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Opulent Embroidery for Fashion - Taster course

  • Makerspace 12 Gerald Street Marrickville, NSW, 2204 Australia (map)
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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.