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EMBROIDERY CO 4 – 9 OCTOBER, 2009

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WELCOME

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heartfelt warm welcome to the sixth Beating Around the Bush.

A week long celebration of all that is wonderful in our world of

embroidery. Our role is to look after you in every way possible. Your role is simply to relax and enjoy every minute! I can’t wait to see you. - Margie SCHEDULE S AT U R D AY 3 O C T O B E R 11.00am – 4.00pm Registration at Unley High School Kitchener Street, Netherby, South Australia (unless you notify us otherwise). Pick up your goodie bag. Welcome afternoon tea and scones. Please note, there will be hourly familiarisation tours of the school for participants. Transport will be provided to and from selected hotels/apartments during the day (see page 43). On registration, please bring your entries for Best of the Best and Show and Share (see page 4). S U N D AY 4 O C T O B E R 8.30am – 12noon class (please be at class by 8.15am) 12noon – 1.00pm lunch 1.00pm – 4.00pm class 4.45pm – 5.45pm evening entertainment (see page 1) M O N D AY 5 O C T O B E R 8.30am – 12noon class (please be at class by 8.15am) 12noon – 1.00pm lunch 1.00pm – 4.00pm class 4.45pm – 5.45pm evening entertainment (see page 1) T U E S D AY 6 O C T O B E R 8.30am – 12noon class (please be at class by 8.15am) 12noon – 1.00pm lunch 1.00pm – 4.00pm class 4.45pm – 5.45pm evening entertainment (see page 2) W E D N E S D AY 7 O C T O B E R Recovery day – relax and recuperate before another two days of classes!

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Take the day off or choose from this fabulous selection of activities we have planned for you from stitching to touring. • Enjoy a Stitch-n-Chat day with the Country Bumpkin tutors at the Convention venue. • Join a tour which explores some of South Australia’s diverse landscapes and meet our native animals at Cleland Wildlife Park. Visit the town of Hahndorf in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and finish with a stop at Adelaide’s iconic chocolate maker, Haighs. • Be entertained by Susan O’Connor as she leads an excursion to the Barossa Valley wineries, including a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. 6.30pm – late Banquet at the National Wine Centre including presentation of Best of the Best, plus silent auction of the Healing Quilt and Flower Power Quilt. T H U R S D AY 8 O C T O B E R 8.30am – 12noon class (please be at class by 8.15am) 12noon – 1.00pm lunch 1.00pm – 4.00pm class 4.45pm – 6.45pm Blessing of the Bonnets (see page 2) F R I D AY 9 O C T O B E R 8.30am – 12noon class (please be at class by 8.15am) 12noon – 1.00pm lunch 1.00pm – 4.00pm class 4.45pm – late The Great Aussie Barbecue and Farewell S AT U R D AY 1 0 O C T O B E R 10.00am – 4.00pm Teacher Training with Jan Kerton S U N D AY 1 1 O C T O B E R 10.00am – 12.30pm Teacher Training with Jan Kerton


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S U N D AY 4 . 4 5 P M – 5 . 4 5 P M

MEET THE STUDENTS Be greeted at the door with a glass of wine or juice and be entertained as participants from around the world will join in an interactive show and share. Lots of fun, raffles and prizes. M O N D AY 4 . 4 5 P M – 5 . 4 5 P M INSPIRING EVENING LECTURES You are invited to attend the lecture of your choice. MEDIEVAL EGYPTIAN EMBROIDERIES FROM THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM Alison Snepp The medieval period in Egypt was rich with sophisticated decoration. In her entertaining lecture Alison will introduce the superb Mamluk embroideries from the collection of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. While everyone marvels at the skill of the embroiderers, Alison will also provide an insight into the society and lives of the Mamluks. THE TRAINING OF A PROFESSIONAL EMBROIDERESS Elizabeth Elvin The former principal of the Royal School of Needlework in the UK, Elizabeth will take you inside this iconic establishment to see how the staff and apprentices are trained in the art of hand embroidery. You will hear about special commissions and view examples of various techniques, including silk shading and goldwork. PHOTOGRAPHIC PRESENTATION Andrew Dunbar, Margie Bauer, Fiona Fagan Come behind the scenes with Country Bumpkin photographer Andrew, stylist Fiona and 'imaginer' Margie. Andrew will present a short talk and demonstration on his award winning photography, sharing with you helpful hints on how you can take better photographs of your own beautiful creations. All these events are free for Convention participants.

Community Noticeboard Are you involved in a special project (such as Wee Care or Trauma Teddies) which needs more members? Would you like to meet others who are interested in a particular embroidery technique? Spread the word and make contact by using our friendly noticeboard.

THE PASSION OF A NEEDLEWORK TOOL COLLECTOR Clarice Birch All embroiderers cherish their tools, preferring those that are not only serviceable but beautiful. Clarice’s interest in the history and design of Victorian sewing accessories has resulted in a wonderful collection of exquisite and curious pieces. She will share her knowledge and passion with you. THE GENIUS OF WILLIAM MORRIS Michele Hill Our very own Art Gallery of South Australia has one of the largest collections of original Morris works outside Britain. Learn about this extraordinary man and see why he continues to inspire craftspeople and designers. This history and visual feast will show you how his designs have helped Michele create her magnificent quilts. PROFESSIONAL BEADING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN Karen Torrisi Behind glamorous film sets and elaborate theatres are the buzzing workrooms, the places where the designers’ dreams are stitched into breathtaking reality. Karen, who has been beading professionally since 1994, will take you on an artisan’s journey into the costume beading process within the theatre and film industries.


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T U E S D AY 4 . 4 5 P M – 5 . 4 5 P M INTERACTIVE FORUMS - LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD Come and participate in a lively forum of your choice. Each forum will discuss a topic of importance to embroiderers and will be led by an expert in that field. You will have the chance to express your views and hear those of others who have experience and/or an interest in the same area. The points arising from the forums will be collated and distributed to Convention participants later in the week. If you have a particular point of view, we invite you to send us your thoughts beforehand to ensure they are included. Please send them to Margie at margie@countrybumpkin.com.au EMBROIDERY AND THE DIGITAL AGE Do you have fears about online shopping? Can e-classes, forums, etc replace the social interaction of embroidery groups? How does this technology impact on what we do - and on what we will be doing in ten years’ time? EMBROIDERY AND HEALING We all know how therapeutic embroidery can be when we are unwell or grieving for a loved one. In this forum you are invited to share your experiences and hear from others who know the healing power of embroidery. MAKING A LIVING FROM EMBROIDERY It sounds like heaven – doing what you love and being paid for it! But how does it work? What do you need to know to break into the market? This discussion will reveal the experiences of successful ‘embroidery entrepreneurs’. KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE You are asked to share your ideas for passing on your skills and love of embroidery to the next generation in this forum. How do we inspire young ones who are exposed to so many other distractions? How can we encourage the teaching of embroidery in schools?

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TEACHING EMBROIDERY It’s not just a question of being good at what you love doing – passing it on to others requires special skills and lots of planning. Hear how others have made the transition from amateur to teacher and share your own views on what makes a good teacher. W E D N E S D AY 6 . 3 0 P M BANQUET AT THE NATIONAL WINE CENTRE Join Country Bumpkin staff, your tutors and classmates for a celebratory dinner at this stunning venue overlooking Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens. A pre-dinner drink and a delicious meal are included in the price. Transport will be provided to and from selected hotels/apartments. www.wineaustralia.com.au T H U R S D AY 4 . 4 5 P M – 6 . 4 5 P M BLESSING OF THE BONNETS WITH CHRISTINA HENRI Country Bumpkin is proud to be sponsoring a Blessing of the Bonnets ceremony as part of Christina Henri’s Roses from the Heart™ project. This very moving event will involve church and state dignitaries and other celebrities who will join us in honouring convict women. Thousands of bonnets made by embroiderers worldwide will be displayed and you will have the opportunity to present your own bonnet as part of this extraordinary ceremony. www.rosesfromtheheart.com.au F R I D AY 4 . 4 5 P M – L AT E It’s over and it’s time to relax. Watch the week unfold on the big screen, listen to some nostalgic music, swap addresses and enjoy a traditional Aussie barbecue. S AT U R D AY 1 0 O C T O B E R S U N D AY 1 1 O C T O B E R TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP At Country Bumpkin 315 Unley Road, Malvern. Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 10.00am – 12.30pm A one and a half day Teacher Training workshop with Jan Kerton. This is open to all students (see page 38). AND

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A BOOK? Is writing a book on your favourite technique always the satisfying experience we imagine? Members of Country Bumpkin publishing and distribution staff, together with embroiderers who have been through the process, will discuss the guidelines, pitfalls and rewards.

The Interactive Forums and the Blessing of the Bonnets are free for all Convention participants.


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ROSES FROM THE HEART In conjunction with Thursday’s ceremony for Christina Henri’s Roses from the Heart project, thousands of embroidered bonnets will be on display. If you have not already contributed a convict bonnet, you may like to make one for this event. For more information, see Inspirations issue 51. TM

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ARTIST TRADING CARDS Following the story about this amazing embroidery craze in issue 56 of Inspirations, over 100 cards were sent to Country Bumpkin as part of a competition. You can view these unique embroidered pieces during the week. HEALING QUILT Some of our Inspirations readers accepted the invitation to embroider a square commemorating a lost family member to contribute to the Healing Quilt project. This remarkable quilt will be displayed until Wednesday, when it will be sold by means of a silent auction at the banquet. The proceeds will benefit The Compassionate Friends. www.thecompassionatefriends.org.au FLOWER POWER QUILT This glorious quilt is made up of the entries in our Flower Power competition. As a tribute to the embroiderer’s favourite subject, flowers, it features a great variety of techniques. The quilt will be displayed until Wednesday, when it too will be sold by silent auction at the banquet. The proceeds will benefit Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia Inc.

