and techniques.

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.


Japanese Beading with Pat Bootland

16 October 2021

Cost: members $50; non-members $65

Come along and learn the art of Japanese Beading with Pat Bootland anad make this gorgeous little piece!

This class will be held at the Embroderers’ Guild of the ACT Inc rooms at 100 Maitland Street, Hackett. Classes run from 10:00am – 4:00pm each day.


The Art of Stitch with Barbara Mullan – rescheduled

Art of the Stitch class example 1 Art of the stitch class example 227-28 November, 2021

Cost: members $125; non-members $145

Discover how traditional embroidery stitches can be changed by playing with them. Widen, shrink, lengthen, rotate, change direction and attach with stitches such as chain, herringbone, fly and buttonhole. Explore how embroidery stitches can be used to create texture, design and impact. This workshop is about experimenting with the traditional to create the contemporary. Small embroidery pieces will be created.

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.

Classes already held in 2021

Byzantine Lefkara Mat with Christine P Bishop

Example of the classes Byzantine Lefkara embroidery15-16 April 2021

Lefkara lace is a style of embroidery named after two villages in central Cyprus. The famous Da Vinci designs are known the world over, however, the designs developed during the much earlier Byzantine period (395-1185AD) are still embroidered today. Worked on 30 count ecru linen with Perle cottons and finished off with a needlelace edge this mat can be adapted to suit your needs.


Foolproof Linen Bag with Christine P Bishop

Example of the classes foolproof linen bag17-18 April 2021

Suitable for all levels, this linen bag will give you some basic stitches plus a project onto which you can add drawn thread work, cross stitch, other counted work, needle lace, pulled fabric – the list is endless.


Monogram in Goldwork with Pat Bootland

Example of the monogram in Goldwork

15-16 May, 2021

In this two day workshop you will learn the basis of goldwork and in the process create a monogram to treasure.  The class cost includes the goldwork supplies and you will only have the task of choosing your own background material and frame.

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