Class List 2017

2017 Class List

Enrolments open Wednesday 15th February 2017

Another exciting year for Classes at the Guild.
If you are interested in enrolling please return your FORM as soon as possible to the guild as places in the class may be limited.

Things to remember for your class

  • Classes are from 9.45am to 3.30 pm. Please plan to arrive a little early so the teacher can start teaching the class promptly at 10.00.
  •  Please turn your phone off or to silent.
  • Lunch is not provided at classes. Tea, coffee and spring water are available. There are several cafes close to the guild for those who want to buy their lunch or there is a refrigerator available for BYO.
  • We all have our favourite places to sit in the gallery however please be mindful that not everyone knows where others like to sit. The gallery will be open by 9.00. This is mostly for the teacher to set up so for those students who plan to arrive early please let the teacher set up before the class.

RETICELLA SAMPLER with Christine P. Bishop

​Reticella Sampler with Christine P. Bishop Copyright 2017
Class 1
Saturday 8th April and Sunday 9th April 2017 (FINISHED)
Cost $100 for members and $120 for non-members
Class 2
Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July 2017 (FINISHED)
Cost $100 for members and $120 for non-members
Class 3
Saturday 14th October and Sunday 15th October
Cost $100 for members and $120 for non-members
Kit cost $35
Join Christine in this journey to create a Reticella Sampler over 3 weekends. You do not have to enrol for all 3 classes at the beginning if you choose not to. A full kit will be provided with all the tacking completed for you. If you wish to use your own supplies then pre-class work will need to be completed before the first class. If enough people want it there will also be a class in January 2018 to catch up if you miss some of it.

HEMS AND EDGES with Gay Sanderson

Hems and Edges Copyright 2017 Gay Sanderson

​Date: Sunday 10th September and Sunday 17th September
Cost: $100 members ($120 non-members)
Students will learn a variety of hems and edges suitable for counted thread embroidery including the joys of withdrawing threads and mitred corners. Bring along your unfinished items and Gay will advise you on beautiful ways to complete your work
Suitable for beginners and experienced.


Dates: Sunday 22nd October and Sunday 5th November 2017
Cost: $100 members ($120 non-members)
Carol will be teaching a mini-sampler of canvas stitches worked on linen. More details to come

EMERALD FROG with Nancy Williams

Emerald Frog with Nancy Williams Copyright 2017

Dates: Sunday 12th November and Sunday 19th November 2017
Cost: $100 members ($120 non-members)
Kit cost: $20
Using a variety of surface stitches in stranded cotton and silk and incorporating sequins and beads, this project borrows from modern crewel and from the recent craze for adult colouring books. Using fine detail and delicate colour shades, the finished piece can either be worked into a mini project bag or, for those people who don’t like construction, will be just as attractive framed.
Kit includes all threads, beads, sequins and fabric required for the project. Students will need to bring their regular stitching notions and a good magnifier.


Students are reminded that the class notes provided by a tutor to class participants are the intellectual property of the tutor and are covered automatically under Australian Copyright Laws.
The notes must not be used by anyone else without the prior, written permission of the tutor to teach either individuals or groups whether for a fee or free.
Although there is no copyright on the actual stitches, the tutor’s design and how the stitches are used within the design are covered under the Law.
Considerable time is given to preparing class notes and the tutors are entitled to have this effort protected and all students are asked to respect this.
Inadvertent or unknowing copying of designs is still a breach of copyright law.
A) All class work or subsequent work using a tutor’s design cannot be sold without the written permission of the tutor.
B) When displaying class work either within the Guild or at outside venues the tutor’s design must be acknowledged.
At all Guild classes, students will be asked to sign a form acknowledging their understanding of these terms.

Other Classes in 2017

​Dates for the following classes will be confirmed as soon as possible. Chris will be taking names for these classes and deposits will be sought after dates are confirmed.

Discover Tambour Embroidery with Crystal Gaye
Learn the mysteries of tambour embroidery. Used in many haute couture garments and to create amazing work with beads and sequins.


Please contact Peta Stuart if you would like to teach a class for the guild. Members and non-members are welcome to submit class suggestions and proposals.


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