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2012 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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February 2012

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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www.janenicholas.com
Uniting Church Hall, 28 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW Australia
02 4861 1175
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Life Cycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly

Feb 11 (10.30 am start), 18, March 3, 10 (4-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Worked on ivory satin, this design features the stages of the life cycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio machaon – beaded eggs, caterpillars in various stages of development, a chrysalis worked in padded gold snakeskin, and a butterfly with raised detached wings – nestled within the stems, buds and flowers of the preferred host plant, Milk Parsley.

This class is suitable for stitchers with some experience.

Stumpwork Embroidery Design Classes

Feb 11 (1.30 - 4.00 pm), March 17 (10 am - 12.30 pm), and May 5 (10 am - 12.30 pm) (3-part course)

If you have always wanted to work your own design in stumpwork embroidery, then this series of classes will help you with the process. Using your collection of ideas (from books, magazine cuttings, fabric, thread and bead samples etc) as inspiration, we will discuss the processes involved, then work out a “plan of attack” for the drawing of your design. Several weeks later we will meet to discuss the actual interpretation and engineering of your design with futher assistance in May. Looking forward to an inspirational series of classes!

Dragonfly Specimen Box

Feb 18, Mar 3, 10, 17 (4-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

This is the final offer of a class based on the dragonflies featured in the specimen box in the book, Stumpwork Dragonflies. Work a collection of nine dragonflies, on a background of ivory silk dupion, using sheer fabrics, threads and beads from your own collection of treasures. These can be supplemented by limited supplies from Jane's "stash". The dragonflies will not be exactly the same as the book, but very similar.


May 2012

Life Cycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly

May 5, 12, 19, June 2 (4-part course)
1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Worked on ivory satin, this design features the stages of the life cycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio machaon – beaded eggs, caterpillars in various stages of development, a chrysalis worked in padded gold snakeskin, and a butterfly with raised detached wings – nestled within the stems, buds and flowers of the preferred host plant, Milk Parsley.

Shakespeare's Flowers: Sampler II

May 12 (10.30 am start), 19, June 2 (3-part course)
10 am - 12.30 pm

This small stumpwork panel is the second in a series inspired by a 16th century illuminated letter. Emboidered on ivory silk satin, this design features a rose, with raised petals worked in detached buttonhole stitch, borage, with embroidered detached petals and stamen, knapweed, with petals worked in needleweaving, and beaded redcurrants. The panel is outlined with pairs of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.


June 2012

The Crewel Work Company Ltd

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www.crewelwork.com/
Pembroke House, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6TS Cumbria UK
+44(0) 17683 53683
info@crewelwork.com

Lady Anne’s Needlework - English Retreat and Scottish Tour

15th - 30th June
Residential

An appreciation and study of historic British needlework in the company of historians, castle owners and three needework tutors: Meredith Willett, USA (Canvas Work and Needlepoint), Phillipa Turnbull, England (Historic British Crewel Work), and Jane Nicholas, Australia (Stumpwork).


November 2012

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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

Nov 17
either morning class (10 am - 12.30 pm) or afternoon class (1.30 pm - 4.00 pm)

These will be the only classes offered in Terms 3 and 4 as Jane is taking a break to work on her new book, “Stumpwork Moths and Butterflies”. As often requested, we are holding two “catch-up” classes to work on the project of your choice - either a class piece from the past or a project of your own design - under Jane’s guidance. Also, on display will be the pieces worked for her new book, some of which will be offered as class projects for 2013