Oct
19
to Oct 26

Opulent Embroidery for Fashion

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Embroidery is appearing so much in Fashion. This workshop is open to those who are interested in exploring this beautiful craft for themselves.

First day – Mary will show you images of examples of opulent embroidery in fashion. Then Mary will demonstrate techniques for bead and sequin embroidery and goldwork (metal thread) embroidery over the two days. You will do samples for each technique in the workshop.

Students in this class will:

  1. learn about the different needles that they will use in the workshop and how to
    thread them

  2. learn to identify the different metal threads, beads and sequins

  3. learn a variety of bead & sequin embroidery techniques

  4. learn a variety of goldwork embroidery techniques

  5. be taught how to transfer designs onto fabric

What to bring

  1. a ring frame (also called a hoop frame) that is about 25cm in diameter – must be a wooden frame, not a plastic frame (Mary recommends ‘Crewel Gobelin’ in Marion Street, Killara, ‘Stitch’ in Willoughby Rd or ‘Morris and Sons’ at 50 York St, Sydney)

  2. a foam bead mat or a lid (like an ice cream container lid) to stop the beads from rolling all over the place!

  3. a piece of fabric that must be closely woven and must be a good weight – not something flimsy. It must be big enough for the frame you will be using with fabric ‘left over’ around the outside of the frame

  4. a small, very sharp pair of scissors (Mary recommends www.scissorman.com.au – ring them and tell them what you are after and their service is quick)

  5. a pair of tweezers

  6. a G-clamp that will allow you to attach your frame to the table – not a huge one – buy one that you can open up enough to accommodate the depth of your frame and the depth of a typical table.

  7. Notepad and pen (biro).

Mary will be putting together a kit of materials for each student, which will include: metal threads for goldwork embroidery, beads and sequins. Mary will also include the various needles that will be used, a small piece of velvet for the cutting of purls (they are one type of metal thread).

What you will learn

  • Learn how to frame up for embroidery

  • Learn about the different needles that they will use in the workshop and how to thread them

  • Learn to identify the different metal threads, beads and sequins

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

PRICE — $240 for 2 sessions
CLASS SIZE — Maximum 10 people
VENUE — Makerspace, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW 2204
LENGTH — 8 hours across 2 sessions
CATEGORY — Fashion, Textiles

If you would like to participate, please use the contact page to secure your attendance or click Learn More and book via Makerspace.

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Aug
17
12:45 PM12:45

Gold, Bead & Sequin Embroidered Applique with Mary Brown

  • EPIC (Exhibition Park in Canberra) (map)
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Learn techniques for goldwork embroidery, beading, and applying sequins and make a small embroidered applique. Using 100% metal threads, beads, sequins and crystals. Mary Brown is one of the world’s highly regarded goldwork tutors, author of the book Goldwork Embroidery and for many years tutored fashion students at the University of Technology in Sydney.

Skill level: Beginner

Materials provided will include: Calico, metal threads, beads, sequins, sewing thread, crystals, beading needle.

Students bring: 15cm – 20cm hoop with a slot screw to tighten the frame which should be approximately 2.5cm in depth, golden yellow sewing thread, small sharp scissors, size 10 crewel needles, large chenille or tapestry needle (purely used to support sewing threads). Small weight or small clamp to attach the frame to the table – you will cantilever the frame over the table and be hands-free.

PRICE — $90
VENUE — Exhibition Park In Canberra, Flemington Road & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT 2911
LENGTH — 3 hours
CATEGORY — Fashion, Textiles

If you would like to participate, please use the contact page to secure your attendance or click Learn More and register via the Canberra Craft and Quilt Fair event page.

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Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Opulent Embroidery for Fashion - Taster course

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Mary will provide you with a design on calico for you to work as an applique to go on a garment or perhaps a handbag. This taster workshop will introduce you to a few bead & sequin embroidery techniques, which will add texture and sparkle to your fashion and textile items. Mary will show you examples of her own work and images of work by others. Then she will demonstrate the bead and sequin embroidery techniques in the sample that she has brought to the class. 