FRIENDSHIP TAPESTRY Originating in Iceland, the Friendship Tapestry is an ongoing international project of friendship without boundaries. Needleworkers from all over the world have contributed by making a small piece. All the pieces are tied together to symbolise an international net of friendship. You can find out more at www.internet.is/friendshiptapestry SHOW AND SHARE Now is your opportunity to see what your fellow embroiderers have been doing – and to show off your own favourite pieces. All items will be displayed at the venue for the whole week. BEST OF THE BEST View entries in this special Beating Around The Bush competition for professional and non-professional embroiderers. This challenge will produce the very best in design and technique. TEACHER SHOWCASE This inspiring display will feature the work of some of your favourite Country Bumpkin teachers. You’ve seen the photos in the magazines, now see the real thing.


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Best of the Best Competition Make plans now to enter this exciting competition. There will be one category for Inspirations and another for Australian Smocking & Embroidery. The main prize for each will be the full range of Au Ver à Soie stranded silks, worth $3,000. Entries will be judged on artistic merit, technical excellence, colour and design, originality and suitability of technique and materials. Judging will be conducted by three judges nominated by the ‘Best of the Best’ committee. All decisions of the judges are final. Winners will be announced at the Banquet on Wednesday evening.

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Show and Share A Display of Student Work This is not a competition, just an invitation to ‘show and share’ and be inspired by what your fellow needleworkers have created. Registration forms will be available at the Registration desk on Saturday or they can be downloaded from the website beforehand. Entry is free and you are invited to enter up to three items. Items must be clean and pressed. Garments should be brought on hangers suitable for display. Please deliver entries to the Registration desk no later than 4pm on Saturday 3 October. They can be collected between 4pm and 5pm on Friday 9 October.

After judging is complete, entries will be displayed according to the space available. Entering the competition implies permission for the article to be photographed for Inspirations or Australian Smocking & Embroidery and to be displayed on the Country Bumpkin website. Please deliver entries to the Registration desk no later than 4pm on Saturday 3 October. They can be collected between 4pm and 5pm on Friday 9 October. Best of the Best Requirements 1. Each entry must be an original design and created by the person whose name appears on the entry form. 2. The use of basic published garment patterns is permitted. Credit for the pattern must be noted on the entry. 3. Previously published designs are not eligible. 4. Items must be clean and pressed where applicable. 5. Entry forms will be available at the Country Bumpkin Shop, on the website or by contacting: Marian Carpenter Country Bumpkin Publications 315 Unley Road, Malvern, South Australia 5061 Please mail your completed form with your $20 non refundable registration fee for each entry (up to 3 entries per person). Entries must be postmarked no later than 1 September, 2009.

ENQUIRIES For any general information on the Convention please contact Sally Schroeder at sally@countrybumpkin.com.au Phone: +61 8 8372 7610 Fax: +61 8 8372 7601 Visit www.countrybumpkin.com.au

PLEASE NOTE For your convenience, the Country Bumpkin Shop on Unley Road will be open each day of the Convention. There will also be a Traders Hall of specialist suppliers at the venue during the week for all your needlework necessities.


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SELECTING

The class descriptions can be found on pages 8 - 37, listed according to the day of the class. Each description includes a class number, title, name of tutor, brief class description, level of skill required and kit cost. The levels are to help you decide on the suitability of a class for you.

ALL – suitable for everyone and no previous experience in the technique is required. INTERMEDIATE – suitable for those who already have some experience in the technique being taught.

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METHOD OF PAYMENT 50% deposit is required upon booking, and the balance is to be paid by 21 August 2009. You may pay by the following methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Cheque, or bank draft in Australian dollars. Paying by instalments If paying by credit card we would like to offer you the opportunity to have the remaining 50% debited from your credit card on a monthly basis by Country Bumpkin. REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

ADVANCED – designed to extend the knowledge and technique of someone with experience. Note that for some classes a sewing machine is required. Please advise us if you require us to provide one for you. CLASS ALLOCATION Bookings received will be allocated on a first come first served basis. After your classes have been allocated, you will receive a letter of confirmation from Country Bumpkin. You will also receive a letter from each of your tutors informing you of any supplies required. If a class does not fill, we reserve the right to cancel it. For this reason, please fill in your second and third choices on the booking form. FEES All classes will be limited to a maximum of twenty students to ensure you receive personalised attention. All prices are in Australian dollars. Per day (6 hour class) - $175.00 Teacher Training - $260.00 Children's classes - $25.00 Aussie Barbecue - $10.00 Banquet - $75.00 Kits are in addition to the class cost and are to be purchased from the tutor on the day of class in cash unless prior arrangements are made with the tutor.

We want to be as fair and as considerate as possible, but the Convention requires major financial commitments and therefore our refund policy for classes is as follows: Should any of the classes receive an insufficient response, Country Bumpkin reserves the right to cancel the class. In this case you will be offered your alternative choice. Cancellations Should you need to cancel, the following penalties will apply: From time of booking to 3 July – $20. For cancellations received between 3 and 31 July – 30% of the tuition fees For cancellations received between 31 July and 14 September – 50% of the tuition fees. For cancellations received after 14 September – sorry, no refund. Please ensure you have travel insurance. GENERAL INFORMATION All classes except the Teacher Training Workshop will be held at Unley High School. The classrooms will be signposted and a map of the campus will be given to you upon registration. There will always be a friendly face at the Registration desk to help you find your way if you need it. Lunch boxes will be available each day that classes are held. You will be able to order these in the morning and they will be delivered to your classroom. (You will be given the lunch menu on registration day.) Transport will be provided each day to and from the selected hotels/apartments (see page 43).


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Kits are not included in the workshop fees and are to be purchased from the tutor before the start of class. Please arrive by 8.15am to finalise kit payments.

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER – 6 HOUR CLASS

Di van Niekerk

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Foxgloves and Dragonfly

27 Dreamscapes in Ribbon

Tanja Berlin

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Tropical Bird

28 Perfecting Thread Painting

Elizabeth Elvin

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Introduction to Goldwork

29 Goldwork on Canvas

Gail Doane

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Floral Embroidery for Child’s Dress

30 Primrose Bishop Dress and Jacket

Susan O’Connor

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Affair of the Heart

31 Elizabethan Hearts and Flowers

Jane Nicholas

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Miniature Tulip Tile

32 A Trio of Goldwork Beetles

Carolyn Pearce

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Pansy Tape Measure Cover

33 Doll House Workbox

Jenny McWhinney

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Little Duckling

34 Resting Camels

Peta McMillan

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Snowflake Icons – Tenerife lace

35 A Delicate Snutki Doily

Julie Graue

10 Elégance Purse

36 Victorian Rose Accessories

Helen Eriksson

11 Petite Posy of Roses Cushion

37 Pansy Delight

Jan Kerton

12 Wool Stumpwork Pouch

38 Hide and Seek Blanket

Christine P. Bishop

13 A Taste of Casalguidi Sachet

39 A Taste of Tuscany Pincushion

Beth Allen

14 Mother and Baby Bear

40 Bear Family Tea Cosy

Yvette Stanton

15 Ukrainian Embroidery - Merezhka

41 Irish Rose – Mountmellick

Alison Snepp

16 A Colourful Suzani

42 A Traditional Partridge

Avril Ambrose de Havilland

17 Extravagant Little Butterfly Brooch

43 Oriental Fish in Silk and Gold

Margaret Light

18 Redwork Pin Pillow

44 18th Century Style Needlecase

Angela Dower

19 The White Rabbit Blanket

45 Celtic Hearts Blanket

Lizzie Kulinski

20 Introduction to Bargello Smocking

Monique Johnston and Kris Richards

21 Hortensia Workbag

46 Rhapsody Cushion

Lyn Weeks

22 Perfecting the Smocked Bishop

47 Frannie Baby Dress or Romper

Deborah Love

23 Study in Blue – Deerfield Sachet

48 Blue Swag Hand Towel

Michele Hill

24 Arts & Crafts Design Workshop

49 Tea with William Morris

Karen Torrisi

25 Angel’s Breath Beaded Picture

50 Enchanted Evening Purse

Sue Barrows

26 The Most Useful Needlecase Ever

51 Stunning Smocked Lace Tote

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CLASS FEES $175.00 for Sunday – 6 hour classes. $350.00 for Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday – 12 hour classes. This includes tuition, evening entertainment, morning and afternoon tea, goodie bag and transport to and from selected hotels/apartments. Please note lunch and evening meals are not included.

MONDAY 5 AND TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER – 12 HOUR CLASS CLASS NAME

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SPECIAL CLASSES Teacher Training Saturday (10.00am – 4.00pm) and Sunday (10.00am – 12.30pm). Class fee $260.00 (see page 38). Children’s classes (8 years +) Fee $25.00 includes kit. Extra kits may be purchased during class (see page 38).

