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Spare time? Locked down with an urge to be more creative and upskill?

A myriad of courses to suit all levels. Your next steps await! 

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Goldwork Highlights Report

A centrepiece exhibition of over 90 goldwork embroideries plus a packed program of eighteen other events over two months.


Essential Embroidery 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.

2 years
2023 - 9 classes - 1st Saturday [9:30am - 3:15pm with 45 min lunch] from February to November

Standard:  $960 each year  Members: $800 each year

Fees must be finalised before the first lesson of the year and may be paid by instalments.

Intake                A second intake may run if there is sufficient interest in July.

What's covered? 

Surface Stitchery, Finishing Techniques, Canvas Work, Fine Needlework, Colour and Design, Counted Thread,  Metal Thread Embroidery, Drawn Thread, Applique, English Hand Piecing and Pulled 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

Download the brochure for the Essentials Course


For more information or to enrol in this course,
contact the Guild