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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.    

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: $580 each year; Non-Members:$675 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
July intake meets on the 2nd 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
Canvas Stitchery
Fine Needlework
Year  2 Goldwork & Metal Thread Embroidery
Pulled Thread Work
Drawn Thread Work
Counted Thread Work

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.