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2013 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 2013

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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

DOGWOOD AND GREEN LACEWING

March 2, 9, 16, April 6 (4-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Worked on ivory satin, this design features the flowers of the dogwood, in various phases of development, worked with detached petals and raised beaded centres, and several stages of the luscious strawberry-like fruits. Nestled amongst the foliage are a Green Lacewing, with detached gauzy wings and beaded abdomen, a butterfly, with raised and surface embroidered wings, and a plump lime green caterpillar.

This class is suitable for stitchers with some experience.

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler One

March 2, 9, 16 (3-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

This small stumpwork panel is the first in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 - the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Emboidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Sweet Briar, Rosa rubiginosa, with detached petals and needle-woven sepals, a Grapevine, Vitis vinifera, the grapes worked with glass beads, Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with detached wired petals, and Strawberries, Fragaria vesca, padded and covered with trellis stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.

Mosman Needlecraft

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

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler One

March 23, 24 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the first in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 - the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Emboidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Sweet Briar, Rosa rubiginosa, with detached petals and needle-woven sepals, a Grapevine, Vitis vinifera, the grapes worked with glass beads, Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with detached wired petals, and Strawberries, Fragaria vesca, padded and covered with trellis stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.


April 2013

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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

IZNIK CARNATION TILE

April 6, May 4 (2-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

This small square panel was inspired by a 16th century Turkish tile. Worked in characteristic cobalt blue and turquoise, this tile is worked on an ivory satin background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny spangles. The design features carnations, worked in needle-weaving with padded beaded bases, enclosed by an ornate border worked in gold metallic threads, variegated gimp and beads. The tile may be framed or made into the lid of box.

This class is suitable for all.


May 2013

DOGWOOD AND GREEN LACEWING

May 4, 18, June 1, 15 (4-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Worked on ivory satin, this design features the flowers of the dogwood, in various phases of development, worked with detached petals and raised beaded centres, and several stages of the luscious strawberry-like fruits. Nestled amongst the foliage are a Green Lacewing, with detached gauzy wings and beaded abdomen, a butterfly, with raised and surface embroidered wings, and a plump lime green caterpillar.

This class is suitable for stitchers with some experience.

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Three

May 18, June 1, 15 (3-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

This small stumpwork panel is the third in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 – the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus, with petals worked in Turkey knots and a padded base covered with detached buttonhole stitch, a Periwinkle, Vinca minor, with detached wired petals, Plums, Prunus domestica, embroidered and appliquéd, and Barberries, Berberis vulgaris, worked in padded satin stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.

A Stitch in Time

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www.stemstitch.com
Lower Level, 247 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay TAS Australia
03 6223 3871
info@stemstitch.com

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler One

May 23, 24, 26, 27 (4-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the first in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 - the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Emboidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Sweet Briar, Rosa rubiginosa, with detached petals and needle-woven sepals, a Grapevine, Vitis vinifera, the grapes worked with glass beads, Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with detached wired petals, and Strawberries, Fragaria vesca, padded and covered with trellis stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Three

May 23, 24, 26, 27 (4-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the third in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 – the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus, with petals worked in Turkey knots and a padded base covered with detached buttonhole stitch, a Periwinkle, Vinca minor, with detached wired petals, Plums, Prunus domestica, embroidered and appliquéd, and Barberries, Berberis vulgaris, worked in padded satin stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Two

May 23, 24, 26, 27 (4-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the second in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 - the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Rose, Rosa gallica, with raised petals worked in detached buttonhole stitch, a Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, with petals worked in needle-weaving, Borage, Borago officinalis, with embroidered detached petals and anther, and Redcurrants, Ribes rubrum, the currants worked with wrapped beads. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.


