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2011 Classes

Jane teaches many classes and workshops, both in Australia and overseas.  Brief details are outlined below: please use the contact details provided to make booking enquiries.

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March 2011

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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www.janenicholas.com
Uniting Church Hall, 28 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW Australia
02 4861 1175

Deer and Pear Tree

Mar 5, 12, 19, Apr 2 (4-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Worked on ivory satin, this design features an embroidered, padded deer, with wrapped-wire antlers, sitting on a mound worked in Rococo stitch on canvas; a pear tree with moulded pears covered with needle-lace, and a tiny owl in its branches. At the base of the tree is a beehive and tiny bees. This is a one-time only repeat of this class from the past.

Stumpwork Chatelaine

Mar 5, 12, 19, Apr 2, May 7 (5-part course)
1.30pm - 4pm

This embroidered chatelaine, worked on silk dupion, consists of a small drawstring pouch containing a pin-wheel, thimble pipkin, scissors scabbard and needlebook, all embellished with raised embroidery and beads. The pouch can also be used for jewellery, or as an evening bag. The chatelaine may be made with your own fabric or silk dupion is available ($17.50) in the following colours: ivory, cream, old gold, oyster (dusty beige/pink), or prune (dark purple/brown).

A Stitch in Time

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www.stemstitch.com
247 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay TAS Australia
03 6223 3871

Stumpwork Chatelaine

Mar 24, Mar 26 (2-part course)

This embroidered chatelaine, worked on silk dupion, consists of a small drawstring pouch containing a pin-wheel, thimble pipkin, scissors scabbard and needlebook, all embellished with raised embroidery and beads. The pouch can also be used for jewellery, or as an evening bag. The chatelaine may be made with your own fabric or silk dupion is available ($17.50) in the following colours: ivory, cream, old gold, oyster (dusty beige/pink), or prune (dark purple/brown).

Knapweed Roundel

Mar 25

 

Scarab Beetle Pouch

Mar 27

 


April 2011

Mosman Needlecraft

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Shop 3, 529 Military Road, Mosman NSW Australia
02 9969 5105
mosmanneedlecraft@bigpond.com

Peacock and Grapevine

Apr 30, May 1 (2-part course)

A vine of grapes with wired tendrils, beads , a peacock embroidered in silk and metallic threads, beads and a peacock feather, and a copper beetle with raised elytra worked in couched metallic thread.


May 2011

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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www.janenicholas.com
Uniting Church Hall, 28 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW Australia
02 4861 1175

Medieval Mirror Frame 1

May 14, 21, Jun 4, Jul 16, Aug 6, 13, 20 (7-part course)
1.30pm - 4pm

Due to popular demand, we are running this class ver Terms 2 and 3. Inspired by 16th century Elizabethan embroidery, this frame features an anemone, aubergine, butterfly, carnation, cricket, currants, fennel, grapes, hover-fly ladybird, peas, poppy and poppy bud, snail, tulip, spider web and tiny spider, all surrounded by a scrolling vine and leaves. The finished frame may enclose a mirror, a special photograph or precious memento, or perhaps a tiny stumpwork figure!

Queensland Embroiderers' Guild Inc

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QLD Australia
07 3371 0934
classes@embroiderersguildqld.org.au

Syrian Pomegranate Tile

May 25, May 26 (2-part course)
9.30am - 3pm

This small exotic panel was inspired by a 17th century Syrian enamelled wall-tile. Combining stumpwork, goldwork, surface embroidery and beading techniques, this circular panel is worked on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny gold spangles. The design features a stylized pomegranate flower, worked in silks, gold kid and gilt purl; purple iris and pear flowers with detached petals; and beaded prunus blossoms. The panel is enclosed by an ornate scalloped border worked in a variety of gold metallic threads and beads. It may be framed or made into a box top. The kit includes fabric and most other requirements for the embroidery except for the threads and some of the beads.

Toowoomba Embroidery Guild Inc.

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QLD Australia
0406 393 191
susan.hogg@live.com.au

Bittersweet and Butterfly

May 28, May 29 (2-part course)

Embroidered on ivory satin, this design features the headgerow plant, Bittersweet or Woody Nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, with detached flower petals, leaves and berries. Nestled amongst the foliage are a caterpillar, a beaded hoverfly and a copper butterfly with raised, detached wings. The panel is enclosed by an ornate border, worked in silk ribbon, gold thread and beads.


July 2011

Koala Conventions

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PO Box 288, Kuranda QLD Australia
07 4093 9474
koalaconventions@tpg.com.au

Cherry Flower Roundel

Jul 2, Jul 3 (2-part course)

 

Mughal Grape Vine Tile

Jul 4, Jul 5 (2-part course)

 

Medieval Mirror Frame 2

Jul, 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10 (4-part course)

 

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

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www.grag.com.au/site/workshops.php
Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Civic Centre, Cnr Bourke & Church Sts, Goulburn NSW Australia
02 4823 4442

Ladybird & Boysenberries

Jul 15
10am - 3pm

Worked on ivory satin, this design features a branch of raised, beaded boysenberries, and a tiny ladybird with detached wings. The finished embroidery may be framed, mounted into the lid of an oval porcelain bowl, or inserted into half a walnut shell to make a small pincushion. This class is an ideal introduction to stumpwork embroidery.

