Become a certified Embroiderer!!

Have you ever thought of doing an Intermediate subject? This year we are offering Surface Stichery and Goldwork as our options.

Goldwork by Alison Cole

Elephant by Marj Kavanagh

What is an Intermediate Certificate Subject?
An Intermediate subject is a series of classes designed to move you beyond the beginner stage. It develops your skills in a particular technique as well as your confidence in general. Different techniques are offered from year to year.Each course leads you beyond the basics of a technique, building up a collection of stitch samples and knowledge pertaining to that particular technique.

Most courses require the student to produce two small pieces and one major piece. A ‘major piece’ does not mean that the student has to produce a huge piece of work, but rather a piece of work that demonstrates that the student has a good grasp of the skills learned for the technique. Student work is assessed by the tutor, and a date for assessment is usually set for approximately six weeks after the last class of the course.

Each subject runs for six sessions, from 10.00am to 2.30 (including a 30 minute lunch break).There will be homework after each session, and at the end you’ll hand in a folder of notes and your finished works for assessment.

To enrol in most subjects, students must demonstrate a knowledge of basic stitches, as well as some experience in the basics of the chosen technique. Surface Stitchery is however a basic course. If you successfully complete three Intermediate subjects within five years, and take part in the Intermediate Final Display, you will receive your Intermediate Certificate.

Or you can simply take individual subjects from time to time. Many members find these courses so valuable that they complete more than three courses, learning a wide variety of techniques.

 

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We begin again

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Intermediate Certificate Canvaswork Investigations

The new year is well on the way and we are starting to think about our activities for 2016.

Our first Sit and Sew meeting will be on Monday February 8th at St Davids from 10am.

4th Wednesday Patchwork and 4th Saturday Sit and Sew groups start back in January and Counted Thread and Juniors in February.

If you belong to one of the home groups check the starting dates.

Classes are now booking and we have some exciting ones to start the year. Intermediate Canvaswork Investigations, “Rinceau” designs, and Tatting are coming up, as well as a visit from Velma Bolyard a paper artist from the USA. See the classes section for details or down load a classes flyer

Patchwork everywhere at Sit and Sew

"Arrival of the Rajah Quilt" in progress

“Arrival of the Rajah Quilt” in progress

We held our first Sit and Sew meeting for the year today with a great turnout and several new members welcomed.

On Display this month were the works of our talented Patchwork group. They impressed us with everything from a Teddy Bear, Crazy Quilting, Dresden Plates and Double Wedding Rings. There was even a teeny weeny Suffolk Puff quilt made for a dolls house.

Our guest speaker Eva Abbinga described the Rajah Quilt made by convict women on their voyage to Australia. She outlined the quilting project that she is running at the National Wool Museum this month   Click for more details of the Rajah Quilt

Our first classes for this year are Fabric Postcards (Feb 18th) and Macbeth Bauble and

Mat (Feb 26th) Click here for the Classes flyer Feb 2015