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners in bead and sequin embroidery.

A kit including, beads, sequins, sewing thread, velvet mat, beading needles and calico will be provided and is included in the cost of the workshop. Students will need to bring a small embroidery hoop (available at any textile or craft shop) that has a diameter between 15cm–20cm, a small pair of scissors, pencil, and a small clamp or weight for the frame when you need to be hands-free.  

What you will learn

  • This workshop will introduce you to a variety of bead & sequin embroidery techniques, which will add texture and sparkle to your fashion and textile items.

  • Learn how to frame up for embroidery

  • Learn about the different needles that they will use in the workshop and how to thread them

  • Learn to identify the different metal threads, beads and sequins

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an expert coach

  • A kit including, beads, sequins, crystals and beading needles will be provided and is included in the cost of the workshop

What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Mary Brown has trained at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace in London. Her expertise ranges from surface stitching, goldwork embroidery and bead and sequin embroidery, and she has published a book on Goldwork Embroidery. Mary worked as a Visual Arts teacher in Senior Colleges until 2003, where she introduced stitching and embroidery as an important means for expression, mainly for Art Wearables. She has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney for 10 years, delivering lectures on embroidery and running embroidery workshops for all 2nd year students in Fashion & Textile Design. Mary also designs and creates embroidered garments and textiles for exhibition.


PRICE — $165
CLASS SIZE — Maximum 10 people
VENUE — Makerspace, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW 2204
LENGTH — 5 hours
CATEGORY — Fashion, Textiles

If you would like to participate, please use the contact page to secure your attendance or click Learn More and book via Makerspace.

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Embroidery for Fashion & Textiles - Day 2

Interested in learning the art of garment embellishment and embroidery? In this 2-day workshop you will be introduced to many easy and decorative stitches to embroider your own motif design onto textiles.

We Will Cover:

  • Key surface stitches, such as stem stitch, chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, satin stitch, couching, French knots, Turkey stitch and spider wheels.

  • Learn how to ‘play’ with these key stitches. You will learn to create a petal stitch by combining a stem stitch and chain stitch, use a satin stitch for shading, and work padding to make it look 3-Dimensional.

  • There will be samples and images of embroidery on textiles to study and inspire you.

  • A kit including, fabric for the sample work, needles and threads, will be provided and is included in the cost of the workshop.

BYO:

  • A small hoop frame, which can be bought at Lincraft or Spotlight

  • A pair of small, sharp scissors

  • For the second session: a small designed motif e.g. a bird (preferably your own design). Stitches will be suggested for your motif

  • Your glasses, if you need them for close work

  • Bring a camera for photographing the samples and images that will be brought into the workshop. Also bring a notepad and pencil/pen. A kit including, fabric for the sample work, needles and threads for the 1st day, will be provided and is included in the cost of the workshop.

I would like to know your colour preferences 2 weeks before the 1st day of the course so that I can purchase threads to your liking, colour-wise. Please send me a message via my Contact page.

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Mary Brown has trained at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace in London. Her expertise ranges from surface stitching, goldwork embroidery and bead and sequin embroidery, and she has published a book on Goldwork Embroidery. Mary worked as a Visual Arts teacher in Senior Colleges until 2003, where she introduced stitching and embroidery as an important means for expression, mainly for Art Wearables. Since 2007,  she has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, delivering lectures on embroidery and running embroidery workshops for all 2nd year students in Fashion & Textile Design. Mary also designs and creates embroidered garments and textiles for exhibition.

PRICE — $220 for both Day 1 and Day 2
CLASS SIZE — Maximum 10 people
VENUE — Makerspace, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW 2204
LENGTH — 8 hours across 2 sessions
CATEGORY — Fashion, Textiles

If you would like to participate, please use the contact page to secure your attendance or click Learn More and book via Makerspace.

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