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Annual General Meeting Sat 21 Oct 2017

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Margaret Oppen Competition Information

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Introduction to Embroidery: stitches and techniques

This is an Introductory embroidery course with an emphasis on stitches and techniques - no experience is required. It introduces students to a wide variety of techniques and their historical context. 
A free Information Session will be held on Sunday 12 November October 2017 10am - 12pm, click here for more information. (Note new date....was Sat 28 Oct)

Duration 2 years 
Attendance 1 five-hour day per month for 8 months per year between February and October
Fees To be paid in full on enrolment.
Guild members: $600 each year; Non-Members:$720 each year
Fees may be paid in instalments, please enquire.
Enrolments due by 1 December for the February intake commencement, or
due by 1 June for the July intake commencement.
Class Times 9.30am to 3.15pm, with a 45 minute lunch break
February intake meets on 1st Saturday of the month   


Note: course will only run if there is sufficient interest, however if a large number of enrolments then the course may run in 2 intakes: February and July.


Course Topics
Year  1  Surface Stitchery
Counted Thread Work
Pulled thread Work
Drawn thread Work
Year  2 Fine Needlework and Smocking
Canvas Stitchery
Metal Thread Embroidery

Students will be required to develop a resource folder that includes:
  • an introduction and history of each technique
  • examination of the fabric and threads used for each technique
  • a series of worked samplers, devised by the tutor to give an understanding of each technique
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to students who successfully complete the full course within the set period of the course.

Enrol in this Course

For more information or to enrol in this course, 
contact the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.