Children’s classes - Morning (10.00am – 12 noon) with Jenny Brown Thursday – Jenny’s Clown Friday – Jenny’s Fairy Children’s classes - Afternoon (2.00pm – 4.00pm) with Louise Spriggs Thursday – Bright and Sparkly Bracelets Friday – Beautiful Beaded Band

THURSDAY 8 AND FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 12 HOUR CLASS CLASS NAME

Di van Niekerk

53 Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork

Tanja Berlin

54 Blackwork

Heather Sterling

55 White Blossoms

Gail Doane

56 Family Heirlooms

Susan O’Connor

57 Plums and Honeysuckle

Jane Nicholas

58 Dragonfly and Berries

Carolyn Pearce

59 Rosamund Crewel Workbag

Jenny McWhinney

60 ‘Samburu’ African Blanket

Peta McMillan

61 Adela Kalocsa Embroidery

Julie Graue

62 Pure Bliss - Workbag

Helen Eriksson

63 Penelope Rose

Jan Kerton

64 Stumpwork Initials

Christine P. Bishop

65 Reticella Needlefold

Beth Allen

66 Dear Heart – Embroiderer’s Helper

Yvette Stanton

67 Contemporary Hardanger Needlecase

Alison Snepp

68 Indian Purses

Avril Ambrose de Havilland

69 Two Frogs a’ Leaping

Margaret Light

70 Jacobean Crewel Handbag

Angela Dower

71 Rock-a-bye Mousey Blanket

Lizzie Kulinski

72 Smocking for Reborn Dolls

Monique Johnston and Kris Richards

73 Rosa Victoriana Quilt

Lyn Weeks

74 Delicate Daydreams – Christening Gown

Deborah Love

75 White on White – Mountmellick

Michele Hill

76 Miniature William Morris Sampler

Karen Torrisi

77 Beaded Lace Motif

Sue Barrows

78 Italian Smocked Silk Cushion

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES Please bring the following supplies to class: • scissors (for fabric, embroidery and paper) • glass head or fine silk pins • tape measure • white sewing thread • water-soluble fabric marker • assorted embroidery needles • notebook and pen Bring your own light and/or magnifier (with extension cord) if needed. These can all be purchased at the Country Bumpkin onsite store.


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Foxgloves and Dragonfly with Di van Niekerk

In the first part of this class you will be preparing the hoops and fabrics as Di describes the techniques she has developed for her book on ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. You will learn how to work ribbon stitches to create these beautiful flowers and how to manipulate wire to make the dragonfly’s detached organza wings. Kit cost: $36.00 Level: All Kit includes everything required to complete this project.

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Tropical Bird Two-sided Embroidery

with Tanja Berlin You will work the design using a single strand of Au Ver Ă  Soie silk thread on a single piece of silk fabric so that the back is as well executed as the front. Discover how to work reversible stitches in satin stitch, padded satin stitch, stem stitch and French knots on the tropical flower and satin stitch, stem stitch, fly stitch and sewing down spangles on the tropical bird. You will go home confident in the knowledge of how to transfer the design onto the fabric, how to work embroidery stitches so that they are reversible and a new confidence in your embroidery skills. This intimidating looking technique will be made easy for all those who venture to try this class - don't miss it! Kit cost: $50.00 Level: Advanced Kit includes everything required to complete this project except the stretcher frame and brass thumb tacks.


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Introduction to Goldwork with Elizabeth Elvin

'Daisy Bee' is an exciting piece of goldwork embroidered on off-white raw silk. Designed for the beginner to master the wonderful technique of goldwork, you'll observe the movement of the gold threads and feel the design growing with your fingers. Explore the very basic techniques of goldwork with this design, and have a lovely piece to take away with you. Kit cost: $70.00 Level: All Kit includes most items needed to complete the project.

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Floral Embroidery for a Child’s Dress with Gail Doane

A simple mock wrap dress is the perfect palette for a full day embroidery lesson. The hand embroidery techniques covered include bullion knot, cast-on stitch, double cast-on stitch, blanket stitch and lazy daisy stitch. The white 100% cotton piqué dress features Swiss embroidered edging and micro check French bias binding at the neckline and sleeve edges. The last hour of the class we will discuss techniques required to complete the dress. The pattern, in sizes 3, 4, 5 & 6, will be available for use in class. The kit will make all sizes. sewing Kit cost: $98.00 Level: Intermediate machine required Kit includes pattern, fabric and threads.

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Affair of the Heart with Susan O’Connor

In this class you will work on the finest white linen to make an elegant broderie anglaise sachet. Susan, who has extensive knowledge of whitework techniques, will show you how to perfect the stitches associated with this style of embroidery. Master eyelets, blanket stitch edges and beautiful granitos. Kit cost: $18 Level: All Kit includes everything required to complete this project.


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Pansy Tape Measure Cover

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Miniature Tulip Tile with Jane Nicholas OAM

This exotic miniature panel, worked on a background of silk in surface and raised embroidery, is inspired by a 16th century Turkish enamelled wall tile. Worked with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny spangles, the design features a red tulip with a detached petal, set in an ornate diamond shaped border. It may be framed or made into a box top. Kit cost: $42.00 Level: All Kit includes design, instructions, photograph, fabrics, threads, beads, wire and spangles.

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Inspired by a collection of exquisite enamel boxes, Carolyn wanted to create a richly embellished cover for a retractable tape measure. You will embroider a pansy in pink and hyacinth blue silks, using a large variety of crewel stitches. The back of the tape measure is worked in satin stitch filler and the final flourish is a knotted beaded edge. Kit cost: $42.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes a German retractable tape measure, fabric, needles, beads, threads, detailed notes and colour photograph.

Little Duckling with Jenny McWhinney

Renowned for her thread painting, Jenny will help you create this cute little duck, working simple straight stitch with just a few colours. Discover how easy it really is! You will leave the class with a finished duckling. The project is worked on a 30cm (12") square of fabric and can be made into a cushion, framed picture, tote bag or used as a piece for a quilt. Kit cost: $32.00 Level: All Kit includes everything required to complete the project.


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Snowflake Icons – Tenerife Lace

with Peta McMillan This filigree lace is also known as ‘sun lace’ as it is always made in the form of starshaped medallions or sunrays. Dating from the 16th or 17th century, it originated in Spain, spreading to Tenerife and further afield. Explore this magnificent technique and complete at least one motif in class. Kit cost: $5.00 Level: All Kit includes three patterns, needle, crochet cotton and notes.

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Elégance Purse with Julie Graue

Blush pink and black silk create a striking combination in this elegant, practical makeup purse. Perfect scallops curve around both sides and are highlighted at each peak with a dainty spray. A lush, full rose is surrounded by forget-me-nots, tiny buds and soft green leaves. Delicate spots, in decreasing size, trail from each flower spray. You'll also learn how to make the black tassel that completes the zip closure. Kit cost: $27.00 Level: All sewing Kit includes everything required to machine required complete the project.

11 Petite Posy of Roses Cushion with Helen Eriksson

This pretty petite cushion is made on a background of green /gold silk, featuring a stitched trellis design. It has a little posy of pale pink roses and buds, tied in the centre with a soft trailing bow. Helen will show you her techniques for the handstitched folded roses, ribbon stitch buds and leaves with rolled, twisted stems. The face of the cushion is edged with a ruffled pink braid featuring a soft bow in each corner. The finished cushion measures 28cm (11") square. Kits cost: $53.00 Level: All Kit includes fabric, braid and ribbons.


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Wool Stumpwork Pouch with Jan Kerton

A beautiful project with a practical use! Create a storage pouch for your pencils, pen and sewing tools. This class allows you to explore stumpwork and raised embroidery techniques on a larger scale. Working with wool embroidery threads and beads, the work is easy to see and grows quickly. All techniques will be clearly covered and the clear and comprehensive instructions will help you to complete the project at your own pace. Students may select from two embroidery designs. Kit cost: $55.00 Level: All Kit includes instructions, colour photo, prepared damask, threads, wool and beads, lining fabric, batting and felt.

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A Taste of Casalguidi Sachet with Christine P. Bishop

Named after a Tuscan village, Casalguidi, this raised embroidery technique enjoyed a resurgence in the late 1800s to early 1900s as a cottage industry. In this one-day class you will learn how to work the raised stem stitch band and needlelace buds, wrapped tendrils and buttonhole stitched bars. The pulled fabric Italian four sided stitch grid will be worked ready for you to begin the surface embroidery. The sachet measures 12cm (4 3/4") square. Kit cost: $10.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything except ecru sewing thread.

14 Mother and Baby Bear with Beth Allen

This dear little mother bear and her baby are just irresistible. In this class you will make and dress both bears. The mother bear has a tiny bag in which to hold her knitting. This will keep her busy while her baby is resting on a little hand embroidered rug. The featured embroidery is bullion roses and buds, detached chain and tiny French knots. Kit cost: $30.00 Level: All Kit includes everything required to complete this project.


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Ukrainian Embroidery – Merezhka with Yvette Stanton

Merezhka Poltavska is a form of drawn thread work that originates from Poltava in the Ukraine. The class project is a little panel of merezhka, that uses the small scale technique of this style of needlework to create a geometric design. Worked on 25 count white linen in white thread, this project is suitable for eyes of most ages! The project could be framed or applied to a bag or cushion. Kit cost: $22.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.

16 A Colourful Suzani with Alison Snepp

Suzanis are vibrant, colourful embroideries from Central Asia. Students in this workshop will work a miniature suzani applying design elements typical of these large ancient and modern embroideries using hand-dyed silk threads. You will be given a choice of elements to combine and create your own exciting and unique embroidery. Kit cost: $63.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.

