Something New for your Stitching Pleasure

We always have great classes available to members. If you are interested in any of these please contact our classes co-ordinator Meg Pyburne.

Machine Embroidery, Flowering in Red, Kogan stitched phone cover or Purse, Mandela and Dorset Feather Stitchery

Mandala : Surface Stitchery taught by Jenny Bakos.
Wednesday, June 8th at South Barwon Community Centre, Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont.
Designing your own work need not be difficult. Use pencil and paper to make two simple designs that are suitable to stitch with surface stitchery. You could frame them or make a needle case or box top. Workshop Cost $25.

Flowering in Red : Drawn Thread taught by Christine Burton.
Make a scissor fob, a pincushion or a needle roll.
Saturdays, 2nd and 9th July at South Barwon Community Centre, Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont. 9:30 for 10am until 3pm. Class Cost $90 plus kit.

Intermediate Certificate in Machine Embroidery – taught by Leonie Lister.
6 lessons on Saturdays, 23rd, 30th July, 20th August, 3rd, 24th September, 22nd October and hand-in day on 19th November at South Barwon Community Centre, Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont. 9:30 for 10am until 3pm.
You will learn Free Machine Embroidery, complete a folio of work and will finish with a project of your own design.
Cost $290, for the 6 lessons ( able to be paid in instalments)

Complete 3 Intermediate Level subjects and you will be awarded the Guild’s Intermediate Certificate

Kogan Stitched Purse or Phone Case : taught by Marion Dines.
Wednesday, July 13th at South Barwon Community Centre, Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont. 9:30 for 10am until 3pm. Learn Kogan Stitching (Japanese Darning) to decorate a purse or phone case. Workshop Cost $25 plus kit.

Dorset Feather Stitchery : taught by Gillian Norris.
Thursday, 25th August at South Barwon Community Centre, Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont. 9:30 for 10am until 3pm. Learn the basics of this simple stitch and use it on a small project of your choice.

Contact Meg Pyburne 0478 616 215 for any more details or to sign up.

Connecting Stitchers

Kaz

Kaz McGlynn Mixed media

K Maloney book2s

Kerrie Maloney Book binding

weaving variation 2 and 3

Brenda Ryan’s Playing with Stitch

We are about to start our year’s program. Some of our groups have already met and our Intermediate Certificate Surface Stitchery students have their first class on Feb 3rd. I know they are getting excited. The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria turns 60 this year and there are many celebrations to come.

We start our Up Up and Away Exhibition year with a program of classes and workshops which will be open to the public. Connect 60: A seminar for those who like to Stitch It runs from March 10th to 22nd with  classes for all interests from Goldwork and Tudor Embroidery to more modern Playing with Stitch, Mixed Media  and Bookbinding.

To see the many other  classes and workshops we have this year Click here  Classes 2020

One of our groups is GeeTAG – the Geelong Textile Arts Group. This group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month  12.45 – 3pm at St David’s. The program for the year contains lots of different techniques culminating in some final works and a Challenge entry for the exhibition in September.

Join us at our Sit and Sew meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month starting on Feb 10th at 10am. Bring your lunch and something to sew…you’ll never look back.

Most of our meetings are held at St David’s Church Hall, Aphrasia St Newtown.

The Year moves on

We are about to have our Annual General Meeting at which we ratify the appointment of those members who have been nominated to positions on the committee for next year. Thanks to those who have thrown their names into the ring this time.

The meeting is on Monday 10th December from 10am at St David’s Hall, Aphrasia Street Newtown. We welcome new members to join our many activities.

Brenda Ryuan Rackham Fragments 3

Rackham Fragments

Summer School is an exciting time for us and there are so many things to try.  See the Classes page for full details.

Blackwork, Scrumbling, Brenda’s Rackham Fragments and Needle lace are all on the list. Drawing for design is an important skill that we all need and we have a tutor from South Australia – Lorelle Leham to set us on the right path.

Kathryn Harmer Fox is to visit later in the year, very exciting.

We are also planning a retreat at Melrose Cottage in Ballan 15th – 17th April, Contact us now if you are interested

 

Off and running

Breaking Ts cropOur first Sit and Sew meeting for the year was held at St Davids on Monday 12th February. A great turn out to hear the speakers from the Lions Club of Quilters, Victoria They are endeavouring to collect, record, preserve and display quilts that reflect what local quilters produce in communities across the state.

We have already had a very successful introduction to the year with the first Summer school teaching Wool Hexagons, Tassells, and Bejewelled Treasure Chests.

We also featured at the Craft Alive show in Werribbee and had the first meeting for the year of our Wyndham Vale Group – now  meeting at the Manor Lakes Community Centre on the first Thursday of the month. Canvaswork group meets on the third Thursday of the Month and have had one session designing amulet bags and are about to learn creative ways to colour canvas

Don’t forget to save the date for Breaking Traditions our GEEtag Textile Arts Group Exhibition on March 16th- 18th. Entry is free from 10am – 3pm at The Shearers Arms Gallery, 202 Aberdeen Street Geelon West

Tickets are now available ($10) for the Opening night with Glenys Mann, drinks and nibblies and of course the stunning exhibition.

April speaker

Our enthusiastic speaker, Robyn Steele Stickland from Opendrawer in Camberwell showed some of her many collections including Buttons and Embroidery tools. She discovered that many of us have similar addictions and explored the reasons why we feel the need to “hoard” such things (not to mention the dreaded “Stash” word.

Kerrie cat

Kerrie’s Crewelwork Cat

At her shop she runs classes in all sorts of textile work and also gives us a chance to recycle some of our stash at her market stall days. See her web site for more  of what’s on.

We also had fun working on the delightful kits for pincushions that Brenda Ryan had brought along. Hopefully some will be done for our next exhibition! We plan to have a group to work on making items for the exhibition and if you want to join in please see a committee member.

Come and visit Kerrie’s Cat at Our Heritage Festival display at the Wintergarden, 51 McKillop Street this weekend April 29th to May 1st : 10am to 4pm

Classes coming up include a visit from Internationally acclaimed tutor Hazel Blomkamp who will be exploring Needle Lace in Embroidery on 13th and 14th of July.

 

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