July 2013

Koala Conventions

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http://www.koalaconventions.com.au/events/convention.aspx?ConventionID=3
Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD Australia
0408 813 920

LIFECYCLE OF THE SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY

July 4, 5 (2-part course)

Inspired by the wonder of metamorphosis, this embroidered panel features the stages of the life cycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilo machaon - ovum (egg), larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis) and imago (butterfly) - nestled within the stems, buds and flowers of the preferred host plant. Milk Parsley, Peucedanum palustre (also known as Marsh Hog’s Fennel). Worked on ivory satin , in stumpwork and surface embroidery, this design contains beaded eggs, caterpillars in various stages of development, a pupa worked in padded gold snakeskin, and a butterfly with raised detached wings. The Milk Parsley stems, leaves, buds and flowers are embroidered with silks and beads. The design measures 14cm x 20cm.

This class is suitable for experienced stitchers.

INSECT SPECIMEN BOX

July 6, 7 (2-part course)

The collection of insects, worked in a variety of techniques, can be mounted in a specimen box, or applied to other embroideries. The specimens include a bumble bee with detached wings and a fluffy body; a dragonfly with a beaded body and gauzy wings; a beetle with its raised elytra worked in metallic needlelace; and a cricket with a snakeskin body and long, wrapped-wire legs. This design measures 14cm square.

This class is suitable for all.

The Embroidery Den

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

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler One

July 22, 23, 24, 25 (4-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the first in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 - the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Emboidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Sweet Briar, Rosa rubiginosa, with detached petals and needle-woven sepals, a Grapevine, Vitis vinifera, the grapes worked with glass beads, Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with detached wired petals, and Strawberries, Fragaria vesca, padded and covered with trellis stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Three

July 22, 23, 24, 25 (4-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the third in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 – the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus, with petals worked in Turkey knots and a padded base covered with detached buttonhole stitch, a Periwinkle, Vinca minor, with detached wired petals, Plums, Prunus domestica, embroidered and appliquéd, and Barberries, Berberis vulgaris, worked in padded satin stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Two

July 22, 23, 24, 25 (4-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the second in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 - the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Rose, Rosa gallica, with raised petals worked in detached buttonhole stitch, a Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, with petals worked in needle-weaving, Borage, Borago officinalis, with embroidered detached petals and anther, and Redcurrants, Ribes rubrum, the currants worked with wrapped beads. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.


August 2013

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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

BLACKBERRY GARLAND & EMERALD MOTH

August 10 (10.30am - 1pm), August 17 (10am - 12.30pm), September 7 (10am - 12.30pm) (3-part course)

Worked on cream silk dupion, this design features a garland of blackberry flowers, worked with detached petals and buds, surface embroidered leaves, and raised berries, in various stages of ripeness, worked in French knots and beads. Nestled within the foliage are the stages of the life cycle of the Large Emerald Moth – beaded eggs, a “looper” caterpillar, a pupa worked in padded bronze snakeskin, and a moth with raised detached wings.

This class is suitable for all.

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Two

August 10, 17, September 7 (3-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

This small stumpwork panel is the second in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 - the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Rose, Rosa gallica, with raised petals worked in detached buttonhole stitch, a Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, with petals worked in needle-weaving, Borage, Borago officinalis, with embroidered detached petals and anther, and Redcurrants, Ribes rubrum, the currants worked with wrapped beads. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.

The Embroiderers' Guild of WA Inc

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565 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove WA Australia

admin@embroiderersguildwa.org.au

TURKISH TULIP TILE

August 19, 22 (2-part course)

This small exotic panel was inspired by a sixteenth century Turkish enamelled wall-tile. Combining stumpwork, goldwork, surface embroidery and beading techniques, this ogival panel is worked on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny gold spangles. The design features tulips with detached petals edged in gilt purl, carnations with beaded bases and petals in needle-weaving, and beaded prunus blossoms. The panel is enclosed by an ornate border worked in a variety of gold metallic threads and beads. It may be framed or made into a box top or book cover.

 

WILD PEA AND LONGHORN MOTH

August 20, 23 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by the illuminated pages of medieval manuscripts. Embroidered on a background of ivory satin, 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, Adela reamurella, with golden raised wings and extraordinarily long antennae, and a tiny Two-spot Ladybird, Adalia bipunctata, with detached elytra. The panel is enclosed by an ornate border, worked in silk ribbon, gold thread and beads.