17 Extravagant Little Butterfly Brooch with Avril Ambrose de Havilland

This delicate butterfly brooch has free standing wings, giving this delightful little creature a three dimensional look. Wired pearl purl, bright check chipping, beading and silk stitchery are all used to produce an exquisite piece of jewellery. The model pictured is mandarin and green but many colourways will be available at the class and can be mixed and matched to suit each student’s taste. The butterfly can be completed in a single day but once you have learned the basic technique it can be adapted to many other shapes and sizes of butterflies, beetles or dragonflies. Size of finished brooch is approx 5cm (2") square. Kit cost: $10.00 Level: All Kit contains everything except basic sewing requirements.


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18 Redwork Pin Pillow with Margaret Light

Pinstuck pin pillows appeared in the 17th century and were given as gifts of friendship, during courtship and marriage or on the arrival of a child. Designs were stylised and typical of the embroideries of the period. This striking wool-filled pin pillow is stitched in red cotton thread on natural unbleached linen/cotton fabric using a variety of surface stitches. Finished size is 13cm x 18cm (5 1/8" x 7 1/8"). Kit cost: $8.00 Level: All Kit includes comprehensive class notes.

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The White Rabbit Blanket with Angela Dower

Very cute and appealing with his fluffy tail, the rabbit is holding a silk ribbon daisy with a cheeky caterpillar perched on top. The rabbit outline will be machine stitched onto the wool/cashmere velour prior to the class by your tutor. You will learn to work with a variety of yarns and silk ribbon. The blanket measures 78cm x 60cm wide (30 3/4" x 23 1/2"). Kit cost: $60.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project, except usual sewing requirements.

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An Introduction to Bargello Smocking with Lizzie Kulinski

Bargello smocking is adapted from canvas work. The bold geometric patterns of Bargello embroidery are translated into smocking designs in which solid blocks of stacked cables are an important feature. Combine cable and wave stitches to form the solid blocks while creating intricate designs. By using various colours and shapes, we will experiment with different shades for a subtle effect and with solid blocks of colour, creating a bold striking effect. Kit cost: $25.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything needed to complete the design.


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Hortensia Workbag with Kris Richards/Monique Johnston

Never be without your sewing and embroidery needs again. With its inside pockets, this very simple and practical bag has a place for everything. The front is embellished with five beautiful hydrangea blooms and surrounded with roses and foliage. Discover Kris’s signature surface embroidery and be the envy of all your fellow embroiderers! Kit cost: $52.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.

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Perfecting the Smocked Bishop with Lyn Weeks

This class is a notebook and sample class where participants will be guided from the very important initial steps, to the more intricate finishes when creating a smocked bishop dress. A selection of necklines, sleeves, closures and finishes will be illustrated in the work manual, making reference to the sample garments from which participants can gain inspiration. Kit cost: $30.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes a comprehensive workbook, pattern, pre-cut baby bishop dress in fine cotton lawn, laces, binding and entredeux.

23 Study in Blue - Deerfield Linen Sachet with Deborah Love

This one-day class will give you a sample of the various ways of using Deerfield stitches to create a delightful, practical sachet. It is finished with French seams and a blended blue twisted cord. Kit cost: $30.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.


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Angel’s Breath with Karen Torrisi

Combine luscious silk ribbon embroidery, chain stitching with metal thread, and beading with pearls and crystals to create a delicate floral picture. You will learn how to mark up beading and embroidery, single bead stitching, chain stitching and how to manipulate silk ribbon to create detailed leaves and layered flowers. Different colour choices available. Kit cost: $88.00 Level: All Kit includes beads, crystals, threads, ribbons, etc to complete the project.

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Arts & Crafts Design Workshop

with Michele Hill This workshop is for students who want to learn to design their own projects using images from William Morris and other designers of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Michele will show how she has created her own designs and with her help, you will take home a collection of sketches ready to embroider or appliquĂŠ. Fabric and thread selection will also be discussed. No drawing experience is required. No kit required. Level: All This is a notebook workshop.

26 The Most Useful Needlecase Ever with Sue Barrows

Advanced smocking stitches adorn the front of this silk needlecase. You will practise picture smocking, feather stitch, double feather stitch, surface honeycomb, honeycomb stitch, wrapping and herringbone stitch. Kit cost: $21.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes pleated silk front and all fabrics to complete the project.


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Dreamscapes in Ribbon with Di van Niekerk

Create this stunning ‘Floral Vista’ in ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. The design is printed on the fabric, so that progress is quick and satisfying. As you work the variety of flowers and greenery in this tranquil scene, you will learn all the ribbon and stumpwork techniques needed to complete your embroidered piece. Kit cost: $149.00 Level: All Kit includes all fabrics, threads, wool, silk and organza ribbons to complete the project.

28 Perfecting Thread Painting with Tanja Berlin

In this class you will work a thread painted Wild Rabbit or Iris. This intriguing technique uses threads as paints on a closely woven fabric, creating a realistic picture. Several professional stitching techniques will be covered when working the design, including starting and ending the thread, the use of a split stitch line and working the design so that it has perspective and dimension. Using a single strand of thread in the needle, you will learn the technique of blending long and short stitches so that they shade beautifully. You will go home with all the information required to complete the embroidery. Kit cost: $55.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project, except the stretcher frame and thumb tacks.


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Goldwork on Canvas Golden Bloom

with Elizabeth Elvin Elizabeth was inspired by a dahlia in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens when she designed this piece. A background of tent and Smyrna stitch worked in wool on canvas offsets the Japanese gold of the petals and the cut purl centre. Kit cost: $87.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes most items needed to complete the project.

30 Primrose – Bishop Dress and Jacket with Gail Doane

During the class you will prepare, pleat and block a bishop style dress constructed from white Swiss voile. Learn how to make your sleeve seams ‘disappear’ into the smocking and how to stitch tiny tucks on the matching jacket. Create delicate cast-on stitch pansies. Several machine heirloom sewing techniques are incorporated in the cuff, collar and hem treatments on the dress and jacket. The pattern fits sizes 6, 12, 18 & 24 months. The kit will make up to the largest size. Kit cost: $163.50 sewing Level: Intermediate machine required Kit includes pattern, fabric and threads, etc needed to complete the project.


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Elizabethan Hearts and Flowers with Susan O’Connor

You will learn how Susan uses padded satin stitch and detached elements to reproduce sumptuous Elizabethan embroidery. This design features favourite flowers of the era, such as cornflowers, honeysuckle, heartsease and a Tudor rose, combined with hearts. Silver and gold paillettes scattered around the design add to the richness created by the glorious silk threads. Kit cost: $60.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.

A Trio of Goldwork Beetles with Jane Nicholas OAM

The beetle with its perfect symmetry, variety of shapes and often metallic colouration, makes a wonderful subject for interpretation in goldwork. Using traditional goldwork techniques and a variety of metallic threads, this collection of three beetles may be embroidered together as a specimen box, or each beetle may be worked individually to embellish a variety of objects, such as a glass paperweight, the lid of a bowl or box, a brooch or the flap of a small evening bag.

Kit cost: $70.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes designs, instructions, photographs, fabrics, felt, threads, gold and bronze leathers, and all metallic threads and beads.


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Doll House Workbox with Carolyn Pearce

A picture in an English magazine sparked Carolyn's imagination for this doll house workbox. The fine crewel stitches are embroidered with silks, metallics and fine wools on a cotton/linen blend fabric. Stitches used include ladder stitch, raised chain, interlaced chain, Hungarian braided chain, trellis stitch, Portuguese border as well as many others. Inside the box there is a little liftout tray divided into compartments to hold matching needlework accessories. Part of one day will be spent learning to make a hand-stitched box. Kit cost: $130.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes threads, canvas and detailed notes. The kit does not include charms or lining fabric for the inside of the box.

34 Resting Camels with Jenny McWhinney

Enjoy this exciting thread painting class and leave with an almost completed project. You will learn the basics of thread painting and will have a good understanding of shading, depth and colour. This will be a fun and relaxing class. Kit cost: $80.00 Level: All Kit includes all threads, fabric, patterns and instructions.


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Delicate Snutki Doily with Peta McMillan

Peta will teach you a form of Polish peasant embroidery, known as spider web embroidery or Snutki. This delicate doily uses eyelets and blanket stitch to create the lace-like effect. You will complete at least half of the project in class and leave with the confidence to complete this piece and many more! Kit cost: $12.00 Level: All Kit includes fabric, threads and instructions.

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Victorian Rose Accessories with Julie Graue

Embroider this Victorian style needlecase and pincushion with bullion roses and forget-me-nots, embellished with miniature ivory pearls on a rich old world silk dupion. Bordered with a soft frill, they are perfect needlework companions. Kit cost: $65.00 Level: All sewing The kit includes everything machine required needed to complete the projects.

37 Pansy Delight with Helen Eriksson

Work these beautiful silk ribbon pansies, featuring different coloured edges. The leaves and buds are ribbon stitched onto the fabric. Some of the pansies are facing backwards, just as you would see them growing in the garden. The gold urn adds a touch of class to this piece, which is worked on a black silk fabric for a dramatic effect. If you prefer a less dramatic background, other colours will be available. Kit cost: $99.00 Level: All Kit includes the gold urn, silk fabric and silk ribbons.


