Sun, 11 Aug | Opendrawer

Long and Short Stitch: Bright Beauty

Learn long and short stitch crewel work while creating a colourful lapel brooch or patch to embellish your favourite garment. The choice is yours!
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Long and Short Stitch: Bright Beauty

Time & Location

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

About This Workshop

Create a colourful lapel brooch to brighten your winter wear or make a patch to embellish your favourite garment. The choice is yours!

Using a bright selection of Fine D'Aubusson Crewel wools this project introduces the novice stitcher to Long and Short Stitch or perhaps practice for those more experienced.

Beads add a bit of sparkle to the Woven Wheel centre which is outlined in Coral Knots. Luscious green leaves in Fly Stitch complement the soft and textured Tudor Rose.

Date: Sunday 11th August 2019

Times: 10am – 4.00pm

Tutor: Christine Burton

Skill Level: All welcome

Cost: $145 + kit fee of $25 payable to the tutor on the day

In your Kit (everything needed to complete the project)


  • Brooch Pin
  • Felt
  • Sewing Thread
  • Mill Hill Petite Gold Beads (40557)
  • Background Fabric

Threads – Fine D’Aubusson Crewel Wool

  • Golden Yellow (545)
  • Bright Orange (913)
  • Deep Orange (2634)
  • Red (2924)
  • Bright Green (515)
  • DMC Perle No.12 (310)


  • No. 3, 4 & 10 Crewel
  • No. 24 Tapestry

What to bring (from your own sewing box)

  • One 4” Hoop (Susan Bates or Wooden with inner ring bound)
  • Sharp fine tipped embroidery scissors
  • Quick Grip Clamp or Seated Embroidery Frame to enable ‘hands free’ stitching (recommended)
  • Magnifier and/or additional lighting (recommended)
  • Fabric Glue

Photo and work: A 'Bright Beauty' of a brooch by Christine Burton.

  • Crewel Work

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