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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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Special Supplement

Your ultimate guide to the Festival:
  • Full events program
  • Expert articles
  • Conference speakers
  • Workshop details
  • Plus more !

Goldwork Highlights Report

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


Upcoming Workshops

These workshops are typically technique based and allow participants to develop their skill sets. Unless otherwise stated, workshops take place from 10am to 3:30pm at 76 Queen St, Concord West.

A calendar and titles of events to come appear below. More detailed information is available for each workshop when available. Just click on the red workshop title. Once further information is known, this page will be updated.

Inktense Pencil Colouring Course - 10 meetings
Lyall Willis
4th Wednesdays of the Month from Feb - Nov 10am - 1pm;$70 non-members / $50 members payment prior to workshop - bookings essential

Starting to Stitch for Beginners
Margaret Gollan
3rd Thursday of the Month from Apr - Aug 10am-1pm; $70 non-members/ $50 members and kit $25 payment prior to workshop - bookings essential

Fridays - May 12 & 19
Continuing Tulle Workshop (2 days)
Dianne Magro
$325 non-members/ $240 payment and kit $TBA due April 12
Suitable for intermediate to advanced embroiderers.

Weekend May 27 and 28
Box Top - Fine Needlework Workshop
Jenny O'Sullivan
$325 non-members / $240 memberspayment due April 27

Tuesdays - June 6 & 13
Finishing Techniques (2 days)
Carolyn Pearce
This workshop over two days is from 10am - 1 pm.
$200 non-members / $140 members; payment due May 6
All welcome.

Weekend June 17 and 18
Stitching the Bee
Jenny O'Sullivan
$325 non-members / $240 members; payment due May 17

Weekend July 29 and 30
A Colourful Stitch
Wendy Williams
$350 non-members / $260 members, payment due June 29

Weekend August 12 and 13
Designing from Faces and Figures
Jo Dixey
$380 non-members / $300 members, payment due July 12

Saturday August 12
A Talk "Is Embroidery Even a Job?"
Jo Dixey
$40, payment due July 12

Monday August 14
Jo Dixey
$190 non-members / $150 members, payment due July 12

Tuesday August 15
Basic Silk Shading
Jo Dixey
$190 non-members / $150 members, payment due July 12

Wednesday August 16
Serious Silk Shading
Jo Dixey
$190 non-members / $150 members, payment due July 12

Thursday August 17
Creative Metal Thread
Jo Dixey
$190 non-members / $150 members

Please return to this page for more information as it comes to hand!

Tailored Workshops on Demand

Can't see a workshop that interests you? If sufficient people are interested in the same technique/topic, we'll create a workshop ! So even if we are not planning to offer a course or a technique in the near future, register your interest. Alternatively with at least 8 of your friends approach the Guild to create a workshop tailored to your interests. What an excellent way to spend time together and create something beautiful from a shared experience.

Other Opportunities

If you are interested in expanding and deepening your knowledge across a wide range of techniques and committing dedicated time - guided by experienced tutors in specialist areas of embroidery technique, the Guild is pleased to offer this range of courses.


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