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Hide and Seek with Jan Kerton

Jan has combined her teddy appliqué technique with raised embroidery to create her latest blanket. She will guide you through the construction of the appliqué bunnies and the transfer of the design onto the blanketing. The mushrooms are worked in beautiful ‘Cascade’ wools with a felt padded stalk, needle lace ‘collar’ and detached embroidered cap. Add surface embroidered and wire-less detached oak leaves and little padded ladybugs to complete the design. The project may be worked on blue or cream blanketing. Kit cost: $140 for kit including 110cm x 80cm wide (44" x 32") blanket or $115 for nursery picture kit including background piece 80cm x 55cm wide (32" x 22"). Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the blanket. It does not include backing fabric and piping.

Taste of Tuscany 39 APincushion

with Christine P. Bishop

Early 15th century Italian embroideries from Tuscany, especially cutwork known as ‘Il Re’ and Punto Tagliato, depict small figures representing a king with his crown and mantle standing in the doorway of his cathederal, or a queen dressed according to the era. You will work a pincushion with figures dressed in the style of the 1920s. The pincushion measures 8cm (3 1⁄8") square. Kit cost: $15.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything except ecru sewing thread.


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Bear Family Tea Cosy

with Beth Allen A beary warm tea cosy to keep your teapot warm! This tea cosy features a cute family of bears during a day in their lives – playing and working in the garden around the house. There are lots of little scenes and room for you to personalise the tea cosy in your own way. Simple embroidery techniques and appliquÊ work are used to create a garden of flowers, a cast-on stitch snail, ribbon roses, a beehive and cute little bears. Kit cost: $100.00 Level: Intermediate Kit will include most of the fabrics and threads to complete the tea cosy.

41 Irish Rose

with Yvette Stanton

Mountmellick embroidery is textured, floral whitework from Ireland. Traditionally it uses many knotted and padded stitches. The class project is a doily featuring honeysuckle and dog rose motifs. The unique knitted fringe, that is characteristic of Mountmellick embroidery, will be demonstrated in class. Explore the stitches of Mountmellick embroidery and have great fun with them to create pattern and texture. Kit cost: $49.00 Level: All Kit contains everything needed to complete the project.


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A Traditional Partridge from Epirus with Alison Snepp

Greek embroidery has a rich and varied tradition, which will be introduced in this workshop. The Epirus area, northwest of Athens, has a characteristic form of embroidery that is counted thread, yet it has the appearance of raised surface stitchery. Students will learn the technique while they work a panel based on the border of a sheet. The embroidery is stitched on linen fabric with hand-dyed silk threads. Kit cost: $100.00 Level: All Kit contains design, silk threads and linen fabric.

Fish in 43 Oriental Silk and Gold with Avril Ambrose de Havilland This elegant embroidery depicts two graceful golden Imperial Carp swimming in a tranquil pool beneath delicate foliage. The design is based on traditional Japanese pen and ink drawings of carp and willow branches. The highly padded fish are embroidered in hand-dyed silky threads in a variety of shades from flame to yellow, which are then overlayed with gold passing threads and netted gold to mimic scales. The heads of the carp are highlighted with beads, while the delicate fins and tails are made of pleated metallic gauze. The foliage is worked in a simple one stitch appliquĂŠ technique while the fish swim in the swirls and eddies of couched silver or gold threads. Finished embroidery measures approx 45cm x 30cm wide (18" x 12"). Kit cost: $35.00 Level: Intermediate Kit contains everything except basic sewing requirements.


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18th Century Style Needlecase with Margaret Light

Small exquisitely decorated items to store and transport needlework tools were very popular in the 18th century. The delicate trailing floral design on a lattice stitched background is typical of this period. The needlecase incorporates flannel pages for needles and a small wool filled pincushion. You can choose to work the project in crewel wools, stranded cottons or silks on silk, natural linen or crewel linen twill. A variety of crewel stitches are used. Finished size 30cm x 10cm wide (12" x 4"), 10cm (4") square when folded. Kit cost: $10.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes comprehensive stitching and construction instructions and colour photographs.

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Rhapsody Cushion with Kris Richards/Monique Johnston

Graceful sprays of bullion roses and wisteria embellish this very elegant cushion. Piped in the same fabric, its neutral tones would add the perfect finishing touch to your bedroom or favourite armchair. Kit cost: $45.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.

Celtic Hearts Blanket

with Angela Dower This is a romantic, Celtic inspired design of entwined hearts, finished with an infinity knot or lover’s knot. Embroidered tassels and rambling roses complete the design on plush wool/cashmere velour fabric. You will discover detached herringbone, padded satin stitch and silk ribbon embroidery techniques. The blanket measures 120cm x 75cm wide (43 1⁄2" x 29 1⁄2"). Kit cost: $155.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything needed to complete the project except needles, hoop, etc.


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Frannie Baby Dress or Romper – Curved Yoke

with Lyn Weeks

48 Are you ready to make something different from the basic square yoke dress or romper with set-in sleeves? ‘Frannie Baby’ is a garment that has simple design lines, yet ample opportunity to include more complex pleating, smocking and construction techniques. Kit cost: $50.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes pattern, instructions, smocking graph, pre-cut fabric, smocking and sewing construction threads, interfacing, machine required mini piping, buttons.

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Tea with William Morris

with Michele Hill This workshop is for those who wish to learn more about machine appliqué. Fine stitch work is possible on the machine with hand embroidery as enhancement. The projects include a tea cosy, coffee cosy, covered book and bag all inspired by William Morris. The workshop will concentrate on perfecting machine appliqué stitches with ideas for hand appliqué if preferred. Kit cost: $60 for tea and coffee cosy kit. Level: All sewing Kit includes everything needed to machine required complete the project.

Blue Swag Hand towel

with Deborah Love This luxurious linen hand towel embroidered in shades of blue will enhance any guest bathroom. Deerfield embroidery will appeal to stitchers of any skill level. You will enjoy producing a beautiful timeless hand towel. The pattern, using all the Deerfield stitches to perfection, is traditional yet has a modern feel. The hand towel is finished with an antique hemstitched edge. Kit cost: $52.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.


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Enchanted Evening Purse with Karen Torrisi

This exquisite evening clutch purse is a must for every accessory lover! Made with silk dupion fabric and lined with bemsilk, this zipper openening purse with its dainty beaded bracelet handle will make you the envy of all. Measuring 13cm x 21cm wide (5 1/8" x 8 1/4") it is dainty but practical. You will learn how to work with a variety of beads, sequins and crystals, and how to make a durable beaded handle. Colour choices: navy blue, silver grey or fuchsia pink Kit cost: $71.50 Level: All Kit includes beads, crystals, threads, ribbons etc to complete the project.

Stunning Smocked Lace Tote with Sue Barrows

In this class you will combine basic and advanced smocking stitches, different thread densities and layered stitches to create the illusion of delicate laces sitting on top of the pleated fabric. Kit cost: $21.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.

Thistle 52 The and the Bee with Louise Spriggs This class is an ideal introduction to stumpwork. You will be surprised to learn that you already know most of the stitches required, such as French knots, Ghiordes knots, bullion knots and blanket stitch. Louise will show you how to use them to create the three-dimensional elements of this beautiful picture. Kit cost: $25.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.


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Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork with Di van Niekerk

You will embroider a beautiful group of panels from Di’s ‘Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork’ flower sampler book. Learn the ribbon and stumpwork techniques used for the daisy, delphiniums, iris, hydrangea, red hot poker, arum lily, fuchsia, butterfly and more. Kit cost: $149.00 Level: All Kit includes all fabrics, threads, silk and organza ribbons, beads, earring and findings to complete the project.

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Blackwork with Tanja Berlin

In this class you will work a Blackwork Butterfly or Blackwork Chickadee or Blackwork Fuchsia. Beginning by transferring the design onto the 32 count fabric, you will then learn how to work the blackwork embroidery from a selection of patterns. The blackwork stitches are worked in back stitch or double running stitch following a stitch pattern and counting the threads of the fabric. The blackwork butterflies also incorporate gold, silver and copper metal threads to outline areas of the embroidery. You will go home understanding how to transfer a design onto the fabric and how to work the blackwork embroidery. Kit cost: Butterfly $65.00 Chickadee or Fuchsia $55.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project of your choice, except the stretcher frame and brass thumb tacks.


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White Blossoms

with Heather Sterling Heather has extensive training in Japanese embroidery and will pass on to you its special techniques. Working on silk, you will learn how to make several sizes of threads from Japanese Flat Silk and how to use the beautiful Katayori thread. Kit cost: $290.00 Level: Intermediate Kit will contain the fabric and threads needed to complete the project.

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Family Heirlooms – Wool Challis Sailor Suit and Dress with Jackets with Gail Doane

Enjoy a two day experience stitching a sailor romper or dress, and matching jacket constructed of beautiful 100% wool challis. The traditional sailor collar is embellished with double feather stitch and a cross stitched entredeux edge. The silk-lined jacket is also trimmed with an embellished entredeux edge to match the dress or romper. The construction of the project in sizes 3, 6, and 12 months, covers many fine finishing techniques. Kit cost: $163.50 Level: Intermediate Kit of your choice will include sewing everything needed to complete the machine required project.

