Sun, 20 Jan | Opendrawer

Embroidery Hoop Art

Learn 7 different stitches in this embroidery wall art project - perfect for beginners!
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Embroidery Hoop Art

Time & Location

20 Jan 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Opendrawer, 1158 Toorak Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

About This Workshop

With a brightly coloured basic design in place, learn a range of needlework stitches to add texture and charm just as you like it. This could be a little or perhaps a lot! As included in the sample, we have been looking back at the stitches of the past and reimagined them for today.

In this project you will learn:

  • Running Stitch
  • Straight Stitch / Trellis
  • Chain Stitch / Lazy Daisy
  • Stem Stitch
  • French Knots
  • Buttonhole Stitch
  • Satin Stitch

Date: Sunday Jan 20, 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Class fee: $145

Materials fee: $25 (payable on the day)

Your threads have been selected from Opendrawer’s wide range of vintage DMC Stranded Cottons, if you would like to change up the colours we will reel your choice straight off the cone. Working over a wool felt template means the design is colour blocked so you can add as much stitching as you wish. Add a touch of sparkle with beads if that takes your fancy!

You will finish off the project with a felt backing and colourful ribbon to hang your hoop art.

Basic Kit : Fee $25 (payable to the Tutor)

  • 6 inch hoop
  • Background fabric
  • Felt shapes
  • DMC Stranded Cotton (8 colours)
  • Beads
  • Needles (Crewel #4, Crewel #10)
  • Sewing thread for tacking
  • Felt backing
  • Ribbon

Bring along your favourite sharp tipped embroidery scissors if you have them and magnification if you like to use it.

Tutor: Christine Burton

Starting out with Crewel embroidery Christine has since gone on to learn numerous embroidery techniques from tutors in Australia and America and is presently completing her Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework in London.

A member of numerous stitching groups, Christine also regularly exhibits her work at local events and teaches at the Embroiderer’s Guild of Victoria across the state and at various embroidery shops around Melbourne. Her work has also been published in Inspirations embroidery magazine.

Awarded the Ethel Oates Scholarship by the Embroiderer’s Guild in 2017, Christine has most recently focused on historic 17th century embroidery techniques, in particular Blackwork, Stumpwork, Crewel and Goldwork and enjoys sharing these skills with today’s needleworkers.

Picture credit: Chris Burton

  • Embroidery Hoop Art

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