 

Mosman Needlecraft

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

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Two

August 31, September 1 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the second in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 - the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Rose, Rosa gallica, with raised petals worked in detached buttonhole stitch, a Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, with petals worked in needle-weaving, Borage, Borago officinalis, with embroidered detached petals and anther, and Redcurrants, Ribes rubrum, the currants worked with wrapped beads. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.


September 2013

The Embroiderers' Guild of America

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www.egausa.org/index.php/itt2013welcome/itt2013nicholastour
Oxnard CA USA

betbaechle@comcast.net

PERSIAN PEONY TILE

September 12, 13 (2-part course)

This small exotic panel was inspired by a 16th century Persian enameled wall-tile. Combining stumpwork, goldwork, and surface embroidery, this ogival panel is embroidered on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny gold spangles. The design features a stylized 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.

This class is suitable for advanced/intermediate stitchers.


September 2013

CORNCOCKLE & DRAGONFLY

September 15, 16 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by an illuminated page of a medieval manuscript. Worked on ivory satin, this design features the Corncockle, Agrostemma githago, a summer-flowering wild flower, with detached reddish-purple petals and long leafy sepals worked with wire and needle weaving. The panel also contains a broad-bodied dragonfly, Libellula quadrimaculata, with detached gauzy wings and a padded leather abdomen, a shiny blue beetle and a tiny red ladybird, both with raised detached wings. The botanical name may be embroidered at the base of this specimen.

This class is suitable for advanced/intermediate stitchers.


September 2013

CORNCOCKLE & DRAGONFLY

September 18, 19 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by an illuminated page of a medieval manuscript. Worked on ivory satin, this design features the Corncockle, Agrostemma githago, a summer-flowering wild flower, with detached reddish-purple petals and long leafy sepals worked with wire and needle weaving. The panel also contains a broad-bodied dragonfly, Libellula quadrimaculata, with detached gauzy wings and a padded leather abdomen, a shiny blue beetle and a tiny red ladybird, both with raised detached wings. The botanical name may be embroidered at the base of this specimen.

This class is suitable for advanced/intermediate stitchers.

GARLAND OF BERRIES & LADYBIRD

September 20, 21 (2-part course)

This small circular panel employs a wide range of stumpwork techniques. Embroidered on a background of ivory satin, the design features a garland of ripe autumn fruits - strawberries, gooseberries, figs, golden raspberries, red currants and beaded boysenberries, and a tiny ladybird with detached wings. The finished project may be framed or mounted into a gilt bowl and also may be personalized by the addition of an embroidered initial or date.

This class is suitable for all.

PERSIAN PEONY TILE

September 23, 24 (2-part course)

This small exotic panel was inspired by a 16th century Persian enameled wall-tile. Combining stumpwork, goldwork, and surface embroidery, this ogival panel is embroidered on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny gold spangles. The design features a stylized 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.

This class is suitable for advanced/intermediate stitchers.

CALIFORNIA POPPY & BUMBLE-BEE

September 27, 28 (2-part course)

This small circular design is an ideal introduction to stumpwork embroidery. Worked on a background of ivory satin, this project features a bright yellow California poppy, Eschscholzia californica, with detached petals, a tightly curled raised flower bud, a padded seed case, and leaves in surface embroidery, and an Early bumblebee, with detached gauzy wings and a red-tipped abdomen worked in Turkey knots. The finished embroidery may be framed or inserted into the base of a small glass paperweight.

This class is suitable for all.

CORNCOCKLE & DRAGONFLY

September 29, 30 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by an illuminated page of a medieval manuscript. Worked on ivory satin, this design features the Corncockle, Agrostemma githago, a summer-flowering wild flower, with detached reddish-purple petals and long leafy sepals worked with wire and needle weaving. The panel also contains a broad-bodied dragonfly, Libellula quadrimaculata, with detached gauzy wings and a padded leather abdomen, a shiny blue beetle and a tiny red ladybird, both with raised detached wings. The botanical name may be embroidered at the base of this specimen.