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Plums and Honeysuckle with Susan O’Connor

The fruit and flowers in this glorious botanical study were favourites of the Elizabethan embroiderers. The heavy globes of the purple plums are worked in masses of French knots. Their perfect white flowers have detached petals and a centre of tufted ghiordes knots. Twining through the design are lustrous honeysuckle flowers, created with padded satin stitch. Of course, there is the obligatory insect, a bee, hovering in one corner. Working on silk broadcloth in beautiful silk threads, you will be learning from a modern master of these Elizabethan techniques. Kit cost: $80.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.


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Dragonfly and Berries with Jane Nicholas OAM

Embroidered on either ivory or dark navy satin, this stumpwork design features crossed branches of autumn fruits: blackberries in various stages of ripeness, padded gooseberries, pomegranates, one split to reveal the seeds inside, and a bunch of black currants. Scattered among the berries and detached leaves are a ladybird, a dragonfly with detached wings and a tiny spider in a silvery web. Kit cost: $60.00 (including threads) or $35.00 (without threads) Level: Intermediate Kit will include the design and instructions, photograph, fabrics, felt, beads, wires and threads.

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Rosamund Crewel Workbag with Carolyn Pearce

A girl can never have too many bags - especially a bag such as this that stays open on the table. The pretty chintz fabric coordinates with a panel of crewel work embroidery. The embroidery is worked in a mixture of wool, silk, metallic and cotton threads on linen twill. Stitches include long and short stitch, raised chain band, lattice couching, coral knots, knotted pearl stitch, Deerfield herringbone, needlelace and many more. Kit cost: $120.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes a pattern for the bag, additional notes and a colour photo, crewel linen twill, all needles and threads. It does not include the patterned fabrics for bag or wadding. These will not be required for the class and you will have the option of purchasing a fabric of your choice.


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‘Samburu’ - African Blanket with Jenny McWhinney

‘Paint’ this handsome lion’s head, the main motif on this blanket, using Jenny’s highly effective thread painting technique. You will learn how to select threads and blend colours and stitches to create wonderfully life-like images of African animals and people. Kit cost: $250.00 approx. Level: All Kit includes all threads and yarns, needles and cashmere wool velour.

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Pure Bliss Workbag

with Julie Graue Carry your needlework in style with this feminine sewing bag. Soft blush pink and ivory create an elegant palette that is enhanced with shades of violet and soft green. The front of the bag is decorated with a selection of sewing essentials, stitched with silk and cotton threads. A gold charm and glass beads add sparkle while buttons and pearls impart a subtle glow. Handy pockets provide a safe place for scissors, needles and pins. Kit cost: $99.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.

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Adela - Kalocsa Lace with Peta McMillan

Kalocsa embroidery is a distinctive Hungarian technique which uses brightly coloured threads. By the end of the class you will have embroidered a quarter of the doily and will leave with enough knowledge to complete the project at home. Unlike the modern women of Kalocsa, you will make the lace by hand. Kit cost: $25.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes fabric and threads.


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Penelope Rose with Helen Eriksson

Learn the secrets of creating these three dimensional roses which look dramatic worked on black velvet. You will learn the art of layering ribbon on ribbon using the basic ribbon stitch to achieve these plump roses. A spent rose head and buds add interest to the piece. Fern leaves using variegated tape ribbon and soft sprays complete this elegant picture. For those who like a more subtle background, a cream fabric will be available. If you love ribbon embroidery, this is the class for you! Kit cost: $95.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes silk ribbon, variegated thread, variegated tape ribbon and a choice of cream or black velvet fabric.

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Stumpwork Initials

with Jan Kerton This class teaches students to work a beautiful stumpwork initial of their choice. They are worked in raised stem stitch, padded with felt and decorated with tiny embroidered leaves. Jan will guide students as they embellish their initial with small berries, raised flowers and butterflies. Students will need to specify which initial they wish to embroider. Kit cost: $88.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.


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Reticella Needlefold with Christine P. Bishop

If you have always wanted to try Reticella you will be amazed how easy it is. Based upon the 16th – 17th century technique, the design uses a combination of four stitches and measures 5.5cm x 20cm wide (2 1/4" x 8"). The freestyle needlelace panels are edged with simple Punto in Aria needlelace. Kit cost: $15.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything except ecru sewing thread.

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Dear Heart - Embroiderer’s Helper with Beth Allen

You will be making a little bear to help you when sewing. She lives in an embroidered heart and can hang close by when you are stitching. She has pins in her hat, thimbles in her bags, needles in her petticoat (ouch!) and special goodies in the pockets of her smocked dress. Your treasured embroidery scissors have a pocket of their own at the back of the embroidered hanging pouch. Simple embroidery stitches - bullion daisies, French knots, feather stitch, coral stitch, French glove stitch - are used. Kit cost: $55.00 Level: All Kit includes most of the fabrics, threads and beads needed to complete the project.

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Contemporary Hardanger Needlecase with Yvette Stanton

Old meets new in this contemporary version of traditional Hardanger. Sheer fabric overlays add colour, texture and sparkle to create effects that cannot normally be achieved with Hardanger. Kit cost: $50.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.


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Indian Purses with Alison Snepp

Alison has collected envelope-style Indian purses for several years and is fascinated by the patterns and stitches used. Students will have a choice of two designs. One uses colourful threads and lining and the other uses indigo-coloured lining and a number of blue shades for the embroidery. The surface embroidery is worked with Danish Flower Thread and includes touches of silver metal threads and mirrors. Some preparatory work will be sent to students prior to the Convention. Kit cost: $68.00 Level: All Kit includes a choice of designs, threads and lining fabrics.

69 Two Frogs a’ Leaping with Avril Ambrose de Havilland

Work two gorgeous little frogs frolicking on lily pads. The sumptuously embellished frogs are embroidered with metallic threads and beads in traditional goldwork techniques. These include, couching, passing knots, S-ing, chipping and spangle work in a variety of gold threads and purls such as Rococo, Jacobean passing, pearl purl, smooth purl, bright check purl and spangles. A separate pattern for one larger frog sitting on a lily pad with bullrushes is also available. The finished embroidery measures 20cm x 15cm wide (8" x 6"). Kit cost: $30.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything except basic sewing requirements.


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Jacobean Crewel Handbag with Margaret Light

Create this extraordinary handbag using richly coloured wools and silks and experiment with a large variety of crewel stitches. The all-over design incorporates brightly coloured parrots among large, heavily textured foliage shapes and flowers, with a pomegranate and berries on trailing stems. The bag measures 30cm x 22cm x 12cm (12" x 8 5/8" x 4 3/4"). Kit cost: $12.00 Level: Experienced Kit includes comprehensive stitching and construction instructions and colour photographs.

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Rock -A- Bye Mousey Blanket with Angela Dower

You will embroider this loveable little mouse, snug in his basket, complete with a woven rug and appliquĂŠd pillow. The basket hangs precariously among the boughs of a blackberry bush, laden with clusters of berries and flowers. This gorgeous design is prepared ready to embroider. The wool/cashmere velour blanket measures 120cm x 75cm wide (47 1/4" x 29 1/2"). Kit cost: $178.00 Level: Experienced Kit includes everything needed to complete the project, except needles, hoop, etc.


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Smocking for Reborn Dolls with Lizzie Kulinski

These beautiful ‘reborn babies’ have become a popular art among the world of doll lovers. They look even lovelier when dressed in something special. Learn how to dress a baby doll in a smocked dress, pretty matching knickers and a bonnet. In your kit you will receive a reborn baby painted by Lizzie. Kit cost: $280.00 Level: Intermediate sewing Kit includes a completed 17" reborn baby doll machine required ready to dress, fabrics and threads and notions.

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(blocks only) with Kris Richards/Monique Johnston

Make this gorgeous quilt lavishly embroidered with timeless scenes from a perfect cottage garden. Roses, hollyhocks, hydrangeas, daisies and lavender blooms adorn each block using soft shades of pink, violet and green. Embroider the blocks and then choose your own fabrics to suit your décor. Kit cost: $48.00 Level: All Kit includes everything needed to complete the blocks.

Daydreams 74 Delicate Christening Dress or Gown with Lyn Weeks Sweet and simple is always best when it comes to baby. This project was inspired by an early 1900s antique baby dress in which release tucks, embroidery and shaped lace are combined to create a very pretty, yet simple, yoke effect. It buttons down the back for easy dressing. Kit cost: $80.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes pattern with instructions, Swiss batiste, embroidery and laces, sewing heirloom and sewing threads and machine required mother-of-pearl buttons.


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White on White - Mountmellick with Deborah Love

This whitework textured cushion, using two thicknesses of Mountmellick thread, shows the traditional patterns and flora of the Irish countryside. The various stitches create depth and interest to produce a cushion that would enhance any home. What a way to explore the world of traditional Mountmellick work with berries and leaves. Kit cost: $40.00 Level: All. Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.

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Miniature William Morris Sampler Quilt with Michele Hill

Enjoy two days of history and relaxation as you stitch blocks inspired by the genius of William Morris. Three blocks make up this wall hanging which is featured in the Inspirations Books publication ‘William Morris in Appliqué’. The blocks are all appliquéd and embroidered by hand with construction by machine. You will complete two or three blocks, depending on experience. Construction and quilting will be covered. No kit supplied – students will be informed about class requirements. Level: All

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Beaded Lace Motif with Karen Torrisi

Beaded lace motifs are the most versatile beaded project. Once embellished, they can be hand stitched to any piece of clothing or accessory and can be reused over time. Learn how to enhance a lace motif by using centre seed bead anchor stitches, feather stitching, interlocking sequin stitching and straight running stitch. You will also learn how to create three dimensional sequin flowers. There will be a choice of colours. Kit cost: $66.00 Level: All Kit includes two lace motifs, beads, crystals, threads, ribbons, etc to complete the project.