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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www.janenicholas.com
Uniting Church Hall, 28 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW Australia
02 4861 1175

Bittersweet and Butterfly

Jul 16, Aug 6, 13, 20 (4-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Embroidered on ivory satin, this design features the hedgerow plant, Bittersweet or Woody Nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, with detached flower petals, leaves and berries. Nestled amongst the foliage are a caterpillar, a beaded hoverfly and a copper butterfly with raised, detached wings. The panel is enclosed by an ornate border, worked in silk ribbon, gold thread and beads.

The Embroidery Den

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www.embroideryden.com.au
521 Highett Road, Highett VIC Australia
03 9532 2142
marguerite@embroideryden.com.au

Persian Peony Tile

Jul 18, Jul 20 (2-part course)

 

Snowdrops and Cranefly

Jul 19, Jul 22 (2-part course)

 


August 2011

The Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia Inc

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16 Hughes St, Mile End SA Australia
08 8234 1104
contact@embguildsa.org.au

Garland of Spring Flowers

Aug 24, Aug 26 (2-part course)

 

Persian Peony Tile

Aug 27, Aug 28 (2-part course)

 


September 2011

Greater Pacific Region EGA

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San Francisco California USA
650-712-8405
Robin_L_Berry@yahoo.com

A Trio of Goldwork Beetles

Sep 3, Sep 4 (2-part course)

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 gold 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.

Syrian Pomegranate Tile

Sep 5, Sep 6 (2-part course)

This small exotic panel was inspired by a 17th century Syrian enamelled wall-tile. Combining stumpwork, goldwork, surface embroidery and beading techniques, this circular panel is worked on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny gold spangles. The design features a stylized pomegranate flower, worked in silks, gold kid and gilt purl, purple iris and pear flowers with detached petals, and beaded prunus blossoms. The panel is enclosed by an ornate scalloped border worked in a variety of gold metallic threads and beads. It may be framed or made into a box top.

Embroiderers' Guild of America

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www.egausa.org/html/seminar.html
Flamingo Fandango - 2011 EGA Seminar, Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples Florida USA
850-855-9266 (Central Time Zone)
ega2011registrar@hotmail.com

Mughal Grape Vine Tile

Sept 10, Sept 11 (2-part course)

This piece was inspired by an enameled gold treasure from the Mughal Empire.Combining several techniques, the design features an arabesque-stylized vine; leaves in laid and couched work, and beaded grapes, all enclosed by an ornate narrow border worked in gold metallic threads and variegated rayon gimp.

Wild Pea and Longhorn Moth

Sept 12, 13, 15, 16 (4-part course)

This stumpwork panel was inspired by the illuminated pages of medieval manuscripts. This is one of a series of three medieval panels. This design features the wild pea, Lathyrus sylvestris, a summer-flowering perennial, with detached flower petals and leaves, and a beaded seed-pod. Nestled amongst the foliage are a longhorn moth with golden, raised wings and extraordinarily long antennae; and a tiny two-spot ladybird with detached elytra. The panel is enclosed by an ornate border.

Neapolitan Chapter EGA

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Naples Florida USA

chezrivera@comcast.net

Corncockle & Dragonfly

Sep 19, Sep 20 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is one of a series of embroidered botanical specimens and insects, inspired by the illuminated pages of medieval manuscripts. Worked on ivory satin, this design features the Corncockle, a summer-flowering weed common in medieval cornfields, with reddish-purple petals and long leafy sepals. The panel also contains a broad-bodied dragonfly, a shiny blue beetle and a tiny red ladybird. The botanical name, Agrostemma githago, may be embroidered at the base of this specimen.

Biscayne Chapter EGA

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Miami Florida USA

airdesigner@bellsouth.net

Crocus, Clover & Jewel Beetle

Sep 23, Sep 24 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel, inspired by medieval flowers and insects, is embroidered on ivory satin. This design features the bright purple saffron crocus, Crocus sativus, with detached petals, leaves and stems; and red clover, Trifolium pratense, with padded flower heads and detached sepals. At the base of the flowers is a glittering jewel beetle, which has its detached elytra (wings) worked in metallic thread.

Orange County Chapter EGA

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Orange County California USA

Ckilmit@aol.com

Corncockle & Dragonfly

Sep 26, Sep 27 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is one of a series of embroidered botanical specimens and insects, inspired by the illuminated pages of medieval manuscripts. Worked on ivory satin, this design features the Corncockle, a summer-flowering weed common in medieval cornfields, with reddish-purple petals and long leafy sepals. The panel also contains a broad-bodied dragonfly, a shiny blue beetle and a tiny red ladybird. The botanical name, Agrostemma githago, may be embroidered at the base of this specimen.

Muchas Manos de San Diego Chapter EGA

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San Diego California USA

janesd2011@yahoo.com

Persian Peony Tile

Sep 29, Sep 30 (2-part course)

Over two days we will work on this small exotic panel, inspired by a 16th century Persian enamelled wall-tile. Combining stumpwork, goldwork, and surface embroidery techniques, this ogival panel is embroidered on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny gold spangles. The design features a stylised peony flower, peony buds with detached petals, feathery knapweed, and beaded blossoms. The panel is enclosed by an ornate scalloped border worked in gold metallic threads and beads. It may be framed or made into a box top or book cover.


October 2011

Hellebore, Berries & Dragonfly

Oct 1, Oct 2 (2-part course)

Embroidered on ivory satin, this design features a Hellebore (Christmas Rose) with detached embroidered petals, raised blackberries in various stages of ripeness, a dragonfly with detached gauzy wings, beaded ivy berries with needle-lace cups and two detached leaves. The design may be worked either in colour or in various shades of "ivory/white". This class covers many stumpwork techniques and is ideal for those new to this form of embroidery.