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We are thrilled that Maree is returning in 2010 to conduct a number of workshops, which include her beautiful Elizabethan casket comprising many panels. The first of her workshops will be in February.

Maree Talbot - Introduction to Elizabethan Embroidery ­ Choice of two


Friday 26th February 2010 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost $85.00 Kit $20.00 plus some additional requirements. All levels of embroiderers welcome.


Tudor Rose Medallion

Both of these designs are stitched in detached buttonhole using DMC Coton a Broder 25 threads. This a great one day project for beginners wanting to learn the technique of detached buttonhole or ladies wanting to refresh their technique. This is a one day workshop.

Maree Talbot ­ Elizabethan Fantasy ­ Casket Panel

This Elizabethan design features a bird under a fruiting tree of grapes and lily surrounded by various insects, small creatures and scrolls of gold worked in silks on a linen background. This project is designed for ladies with previous experience in detached buttonhole to expand their stitching skills. You will learn to extend your knowledge of detached buttonhole allowing you to achieve unique three dimensional effects without the use of wires. The piece for this class can be framed or mounted on the lid of a box OR the piece can be put towards an embroidered Elizabethan casket which is to be done over a two to three year period. This piece has been designed to be used for one of the doors on the front of the casket. Photos of the design are on display at the shop. Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2010 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost $170.00 Kit $25.00 plus requirements Suitable for stitchers with some experience



Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2010 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost $170.00 Kit $25.00 plus requirements Suitable for stitchers with some experience

This design is stitched in Gumnut Yarn silks "stars" and is typical of the Elizabethan period featuring a small bird surrounded by violas and a variety of small creatures. In this project you will explore the use of detached buttonhole and variations to learn the art of creating 3 dimensional effects. This design could be made into a small bag, framed or mounted on the lid of a box.

Alison Cole

We are delighted that Alison is returning to the shop in March to conduct a number of workshops.

Alison Cole- Rambling Clematis

Saturday 13th March and Sunday 14th March 2010 9.30am to 4.00pm Cost Tuition: $170.00 Kit: $70.00 All Welcome

Alison has created Clematis for those who love this gorgeous flower. This piece is worked in English Goldwork threads and Australian hand dyed Gumnuts silks on a background of black Delustered satin. Design Size: 15 cm x 15 cm. A combination of stumpwork embroidery, surface embroidery and goldwork.

Alison Cole ­ Beginner Goldwork ­ Choice of four designs

Choose from:

Golden Flutterby

Thursday 18th March 2010 9.30am to 4.00pm Cost Tuition $85.00 Kit: See designs for kit costs Suitable for all stitchers

A luxurious butterfly worked in red Au Ver a Soie silk threads and English gilt metal threads, complimented with garnets. This project employs basic goldwork techniques and is a great introduction to this wonderful art. Design Size approximately 8 cm square.

Kit Cost $40.00


Bejeweled Dragonfly

Kit Cost $45.00

This gorgeous dragonfly is embroidered in Au Ver a Soie silk, English Metal Threads and Swarovski crystals on a teal delustered satin background. It is ideal for a beginner to Goldwork or for the experienced stitcher looking for something small to work. The design size is approximately 9 cm x 9.5 cm.

OR Flitter

Flitter is another simple but stunning butterfly suitable for beginners to Goldwork. It features the use of coloured wire check purls which are relatively new to Australia alongside gilt purls and Au Ver a Soie silk threads. The design size is approximately 12.5 cm x 4.5 cm.

Kit Cost $40.00


Medieval Butterfly

Kit Costs $40.00

This cheeky little butterfly is inspired by one from a medieval illuminated manuscript. He is embroidered with Au Ver a Soie Silks and English Goldwork Purls on a background of old gold silk dupion. Design Size: 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm. Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost $85.00 per day All Welcome Alison will be holding casual classes over three days. Attend for one, two or three of these days. You can select a kit from the many on Alison's website or perhaps you have previously attended one of Alison's classes and need a bit of extra help. If so, then here is your opportunity. Alison's designs can be viewed on her website

Alison Cole ­ Casual Classes

DEBBIE MERCER You will welcome family and friends to your home when you have completed Debbie's workshop "WELCOME". The welcoming arms of the tree branch hold each letter of the design

which unfolds to express the simple beauty of nature. This framed design could be used to welcome a new baby into the family or be hung in the entry of your cosy cottage. Each letter tells its own story and uses a variety of stitch and stumpwork techniques. The linen threads used in this workshop compliment the natural countryside colours. Look a little closer; can you see the word 'WELCOME'...? Four day workshop. Friday 25th March, Monday 29th March, Friday 9th April, Friday 23rd April 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost: $200 Kit: TBA

All stitchers welcome

Jan Kerton ­ Casual Classes

Jan is returning in 2010 to conduct a number of classes, the first of which is in April.

Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 2010 9.30am to 4.00pm [Type a quote from the document or the summary Cost Tuition: $85.00per day Kit: TBA All Stitchers Welcome

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost: $85.00 per day All Stitchers Welcome Kit: TBA

Join Jan for a casual class in Stumpwork Without Wire. This technique enables you to embroider the smallest of flowers, leaves, insects and butterflies ­ easily! Jan has a large range of projects you may choose to do including her gorgeous Mushrooms & Acorns; Toadstool Pincushions; Tiny Toadstools; Butterfly Garland; Spring Garland and many more. Jan is extremely flexible and is happy for you to work on any one of her designs in this casual workshop. For a complete range of her designs, have a look at her website:

Susan O'Connor

We are thrilled that Susan will be returning to Brisbane to conduct workshops for us in 2010. Susan will conduct a two-day workshop ­ a very pretty Elizabethan inspired mirror frame. She will also conduct a one day workshop for those looking for a smaller project ­ a gorgeous pinwheel. Both projects are new and not yet published! Places are limited so be sure to register your interest now! DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

Helan Pearce

We are pleased to welcome Helan Pearce back to our shop in 2010 to conduct 4 days of workshops in May. Helan has designed a gorgeous Sewing Bag which students may like to work on during these workshops. Alternatively choose from one of her many other designs from Beautiful Beaded Embroidery or Dimensional Embroidery, both of which have been by published by Helan. Monday 10th,Tuesday 11th, and Thursday 13th and Friday 14th May 2010 Cost Tuition $85.00 per day Kit: TBA All stitchers welcome

MARGARET LIGHT ­ Jewellery Roll Margaret Light has designed the most exquisite jewellery roll which she will be teaching in May 2010. The roll is stitched on a black background with Gumnut Yarn threads. It incorporates a wide variety of stitches.

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May 2010 Cost Tuition $170.00 Kit TBA

Suitable for stitchers with some experience

CATHERINE HOWELL It is with great pleasure that we will be welcoming Catherine Howell to our shop in June 2010 to conduct two 2 day workshops for us. Catherine Howell ­ Project to be confirmed Catherine will be teaching a two day project on a design yet to be determined.

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th June 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost $170.00 Kit TBA

Catherine Howell ­ The Gatsby Girls

Saturday 5th June and Sunday 6th June 2010 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost $170.00 All Welcome Kit TBA

Catherine has designed these three gorgeous ladies for you to embroider and embellish with `40s style clothes. The ladies are preprinted onto fabric ­ in this workshop you will create outfits for each of them to wear. They are fun to stitch and fun to admire once completed!

Debbie Mercer If you have ever wanted to create your own embroidery design, here is your opportunity. In this workshop, you will create your own embroidery from a design or photo of your choice. With Debbie's help, you will transform the design using a variety of embroidery techniques, threads and stitches. A willingness to be creative and work independently is essential. th th

Saturday 26 June, Saturday 24 July, Saturday 28th August 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost $50.00 per day Kit: TBA

Maree Talbot Maree will be returning in August to conduct a workshop on the second panel of her casket. Full details of this workshop will be available shortly.

Saurday 21st and Sunday 22nd August 2010 9.30 to 4.00pm Cost $170.00 Kit TBA

Suitable for stitchers with some experience

Margaret Light ­ Tree of Life Part 2 In October Margaret is returning to the shop to conduct a 2 day workshop on the "Top half of the Tree" ­ Part 2 of her panel. Whilst this piece can be a standalone piece, for those ladies who completed Part 1 of the tree in 2009, this is the opportunity to complete the tree. This panel is stitched on linen twill using Gumnut Yarns.

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October 2010 9.30 am to 4.00pm. Cost $170.00 plus kit Suitable for intermediate/experienced Stitchers

YVETTE STANTON Yvette will be conducting a two day workshop in November. The project and exact dates are yet to be determined. Please drop us an email to register your interest.


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