Italian Smocked Silk Cushion with Sue Barrows

If you enjoy smocking, you will really love extending your expertise by experimenting with Italian smocking to create this sumptuous cushion. Italian smocking, a form of fabric manipulation, is very textural. Over this two day class you will learn four variations of Italian smocking. Kit cost: $44.00 Level: Intermediate Kit includes everything needed to complete the project.


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TEACHER TRAINING WITH JAN KERTON Teaching needlework requires more than gathering together a few samples and setting up in front of a group of students. This workshop aims to give you very practical guidelines and skills for planning classes and we will look at topics such as class content, writing class notes, preparing demonstration samples, writing class descriptions, class costing This class is for all teachers and class timing. Once the class materials are organised and would-be teachers with we will consider the issues involved in negotiating with all levels of experience. shops and the positives and pitfalls of teaching at home. The workshop will involve some practical preparation of materials, discussions and problem solving sessions about structuring the class, student expectations, demonstration techniques and teaching styles.

CHILDREN'S CLASSES

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Jenny’s Clown

Jenny will inspire young stitchers as they make this brightly coloured clown using variegated wools in colours of their choice. He makes a quirky hanging decoration or gift – or a cute companion.

Bright and 3 Sparkly Bracelets Louise will show you how to make classy jewellery. Choose a 3 or 5 strand bracelet or a fascinating accessory made by threading glass beads on memory wire. The skills you learn here will allow you to make your own jewellery and gifts.

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Jenny’s Fairy

Use simple techniques, pipe cleaners, wool, tulle and shiny bits and pieces to make a funky, sophisticated little fairy. With Jenny’s help, you will learn how to make your own decorations and unique gifts.

Beautiful Beaded Band

Learn versatile right angle weaving to make this pretty accessory. Small beads are threaded onto elastic using a simple technique which has a big impact.


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Beth Allen (AUSTRALIA) With a mother who was a great inspiration to her, Beth says she has been doing some form of handwork all her life. In particular, she likes making little things that will bring a smile to the face. She lives in country New South Wales with a most supportive husband and a helpful German Shepherd. Beth claims to have lots of ideas it is just a matter of translating them into reality. Avril Ambrose de Havilland (AUSTRALIA)

Although she originally trained as a pharmacist, Avril’s embroidery hobby soon took over and she has accumulated extensive experience as an embroiderer and teacher. Born in Australia, she gained qualifications at the Royal School of Needlework, the London College of Fashion and the City and Guilds of London Institute. Now closely involved with the Embroiderers’ Guild of New South Wales, she is the writer, coordinator and assessor of the correspondence course in Goldwork Embroidery. Sue Barrows (AUSTRALIA) As a teenager, Sue sewed her own clothes under her mother’s direction. Once she had daughters of her own, of course she wanted to smock. Sue is now a member of the Smocking Arts Guild of America, teaches various forms of embroidery and her designs have been published in several needlework magazines, including Australian Smocking & Embroidery.

Tanja Berlin (CANADA) Tanja is a graduate and former staff member of the Royal School of Needlework. At the school she became an expert in various techniques of embroidery as they applied to restoration, conservation and commission projects. Now living in Calgary, Canada, she teaches widely and maintains a website of her embroidery kits and designs. She has had numerous embroidery projects published in Country Bumpkin publications. Gail Doane (UNITED STATES) Gail was born and raised in Canada and now lives just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Mostly self-taught, she is detail oriented but prepared to ‘break the rules’. A self-described heirloom sewing addict, Gail brings to the classroom 30 years of experience, having dressed seven children, and now an ever-expanding number of grandchildren, in beautiful heirloom clothing. Her work first appeared in Australian Smocking & Embroidery in 2000 and Inspirations in 2008. Angela Dower (AUSTRALIA) Angela says she has always loved painting, drawing and designing – using threads as if they were her paints is simply an extension of this. She has taught art and craft and worked in advertising for a major Melbourne newspaper. Now living in Geelong, she teaches at home. Angela has contributed projects to Inspirations, A-Z of Embroidered Flowers and A-Z of Ribbon Embroidery.

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Elizabeth Elvin

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(UNITED KINGDOM)

Based in Adelaide, Christine is an experienced embroidery tutor, author of books and articles, judge, assessor and lecturer. She has studied embroideries and laces in Italy, England, Cyprus and Athens. She is particularly interested in ensuring the continuity of almost forgotten techniques and styles of embroidery, teaching over 30 of them, from beginners to master classes.

Elizabeth is a specialist in goldwork, silkwork and ecclesiastical embroidery. She began her training at the Royal School of Needlework in 1961, where she became Head of the Studio (then known as the Workroom), and later Principal for 18 years. She has overseen many important commissions, taught and lectured throughout the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and Australia.


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Helen Eriksson (AUSTRALIA) Helen has owned her own embroidery business for some years, holding classes in her home, as well as interstate and overseas. Her work has been featured in numerous embroidery magazines, including Inspirations, and she has written a book, ‘Ribbon Renaissance, Artistry in Silk’. Helen has developed her own style and technique so that her work can be instantly recognised.

Jan Kerton (AUSTRALIA) In 1988 Jan gave up work as a Speech Pathologist to teach smocking, heirloom sewing and embroidery and opened her shop 'Windflower Smocking'. In 1996 she moved the focus of her business to mail order. This allowed her to specialise in the design of a delightful range of wool embroidered blankets with her unique appliqué technique. Jan continues to develop new kits, and run her web business.

Julie Graue (AUSTRALIA) Julie has been interested in embroidery and smocking for as long as she can remember and hardly a day passes that she doesn’t pick up a needle and thread. She began contributing to Australian Smocking & Embroidery and Inspirations twelve years ago and before long was asked to tutor for Country Bumpkin, teaching both smocking and embroidery. She has now moved to Queensland where she teaches from her home.

Lizzie Kulinski (AUSTRALIA) Lizzie’s love for beautiful dolls started over twenty years ago and more recently she has discovered the art of ‘reborning’ life-like baby dolls. She now teaches reborning and has won ribbons, rosettes and medallions at doll shows. Deciding that these dolls needed their own range of clothing, Lizzie put her smocking and embroidery skills to work. An editorial assistant for Country Bumpkin Publications, Lizzie also stitches the step-by-steps for our magazines and books.

Michele Hill (AUSTRALIA) Michele is a part-time registered nurse, continuing to practise this profession to ‘feed her obsession’. She discovered quilting in 1986 and has been addicted ever since. Appliqué is her speciality, particularly designing quilts with William Morris as her inspiration, and she has won many awards for her work. As a member of the Quilters Guild of South Australia, she has served on several committees and enjoys being involved with exhibitions. Monique Johnston (AUSTRALIA) French born Monique emigrated to Australia during her teenage years. She has been fascinated with needlework all her life, aquiring an appreciation of fine embroideries and rich tapestries while visiting French castles during her childhood. Embroidery and smocking became a passion when her third child was born. Monique has been a member of the Country Bumpkin team for the last fifteen years.

Margaret Light (AUSTRALIA) Margaret worked in the retail embroidery industry for many years. She received accreditation as a tutor from the New South Wales Embroiderers’ Guild in 2007 and has taught throughout Australia and New Zealand. She is working towards an Advanced Certificate in Research and Embroidery with the South Australian Embroiderers’ Guild. Interested in the history and evolution of design and embroidery techniques, she specialises in crewel work.


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Deborah Love (AUSTRALIA) After completing the Introduction to Embroidery course with the Queensland Guild, Deborah found that it was the diversity offered by whitework which appealed to her most. This led to researching Mountmellick embroidery in Ireland and the creation of works which have been purchased by the Queensland Museum and the Queensland Guild. Mountmellick and Deerfield embroidery remain her favourites. A qualified teacher, Deborah is head of tutors at the Queensland Embroiderers’ Guild. Peta McMillan (NEW ZEALAND) In 1991 Peta first came across a piece of Snutki embroidery and she has been obsessed with it ever since. She now produces kits and teaches Snutki as well as Kalocsa, Hardanger and other whitework techniques at guilds throughout New Zealand. Apart from producing two self-published books on Snutki, Peta has had her work published in magazines in Australia, the United States and Britain. Jenny McWhinney (AUSTRALIA)

Jenny’s ability to embroider creatures of all sorts with her distinctive form of thread painting has made her a favourite with Inspirations readers. An artist at heart, she studies the characteristics of mice and rabbits, camels and tigers, and sets about reproducing them with her threads. She firmly believes that everyone can embroider her designs and has a naturally encouraging teaching style. Jane Nicholas OAM (AUSTRALIA)

Jane has written five books on stumpwork and gold embroidery and has contributed widely to journals and magazines. Jane was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further her studies in stumpwork in the United Kingdom and in 2005 was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her ‘services to hand embroidery as an artist, teacher and author’. She teaches in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.

