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Your classes for 2021

Sadly most of the classes planned for last year had to be cancelled, however we are trying to make sure that the ones run by local tutors can be re-scheduled for this year.

Contact Jenny Bakos  0427 819 713 for any more details or to sign up.

The first with a visiting tutor is a Canvaswork one

Anne Marie Anderson Dragonflies in the Garden  Tuesday + Wednesday March 30 & 31 Cost $90 Payment Due March 8th(plus kit $55 paid at class to tutor)

This design is an experiment in working with canvaswork embroidery through a dual layer of fabric. For this version, 24-count Congress canvas is the base with hand dyed silk mesh laid over the top. The effect is beautiful with the gauze disguising the rigid grid appearance of the canvas. There is a choice of colourways. Beginners can work the piece without the overlay. The completed square measures approximately 13cm x 13cm

Intermediate Certificate In Surface Stitchery 2021 Tutor: Marjorie Kavanagh           

Dates: Monday: March 22, April 19, May 3, 17,31 July 5 Times 10 – 3 Cost: $275

This six-session course is designed to further your knowledge of surface stitches and is a great foundation for other intermediate courses. By the time you finish you’ll have an excellent understanding of ways to use and apply stitches, and you’ll be far more confident with future projects. A great grounding in embroidery for new embroiderers.

[Classes and Workshops for 2020]

Sadly these were nearly all cancelled, left here to show you what we do!

Classes and Workshops info sheet 2020

Workshops : days tutored by our members and very reasonable at a cost of only $25

Exciting News Connect 60 – An Embroidery Seminar for those who like to Stitch

Our Connect 60 seminar invites everyone to join us for some amazing activities to celebrate the 60th Diamond Anniversary of the founding of The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria. 

March 10th – 22nd 2020
Classes run 10.00am – 4.00pm with 30 minute lunch break

For the full programme download the brochure
Connect 60 brochure

Contact Jenny Bakos  0427 819 713 for any more details or to sign up.

CLASSES HELD in 2019: Just so you can see what we get up to.

Summer School: February 2019

Feb 4 and 9 Blackwork shading (pear) – Christine Burton,

Feb 7 and 8 Fragments of Rackham,- Brenda RyanBrenda Ryuan Rackham Fragments 3

Feb 12 and 13 Scrumbling (exploring layering of fabric, appliqué and embroidery stitches to create a unique piece of work, -Pauline Mackenzie.Pauline Mackenzie applique , stitchery panels

Feb 14 and 15 Drawing for Design, – Lorelle Leham, a well known artist and teacher at Adelaide University. A unique opportunity to learn how to draw or refresh your drawing skills to further enhance your textile and/or embroidery designs. An amazing teacher.

ALISON SNEPP, Samite Sampler:  May 8th & 9th 10am-3pm  Cost $99

Alison from NSW was a popular tutor. Her class imparted much of what she has learned in her long career as an embroiderer. This is a collection of counted thread embroidery from the 4th, 5th and 6th century from Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Samite sampler

The sampler is a spot-style embroidery and the motifs use a number of different counted thread techniques




KATHRYN HARMER FOX August 9,10,11 Using Your Sewing Machine as a Creative Tool

KHF Rabbits

Rabbits – a sample of Kathryn’s work

Kathryn is a multi media Artist from South Africa. Textiles and fibre are her passion. She uses the sewing machine as you would a pencil. 

Hazel B Roger picHAZEL BLOMKAMP September 10th & 11th

Rod the Rhino is a fun project and all the stitches and techniques were taught in the class





Jenny Bakos – Surprise Christmas class. Shared Christmas lunch. Wednesday December 11th. 10am – 3pm  We had a great time and delicious lunch!

Workshops for 2019:

A Taste of Candlewicking.  Constructing a Simple Bag.  Wessex Stitching.

Thread Painting a Hedgehog.  Thread Roll – a container for threads or Cotton reels

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3 thoughts on “Classes

  1. Pingback: The Year moves on | Embroidery Geelong

  2. Heya. I’m looking for a beginners course on embroidery in Geelong-either December or the new year. I have basic knitting skills & cross stitch, but no embroidery experience. If you could advise of any suitable classes, dates/days and prices that would be much appreciated.


    • Hi Melanie
      Not sure if you received a reply as most replies are via email.
      Check our Sit and Sew meetings for times and place 2nd Monday of each month- we have materials there for new beginners. I suggest this is your best option for starting out. Our classes list on the classes page also gives details of classes that will be run in 2020. You can download this list. It will be added to as classes are added. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting Cheers Gillian


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