This class is suitable for advanced/intermediate stitchers.


October 2013

CALIFORNIA POPPY & BUMBLE-BEE

October 2, 3 (2-part course)

This small circular design is an ideal introduction to stumpwork embroidery. Worked on a background of ivory satin, this project features a bright yellow California poppy, Eschscholzia californica, with detached petals, a tightly curled raised flower bud, a padded seed case, and leaves in surface embroidery, and an Early bumblebee, with detached gauzy wings and a red-tipped abdomen worked in Turkey knots. The finished embroidery may be framed or inserted into the base of a small glass paperweight.

CORNCOCKLE & DRAGONFLY

October 13, 14 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by an illuminated page of a medieval manuscript. Worked on ivory satin, this design features the Corncockle, Agrostemma githago, a summer-flowering wild flower, with detached reddish-purple petals and long leafy sepals worked with wire and needle weaving. The panel also contains a broad-bodied dragonfly, Libellula quadrimaculata, with detached gauzy wings and a padded leather abdomen, a shiny blue beetle and a tiny red ladybird, both with raised detached wings. The botanical name may be embroidered at the base of this specimen.

GARLAND OF SPRING FLOWERS

October 16, 17 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by the spring garden. Worked on a background of ivory satin, this garland features heartsease (Viola tricolor) with detached petals with wired edges; beaded forget-me-nots (Myosotis); raised snowdrops (Galanthus) with detached petals, wrapped stems and beaded calyx; padded embroidered daisies (Bellis perennis), and tiny bees. The finished piece may be framed or mounted into a gilt pincushion.

GARLAND OF SPRING FLOWERS

October 19, 20 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by the spring garden. Worked on a background of ivory satin, this garland features heartsease (Viola tricolor) with detached petals with wired edges; beaded forget-me-nots (Myosotis); raised snowdrops (Galanthus) with detached petals, wrapped stems and beaded calyx; padded embroidered daisies (Bellis perennis), and tiny bees. The finished piece may be framed or mounted into a gilt pincushion.

CORNCOCKLE & DRAGONFLY

October 22, 23 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by an illuminated page of a medieval manuscript. Worked on ivory satin, this design features the Corncockle, Agrostemma githago, a summer-flowering wild flower, with detached reddish-purple petals and long leafy sepals worked with wire and needle weaving. The panel also contains a broad-bodied dragonfly, Libellula quadrimaculata, with detached gauzy wings and a padded leather abdomen, a shiny blue beetle and a tiny red ladybird, both with raised detached wings. The botanical name may be embroidered at the base of this specimen.


October 2013

CORNCOCKLE & DRAGONFLY

October 25, 26 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by an illuminated page of a medieval manuscript. Worked on ivory satin, this design features the Corncockle, Agrostemma githago, a summer-flowering wild flower, with detached reddish-purple petals and long leafy sepals worked with wire and needle weaving. The panel also contains a broad-bodied dragonfly, Libellula quadrimaculata, with detached gauzy wings and a padded leather abdomen, a shiny blue beetle and a tiny red ladybird, both with raised detached wings. The botanical name may be embroidered at the base of this specimen.


October 2013

PERSIAN PEONY TILE

October 28, 29 (2-part course)

This small exotic panel was inspired by a 16th century Persian enameled wall-tile. Combining stumpwork, goldwork, and surface embroidery, this ogival panel is embroidered on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny gold spangles. The design features a stylized 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.

GARLAND OF SPRING FLOWERS

October 31, November 1 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel was inspired by the spring garden. Worked on a background of ivory satin, this garland features heartsease (Viola tricolor) with detached petals with wired edges; beaded forget-me-nots (Myosotis); raised snowdrops (Galanthus) with detached petals, wrapped stems and beaded calyx; padded embroidered daisies (Bellis perennis), and tiny bees. The finished piece may be framed or mounted into a gilt pincushion.