Susan O’Connor (AUSTRALIA) Susan is a long-time member of the Country Bumpkin team, having an editorial role for both Australian Smocking & Embroidery and Inspirations. Her exquisite creations regularly appear in both publications and she has used her extensive knowledge of whitework in her book Monograms – the art of embroidered letters. Elizabethan embroidery, with its distinctive stumpwork and thread painting, is another of her areas of expertise. Susan travels to the United States, United Kingdom and France as a teacher for Country Bumpkin. Carolyn Pearce (AUSTRALIA) Carolyn is an accredited tutor in Surface Embroidery with the Embroiderers’ Guild of NSW. At their 50th anniversary Festival of Embroidery she was awarded overall winner for her Doll House Workbox. Carolyn has been a regular contributor to Inspirations for fifteen years. She is the designer of The Village Bag and The Embroidered Patchwork Bear, both of which feature her love of unusual stitches and intricate embellishments. Kris Richards (AUSTRALIA) After Kris began embroidering she developed a great passion (almost an obsession) for bullion roses. They have now become her signature style of embroidery and are included in most of her designs, stitched in her distinctive palette of subtle shades. A regular contributor to Inspirations and Australian Smocking & Embroidery magazines as well as many other Country Bumpkin publications, Kris has worked in the kits department of Country Bumpkin for fifteen years.


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Alison Snepp (AUSTRALIA) Alison Snepp has been a freelance embroiderer since 1981. She has lectured and taught classes around Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and has published numerous articles and several books. With a particular interest in embroidery from different cultures, such as Indian, Greek and Uzbek, she has accumulated fascinating collections and enjoys sharing this interest.

Karen Torrisi (AUSTRALIA) Karen received a Queens Trust Grant for Young Achievers to study Haute Couture Beading and Embroidery in Paris in 1999. Her creations are internationally known and include commissioned work on gowns worn by many celebrities and she has also worked on commissions for stage shows. She is the author of the book ‘The Art of Making Hand Beaded Bags’ and now beads exclusively for selected designers and costumiers.

Heather Sterling (AUSTRALIA) Heather discovered Japanese embroidery fourteen years ago at the South Australian Embroiderers’ Guild and was so inspired that she travelled to the Japanese Embroidery Centre in Atlanta to become an accredited tutor. Later she became a qualified Japanese Beading teacher. Heather is passionate about Japanese Embroidery, and the silk and gold work designs taken from the kimono. She has her own business teaching at home and interstate.

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Louise Spriggs (AUSTRALIA) Although she originally trained as a graphic designer, Louise now spends her time embroidering. She enjoys teaching a wide range of embroidery techniques, including beading, stumpwork, ribbon and bullion embroidery. She is a regular tutor at Country Bumpkin which she finds very rewarding. A keen smocker as well, she has had projects published in Australian Smocking & Embroidery. Yvette Stanton (AUSTRALIA) Yvette is an accredited tutor with the Embroiderers’ Guild of New South Wales. Her particular interest is whitework embroidery and she loves sharing it with others. She has written ‘Elegant Hardanger Embroidery’, ‘Merezhka’ and ‘Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature’, and has her own business, Vetty Creations. She regularly contributes to Inspirations magazines and books.

(SOUTH AFRICA)

Born in Pretoria, Di grew up in an artistic home where, from an early age, she was involved with many crafts. While her own children were small, she started teaching quilting and patchwork from home. She now owns two shops in Cape Town, has written several popular books, produced DVDs and developed a range of kits based on her technique for embroidering designs printed on fabric. Lyn Weeks (AUSTRALIA) Over the past 30 years Lyn has designed and stitched hand embellished baby clothes commercially, changing her focus to teaching in 1990. Lyn has participated in the activities of several smocking and embroidery guilds, published articles in Australia and the United States, designed a range of garment patterns and published a fine machine sewing manual. Throughout these years she has always enjoyed studying with other teachers. Jenny Brown (AUSTRALIA) Having trained as a Home Economics teacher, Jenny also has a Design Degree in Illustration. She finds her drawing skills help her greatly in designing embroidery projects. She has taught both adult and children's classes at Country Bumpkin and has contributed to Inspirations.


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South Australia has a huge array of local and international events scheduled in October 2009. This is great news if you are planning to extend your stay in Adelaide, as you'll have plenty to see and do, however it means that accommodation will fill quickly. We recommend that you book as soon as possible. Free transport will be provided between these selected hotels and apartments and the Beating Around the Bush venue.

ADELAIDE REGENT APARTMENTS Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and town houses with two locations to choose from – the City South Apartments or the Carrington Gardens Apartments – which are close to the Adelaide Central Market, restaurants and shopping. Approx. 6km from the Convention. www.adelaideregent.com.au CONSTELLATION HOTELS Choose from The Chifley, Country Comfort Adelaide or Hotel 208. All three hotels are located on South Terrace, close to all facilities, overlooking the South Parklands. They offer a range of accommodation to suit your needs including restaurants, swimming pool, off street parking and internet access. Approx. 5km from the Convention. www.constellationhotels.com RYDGES SOUTH PARK ADELAIDE Located on South Terrace, opposite the parklands, facilities include a sparkling swimming pool, in room modem access, disabled facilities, courtesy bus, parking and much more. Approx. 7km from the Convention. www.rydges.com

QUEST ON STURT Located in the city’s southern CBD, Quest on Sturt is just minutes’ walk to Victoria Square, Gouger Street and the Adelaide Central Market. Offering modern two bedroom/two bathroom townhouse apartments, each apartment is stylishly furnished with fully equipped kitchen and laundry and private lock up garage. Spacious living and dining. Close to cafes, restaurants and shopping. 6km from the Convention. www.questonsturt.com.au TIFFINS ON THE PARK Tiffins is well situated just outside the busy city centre yet close enough to all popular attractions. Spacious with understated elegance, Tiffins’ suites and guest rooms offer a refreshing alternative to the formal city hotels. You can choose from Tiffins Guest Rooms, new Business Class Suites, spacious two Bedroom Suites or luxurious Raffles Spa Suites. 5km from the Convention. www.tiffinsonthepark.com.au

HOME STAY Country Bumpkin has a register of people willing to billet Beating Around the Bush participants on a Bed and Breakfast basis for the cost of $50 per person per night. Contact Sally Schroeder +61 8 8372 7610 or email sally@countrybumpkin.com.au if you wish to consider this option.

We recommend FCm Travel Solutions. They offer exceptional, personalised service 24 hours a day and world-best air fares, hotels, car hire and insurance rates. Visit www.fcmtravel.com or phone 1300 133 039 (local call cost anywhere in Australia).


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Adelaide Central Markets – world renowned undercover food and produce market. Not to be missed. www.cityofadelaide.com.au/

Why not arrive early or stay on after the Convention to experience more of South Australia? October is a wonderful time of the year in Adelaide and there is so much to see and do. The climate, food and wine, beautiful beaches and countryside all contribute to this great holiday destination. The South Australian Tourism Commission and Adelaide Sightseeing have plenty of suggestions for tours around the city and further afield. Please visit their websites for details. www.southaustralia.com www.adelaidesightseeing.com.au SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Adelaide Botanic Gardens – International Rose Garden, Bicentennial Conservatory, Palm House and more. www.environment.sa.gov.au/botanicgardens/ Hahndorf – German pioneer history, Hans Heysen Museum, shopping and a great atmosphere. 30 minutes from the city. www.adhills.com.au/tourism/towns/hahndorf/ Haigh’s Chocolates – tours available for this Adelaide icon. Enjoy a special chocolate tasting and free tea and coffee. haighschocolates.com.au/

A day trip to Kangaroo Island (or longer if you have time) – fly/cruise, wilderness scenery, seals, koalas. www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/

Barossa Valley – famous Australian wineries and fabulous scenery.

Cleland Wildlife Park – koalas, kangaroos and other native animals in a bushland setting. www.environment.sa.gov.au/ parks/sanpr/clelandconservationwp/

Glenelg – Great shopping, fantastic food and a pristine white sandy beach - located only 10km from the heart of the CBD. http://www.glenelgsa.com.au/

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GOLF A game of golf can be arranged for participants and/or spouses at the beautiful Blackwood Golf Club for approximately $55, plus the hire of clubs, etc. Meals are available. About Adelaide, South Australia Useful contact numbers Police Services: Emergency: 000, or 112 from mobile phones Non-emergency: 131 444 Public Transport: Adelaide Metro: 8210 1000 www.adelaidemetro.com.au Taxis: Adelaide Independent Taxis: 13 22 11 Access Cabs (for the disabled): 8234 6444 Des' Cabs and Minibus: 13 1323 Medical: The Royal Adelaide Hospital: 8222 4000 Flinders Medical Centre: 8204 5511 St. Andrew's Hospital: 8408 2111 Country Bumpkin: Office hours 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday: 8372 7600 Email: batb@countrybumpkin.com.au www.countrybumpkin.com.au

Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, jealously guards its reputation as Australia’s arts capital, boasting a multitude of festivals, a vibrant live music scene, galleries, design and fashion, theatre and architecture. 2,500 hours of sunshine a year means South Australians enjoy outdoor living almost all year round. October is spring time, so you can expect mild temperatures ranging from around 20-25 degrees celsius. South Australia has many contrasts with rugged outback wilderness, scenic mountain ranges, an extensive coastline, offshore islands and a large, meandering river, which weaves its magic through 650 kilometres of this beautiful state.

Our Convention venue Unley High School Kitchener Street, Netherby, South Australia Proudly celebrating 100 years

Did you know? South Australia has 13 wine regions and a higher ratio of cafes and restaurants to residents than any other city in Australia.


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